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About the careers service Folder Careers newsletters
Forthcoming workshops and events Page Recordings and notes from alumni, employer, guest speaker and panel events

Video, audio, and slides from careers sessions delivered by alumni, employers and other guest speakers.

Online Careers Fairs Tab display Employer information - Jan 2023
Tab display Employer information - Jan 2024
Career and study options Page Careers in public health

Information about working in public health covering; the different areas of work, choosing what to focus on in your public health career, volunteering, and working in public health within the UK.

Find vacancy sources in our page Where to find public health jobs

Folder Example jobs

A selection of job descriptions indicating some of the kinds of jobs people go on to after their master's at LSHTM.

Page Alumni destinations

Get inspired! Read about what LSHTM alumni are doing now.  

Folder Spotlight on selected employers

First-hand information about a range of employers, gathered by the careers student ambassadors who personally interviewed representatives of those organisations. The interviews cover typical days in the job, advice on getting into the sector, working for that employer, and details of the kinds of roles it has.  The most recent additions have the year 2022 at the end of the title of the file.

Page Options outside public health

You may be interested in other sectors than public health, or have additional interests that you may want to pursue in tandem. Here are some links to resources that can help you explore your options.

Page Further study and funding

Information about postgraduate study, research and funding, in the UK and abroad.

Folder Careers information sheets

Downloadable resources related to job seeking, applications, applying for further study, interviews.

Career insights from alumni, employers and students Page Panel discussion events

Each panel discussion event offers insight into several people's current work and their career path to date.  Topics include:

  • Working in UK Local Authority Public Health teams;
  • Roles using data to drive public health policy and strategy;
  • Working for UN organisations;
  • A series of panels covering a broader range of roles with Global and Public Health (look for 'Global and Public Health Careers' titles);
  • Academic careers - PhD study and beyond (look for 'Academic Careers' titles).

Page Employer talks

Talks from a range of employers relevant to LSHTM graduates, including:

  • The Carter Center Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (GWEP)
  • CHAI (Clinton Health Access Initiative);
  • Costello Medical;
  • ICRC;
  • London Borough of Havering;
  • Medecins du Monde;
  • NHS Scientist Training Programme;
  • Novo Nordisk;
  • Options;
  • Phastar;
  • WPP Health.

This folder also contains notes from the 2022 LSE Discover International Organisations and detailed notes from previous LSE International Organisations events.

Finally, our NEW employer short audio recordings series is called  'Spotlight on...'  Click through to the next page for links to recordings.  

Folder Spotlight on selected employers (copy)

First-hand information about a range of employers, gathered by the careers student ambassadors who personally interviewed representatives of those organisations. The interviews cover typical days in the job, advice on getting into the sector, working for that employer, and details of the kinds of roles it has.  The most recent additions have the year 2022 at the end of the title of the file.

Page Alumni talks

Talks from alumni about their work and their career path to date.  

Talks include:

Elisabeth Adams, Founder and Managing Director, Aquarius Population Health;
Dr Paul Barr, academic;
Charles Ebikeme, Science Officer at the International Council for Science;
Amira El-Houderi (EY) (LSHTM login required);
Komal Gill (working with MSF in South Sudan);
Vanessa Kerry, co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health.
Laila Khondkar, May 2020.  Laila Khondkar studied CID and has extensive experience working with a number of NGOs, including a number of years with Save the Children;
Molly Martell, Careers in Biotech
Natalie Moyen (Natalie works for Mott Macdonald, Fleming Fund as their One Health Coordinator);
Bobbi Pritt, Careers and Creepy Crawly Cases in Parasitology;
Dr Clyde Lanford (Lanny) Smith, founder of Doctors for Global Health;
Sarah Wookey (working with MSF in Chad);
Dr Ekua Yankah (Ekua has worked with UNESCO, Unicef, WHO and UNFPA amongst other organisations);

"Fifteen minutes with..." series of brief audio interviews with alumni on the career paths with tips and insights for those interested in a similar career or employer

Page Student led seminars

Students share their experience working in:

  • Latin America
  • Public Health in the UK
  • Global Health
  • Humanitarian and Emergency Work
  • WASH
  • Health Education
  • Policy and Management
  • Consulting

Applying for jobs or further study Folder Career information sheets

A series of downloadable information sheets giving advice on sourcing and applying for jobs - titles include 'Advice for Careers Changers', 'How to write a CV', 'Interviews', 'Applying for a PhD' and 'How to market your masters'.

Page CVs, Cover Letters, Applications

A series of short videos on CV writing, covering key principles, CVs for careers changers and CV advice for those with less experience.

Links to downloadable information sheets on writing CVs.

Page Interviews

Guidance on how to prepare for and impress at interview as well as some questions you might face. 
Brief talk by Amy Cuddy on 'presence' in interviews - helps with confidence.
Recording of our March 2021 workshop on preparing for interview.
Access to Interview Stream interview preparation software.
Advice on preparing for 'case interviews' for management consulting.
Advice on preparing for UK Public Health Speciality Training interview

Folder Assessment centres and psychometric tests

Resources about what to expect from an assessment centre and how to prepare.

You can also practise online aptitude tests using Graduates First. You need to register with your LSHTM email address to access the subscription content.  If you recently graduated and your LSHTM email address no longer works please contact careers@lshtm.ac.uk to request access.  Practice tests include verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, critical thinking, and situational judgement. 

Page LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an extremely useful tool for researching possible roles and organisations and making contact with people in them and this folder contains screencast recordings with tips for making best use of it.  

Page Where to find public health jobs

A list of vacancy websites for public health, global health, pharmaceutical, global health and related sectors. This list is not exhaustive so make sure you search beyond it when searching for jobs. People usually have more success if they speak to other professionals in their sector, network using LinkedIn, and are proactive.

URL GoinGlobal

This website has information and country profiles on working in many parts of the world and as a current student you can access the subscription version using this link.  If you are not a current student please continue to the main GoinGlobal website.

Page Applying to work in the UK

Information for international students on finding and applying for jobs both while you study and after graduation. 

Folder Medical CVs and portfolios

Resources providing insight into best practice for medical graduates writing CVs and/or developing portfolios, selected by specialist careers staff from various institutions in the UK. Produced in 2015 but still relevant. 

Page Equality and diversity

Advice on key diversity issues including gender, race and disability. You'll find out how to identify positive employers, decide how and whether to disclose your circumstances and get an understanding of your rights.

Doctoral researchers File PhD CV tailored for academic opportunities
File PhD CV tailored for industry opportunities
Sourcing and applying for jobs (recordings) Page CV writing

A series of short recordings on CV writing plus recorded workshop from January 2022.

Includes a quick tips introduction, CVs for career changers, CV advice for those with less experience and a longer overview on writing a good CV.

Page Applications
Page LinkedIn: why use it and how to make the most of it

A series of short recorded resources on how to set up or improve your profile; connect with alumni and build your community; use LinkedIn to generate career ideas, research organisations and engage with content and people; plus one on monitoring your privacy settings on LinkedIn.

Page Interviews
Page Job hunting

Advice and guidance on sourcing opportunities, including how to build networks and approach organisations speculatively.

Page LSHTM Connect

An introduction to LSHTM Connect, our alumni online community, which you can join whilst studying at LSHTM and use to connect with our alumni.

Page Applying to work in the UK

Recording of talk about visa options for working in the UK plus links to further updates.

Exploring career options (recordings) Page What are the options after my master's (or research degree)?

Information about career options which use the skills gained from your studies at LSHTM.

Page Choosing career options

Recordings of sessions on exploring career ideas and making career decisions.

Page Working with UN organisations

Recordings of career workshops with input from students/alumni with experience working in UN organisations plus alumni talks and panel discussions.  Also contains notes and slides from LSE International Organisations Days/Weeks and student presentation on Geneva-based organisations.

Page Changing direction from a clinical career

Resources for clinicians (both doctors and other health professionals) wishing to move into a non-clinical role.

Further study (recordings) Page Applying for a PhD

Information on sourcing PhDs or other doctoral level study, funding options and application advice.

Page Academic careers