Blog posts with information on studying and working in the USA. For more information, please see our USA careers profile.
If you’re thinking about continuing your studies – or indeed returning to academia – at postgraduate level, you might be considering the USA as an option. Here are some key tips to keep in mind as you start researching courses, supervisors, institutions and locations.
Reputation, reputation, reputation.
From the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education and the QS World Rankings to a host of […]
Overseas study can make any CV standout as well as being a fantastic experience and opportunity to learn career enhancing skills. The Fulbright Commission have just announced the opening of applications for the Study of the US Institutes (SUSI) on Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Issues, and Civic Engagement.
This opportunity allows students from all over Europe travel to the United States to […]
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American students! Here LSE alum Lauren Maffeo (MSc Gender, Media and Culture), who is now Content Editor for GetApp.com, shares some insights about her job search process as an American student at LSE:
What was the process like of finding a job for you back home in the US once you finished at LSE?
I lived and […]
What is the H1B visa?
The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialised fields.
For more information on the H1B visa, visit US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Our LSE subscription to Goin Global now includes access to their H1B Plus visa database, containing state, […]
Our USA Careers Programme is specifically aimed at supporting American students with all things careers. Tailored events are on throughout the year including the below, with booking usually opening one week in advance.
Careers in the USA
This practical seminar on Tuesday 18 October will look at the current state of the American job market, providing advice and support on how […]
If you’re applying for roles in North America, chances are you’ll need to tailor your CV – or resume as it’s also known – to fit your audience, as there can be some significant differences between the UK or European models and those across the Atlantic.
One page or two?
Standard North American resumes are just one page long – anything […]
Approximately 10% of LSE’s student population is from the US. Some students come with the hope of staying the UK after graduation, but for many, the intention is always to return to the US. Finding a job in the US whilst studying in the UK can present its own challenges. Below is some advice from someone who did it:
At the Volunteer Centre @ LSE Careers we are always on the look out for inspiring stories from LSE students and alumni. When we heard that Daniel Becton was going to be volunteering in every single American state (and Washington DC!) over the course of one year we had to find out more. Here are his thoughts explaining his actions and motivations […]