How to contact us

LSE Careers
Floor 5
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
1 Sheffield Street
Maps and directions


Opening hours:

LSE Careers opening hours
Monday - Wednesday   9:30am - 5pm
Thursday  9:30am - 8pm
Friday  9:30am - 5pm

During term time and vacations (except when LSE is closed)


Student enquiries:

+44 (0)20 7955 7135 
Ask us a question on LSE CareerHub
or email us at


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Information for new students

Information for new students

Welcome to LSE from the LSE Careers team!

Our service guide

The best place to learn about everything we do and how to access our services and resources. Pick one up from floor 5 of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, read below or download a copy [pdf].

LSE CareerHub

Get to know LSE CareerHub for:

  • Part and full time jobs, internships and voluntary positions
  • LSE Careers events calendar
  • Careers appointment booking
  • Registering your preferences to receive relevant, targeted information from us and employers

LSE Careers website

Explore the LSE Careers website where you can access:

  • CV, cover letter and application form information
  • Sector specific information
  • Interviews, assessment centre and psychometric test information
  • Advice on career planning and job hunting

Explore the various sections of our website using the menus on the left hand side of each page.

Career Builder screenshotCareer Builder

Try out our new career tool Career Builder. You will be directed to the most suitable resources, services and events depending on what stage of your career planning you are at.

Book onto events and careers appointments

Book via LSE CareerHub:

  • Career events include lunchtime careers seminars, careers fairs, panel discussions, and employer presentations
  • Careers, CV and cover letter appointments are 15 minute long (20 minutes in the summer) and bookable from 9:30am for appointments that day
  • Practice interviews are 30 minutes, can be competency or case study based, and include practice questions and performance feedback


All events are listed on LSE CareerHub with the description, time, location and how you to book if required.

You can also find all of our events on the careers events section of our website if you are currently unable to access LSE CareerHub. This section also explains the types of events we run and how to make the most of the opportunities to meet employers.

Application deadline dates

  • Application deadlines for UK-based graduate recruitment programmes can close very early in the Michaelmas term. 
  • Most internships scheme applications close between late November and late January.

We publish lists of deadline dates per employment sector in September. You can find these lists in the relevant employment sector web section but you must check the website of the organisation to confirm deadline dates as occasionally these dates change. 

Where application is listed as 'ongoing' we encourage early application during Michaelmas term.

You can only access LSE CareerHub and certain pages of our website with an LSE username and password.

To obtain these, you will need to:

  • Activate your LSE IT account
  • Register on campus

For most students, registration takes place during Orientation Week. For some pre-sessional students, registration occurs on Fridays throughout September.

LSE Careers website

You will need to enter your username and password to access the following resources on the LSE Careers website:

These pages can be accessed by current LSE students only. You will not be able to access them once you graduate.

LSE CareerHub

After you have completed on campus registration, It will take approx two working days for your account to activate on LSE CareerHub. When active, you will be able to log in with your LSE username and password.

If you are an LSE graduate who is starting another course at LSE this year you may find that you are unable to access LSE CareerHub for a couple of weeks leading up to the registration for your new course, even if you could previously log into CareerHub.

Find out more about accessing CareerHub.

Part time jobs

LSE allows students to work up to 15 hours per week during term-time and, depending on your visa, full time during the vacation.

Log in to LSE CareerHub to search part time vacancies based on campus and around London. All the part time work we advertise is suitable for LSE students. 


What you need to know:

  • In the UK an 'internship' is usually a structured, formal work placement
  • Most common in larger companies with a significant annual graduate intake
  • In charities, media, PR and in many SMEs, it may be difficult to find advertised internships schemes, but work experience is very important

LSE Careers helps you acquire an internship by:

  • Providing advice on the right approach to take, when to apply and how to write a strong application
  • Advertising opportunities on LSE CareerHub
  • Providing careers information on Internships & work experience
LSE Parliamentary Internships Scheme  

LSE Careers sources internships in Parliament, policy and public affairs. Internships are for 15 hours per week, from October to March and are open to all incoming postgraduates at LSE. Applications open each year in September.

For more information and how to apply visit LSE Parliamentary Internships Scheme.


The LSE Volunteer Centre can help you find a volunteering role while studying at LSE. There are a range of volunteering opportunities available which are advertised on LSE CareerHub.

Visit the Volunteer Centre website or email for more information.