Blogs posts with information on international careers. For more information please visit the international careers section of our website.
Can you speak a language other than English?
An ability to communicate well in any European language can open up a variety of opportunities, whether you’re looking for permanent, temporary or part-time employment. Your fluency can be the core component of the job, such as in translation, teaching or interpreting, or a skill which complements the main specialisation, as in […]
With a population of 1.4 billion, China plays an important and influential role in the global economy – and its graduate labour market plays a part in that.
There are many reasons why Chinese students with an international education are in demand in China. Employability in Focus, a 2019 report by the British Council, finds core advantages of you studying […]
The team from ‘The Professor is In’ visited London to speak to PhD students about academic careers in the US and the messages were hard-hitting. For example 76% of academic staff in the US are on short term contracts; academic departments are shrinking; each vacant position attracts 200-900 applications; there are not enough academic positions to go round, and getting […]
Finding a job outside of your home country can be hard, and can take a lot of work and research. Countries often have differing and rules and regulations that can be difficult to adhere to when you’re looking at working abroad. In addition to that, recruitment methods might be different to what you’re used to. Don’t worry, though: at LSE […]
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 […]
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 […]
Power dynamics isn’t something that often comes up when volunteering is discussed but understanding your role as a volunteer in the relationship with the beneficiary can determine the success of a programme. In this piece David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager, shares some of his failings, what he learnt and some tips to ensure that you volunteer in a […]
People often talk about why they volunteer. From benefiting communities and making a positive change, to finding new friends and developing skills: everyone has their own reasons why volunteering is for them, and all are valid. We talk a lot about the benefits of volunteering but often less about the how. Maybe you have decided you’d like to volunteer but are not […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Guest blog by TEFL Org UK:
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is an incredible opportunity to travel the world whilst earning money in fun-filled, exciting and challenging role. So it’s no wonder that thousands of people in the UK are signing up every year.
Taking a TEFL course with give you skills, knowledge and certificate to teach English abroad […]
Still thinking about what to do this summer? Teaching abroad could be a fantastic way to enhance your communication and project planning skills whilst giving you an opportunity to travel and experience the culture of another country.
Gracie Roman is currently studying at LSE and has outlined her experience teaching abroad below. She is studying for an MSc in Gender, […]