About Sandip Samra

I am the Communications Coordinator for LSE Careers

How to make the most of the holidays

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the first two terms of the academic year. You’ve studied hard and played hard. But, a question we often get asked at LSE Careers is: how can I make the most of the Easter break? Here are our top tips for making the most of your time:

Relax – why not take some time […]

Insider tips blog series from alumni and employers

Throughout the past few months, we’ve posted blogs from LSE alumni and employers about what it’s like to work in certain sectors, including their advice for current students.
In this blog you can find a recap of what they said – check out previous posts too and look out for more posts this year!

Culture, arts and heritage
Guest blog by LSE […]

Making the move: Corporate to not-for-profit evening

On Wednesday 29 March, LSE Careers is hosting a panel and networking evening to support the career development of current students and alumni with 2+ years’ experience in the private sector who are interested in making the move from the corporate world to not-for-profit organisations.

The evening will begin with a panel discussion between 7 and 8pm when a group […]

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    Alumni networking evening – international development sector

Alumni networking evening – international development sector

If you graduated from LSE 2-5 years ago and have 2-5 years of experience working in the international development sector, LSE Careers would like to invite you to an alumni networking evening.

Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
Time: 6:30-9pm
Venue: New Academic Building (NAB)

The evening will provide a platform for informal networking with fellow alumni over drinks and canapés where you can […]

LSE Careers exclusive resources

Did you know that we have lots of subscriptions to exclusive resources just for LSE students? Simply follow the links, login with your LSE IT account details, and get started!
Visa sponsors in the UK
Search over 400 of the largest and most popular UK companies which are licensed to issue Tier 2 visa certificates with our visa sponsors search tool.
Online […]

How to get the most out of a mini-pupillage

Guest blog by Gunnar Schulte (LLB 2013) who is a pupil at a barristers’ chambers in London:
A mini-pupillage is work experience at a barristers’ chambers, usually for two to five days. Mini-pupillages can vary greatly in character. Mini-pupils usually sit with a barrister, or are assigned to a different barrister for each day of their mini-pupillage. The work experience […]

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 transition, 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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    Destinations survey – why do we contact you six months after graduation?

Destinations survey – why do we contact you six months after graduation?

The destination survey is underway for those of you who graduated in Summer 2016. The survey, which gathers information on what graduates go on to do after graduation, is known as Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE). It is commissioned by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) , and all UK higher education institutions are required to run […]

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    Should I stay or should I go? Five questions to ask for academic versus non-academic careers

Should I stay or should I go? Five questions to ask for academic versus non-academic careers

We’ve written some guidance on what to think about if you’re considering a PhD and here Ruth Garland, who’s just finished her PhD in media and communications at LSE (having returned to academia after a 25-year career in public sector PR) follows up. Ruth is currently teaching master’s students at Brunel University.
If you find halfway through your master’s, or towards the end […]

Careers FAQs – Lent Term

What if I haven’t been able to think about my career last term or attend any events yet?
That’s absolutely fine – it’s never too early or too late to get started! We know that depending on what you’re studying and at what level, as well as your personal and social commitments, it can feel like certain times of the […]

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    Prospective PhD students – learn more about what LSE Careers has to offer

Prospective PhD students – learn more about what LSE Careers has to offer

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re applying to study for a PhD at LSE or have applied and need to make a choice at some point. There are lots of things to consider when choosing a university, especially from a careers perspective. What careers will be open to you with an LSE degree? What careers support will you have […]

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    Common mistakes at interview – how to get it right first time!

Common mistakes at interview – how to get it right first time!

Now is a particularly busy time for job and internship interviews and to support you, here LSE careers consultant Viki Chinn reflects on her experience of interviews including why some students get it ‘wrong’ and how to ensure positive outcomes instead:
1. Failing to do your homework
There is a simple equation for interview preparation – the better you prepare, the more likely you are to get […]

Important notice – beware job scams

We’ve been alerted to a number of job scams targeting students. If you’re asked to pay money to apply for a job – don’t. If you’re asked to download software to apply for a job – think twice. For more information on the alert visit If you need more advice about whether a job opportunity is legitimate please contact […]

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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 careers […]

Interested in a career as a barrister?

Find out what it’s like to be a barrister
If you’re interested in finding out more about what barristers do, the challenges they face, and the skills and qualities required to be a successful barrister, this is an opportunity to meet two barristers who studied law at LSE on Tuesday 17 January.

Tim Cooke-Hurle is a barrister with Doughty Street Chambers […]

11 January 2017|Law, LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Getting started on your CV

If you haven’t written a CV before then it can be hard to know where to start but don’t worry! We have a few tips to help you get started and ideas on where to get further/individual advice.

Curriculum Vitae means ‘story of your life’ but don’t take this literally – be selective about what you include as in most […]

Welcome back to Lent Term – how LSE Careers can help you

If you didn’t get a chance to explore what we have to offer last term, it’s never too late; and if you did, we have the usual plus many more brilliant things planned for the rest of the year and beyond. We’re here to help you whether you know what you want to do or not, and we’re here […]

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    What’s happening in Lent Term? Careers fairs, seminars, breakfasts and more

What’s happening in Lent Term? Careers fairs, seminars, breakfasts and more

LSE Careers is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm, with late opening until 8pm on Thursdays. Our Resource Centre has lots of useful (and free!) materials for you to take away, as well as books you can borrow. Remember our appointments can be booked by those of you that aren’t sure what you want to do after […]

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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 […]

Happy New Year from LSE Careers!

Happy New Year from LSE Careers!

We reopen after the holidays on Tuesday 3 January so come in and see us for a one-to-one or book a Skype or telephone appointment (email us)!

1 January 2017|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

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