Oct 31 2014

Have you booked for the LSE Law Fair on 4 and 6 November?

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If you’re a budding lawyer wanting to work with clients on their legal issues or drive projects forward, then sign up for the LSE Law Fair next week. It’s an on campus careers fair over two nights – Tuesday 4 November and Thursday 6 November, 5;30-8pm - and is open to LSE students interested in a law career, even if you’re not doing a law degree. Continue reading

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Oct 31 2014

Working in the think tank sector

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brain2Earlier this week we were very lucky to have speakers from four different think tanks – ODI, Chatham House, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and RUSI - who shared their insights. For anyone who is interested in connecting research with the outside world, then working in a think tank might be for you. Here is a summary of their observations on ways into the sector, some of the things to consider and top tips.

The research environment: Research isn’t conducted in a ‘bubble’ and can be demand driven, often conducted under tight time pressures.  Researchers need to be responsive and flexible and able to adapt their research expertise to address different policy questions.  Successful researchers also need to be able to generate their own research proposals and funds and get their research ‘out there’. Continue reading

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Oct 30 2014

Working in the UAE: a guide for expat job seekers

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uaeThis guest blog has been written by Anshuman Kukreti, a professional writer and a keen follower of the job market in the Gulf:

When it comes to searching for international jobs, working in the UAE is increasingly becoming an exciting option. This can be attributed to the immense growth that the UAE employment sphere has witnessed in the past few years. Since 1973, UAE has undergone major transformation from a sandy desert to a modern state with high standard of living. From being a cluster of states in which the oil industry was the predominant revenue-generating sector, the UAE has found various other avenues including finance, construction and manufacturing, which have contributed immensely to the growth of its GDP. Continue reading

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Oct 29 2014

Applying for the Bar Professional Training Course in September 2015

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The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) is the next part of training to become a barrister, after your undergraduate law degree or the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

The full-time BPTC runs for one academic year; the part-time course for two years.  Note that all students are required to be a member of an Inn of Court before registration to the course.

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Oct 28 2014

“Go for it and work hard” – entrepreneurship roundtable with LSE alumni

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In the context of the celebrations marking the German Alumni Association’s 30th Anniversary, LSE Enterprise Germany organised an LSE Alumni Startup Entrepreneur Roundtable on 27 September in Berlin to showcase the talent and diversity of young LSE entrepreneurs, in cooperation with event partner Mila.

Berlin – home of a vibrant digital startup scene

Berlin, being one of the hotspots for young entrepreneurs to start their companies, is now increasingly competing with London to become the continent’s leading metropolis for digital start-ups, of which Berlin houses approximately 500. A new startup is founded every 20 minutes in the German capital and the industry is set to produce 100,000 new jobs by 2020, according to a study recently published by McKinsey. So, if you’re looking to get a tech job, Berlin could be your way in. Continue reading

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Oct 27 2014

Announcing the winners and answers for the LSE Careers Twitter Quiz

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hamperOn Friday, LSE Careers ran a quiz on Twitter to celebrate the official opening of our home, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. We are now delighted to announce the quiz answers and winners! Continue reading

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Oct 25 2014

Do you have what it takes to be an Undergraduate of the Year Award winner?

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Below is a guest post from TARGETjobs:

We’re searching the best universities in the UK to find the ten most outstanding undergraduates, and, as a penultimate year student, EDF Energy, E.ON, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gazprom, Laing O’Rourke, Mars, Mayer Brown and Rolls Royce are looking for you! You can only choose to enter one award though, so visit the website to find out more.

Practise key assessment-centre related, skills, network with employers and be crowned an Undergraduate of the Year Award winner 2015! Win Graduate jobs, internships and international placements, as well as trips to the USA, Dubai, continental Europe, Singapore and many other prizes. The London School of Economics had finalists for the awards in 2014, there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t go one step further and find a winner here in 2015!

Find out more at www.undergraduateoftheyear.com.

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Oct 24 2014

Competitions can be good for your career!

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I_Like_a_Little_CompetitionAlready this week a number of companies have approached LSE Careers to advertise their competitions. Running a competition can be a great way for an organisation to raise its brand across campus as well as engage with students on an ongoing basis. But what are the benefits for students taking part, other than potentially winning a cash prize, iPad, trip overseas or internship?

For many students thinking about what career areas to go into, competitions can be a way of ‘trying out’ elements of the role. There are often no degree year or degree class criteria too. This makes them particularly good for first year students looking to get some experience to put on your CV and demonstrating that all important career motivation. You often work with students from other backgrounds and courses so they are also a great way of making new friends and developing team skills in the process! If you are interested in entrepreneurship, competitions are one of the main ways of getting funding and support for your business idea – think Dragon’s Den for students!

Keep reading for a selection of useful websites and competitions covering a range of business areas and sectors so there should be something for everyone! There are plenty of other competitions available so don’t forget to do some of your own research. Continue reading

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Oct 23 2014

Hogan Lovells on-campus on 4 November – win up to £1,000 in travel vouchers

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Please see the information below, provided by Hogan Lovells:

Hogan Lovells offers the kind of experience that will help make you an outstanding international lawyer. Now, they’re offering a prize that can help you become a true citizen of the world too.
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Oct 23 2014

Volunteering at the SS Robin

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On 16 October a group of LSE students came together to redecorate the offices of the SS Robin, a historical ship of huge importance that will be opening to the public in 2015.

Organised in conjunction with CSV and The Peabody Trust the five students helped move office furniture, sort historical files, repaint the bathroom and throw away items no longer needed. By the time they had finished the office looked transformed! As a reward the students were given an exclusive preview of the ship.
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