LSE Careers offers a huge range of resources, both online and offline, that can help you get the job you really want. Using a combination of these, you should be able to both find and attain the career path that you’re looking for, so make sure you’re making the most of us! Even if you’re not sure what you want to do, you can discuss your options with our careers consultants and find exactly what it is that suits your interests and abilities.
LSE Careers website
Our website should always be the first place to look when you have any queries. Our employment sectors section has a huge amount of information for different sectors, including routes into each one and deadline dates for graduate schemes and internships. We also have comprehensive information about CVs, psychometric tests, postgraduate study, and much more, which may be the best place to look when starting your research.
Our exclusive resources page lists the subscriptions we have to external careers-related services that you can access as an LSE student. Whether you want to work on your interview techniques, practice psychometric tests, get an international job, or get information about particular sectors, there should be something there for you.
At LSE Careers we work with a huge number of employers to post their vacancies on our exclusive jobs board. You’ll find jobs ranging from internships to experienced hire, and a huge variety of sectors too. If you’re interested in jobs from particular companies, you can also search and follow these companies through the Organisations tab to receive notifications every time they post an event or vacancy.
Resource Centre library
In the Careers Resource Centre on Floor 5 of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre we have a library of books that you can borrow on a huge range of careers-related topics. We have a large number of books on interviews and psychometric tests, but also information on academic jobs, creative careers, volunteering, and starting your own business – so come up and have a look to see if any of these interest you.
Also in the Careers Resource Centre are a lot of takeaway resources about sectors and employers that may help you with your careers research. We have specific guide booklets, for example, the Chambers Student Guide and The Training Contracts and Pupillages Handbook, specialist sector books from TargetJobs and Inside Careers, and also booklets that detail the best companies to work for such as the Times Top 100 Employers of the Year. These are all free to take, so make sure you bring a bag when coming to collect them!
In our appointments you can discuss almost anything careers-related, and receive some expert advice from our qualified careers consultants. We offer several different types of appointment, so have a look to see which is right for you. The majority of our appointments are bookable either on the day or, for appointments before 12pm, the day before from 9:30am.
Practice interviews are one of our more popular alternative appointments, and are for students who have an upcoming interview that they want to practice for. These appointments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance, and you have to fill out the practice interview form beforehand so that a careers consultant can prepare this for you. Once you’ve done this, you’ll receive an email with a link that will allow you to book a practice interview on CareerHub.
We run a diverse spectrum of events that can help you with both careers-related skills and meeting potential employers. You can find booking details of all of our events on CareerHub. Bookings for the majority of our LSE-run events open a week before the event start date, so have a look at what events you want to go to and make sure you know when they open so that you don’t miss a chance to book.
Not only does volunteering give you essential skills that you might not be able to get elsewhere, but it makes you much more attractive to employers. If you aren’t sure where to start with volunteering, then the Volunteer Centre can help. You can view volunteering opportunities and book an appointment with our Volunteer Centre Manager if you need more information.