About Sandip Samra

I am the Communications Coordinator for LSE Careers

Want to know how to perform well at interviews?

Interviews are definitely something you can research and practise and we’re here to help.

We’ve got an interactive workshop coming up 4 July where you can review your interview preparation, formulate suitable answers, and practise your technique with our careers consultants.

If you’ve been invited for an interview, you can book a practice interview as well.

We look forward to seeing you!

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    Want to get your CVs, cover letters, and applications in shape?

Want to get your CVs, cover letters, and applications in shape?

If you’re still in London/on campus this summer then one positive (of many!) is that you can come along to our events!

For example, our careers consultants are running seminars writing effective CVs, cover letters and application forms. These documents are often the first impression you make on an employer so come and find out how to make them as […]

Insider tips – training contracts and beyond

Guest blog by Emma Minihan (LSE LLB 2009) who is a Lawyer in the Government Legal Department:

Applying to GLD
I applied for my training contract in my final year of study at LSE, having decided during my second year that I didn’t want to be a lawyer! I found out about GLD (or Treasury Solicitor’s Department as it was then) […]

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    Want to learn more about successful networking and how to enjoy it?

Want to learn more about successful networking and how to enjoy it?

Are you nervous about networking? Come to our seminar 28 June to learn how to network effectively and build strong professional relationships for your job search and future career.

Knowing how to behave correctly can increase your confidence and comfort both in the workplace and at recruitment events. The seminar will provide you the opportunity to practise some simple techniques […]

Improve your skills in our mock assessment centres

Assessment centres are a critical part of the recruitment process for many employers. Employers use group and individual tasks to assess your skills against an established set of criteria.

So to support you, we run regular mock assessment centres to simulate parts of a typical assessment day and give you an overview of the types of tasks involved.

There are two […]

Want to know how to perform well at group exercises?

Group exercises are often part of the interview process/assessment centre, but they can take many forms so it can be difficult to know how to prepare.

We’re here to help though – come along to our interactive workshop on 21 June to get an introduction to typical group exercises, and learn what skills and behaviours employers are looking for.

You’ll have the opportunity […]

Final year students: Are you Graduate of the Year?

Guest blog by Adzuna:
While a university degree is the cornerstone of any graduate CV, work experience can help you stand out from the crowd.

But it can be challenging to find, which brings us nicely to Adzuna’s Undergraduate of the Year competition. Now in its sixth year, the competition recognises the brightest and best final year students, with a suite […]

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    Looking for a job? Get some immediate job hunting strategies

Looking for a job? Get some immediate job hunting strategies

Search for jobs and apply – sounds easy enough, except we know it isn’t always! If you’re looking for a job we’re here to help – on Tuesday 20 June we’ve invited a panel of recruitment experts to talk about how to look for an immediate job. They’ll also give you more information on the different recruitment opportunities open to you, and […]

Resources for people with previous job experience

If you’re an LSE student with 2-3 years’ work experience (or even more…), your requirements are likely to be different from students with less professional experience. You may be studying to enable a career change, or your studies may be more focused towards career progression. Either way, here are some resources to get you started/keep you going with all things […]

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    Not sure what career to go into? We can support you to decide

Not sure what career to go into? We can support you to decide

When you’re not sure what career you want to go into, it’s often easier to not think about it or hope it’ll all be ok in the end!

Whilst that isn’t a bad thing, and things can have a way of sorting themselves out, we’ve got an event coming up on 13 June which will get you thinking about how […]

Want to know how to use LinkedIn in your job search?

There’s lots of information online (and in your circle of friends and family we’re sure!) on how to set up a LinkedIn page and what goes on your profile. But what about actually using it rather than just having it live (and hopefully updated from time to time!)?

Well, we can help with that! We’ve got a seminar coming up […]

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    Your guides to writing CVs, cover letters and application forms

Your guides to writing CVs, cover letters and application forms

We have many resources available to help students make great applications to all employers throughout the year. For example, our How to write CVs and cover letters and How to complete application forms guides (available online and in our Resource Centre) are a great starting point. We’ve also updated our bank of CV and cover letter examples which are […]

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    What to do with your summer if you don’t have an internship

What to do with your summer if you don’t have an internship

Summer time is the perfect time to do something that’ll enhance your CV and employability and we’re holding lots of events over the next couple months, including what to do with your summer if you don’t have an internship on Thursday 8 June.

This seminar is the perfect opportunity to:

get familiar with alternative summer experiences to internships
consider your […]

We’re open all summer – how to make the most of it

LSE Careers is open all summer, offering events, one-to-one appointments and more!

Our Summer Term seminars (full event listings on CareerHub) start soon and run until 17 July. Our seminars are open to all current students and bookings open one week before on CareerHub.
Have a look below for the kinds of things we can help with; there’s something for everyone and […]

How LSE Careers can help you with your interview

Congratulations, you’ve been offered an interview – all those hours of writing the perfect application have paid off!

Perhaps you’ve been offered a telephone, Skype/video, or face-to-face interview. Maybe they’ll be asking you competency, strengths based, motivational, brain teaser, technical, case study, or situational judgement questions.

Whatever you’re due to face, LSE Careers can help support your preparation:

Read our interviews […]

Law Reform essay competition 2017

The Bar Council invites students aiming for a career at the Bar to enter their annual Law Reform Essay Competition. The essay (3000 words maximum) should ‘identify and make the case for a law reform which is desirable, practical and useful’.

students currently studying for or about to graduate from the LLB Law or BA Law and Anthropology (ie. […]

How to best use jobs boards

Guest blog by Corinne Hutchinson at
It is time to find a job, but where do you start? Today, there is a wealth of information available on the Internet and it can be mind-blowing. Job boards have become a very popular tool to finding a job but with many different types, functionalities, tools, features, specialisms and locations it can […]

Types of CV and when to use them

There are different formats you can use for your CV to show your skills and experiences in the best way, tailored to the role which you are applying to. You may present the same information but in a slightly different way with alternative headings and structure.
Traditional or reverse-chronological CV
This is the most common type of CV and is suitable […]

How to make the most of a client secondment from a law firm

Guest blog by Thomas Manjaly (LLB, 2011) who is an Associate at Vinson & Elkins RLLP:
‘How would you like to join a client on secondment for six months?’ The question from my supervising partner was out of the blue but it taught me a lesson which would serve me well during my time at the client – to expect […]

How to prepare for starting your PhD

Blog by LSE PhD student Hannah Cottrell:

1. Funding – know your options
This can be one of the main obstacles for many people wishing to pursue postgraduate study, especially for PhD students who are committing 4-5 years of their time, effort and money. When applying for PhD positions make sure you know what kinds of funding are available to you […]

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