With more than 18,000 LSE alumni living in the US and almost 1000 US students graduating each year adding to this number, our US alumni community is probably the most active in the world. This active and engaged US alumni community can really support you in your search to find out more about career areas and opportunities.
“In a challenging job market, we as LSE alumni can talk to, guide, and support our LSE network. Our help is more important than ever! This network is and will continue to be a great way to stay connected. I encourage fellow alums to support LSE Careers and the work they do helping students and recent graduates into the workplace, and students and graduates to engage with this network for support on their career journey.” Allie Bobak, MSc Economy, Risk and Society
The Alumni Friends of LSE (AFLSE) in the United States
The LSE alumni network in the US – the Alumni Friends of LSE (AFLSE) in the United States has a strong commitment to supporting students and graduates. They have an established network of chapters and sector groups you might find helpful in building your network and in your job search.
US Alumni Chapters
The AFLSE group has 18 official City based Alumni Chapters across the United States. These are an excellent source of information and advice and a great way to make local connections with alumni. Chapter representatives in each of these regions serve as local contacts and strengthen the AFLSE network for alumni and prospective students, organizing social and other events for alumni and friends in their areas. Representatives can be found in 11 additional locations to help you meet other LSE alumni in those areas.
Special Interest Groups
There are currently 11 Special Interest Groups (SIGS) covering sector areas including financial services, law, IOs, NGOs, consulting and real estate. Use the links below for further information and to access the unique webpages.
Check out the AFLSE interactive map for information about the different chapters, special interest groups and AFLSE representatives.
Careers in the US LinkedIn Group
Our Careers in the US LinkedIn Group was created to support LSE students and alumni looking to, or currently, working in the US. It aims to provide a platform for careers networking, connecting with organizations looking to recruit LSE graduates, and for knowledge sharing.
“As well as a networking and job-hunting tool, it’s important to use LinkedIn to actively participate in interest groups on the platform. In these particularly challenging times, everyone is being invited to share ideas for moving forward. Students and recent alumni can really benefit from keeping up to date with developments and the opportunity to discuss what the future of work will look like and explore their respective interest areas. It’s also a great way to connect with organizations seeking out talent for the future.” Gabriel Torres, MSc Urbanisation and Development
Your Alma Matter
Many US universities have strong Alumni Associations offering a range of support including mentoring, networking and specific careers events. Connecting in with your school alumni association and registering with your university careers service may give you access to subscription only jobs boards such as Handshake as well as websites like Careershift which aggregates jobs from different sites.