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Networking – simple techniques

It can be difficult to know where to start when developing your network as a student, but we’re here to help! Here are five pointers to get you networking in various contexts including employer/sector events, careers fairs and approaching people speculatively via online platforms such as LinkedIn:
1. Preparation
You’ll feel more confident approaching people at employers/sector events if you have […]

How to write effective application forms

If you’re applying for jobs then you will have discovered that filling out application forms can take a lot of time and effort. Effective preparation and doing your research will help you to stand out from the crowd though – here are a few tips to help you along the way!
Get the basics right
This might seem obvious but it’s […]

How to find fulfilling work

We all want a job that stimulates us, inspires us and goes beyond the pay cheque, right?  There are lots of different theories – and even several books – on how to find a job you love. One of the best we’ve come across, ‘How to Find Fulfilling Work’ from Roman Krznaric at the School of Life, has several interesting, […]

Thinking about postgraduate study?

Thinking about applying for postgraduate study? There are many good reasons to take this step but it’s a big decision with time and financial implications. You’ll need to consider lots of factors so here are a few points to help you get started:
Where do you want to study?
It’s important to research different institutions and think about your criteria. Whether […]

Thinking about teaching English abroad?

Teaching abroad can be a great way to expand your horizons, learn new skills and travel. Here are some tips to get started:
1. Research
If you plan to move halfway around the world to teach English, research all aspects of your international adventure to make it as successful and rewarding as possible. You can use Going Global to research financial […]

How to balance your studies with your career plan

Balancing life in modern day London can be a challenge at the best of times. Living in a city that’s constantly in a state of hustle and bustle, with so much to do and so much time needed to do it, things can become a little overwhelming. On top of that all of you have your LSE studies to […]

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    Chinese students – securing a job in China after graduation

Chinese students – securing a job in China after graduation

With a population of 1.3 billion, China recently became the second largest economy and is increasingly playing an important and influential role in the global economy.

There are many reasons why Chinese students with an international education are in demand in China. The core advantages of studying abroad are the improved English language skills and the broadening international networks which […]

1 February 2017|China, LSE Careers|1 Comment|

International students – how to find work in the UK

With the current uncertainty over visa regulations in the UK following Brexit it’s difficult for international students to find the best way to approach the UK job market. Here we outline some things you may want to consider if making applications in the UK.
The current graduate recruitment market in the UK
Highfliers Research conducted a survey of UK based graduates […]

28 October 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Is Management Consultancy right for you?

LSE Careers recently held a panel to provide students with an Introduction to Management Consultancy. The panel covered various topics of interest to those considering a career in Management Consulting.

Christian Atherton from Simon Kucher & Partners provided an overview of the management consulting sector as it currently stands. A breakdown of the different type of consultancies, including Tier 1, […]

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    International students – making the most of your time studying in the UK

International students – making the most of your time studying in the UK

We’ve asked some international LSE alumni to provide their top tips on how to make the most out of your time studying in the UK and this is what they’ve come up with:
Continue to develop your English skills
Many students realise when they arrive in the UK that the level of English level requirement to pass IELTS and TOEFL may not be […]

21 October 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Consultancy careers – options and alternatives

Many LSE students are interested in consultancy as a career and indeed some do go on to work for consultancy firms. But when it comes to consultancy careers it’s not all about the big firms on campus. Of course there are the names every student knows like McKinsey, Bain and BCG but in reality these firms don’t have huge […]

Selection processes

Once you successfully get through the first stage of the application process to the next round – you’re on your way from being a possible employee to a probable employee and should feel proud that your application has impressed your potential employers.

There are, however, a number of ways in which an employer may assess your suitability for a job […]

Insider tips – teaching languages abroad

Still thinking about what to do this summer? Teaching abroad could be a fantastic way to enhance your communication and project planning skills whilst giving you an opportunity to travel and experience the culture of another country.

Gracie Roman is currently studying at LSE and has outlined her experience teaching abroad below. She is studying for an MSc in Gender, […]

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