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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Oct 22 2014

How long should my CV be?

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CVimage‘How long should my CV be?’ is one of the most common questions we are being asked here in LSE Careers.  Invariably, our answer is ‘it depends’! That’s the thing about CVs – there just isn’t a definitive ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ way to do it but everyone has an opinion. No wonder people get confused! It’s about what’s most appropriate to your situation. The same holds true for the ‘one page or two’ question.

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Oct 22 2014

GoEuro Scholarship Programme

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LSE is now registered as an eligible participate school in the GoEuro Scholarship Programme. The winning student will receive a scholarship of €2000 and the chance to complete a 1-3 month paid internship at GoEuro’s Berlin office.

The scholarship programme aims to stimulate innovation and creativity by awarding the student with the best ”A Closer Europe” entry the opportunity to gain professional experience at a growing Berlin start-up company. Students must submit an entry showcasing their vision of a more connected Europe, whether that be in terms of transport, culture, communication or any other theme…

Entries will be accepted in a variety of formats from videos to essays, blog posts to YouTube clips, or whatever you can imagine! More information about the GoEuro Scholarship can be found at www.goeuro.co.uk/scholarship.

The deadline for applications is 15 December 2014.

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Oct 21 2014

Careers in law for non-law students

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law booksDid you know that you don’t have to have a law degree to qualify as a solicitor or barrister? Many legal employers recruit up to 50% of their trainees from non-law degrees. So if the legal profession is a career you are considering, what skills and attributes do you need? Here LSE Careers Consultant Morag Brocklehurst shares her insights, plus there’s a handy list of law-related events coming up at LSE Careers. Continue reading

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Oct 20 2014

Business etiquette – China and the UK

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shuxiu zhangIn this blog, Shuxiu Zhang goes into more detail about business etiquette and some of the main differences she’s seen between the UK and China.

Although similarities are bound to exist between cultures, the professional conduct of China and the UK do also differ. For example, in China, one often greets the other with a nod or slight bow. Such behaviour is not usually found when interacting with British professionals. Instead, British professionals usually greet each other with a firm hand shake and eye contact – behaviours that are often toned down in China. In a business environment, Chinese professionals usually address each other only by their family name and their professional title, such as Director Chen or Chairman Wu. Because formality is a sign of respect, using someone’s given name is usually avoided; and Chinese professionals tend to clarify how to address their counterparts very early in the meeting.

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Oct 19 2014

BP Ultimate Field Trip – let your ideas flow

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Please see the information provided by BP below:

At BP, we know the best ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, and that brilliance is out there just waiting to be discovered. The Ultimate Field Trip (UFT) competition helps us to do just that – discover it. Students from all over the world are invited to come up with diverse, complex and original solutions to real-world energy problems. And in the six years the competition has been running, their commitment, ingenuity and drive has continued to make a big impression on our senior executives. You could be the next team to amaze us.

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Oct 19 2014

The importance of failing – advice for entrepreneurs

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Guest blogger and LSE alumna Rolake Rosiji explores the importance of failing as an entrepreneur:

FAIL, FAIL, FAIL again, Fail better.

Since leaving LSE in 2009, I’ve worked in management consulting in London. I’ve had my share of ups and downs but working for a well known company made me feel better when things were down. Continue reading

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Oct 18 2014

Bloomberg Aptitude Test – 29 October

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LSE students can take the Bloomberg Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), a free multiple choice test that evaluates your abilities for career in finance, on 29 October at 6:30pm. All questions on the BAT evaluate aptitude rather than knowledge so you do not need to have a background in finance in order to do well on the test. The test takes place at the Bloomberg Offices in Finsbury Square.

Download the Bloomberg Aptitude Test – 29 October PDF for more information, or visit the BAT website to book.

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Oct 18 2014

Video interviews and the public sector

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videoWe first wrote a post about video interviews a few months ago but thought it was worth sharing some further insights as it becomes increasingly common that employers conduct video interviews. Frontline, the leadership programme for social work, has recently introduced video interviews. We had a meeting with the Frontline Recruitment Officer for LSE, Andrea Boden. She shares her top tips. Continue reading

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Oct 17 2014

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre Official Opening: LSE Careers drop-in CV appointments

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LSE Careers is running drop-in CV appointments for LSE students to celebrate the official opening of our new home, the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, on 24 October. Come to the LSE Careers Resource Area (SAW, 5th floor) between 10am and 2pm to discuss:

  • the style and content of your CV
  • targeting your CV for a particular sector and/or job role

Make sure to bring a hard-copy of your CV with you!

We are also running a Twitter quiz on the day – get involved for a chance to win a Unilever hamper.

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