Discover International Development

LSE Careers hosts a diverse range of seminars and panels designed to support students who are thinking of working in the development sector.

Discover International Development begins in Michaelmas term with the ‘How to’ lecture series, focusing on different areas from development banks to think-tanks. ‘Insight’ sessions offer the opportunity to hear directly from LSE alumni or experienced development professionals about their personal experiences or the specific work of their organisation. The International Organisations Conference in November also offers a range of development focussed lectures and talks.

In Lent term the emphasis shifts towards sector themes and ‘Spotlight’ sessions looking at new or emerging trends. As well as supporting your career learning, Discover International Development aims to help you access opportunities to build you experience and your networks by offering events such as breakfast events and careers fairs.

Events are arranged on a rolling basis and it is recommended you stay up to date by checking this webpage and CareerHub. 

To attend you must book a place online in advance. Booking usually opens at 9:30am one week before the event. A full list of the Discover International Development (Discover ID) event dates can be found below and on LSE CareerHub. We'll be adding new events on an ongoing basis, so keep checking back for more.

Discover International Development events

See below for the types of events that Discover International Development has to offer. If one type of event is empty at the moment, don't worry: we're adding more throughout the academic year so do check back! 

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Getting into...

A series of introductory presentations taking place in Michaelmas term, focusing on the different areas of employment in the sector. 

My career in international development

After setting the context for the sector in Michaelmas, this Lent series, will go into more depth about functions and roles. Hear from LSE alumni and learn from their experiences.

Spotlight on...

Thematic talks focused on new or pioneering areas in the sector. 

Insight sessions

Those currently working in the sector will share the inner workings of their specific organisations. 

Networking and opportunities

Meet the recruiters or those looking to work with LSE students. 

Cutting edge issues in development thinking and practice

The Department of International Development organised lecture series during Michaelmas and Lent term, open to all students.

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