Careers Events

The Department works closely with LSE Careers to give you opportunities to explore your professional development. 

Join Kirsty Whitelock for regular careers events to hear more about career planning, your options, and how you can make the most of your time at LSE. Please note that booking in advance is essential.

LSE Careers and International Relations 


Kirsty Whitelock
International Relations careers consultant

020 7107 5430


Hear from IR Careers consultant, Kirsty Whitelock:

Watch the Q&A video with Kirsty (11 mins - LSE log-in required)

LSE Careers appointments

LSE Careers is available to help with your career queries and planning. Kirsty Whitelock will be running careers appointments specifically for International Relations students over Michaelmas and Lent term until week 9 (aside from reading week).

A careers appointment can help if you are unsure of what to do, would like to explore options, need help with your CV, or have any career related query. Appointments are also available Monday to Friday with other careers consultants. View and book appointments via LSE CareerHub

Careers seminar for MSc International Relations students – considering a PhD in IR?
Thursday 25 November, 12.30-1.30pm ONLINE

Thursday 25 November, 12.30-1.30pm

This online seminar is for students studying on postgraduate International Relations programmes who are thinking about doing a PhD. It considers why, where, and when to do a PhD and how to approach the application process.

We will hear from a range of speakers, including Sarah Helias, PhD and Research Manager in the Department of International Relations, current IR PhD students and LSE Careers Consultants Catherine Reynolds (Consultant for PhD students) and Kirsty Whitelock.

This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are a final year or master’s student considering undertaking a PhD and in particular, the subject of IR
  • would like to know more about the practical steps required

Click or more information and to book a place

Catch up on past events

Please contact LSE Careers if you have any queries.

  • Introduction to LSE Careers and how you might use your time at LSE for 1st year UG IR students
    Tuesday 9 November, 60 minutes

    Join this session to hear about how you can make the most of your time at LSE and ways you might gain experience. Designed with first year undergraduate International Relations students in mind, this seminar provides an introduction to LSE Careers. We talked about ways you can begin to explore your career options, as well as suggestions for activities and experiences you could become engaged in whilst at LSE to help develop your CV. This informal discussion was led by Kirsty Whitelock and Lewis Humphreys, LSE Careers Consultants.

    View the slides from this session on CareerHub
  • Careers options & strategy for 2nd year UG IR students
    Thursday 28 October, 60 minutes

    Join this session to hear how you can take steps towards your own career planning, including how to explore options and look for work experience. Designed with second year undergraduate International Relations students in mind, this seminar talks through how to begin shaping your own career strategy. We also looked at ways you might source work experience opportunities. This session was led by Kirsty Whitelock and Lewis Humphreys, LSE Careers Consultants.

    View the slides from this session on CareerHub

  • Options & career strategy for BSc IR year 3 students
    Thursday 14 October 2021, 60 minutes

    Join Kirsty to hear more about your career options and how to create a career strategy. We will look at options with a BSc International Relations degree and where previous graduates have gone on to, as well as have time for questions.

    This seminar is for International Relations undergraduate students in their final year.

    View the slides from this session on CareerHub

  • MSc International Relations: careers options & strategy
    Tuesday 19 October 2021, 60 minutes

    This seminar for postgraduate International Relations students will explore how you can develop a career strategy and take a look at the career destinations of IR graduates. Identifying the most effective way to plan and manage your job search is critical to success. During this seminar we will also suggest job search strategies and how you can market yourself clearly to employers.

    This event will be particularly useful if you are considering career options and would like to know how to plan the next steps on your career journey, or are planning on submitting applications.

    Watch the presentation (LSE log-in required)

    View the slides from this session on CareerHub