With many of you just starting, or starting back at LSE, one of the questions we are getting asked is, ‘what type of work can I go into with my degree?’ The answer is, many different things! Here we will highlight some of the most useful resources for finding out where graduates go.
Probably the best place to start when thinking about your future career options is to have a look at what previous students from your programme have gone on to do. Do have a look at the LSE Graduate Destinations section of the website. You can use the Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMS) interactive tool to search destinations by department and even by degree programme. There’s also a searchable database of graduate profiles too.
We have also just received our latest copy of Career Insights, a careers magazine featuring over 30 LSE alumni talking about their careers and sharing their top tips for job hunting. Many of the roles they are doing are open to graduates from different academic backgrounds so again it’s a good way of finding out about some of the different options open to you. Do come in to LSE Careers on the 5th Floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre to pick up your free copy. You can also access the online magazine via our website.
Do keep a look out too for departmental careers talks and alumni careers panels where you can get to talk to people from your department and degree programme to find out more about what their jobs involve. Finally, don’t forget you can come and have a chat to a careers consultant. We specialise in helping students thinking about career options and what things you can do with your degree.