Oct 1 2014

What do LSE graduates go on to do?

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With many of you just starting, or starting back at LSE, one of the questions we are getting asked is, ‘what type of work can I go into with my degree?’ The answer is, many different things! Here we will highlight some of the most useful resources for finding out where graduates go.

Probably the best place to start when thinking about your future career options is to have a look at what previous students from your programme have gone on to do.  Do have a look at the LSE Graduate Destinations section of the website.  You can use the Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMS) interactive tool to search destinations by department and even by degree programme.  There’s also a searchable database of graduate profiles too.

untitledWe have also just received our latest copy of Career Insights, a careers magazine featuring over 30 LSE alumni talking about their careers and sharing their top tips for job hunting. Many of the roles they are doing are open to graduates from different academic backgrounds so again it’s a good way of finding out about some of the different options open to you. Do come in to LSE Careers on the 5th Floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre to pick up your free copy.  You can also access the online magazine via our website.

Do keep a look out too for departmental careers talks and alumni careers panels  where you can get to talk to people from your department and degree programme to find out more about what their jobs involve. Finally, don’t forget you can come and have a chat to a careers consultant.  We specialise in helping students thinking about career options and what things you can do with your degree.

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Oct 1 2014

Working for international organisations

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Here Robin Broadway, a careers consultant at LSE Careers shares some of his many insights into working for an international organisation along with details about one of our biggest events of the year, International Organisations’ Day.

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Oct 1 2014

The Travellenge: Challenge momondo and WIN €5,000

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Momondo is looking for creative students from 16 nations to present a  business/marketing plan for the travel and tourism industry. The judging board will select the best team for every country that will be prized with a 2 day travel to Copenhagen (flight+hotel included) and the “e-travel Master Class” course taught by experts in momondo, Google, FB and MEC Denmark. Here you will have the opportunity to pitch your project to the experts to have the chance to win the €5000 prize.

Find out more info here.


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Sep 30 2014

Applications now open for LSE Parliamentary Internships

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LSE Parliamentary Internships are open to incoming postgraduate students from all academic departments in the School. They are available with Members of Parliament from all political parties, Peers in the House of Lords and with the House administration

Internships are part-time and run during the Michaelmas and Lent Terms.  To get the most from your internship we advise you to volunteer for up to fifteen hours per week through to the Easter break.

A typical internship may include:

  • Office support
  • Research and preparation of briefings
  • Parliamentary monitoring
  • Drafting of speeches and press releases
  • Constituent casework support – including managing written, telephone and email correspondence

To find out more about the opportunities, visit the LSE Parliamentary Internships section on the LSE Careers website and if you’re interested complete an internship registration form to be able to access live opportunities.

We’ll be adding more internships over the next few weeks, so keep checking back to see what’s available.

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Sep 29 2014

Svetlana Nesterova – Fixed Income Rates Sales, UBS

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Svetlana Nesterova
Graduated: BSc Government and Economics (2005), MSc Comparative Politics (2006)
Occupation: Fixed Income Rates Sales at UBS AG
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Sep 27 2014

New CareerHub interface from Monday 29 September

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LSE Careers is delighted to announce that we are launching a new, updated version of CareerHub on 29 September in time for the start of Michaelmas term.

The new CareerHub interface is easier for students to use and includes more advanced events and jobs search options. We hope you like it!

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Sep 26 2014

Student Focus – get paid to complete online questionnaires

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Student Focus, in association with The Times newspaper, is the nationwide student research programme on graduate recruitment:

Student Focus requires final year students from the LSE to complete online questionnaires about your job-hunting experiences. You can earn approximately £10/hour for each completed questionnaire.

Places are strictly limited and taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at www.studentfocus.net.

Signing up takes no longer than a minute and registration closes once the required number of students has signed up. Please check your inbox for a validation email upon completion of the signup process.

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Sep 25 2014

42% of LSE students volunteer

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Research completed by the LSE Volunteer Centre shows that over 42% of LSE students volunteer during their time at the School and that 96% of those that do volunteer would recommend it to a friend.
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Sep 24 2014

Work at LSE Careers: Student Experience & Operations Assistant

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LSE Careers is looking to recruit an assistant to support the work of the Student Experience & Operations Team. You will be assisting the team in a variety of areas including, marketing, research, administration, customer service and web and new technologies.  A part of this role is to act as a first point of contact for students and graduates wishing to access LSE Careers services and respond to a wide range of careers enquiries.

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Sep 23 2014

International Volunteering: A Shift in Thinking

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Ruth Taylor, who is coming to LSE to undertake an MSc in Human Rights in October, is currently volunteering in Ghana as KickStart Ghana’s Volunteer Coordinator. She is blogging about her experiences and some issues facing the overseas volunteering sector. You can view the original blog here.

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