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    Introducing ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development’ lecture series

Introducing ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Development’ lecture series

What is the future of aid? What does an inclusive Global Value Chain look like? Who drives climate-relevant policies in the rising powers?

These are some of the questions that will be answered over the period of two terms in the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice series. The Visiting Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of International […]

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Insider tips – working as a Trainee Solicitor

Guest blog by Nitika Patel, Trainee Solicitor at CMS:
I thoroughly enjoyed my law degree at LSE and I believe it gave me a strong foundation on the subject. Being surrounded by driven and motivated students, I found myself applying for insight days from my very first year. This proved invaluable as I gained exposure to different law firms, their […]

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What are you expecting from a Training Contract?

In this blog, Sarah Stockley from Vinson & Elkins explains why understanding how a firm structures its programme is an important factor. She started her training contract at Vinson & Elkins in 2006 and then qualified into the Complex Commercial Litigation department in 2008. Sarah was an associate and senior associate until the beginning of 2016, when she transitioned […]

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You don’t have to have a law degree to become a lawyer

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 what do you need?

excitement at the prospect of working closely with clients across all industry sectors (energy, financial services, social media, health – the law gets everywhere) to solve their […]

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Introducing: Meet an Alum

Where can you meet a professional voiceover coach and PR specialist, FMCG national account manager and research economist? They’re all LSE alumni coming onto campus as part of our Meet an Alum series!
What is Meet an Alum?
Now in it’s third year, Michaelmas Term will see 30 alumni visiting LSE Careers to meet students and talk about their careers. Every Thursday evening […]

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Interview advice and basics

‘Tell me a joke’ said the stern faced recruiter to the quaking candidate.

Interviews are scary! Whether you’re facing your first or your twentieth, interviews have the power to make even the bravest of us nervous and tongue-tied. Whilst we can all prepare for the most obvious of questions there is always the fear of the unexpected: questions like […]

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Alternative CV formats – functional or skills based CVs

As you know, one of the most important elements in your job search toolkit is your CV. If effective, it’ll play a key role in opening doors and ensuring you’re invited to interview. Of course it might be more accurate to talk of CVs. Your CV isn’t a one-off definitive generic document. It needs to be tailored for each individual application. […]

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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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How to keep your CV to two pages

Many recruiters tell us they get hundreds of applications per vacancy so have to shortlist CVs very quickly. It’s important therefore to keep your CV concise, on one or two pages (unless it’s an academic CV) and tailor it to the role you’re applying for.

We often see students who need help with what to cut out of their CV […]

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Experiences of teaching English abroad

Teaching abroad can 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. If you’re interested, read our tips on how to get started.

Here Francesca de Munnich, who completed the MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation at LSE in 2015 and now works as […]

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    5 ways to kickstart your career in International Development

5 ways to kickstart your career in International Development

Panellists at the recent ‘How I got my first job in International Development’ career panel gave some great suggestions on how to get your International Development career kick started. The panel was part of the LSE Careers International Development Events Programme (IDEP). For a full list of events and details, visit the IDEP website.

For those of you who couldn’t […]

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    “A big smile and a happy mind”: volunteering with Future Frontiers

“A big smile and a happy mind”: volunteering with Future Frontiers

Millie Dessent, a second year Intentional Relations student, currently volunteers as a Careers Coach for Future Frontiers. Future Frontiers is a London based charity that aims to “equip disadvantaged young people with the information, skills and mindsets to be able to realise their career aspirations”. Millie shares her experiences of volunteering below.

Through volunteering I have gained a greater understanding of […]

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Volunteering for Talking Spaces

As part of London Student Volunteering Week, LSE Volunteering Ambassador Kirin shares with her you experience of volunteering for charityTalking Spaces.
Hi all, my name is Kiran and I am a PhD student at LSE. As its London Student Volunteering Week, I thought I would write a small piece to illustrate how much of an impact volunteering can make in […]

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    LSE volunteers restore ancient orchard and harvest apples for cider

LSE volunteers restore ancient orchard and harvest apples for cider

On Tuesday 1 November, a group of LSE Geography and Environment Students travelled to Mill Hill Broadway to spend the morning volunteering with The Orchard Project.

The Orchard Project is the only national charity dedicated solely to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards. They work closely with community groups in hubs around England and Scotland helping to plant new […]

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Meet your Student Volunteering Ambassadors 2016/17

Each year the LSE Volunteer Centre recruits a number of  students to act as ambassadors for volunteering on-campus. This normally involves being on stalls around campus, posting blog entries and generally telling other LSE students how fantastic volunteering is! We’d like to introduce you to this year’s ambassadors and let them tell you why they signed up.

 
Alice Robinson
Hey! […]

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Careers in law for non-law students

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 what do you need?

excitement at the prospect of working closely with clients across all industry sectors (financial services, social media, health – the law gets everywhere) to solve their […]

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Greenwich Ecology Park: one-off volunteering

On Wednesday 12 October, a group of LSE students travelled away from the hustle and bustle of Aldwych and Waterloo, past Canary Wharf and headed east to North Greenwich. The students had signed up to spend their day volunteering as Nature Conservationists at Greenwich Ecology Park in conjunction with The Conservation Volunteers.

Nestled amongst building sites and bordering the river Thames, […]

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    BPTC scholarship deadline and upcoming events for students interested in the Bar

BPTC scholarship deadline and upcoming events for students interested in the Bar

Applications for BPTC Scholarships deadline
Final year law students, LLB graduates and master’s degree students with a qualifying law degree intending to take the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) starting in 2018, are advised to apply for a BPTC scholarship from one of the four Inns of Court.

Applications should be made direct to the Inns themselves, but students are only […]

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How to get your volunteering started

People often talk about why they volunteer. From benefiting communities and making a positive change, to finding new friends and developing skills: everyone has their own reasons why volunteering is for them, and all are valid. We talk a lot about the benefits of volunteering but often less about the how. Maybe you have decided you’d like to volunteer […]

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Volunteering is all fun and games

Here Lydia Makin, BSc Environment and Development, shares how volunteering alongside her studies led to paid work in the environmental sector after graduation. Lydia is currently working on a project recruiting London Clean Air Volunteers. You can find out more about the role and how to apply on CareerHub!
Coming from the South Wales Valleys, networking connections are significantly lacking compared […]

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