Alternative careers

It can be a big step to turn your back on an academic career after three or four years of your PhD.

Recordings of our PhD seminar - Non-academic careers for PhDs - are available to watch online. Chose from the rich media format, vodcast or podcast

This section will provide information on the following:

  • Job search - you will also find information on different sectors in the non-academic job market on the LSE Careers employment sector pages.   
  • Applying  - information on writing applications, succeeding at interview, building a professional profiles and employer perceptions.
  • Example CVs and covering letters
  • Internships - information on how to develop appropriate skills for your chosen sector and to get an idea of what a particular non-academic role might require.