Careers appointments

One-to-one advice and guidance from professional careers consultants

Appointments take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 5pm and Thursday 10am - 8pm.

Most appointments are booked on LSE CareerHub. See below for specific booking instructions.

If are experiencing any difficulty in booking, please contact us as soon as possible.

Types of careers appointments

Please note: LSE students can book up to four careers discussions and/or CV or cover letter discussion appointments per term.

Preparing for an appointment

To get the most out of your appointment we recommend the following:

  • Bring any supporting documentation eg a CV, cover letter, application form or some notes about your thoughts and ideas.
  • Make good use of the many online resources available on the LSE Careers website.
  • Attend career seminars on CVs and application forms in order to maximise your time with a careers consultant.
  • A great starting point for any consultation is to think about what is most pressing and to do some background research.

Non attendance policy

Our events and appointments are oversubscribed and therefore it is important you always cancel your booking online as soon as you know you are unable to attend, so that another student is able to book.

If you fail to attend a total of four appointments and/or events during a two week period, your online booking privileges will be revoked for two weeks. During this period, if you want to book an appointment you must visit LSE Careers in person to do so.

The LSE Careers statement of service [pdf] outlines our commitment to LSE students and what we ask of them in return.

Types of appointment

Careers discussions

Face-to-face session with a careers consultant.  These appointments can be used to discuss anything careers related including:

  • career planning and exploring ideas
  • application form, CV and cover letter checking (please bring a copy to your appointments with you)
  • employer and sector-specific information
  • interview advice
  • further study options
  • job hunting strategy

Book a careers discussion on CareerHub. Careers discussion appointments open for booking daily at 9.30am. You can book a careers discussion on the same day or the morning of the next day.

CV or cover letter feedback

Face-to-face session with a CV consultant, covering topics such as:

  • style and content of a CV or cover letter
  • targeting CVs and cover letters to particular positions
  • CV or cover letter feedback do not cover spelling and grammar - please see the Language Centre for help with this

Book CV or cover letter feedback on CareerHub. CV or cover letter feedback appointments open for booking daily at 9.30am. You can book CV or cover letter feedback on the same day or the morning of the next day.

LSE Careers quick query @ LSE LIFE

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term time LSE Careers offer 10 minute career quick query drop-ins in LSE LIFE. During the first 5 weeks of Michaelmas term you will be able to pre-select a 10 minute timeslot between 2- 5pm. Timeslots open at 12 noon on the day and are bookable via LSE Careerhub. At all other times you can sign up for a 1:1 at 1:45pm and 3:00pm on the day in LSE LIFE.

  • These appointments are for quick queries only and are not a substitute for a careers discussion
  • Please remember we can only review one document.
  • Ideally your CV, cover letter or application must be printed out in advance.

PhD careers discussions

30 minute, one-to-one appointments with the PhD careers consultant for those currently undertaking a PhD.

Book a PhD appointment on CareerHub.

Guidance appointments

30 minute appointments by referral only. If, during a regular careers discussion appointment, you and the careers consultant feel you would benefit from a longer consultation, your careers consultant will refer you for a 30 minute guidance appointment.

Careers appointments for disabled students

Viki Chinn, one of our careers consultants, specialises in matters relating to disability and careers and you can request to meet with her specifically by contacting her directly at

You can also read more about our services and resources for disabled students on our website.

Practice interviews

One to one, 30 minute mock sessions with a consultant for both for competency/criteria-based and case study interviews.

Book a practice interview on CareerHub.

Alumni appointments

If you finished studying at LSE between two and five years ago then you can now book an alumni careers discussion appointment on CareerHub.

Complete an appointment request form to book an appointment. CareerHub login and registration instructions can be found here.

Skype and telephone advice

If you are unable to come and speak to one of our careers consultants in person and are either a current student or have graduated within the last two years, please complete an appointment request form to book an appointment.

If you graduated more than two years ago please complete the request form under "Alumni appointments" and state that you want the appointment over phone or Skype.

Volunteering appointments

Interested in volunteering but not sure how to get involved? Looking to help a specific cause or add experience to your CV but can’t find the right opportunity? The LSE Volunteer Centre runs one to one appointment with the volunteer coordinator to talk through your options.

These discussions can be used to discuss anything volunteering related including:

  • finding a fulfilling opportunity
  • recruiting other student volunteers for your projects
  • interview advice
  • sector knowledge

Book a volunteering appointment on CareerHub.


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