Careers in the US and Canada

Careers in the US and Canada is our careers programme for current students and recent graduates planning to look for employment in the US or Canada. 

In addition to showcasing advice and useful resources throughout the year, the programme features our Careers in the US and Canada events series. These events host LSE alumni and employer representatives from a range of sectors, giving you the opportunity to network with employers, develop your skills, and discover where your career in the US or Canada could take you. We also run a session about applying for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program (suitable for US students only).

Read on to find out more about how LSE Careers can support you as part of the Careers in the US and Canada programme.

What's on: Browse the full timetable of events for LSE students

This year’s Careers in the US and Canada events will take place across the year, starting in Autumn Term. Some events are suitable for both US and Canadian students, some just for US, some just for Canadian and some may also be useful to those from other countries looking to move to the US or Canada – please check each event description before you book to ensure you’re attending the events most relevant to you. 

View all upcoming Careers in the US and Canada events on CareerHub.


Organisations: Check out which organisations are attending this year’s events

Organisations that have previously been involved in this programme include USAID Public Health Institute, Government of Canada, United States Government, World Bank, Global Counsel and Gallup. Upcoming events may feature those working in public sector, policy and government, international development, consulting, economics, international organisations, NGOs and the charity sector, and banking and finance.

Prepare: Browse our top tips for making the most of the events

Joining our Careers in the US and Canada events? Make the most of your time by following the tips below..

  1. Do your research
  2. Know what's on offer
  3. Ask questions
  4. Plan your environment and dress appropriately
  5. Take notes - they might be useful in future applications
  6. Update your CV
  7. Follow up after the events - follow speakers on Linkedin

Online tools, resources, and job opportunities

Check out other LSE Careers resources relevant to working in the US or Canada

Found our Careers in the US and Canada sessions insightful and wondering what's next? Or waiting for next year's events?

Here are some related LSE Careers resources you might like to check out:

Talk to one of our careers consultants

Get confidential one-to-one guidance from one of our professional and dedicated team of careers consultants.

Our consultants can help with:

  • careers advice and planning;
  • CV, cover letter and application form feedback;
  • practice interviews;
  • specialist careers support for disabled students and PhD students.

Read about different types of careers appointments online

Book a careers appointment on CareerHub

Gain new skills at our career skills workshops

Throughout the year we provide a range of events to equip you with the skills to succeed including:

  • CV, cover letter and application workshops;
  • mock assessment centres;
  • sector insights;
  • seminars on case studies and psychometric tests.

Browse all of our events on CareerHub

Browse jobs and opportunities in the US and Canada