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  • Book an appointment with a careers consultant

    Appointments with a Careers Consultant are available in G27, Keppel Street every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. If you have trouble booking an appointment, please email: careers@lshtm.ac.uk

    We are happy to arrange telephone, skype or email appointments. Please book an appointment below and then email us (careers@lshtm.ac.uk) with your name, appointment time/date and your contact details.

    PLEASE ENSURE YOUR TIME ZONE IS SET TO UK TIME, as this affects the appointment times that you see.

  • Events

    Here you can find details of upcoming workshops, forums and careers fairs, as well as external careers events that you may wish to attend. You can also download the careers newsletter for more information (click on the folder at the bottom of this section).

    Details of events in the Autumn term are listed in the Careers 2017-18 leaflet below

    Please scroll down to the next section to access slides from the workshops or recordings of previous events.

  • Missed an event?

    This section includes recordings of talks and presentations at the school including Alumni Careers talks. To access slides from the programme of lunchtime careers workshops click on the 'Slides from Careers Workshops 2016-17' folder at the bottom of this section.

    "Careers and Creepy Crawly Cases in Parasitology", Bobbi Pritt alumna talk, 12 June 2017 - access the recording here.  Dr Pritt is Director, Clinical Parasitology; Co-Director of the Vector-borne Diseases Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

    Vanessa Kerry alumna talk, 7 April 2017 - access the recording here.  Dr Kerry is the co-founder and the CEO of Seed Global Health and an Alumna of the Health Policy, Planning and Financing Masters at the School.  Notes from the talk can be accessed here.

    Global Health Careers Forum, 22 Feb 2017 - access the audio recording here: 

    There is also a video recording here but the camera is not focused on the full panel so you may find the audio recording more helpful.

    Academic Careers Forum, 30 Nov 2016 - access the recording here (this is an audio recording only)

    LSE International Organisations Day 12 Nov 2016 - access recordings using this link .  Please do not share these except with other LSHTM students.  Access feedback notes from students who attended here.

    Use this link to access the slides from the CHAI presentation on 24 October 2016

  • About the careers service

    Welcome to the LSHTM Careers Service, part of The Careers Group, University of London

    Who can use the LSHTM Careers Service? • Current full-time or part-time students at the school - including researchers • Recent graduates of the LSHTM (who graduated within the last two years).

    What We Offer:

    • Employability talks, workshops and coaching sessions, delivered by employers and careers consultants 
    • One-to-one guidance with professional careers consultants 
    • One-to-one CV and application form advice 
    • Practice interviews with a consultant - experience a real interview situation, receive feedback and tips for improvement 
    • Access to college career events and Careers Group events 
    • Access to a range of online vacancy services 
    • An online library of information on the labour market, occupations, job-seeking skills, post-graduate study and specialist professional training

    Feedback: If you wish to give feedback on the careers service or make any other comments or complaints, please email careers@lshtm.ac.uk


    You said - we did

    Student feedback indicated...

    ...you would like more contact with alumni.  On 15 May we ran an alumni networking event for students to meet alumni working in a range of sectors.

    ...many students would like to see a wider range of organisations at our Careers Information Fairs, including more organisations recruiting non-clinicians.  At the recent Careers Information Fair on 3 May a number of different employers attended, and almost 50% of organisations at the event were recruiting for roles other than clinical roles.  Full details of the organisations which attended are available on the careers page of Moodle (at the bottom of the 'Missed an event' section).

    ...you would like more information about employers both in this country and overseas.  We recruited four student ambassadors to conduct informational interviews with representatives of organisations in this country and overseas.  The first of their written up reports are in the 'Employer Information' folder in the Public Health, Global Health and Life Sciences Careers section below.

    • Public health, global health and life sciences careers information

      The 'Employer Information' folder below contains first hand information about a range of employers, gathered by the careers student ambassadors who personally interviewed representatives of those organisations.  Employers covered so far:

      • MSF
      • GAVI
      • Abt Associates
      • Costello Medical
      • Child Family Health International
      • UNICEF (Kenya)
      • CHAI
      • QuintilesIMS
      • GSK
      • Global Envirionment and Technology Foundation (GETF)
      • Independent Consultancy
      • Policy Wisdom
      • Camden and Islington Public Health
      • Women Deliver
      • World Health Organisation
      • GOAL
      • Sanofi
      • PSI
      • Science Metrix
      • Lao Friends Hospital for Children


      To view destinations of graduates from LSHTM MSc courses over the five years from 2011-2016 click here.  To find out more about the career paths of some of our alumni, click here.


      Keep up to date with global health news and commentary from PSI: http://psiimpact.com/impact-19/

    • Information on other careers

      You may be interested in exploring other career options outside of Public Health, or have additional interests that you may want to pursue in tandem with Public Health.

      https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ and careers tagged offer some great information on a range of occupational profiles, some of which we have included in the folder below;

    • Finding jobs

      In this section you will find resources on finding jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities. 

      For more information about working abroad, please visit International Futures and International JobOnline.

    • Applying for jobs (CVs applications etc.)

      Here you will find advice on writing a CV, completing an application form, preparing for interview and psychometric tests. Including seven resources on CVs and application portfolios for medics produced by specialist careers staff from various institutions in the UK. 

      If you will be attending an assessment centre, or need to do online tests, use the assessment day tool to practise: https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/careersgroup.  You will need to use your LSHTM email address to register.



    • Postgraduate study & funding

      In this section, you will find resources about postgraduate study, research and funding, in the UK and abroad. You will also find a section dedicated to Early Careers Researchers. 

      Following the Academic Careers Forum on 30 November, here is some information about applying for PhDs, including deadlines for applications.

      Details of the Nuffield Department of Population Health (University of Oxford) DPhil opportunity (deadline for applications 6 January 2017).

    • Equality and diversity resources

      In this diversity matters series, specialists from AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) provide their 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.

      Disability and Mental Health

      Religion and Belief

      Sexual Orientation 

      Transsexual and Transgender Issues

      Social and Class Issues

      Refugee and Asylum Seekers

      Political and Ethical Issues

      Race

      People with a Criminal Record

      Gender

      Age

      • International students

        In this section you will find information and resources for International Students.

      • Working outside the UK

        In this section you will find resources on working abroad in regions such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East. For more information about working abroad, please visit International Futures and International JobOnline.

        • Opportunities

          MentorNet is a global health mentoring programme that connects students and young professionals (SYPs) interested in global health with experienced professionals in the field. It is run by the Canadian Society for International Health and further details can be found here.  Please note the application deadline, which is 20 October.

          • Careers newsletters

            Download a copy of the careers newsletter here