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Careers advice & information

You are strongly encouraged to start thinking about your career and gathering information long before your graduation. Attending career events| to meet recruiters is one useful option but there are many ways of investigating careers and analysing your employable skills.

Careers advice

You can meet with a careers consultant| to discuss anything related to your career. Each academic department has a dedicated careers consultant who runs careers information sessions specific to your discipline and all the consultants work closely employers and track the graduate labour market in key industry sectors.

Careers resources

As well as a resource centre on the 5th Floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the online resources on the LSE Careers website| are extensive and include video, free booklets to download and subscriptions to exclusive jobs websites and online libraries like Vault and Wetfeet. LSE Careers' exclusive online resources| are password protected, which means you will only be able to visit these pages once you have registered on campus during Orientation Week.

Careers seminars

LSE careers consultants run a core programme of careers seminars throughout term time and during the summer focusing on the recruitment process and introductory guides to employment sectors. 

Seminar topics usually include:

  • The UK job market
  • Chosing a career
  • CVs and cover letters
  • Application forms
  • Interview skills
  • Case study interviews
  • Assessment centres (group exercises and presentations)
  • Key industry areas including the media, environment, law, banking and more
  • Pre-fair seminars before each careers fair

Other useful careers websites

  • Inside Careers
    Careers advice and the latest graduate vacancies.
  • PathMotion
    Designed to help you investigate career opportunities based on people with the same background, strengths and aspirations as you, PathMotion will help you discover your own work preferences, what others like you have done and careers suited to your background as well as job vacancies.
  • Prospects
    Lots of information on job roles, employment sectors, graduate destinations of UK graduates, information for international students and graduate job vacancies.  Prospects have also compiled a range of leaflets aimed at prospective students choosing degree subject, which look at skills and related employment.
  • TargetJobs
    Graduate careers website containing a searchable database of job vacancies.
  • The Job Crowd
    A platform for employee written job descriptions, where employees describe what their job really involves (and give advice on how to get it) to help graduates and other job seekers to properly understand what different jobs are really like on a day-to-day basis.
  • Vault
    Extensive careers information and employer profiles.