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Blogs posts with information on international careers. For more information please visit the international careers section of our website.

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    Presidential Management Fellows applications open 23 October – 1 November

Presidential Management Fellows applications open 23 October – 1 November

The USA’s flagship leadership development programme since 1977, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program matches graduate students with federal opportunities across the country. A two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments and numerous networking opportunities which will enable successful finalists to develop skills they can take forward onto future careers in government or alternative sectors.

Finalists are hired by […]

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    Daiwa Scholarships – language, homestay and work placement in Japan

Daiwa Scholarships – language, homestay and work placement in Japan

Guest blog by Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation:
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity supporting UK-Japan links through awarding Daiwa Scholarships. The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique approximately 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a period of Japanese tuition in the UK. Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential […]

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Insider tips blog series from alumni and employers

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 […]

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Thinking about teaching English abroad?

Teaching abroad can be a great way to expand your horizons, learn new skills and travel. Here are some tips to get started:
1. Research
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 […]

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Insights from a UK student on working abroad

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 […]

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Tips on securing a job abroad

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 […]

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    Engaging, learning and fun: an experience of working with a Chinese think tank on Sustainability

Engaging, learning and fun: an experience of working with a Chinese think tank on Sustainability

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 […]

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Shirin Reuvers – Manager, Policy and Public Affairs, CDP

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.

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Booking for our China and Hong Kong Careers Fairs is open!

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, […]

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Postgraduate study in the USA

Interested in studying for a master’s degree or PhD in the USA? You’re not alone: every year, thousands of students from the UK choose the USA for their graduate studies.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission was founded by diplomatic treaty in 1948, to foster intercultural understanding between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland through […]

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Thinking of working abroad?

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 […]

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How to get into an international career

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 

On […]

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Aleeza Asghar – Consulting Senior Associate, Strategy&

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.

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Recruitment practices around the world

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 […]

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Insider tips – working in Brussels

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 […]

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LSE Careers exclusive resources

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!
Visa sponsors in the UK
Search over 400 of the largest and most popular UK companies which are licensed to issue Tier 2 visa certificates with our visa sponsors search tool.
Online […]

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    How to become a delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross

How to become a delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross

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 […]

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    Danielle Da Silva – Founder and Executive Director, Photographers Without Borders

Danielle Da Silva – Founder and Executive Director, Photographers Without Borders

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 […]

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International students – your next steps

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 […]

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    Working in research roles in international organisations and think tanks

Working in research roles in international organisations and think tanks

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 […]

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