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].
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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.