SOAS Careers


At the SOAS Careers service we empower all SOAS students and graduates to make informed career decisions which will enable them to realise their potential and make a positive difference in the world.

We do this through data-driven research, the expertise of our staff, membership of The Careers Group, and collaborations with SOAS colleagues, alumni, employers, and other external organisations.

Services offered

All full-time and part-time SOAS students, online learners, and SOAS graduates are welcome to access a range of our services, depending on their status. We offer a consultancy service to academic colleagues and work in partnership with them to deliver bespoke careers education for each department annually.

Services offered include: 

  • Access to a range of specialist digital careers information and resources via MySOAS Student and online resources (e.g. GoinGlobal, Graduates First, CareerSet,, and online elearning pathways via CareersZONE.
  • An information room (SL62) containing resources on employment sectors, job-seeking skills, postgraduate study, and assistance with navigating our information resources.
  • Careers events, including alumni workshops and employer skills sessions throughout the year. View our Events Calendar and register your place on CareersZONE.  We also have a suite of recorded events and webinars, which you can view on MySOAS Student.
  • Access to jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities through CareersZONE.
  • Information and advice for Doctoral researchers and early careers researchers.
  • One-to-one careers guidance on how to decide on a career path, as well as information and advice on the application and interview process. If you have been invited to an interview, you can book a practice interview with a careers practitioner to get feedback on your performance and tips on how to approve. (Please note: appointments may be virtual or on campus, and the delivery method may be changed at short notice.)


Get access to jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities through our bespoke careers management system.

Opening hours

Opening times

  • Monday to Thursday (10:00am - 5:00pm) 
  • Friday (10:00am - 4:00pm)

Vacation and Spring Term Reading Week

  • Monday to Friday (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

Please note: we may occasionally close for staff meetings or training. Please do phone or check our social media if you are making a special journey to see us.

Diversity and accessibility

SOAS Careers actively seeks to support all students and tailor our services to their needs through our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan. If there is anything we can do to make your experience with us a more positive one, please let us know. 

If you would like to disclose a specific learning difficulty (SPLD), disability, impairment, or medical issue in confidence to one of our staff, please contact us via email at