Blogs posts with information on international careers. For more information please visit the international careers section of our website.
What is the LSE Careers European Internships Fair?
Our annual careers fair in Brussels, run in collaboration with Sciences Po in Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges, is a must for any students interested in working in public affairs and policy within the European Institutions and associated organisations.
This year the fair is taking place on Friday 23 March and, as […]
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 […]
Throughout the past few months, we’ve posted blogs from LSE alumni and employers about what it’s like to work in certain sectors, including their advice for current students.
In this blog you can find a recap of what they said – check out previous posts too and look out for more posts this year!
Training contracts and beyond
Guest blog by Emma […]
Teaching abroad can be a great way to expand your horizons, learn new skills and travel. Here are some tips to get started:
If you plan to move halfway around the world to teach English, research all aspects of your international adventure to make it as successful and rewarding as possible. You can use GoinGlobal to research financial and […]
Guest blog by current student Sam Woolston who shares his experience of working abroad in Italy and Cyprus:
Teaching English in Italy
The first sign that my summer might include working in a foreign country came at the end of Lent Term. I received an email from a Head Teacher of a language school I had previously worked at asking me […]
Finding a job outside of your home country can be hard, and a lot of work and research. There are a huge number of rules and regulations that can be difficult to adhere to when you’re looking at working abroad. In addition to that, the way jobs are recruited can also be different to what you’re used to, and […]
Guest blog by A.Rong (LSE PhD) who has worked with Chinese think tank Rock Environment and Energy Institute (REEI).
Representatives, including interns, of REEI are attending our 2017 Beijing Careers Fair on Monday 14 August. Book now for the chance to meet them and learn more about their opportunities!
In the academic year 2016/7, I came back to my home country […]
Shirin Reuvers completed the MSc Global History at LSE in 2013. She now works as a Manager of Policy & Public Affairs at CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project).
“My time at LSE was an academically challenging yet… I have met some of the most amazing people in that time.”
Find out more about Shirin Reuvers and her experiences on her graduate profile page.
LSE Careers is once again collaborating with Imperial College London and The University of Cambridge to bring you Careers Fairs in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Last year’s fairs were a great success with several LSE attendees obtaining placements and job offers as a result of coming along. To book your place at one or more of the fairs, […]
Whether you want to establish yourself in another country or want to use work to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job or experience abroad. We have some great resources, both online and offline, and tips that can get you started moving on after your studies:
1. Know yourself and what you’re […]
Whether you want to go back and work in your home country or if you just want to use work as an excuse to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job outside of the UK. We have some great resources, both online and offline, that can get you started:
1. Country profiles
Aleeza Asghar completed the BSc Economic History at LSE in 2013. She now works as a Strategy& Consulting Senior Associate at Strategy& (part of the PwC network).
“My LSE experience was phenomenal… I was continuously challenged and stimulated, in numerous ways.”
Find out more about Aleeza Asghar and her experiences on her graduate profile page.
Many LSE students want to work globally when they graduate and therefore make applications to organisations based in many different countries.
No matter which country you apply to your application needs to be targeted, demonstrate the skills and experience that match the role you’re applying to whilst also demonstrating your motivation for working in this country. Beyond this however, each […]
Guest blog by Freddie van Mierlo who has worked as a Consultant at Harwood Levitt Consulting, a boutique Public Affairs strategy consultancy based in Brussels, since 2015:
The Brussels labour market is famed for its competitive, multilingual, hyper-educated work force. Today, most people aspiring to work in Brussels start at the bottom, as opposed to parachuting in as a seconded […]
Did you know that we have lots of subscriptions to exclusive resources just for LSE students? Simply follow the links, login with your LSE IT account details, and get started!
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Guest blog by Liz Harris, Recruitment Consultant at the ICRC:
Are you yearning for a career in the humanitarian sector? Well, here’s some good news: every year the ICRC hires up to 150 new programme officers or ‘general delegates’. Delegates are the stage managers of the ICRC, the generalists who work alongside the medics, engineers and other specialists to put […]
Danielle Da Silva studied a masters degree in environment and development in 2011. She now works as Executive Director for a non-profit organisation she co-founded, Photographers without Borders.
“I essentially created this job for myself after years of exploring and learning not only how I can apply my many oddball skills to a meaningful cause but also what made me happy. This […]
At LSE we have a large number of international students considering a diverse range of future career options. Whether you’re planning to return home to set up a career or you hope to gain some experience in the UK, it’s important for international students to carefully plan their next steps.
Working in the UK
For those of you looking to secure […]
Blog by LSE PhD careers consultant, Catherine Reynolds:
Multiple factors influence career development and for PhD students the interaction between external circumstances and personal priorities make every individual story unique. On Wednesday evening last week we heard three different versions of progression into roles in international organisations and think tanks. An engaged audience of 30 or so current PhD students […]
Austin Vevurka completed the MSc in Political Theory at LSE in 2010. He now works as the Communications Director at the U.S. House of Representatives
“I chose this job because I believe in the importance of public service. I feel that I have a responsibility to help those who are less well off. I am passionate about politics and public service and feel […]