Careers and alumni

Careers and employability

An LSE education is valued by employers because of the intellectual rigour of its courses, the breadth of the student experience and the global focus of the School.

Graduate destinations

The School is heavily targeted by employers, and graduates from LSE are in great demand. LSE graduates take up a range of occupations in areas including finance, consultancy, management and NGOs. A large number of graduates also go on to undertake further study or academic research, enter the teaching profession, find expert posts as economists, lawyers or statisticians; join central or local government or enter media and journalism.


LSE has a global network of over 122,000 alumni in over 190 countries around the world.  The LSE alumni community includes over 80 international and special interest groups with a rich programme of intellectual and social events designed to maintain connections to the School and keep alumni up to date in their field, as well as developing their professional networks. 

The LSE Alumni Professional Mentoring Network is a career resource that promotes professional learning and development opportunities, where alumni share valuable professional experience and expertise.

If you would like to obtain further information about alumni in your region, or if you would like to get in touch with an alumni group near you, please contact