A blog for LSE PhD students, postdocs and LSE students considering a PhD

PhD students – in or outside academia? Can you have both?

Blog by our PhD Careers Consultant Catherine Reynolds:

Is there really a binary divide between the employment worlds of academia and other sectors? As a PhD student or a worker on a temporary contract in Higher Education your long term future might involve both. Putting aside tricky questions about finding vacancies, making applications and succeeding at interview, where will you find job and […]


Working outside academia after your PhD

Is working outside academia for you and how do you make it happen?
LSE PhD alumni work in a wide range of sectors outside academia and find career success all over the world. A panel of PhD graduates (biographies below) who are now working in government, finance and two different types of consultancy discussed working outside academia. Some of the […]

16 November 2015|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|

PhD students: Need to work whilst you study?

Blog by PhD Careers Consultant, Catherine Reynolds:

Should you or shouldn’t you work whilst you study? I hear a number of reasons why LSE PhD students can and can’t work while they are studying.
What’s right for you?
The issues

time – you don’t have enough
money – you might need more
capacity – how much head space is available?
gaining experience – what sort do […]

10 November 2015|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|

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