So your summer’s nearly over and you’ll soon be heading back to LSE.

Hopefully you’re looking forward to seeing your friends and getting into your courses again. Alongside focusing on your studies and those all-important extra-curricular activities now is also a really important time to be thinking about your future career and setting yourself up to be in the best position for when you graduate.

If you’re a second year undergraduate you may well be thinking about applying for a summer internship or other types of work experience/activities that will enhance your CV over the coming year. If you’re a third year undergraduate you may be thinking about securing a job when for you leave LSE and trying to balance that alongside studying for your finals. There are a number of ways in which you can use LSE Careers to support you throughout the coming year:

Use CareerHub

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CareerHub is the place to access nearly all of LSE Careers resources. When you log on using your LSE username and password, make sure to update the ‘Preferences‘ section so that we can keep you informed with events and opportunities relevant to your interests. On CareerHub you can search for and book all of our appointments, CV discussions, practice interviews, and events including seminars, presentations, and fairs. We also have an exclusive jobs board with hundreds of opportunities!

Use our exclusive online resources

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We have a comprehensive website filled with information including sections on career planning, job hunting, employment sectors, and further study alongside specialist pages covering international careers and country profiles, postgraduate study, and information for disabled students. You can also use our Career Builder tool which can help you navigate the career planning process and find the most appropriate information and resources whatever stage you’re at.

Check out our Resource Centre

You can visit our Resource Centre on Floor 5 of the Saw Swee Hock Centre to use the space and browse the CV and cover letter and application form guides. We also have a library of books you can borrow on a huge range of careers-related topics including interviews, psychometric tests, academic jobs, creative careers, volunteering, and starting your own business – so come up and have a look to see if any of these interest you! There are also a lot of takeaway resources about sectors and employers that may help with your careers research.

Come in for a chat with a Careers Consultant 

One-to-one appointments are probably the most popular service we offer. There are lots of things you can use a careers appointment for – from getting some guidance on how to get your career planning started to getting your applications checked over. If you’re invited to an interview you can also book a practice interview with one of our careers consultants to help you feel more confident for the real thing. We run one-to-one appointments every day from 9:30am-5pm, with late appointments available until 8pm every Thursday during term-time. You’re entitled to four careers appointments and one practice interview per term. Additionally we have a Careers Consultant who specialises in supporting disabled students. Contact careers.disability@lse.ac.uk to book an appointment.

Attend a Careers event

LSE Careers breakfast

From events with our careers consultants, employer-led breakfasts and seminars to specialist events like Meet an Alum, volunteering, and LSE Generate’s entrepreneurship programme there’s something for every career interest and aspiration.

Get involved with the LSE Volunteer Centre 

LSE Volunteers at Ham House, Richmond

The LSE Volunteer Centre is part of LSE Careers, and as well as looking at opportunities on CareerHub you can book an appointment to discuss options for volunteering to suit your needs. Volunteering is a great way to develop skills whilst meeting new people, having fun, and giving something back to a community and can improve your career prospects. You may choose to volunteer for an ongoing period of time or you can take part in the one-off volunteering opportunities our team arrange. If you feel there are barriers to your being able to volunteer, such as time or location, have a look at our tips on how to overcome them.

Follow us on social media

Whether you’re a second year or third year, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn as there will be something for you – whether it’s the latest news; information on upcoming events; new graduate profiles; opportunities to get involved in volunteering and entrepreneurship; sharing your tips and experience as students, and more.

If you’re not sure about anything, come in and see us, call on +44 (0)20 7955 7135 or email careers@lse.ac.uk.

Once again welcome back and we look forward to seeing you at LSE Careers soon!

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