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Alumni and careers

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.

Career prospects

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

LSE Careers - Sociology 2014-15 cropThe 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 LSE Careers and Alumni Relations.

Careers workshops

See below for careers events in the 2015-16 academic year.  The Sociology Department's dedicated careers advisor is Viki Chinn from LSE Careers. If you were unable to make it to a workshop or need more individual guidance you can book one-to-one appointments with a careers consultant via: www.lse.ac.uk/careers.

BSc Sociology students: you can download the full Undergraduate Career Programme.

LT events

Sociology Careers, Alumni, Wine and Sushi Evening

Wednesday 16th March, 6pm

This event is for Sociology Department students only, Master's and undergraduate. Alumni from the Department of Sociology are coming in to talk to you about their careers and their routes into them. They will also discuss how having a sociology degree has helped them in their career and share their top tips for career success. 

This is your chance to speak to people from a range of organisations that have been in the same position as you in recent years. The event will start with a brief introduction from all alumni guests and will then become an informal networking session with wine, soft drinks, sushi, and finger foods.

One-to-one sessions for undergraduates with Viki Chinn

Friday 5 February, 3-5pm, SCT 219 (Robert McKenzie Room)

Marketing your Masters with Confidence

Tuesday 9 February, 3-5pm, STC 219

What kind of things will potential employers want to know about your master's degree and how can you both sound and feel confident in your answers? This seminar will cover these questions and more both in relation to initial application answers and at interview and is for MSc students only.

With interactive exercises all participants will get the opportunity to practise and gain feedback on their answers. Alongside a focus on content, this seminar will share tips on how to project yourself confidently and how to deal with pre-interview nerves.

MT 2015 events

BSc Sociology First Year Students: Ten Top Myths
Tues 20 October, 3-4pm, KSW 1.04

Find out how to approach job hunting and make the most of your time at LSE. This seminar explores myths and misconceptions that students may have about effective job searching, and provides tips and feedback from graduate recruiters across a range of industries.

BSc Sociology Undergraduate Students: Careers Q&A
Tues 10 November, 3-4pm, CLM 4.02

In this open Q&A session areas we can cover include how to best present your knowledge and skills on your CV, how to talk about your degree at interview and when networking, how to identify potential roles, performing well at assessment centres, and general job search tips.


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.alumni@lse.ac.uk.

For Cities Programme and Centre for the Study of Human Rights alumni information please follow the links below:

LSE Sociology Alumni Facebook Group

FacebookWe 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. 

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