A blog for LSE PhD students, postdocs and LSE students considering a PhD
There are perfectly viable career options for researchers and people with PhDs outside academia. You too might find roles in social enterprise, finance, consultancy, media and research institutes…
Don’t believe me? Come to the outside academia panel at 5.30pm on Wednesday 3 June and hear from people who have had research roles or LSE PhDs and now work in other organisations.
Careers Events and Vacancies for PhD students (and those who have already completed a PhD, congratulations!)
Summer Term 2015
Careers events this term will help you consider staying in academia and / or moving outside academia. Book up on Career Hub (More details of events below).
Use our vacancy list: there are currently 412 full-time permanent opportunities advertised on our searchable list of graduate vacancies. Many of these are suitable for people with PhDs and others specify […]
Consulting is one of many career options for LSE PhD graduates and research staff.
Boston Consulting Group would like to meet those of you with an interest in this type of business work and are hosting an evening event in London on 14 May to meet you. Book in advance now. Places are limited and offered first come first served. […]
If you’re considering further study or a PhD, you may be interested in the £5,000 master’s and PhD scholarships available from FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com. They are available in all subjects for study at any university listed on the sites - including LSE. Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded.
Apply by Sunday 31 May.
There are currently several international funding opportunities available for PhD students:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
PhD students: grow your international reach: apply for scholarships to work for up to 12 months in Japan! The scheme is also open to post-doctoral fellows.
JSPS, Japan’s leading funding agency, is keen to fund Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships in Social Sciences. Funding covers return […]
You are probably thinking about life after your PhD, but in fact you’re “living your career” now. The things you do (or are thinking about doing) alongside your research will influence the choices you have after graduation.
During your PhD, as well as researching, publishing and presenting at conferences, students can work - as teachers, research assistants, web managers, journal editors etc. Some do internships or […]
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is an exclusive resource for LSE students and staff that identifies sources of funding – especially from charities – which can grant awards to students regardless of subject or nationality.
Over the last three months, more than 60 new charities have been added to the funding database, including:
Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust
Grants for history, philosophy, […]
Sandrine Foldvari completed a PhD in statistics in 2011 and is now Managing Partner for Taranis Partners.
“I am responsible for the quantitative research for our fund. Pragmatic and thorough quantitative skills and IT skills are a must. It is important to be keen to learn new programming languages and read loads of new papers/research.”
Read more about Sandrine on her full profile.
Current LSE students now have access to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online.
The guide identifies alternative sources of funding (especially within charities), which can grant awards to any student regardless of subject or nationality. This huge database is full of useful resources for those looking for funding, including:
grant application writing tools
sample personal and financial statements
To access this […]
Here Robin Broadway, a careers consultant at LSE Careers shares some of his many insights into working for an international organisation along with details about one of our biggest events of the year, International Organisations’ Day.