Welcome to the Department's webpage for current students, alumni and anyone interested in learning more about the kind of careers our graduates pursue once they leave LSE.
What are the career prospects for LSE Sociology graduates? Many graduate jobs make use of the social insight and skills acquired through the study of sociology. Students go into a wide variety of professions, such as teaching, research, politics, public administration, the social and health services, advertising, journalism, other areas of the media, law, publishing, industry, accounting, marketing, personnel and management. For more information see the LSE Careers webpage:
Graduate Destinations: Sociology.
The annual LSE alumni survey follows up graduates six months after they leave LSE and tracks their employment details and salary levels, see latest results right, and click on the image for a fuller picture of our students' and graduates' interests (PDF):
The LSE’s standing, the calibre of its graduates and our exceptional working relationship with top graduate recruiters means that we are able to offer our students an outstanding programme of events, internship and voluntary opportunities, careers advice and skills development throughout their time at LSE.
The relationship with LSE doesn’t end with graduation: our alumni are strongly encouraged to stay in touch with LSE to ensure they make the most of the full range of alumni services offered by both the Careers Service and Alumni Relations.
Careers workshops 2014
See below for careers events earlier this year. The Sociology Department's dedicated careers advisor is Viki Chinn from LSE Careers. If you are unable to make it to a workshop or need more individual guidance you can book 1 to 1 appointments with a careers consultant via: www.lse.ac.uk/careers.
What will you do to make a difference after you leave LSE?
This seminar is intended for sociology students that are exploring or refining their goals. We will help you explore your values and preferences, which will inform your decisions when you graduate. There are many options for students studying sociology, so the purpose of this session is not to discuss specific job sectors, but to help sociology students create their own vision and story, and translate that into an action plan. Be prepared to share and discuss your goals with your classmates in order to learn from each other.
What difference do you want to make in the world? For Sociology postgraduate students only
Fri 21 Nov 2014, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, OLD 3.21
BSc Sociology third year students: what difference do you want to make in the world?
Fri 28 Nov 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, NAB 2.04
BSc Sociology second year students: what difference do you want to make in the world?
Fri 28 Nov 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, NAB 2.04
BSc Sociology first year students: what difference do you want to make in the world?
Fri 5 Dec 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, 32L.G.03
LSE Sociology alumni
Follow link from contents panel to our LSE Sociology alumni page, with details of what some of our graduates have gone on to do. If you are a Sociology alumnus and would like to be added then please get in touch and let us know when you graduated, from which programme, your email address (we won't publish this) and where you are working or studying (plus job title if relevant). If this is not your first position after graduating, it would also be useful to know what you did when you first left LSE - so prospective and current students can get an idea of what they might go on to do. If you like, you can send us a fuller profile and a photo too.
If you would like to get in touch then please email Sociology.email@example.com.
For Cities Programme and Centre for the Study of Human Rights alumni information please follow the links below:
LSE Sociology Alumni Facebook Group
We have a Facebook group where you can catch up with students from your year, network with people from other years, and learn about LSE Sociology events and job opportunities. If you wish to join, you will need to open a Facebook account and then look up "LSE Sociology Alumni", using the Facebook search facility. Ask to be added to the group. We will confirm your pending request and you will then join the LSE Sociology Alumni Facebook Group.