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Short noticeboard posts to display on the LSE Careers website.

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    Students with disabilities – apply to attend Access to Employment 2018

Students with disabilities – apply to attend Access to Employment 2018

As Careers Consultant for disabled students I often get asked questions about whether employers will view a candidate negatively if they disclose a disability. Understandably there may be concerns about a lack of understanding or an unwillingness to make adjustments and, more often than not, you may not know the support you’re entitled to or how to handle situations […]

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    First year spring weeks, insight programmes, and alternatives 2017/18

First year spring weeks, insight programmes, and alternatives 2017/18

With Michaelmas Term now well underway many LSE students are already focusing on the holidays, exams and beyond! LSE Careers is open to all students of any year group and at any stage in your career. We’re always very happy to speak with first year students and have been seeing some of you over the past few weeks. Question […]

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Taking the Career Plunge

Guest blog from Tamara Oprea, Associate Director Sales and Business Development – Financial Markets at IHS Markit Ltd.
“There I was, after all those years of studying and hard work, with a Banking, Finance and Management degree under my belt, ready to take on my career! So many paths and career choices, from banking to corporates, to analytics, to financial […]

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science summer programme

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is Japan’s leading funding agency and is largely funded through annual subsidies from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

The agency is currently accepting applications for their Summer Programme which provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on […]

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A career in the charity sector: it’s all about skills

Since graduating in 2016 in MSc Human Rights at LSE Ruth has gone on to work for Amnesty International and now Child.org as the Charity Apprentice Manager. Here she explains about the scheme and how it can help equip you with the right skills to move in to the charity sector.
Like many people, my time campaigning, volunteering and fundraising […]

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    Career advice I wish I’d told my younger undergraduate self!

Career advice I wish I’d told my younger undergraduate self!

Hearing four final year undergraduate Geography students talking candidly with a group of first and second year students, with a wisdom beyond their tender years, prompted me to share their insights with a wider audience.  Whether a student of Mathematics, Anthropology, Economics, Government, Sociology or any of the other undergraduate courses on offer here at the LSE, their advice […]

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    Spend next summer studying in the United States with the Fulbright Commission

Spend next summer studying in the United States with the Fulbright Commission

Overseas study can make any CV standout as well as being a fantastic experience and opportunity to learn career enhancing skills. The Fulbright Commission have just announced the opening of applications for the Study of the US Institutes (SUSI) on Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Issues, and Civic Engagement.

This opportunity allows students from all over Europe travel to the United States to […]

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    Wondering how to find fulfilling work? Try these top tips from our ‘Work It Out’ series

Wondering how to find fulfilling work? Try these top tips from our ‘Work It Out’ series

Today more than ever, we want to find work that pays the bills and is also meaningful to us. But how can you go about it so your work aligns with your passions and makes you bounce out of bed in the morning? LSE Careers and LSE Life has engaged a range of career specialists to help you answer this question […]

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How to plan your PhD application

The LSE Careers team have been seeing quite a few students asking about the process of applying for a PhD.  Here Hannah Cottrell, a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology, shares her insights into the process and some of the things you need to think about when putting together a PhD application.

Know the PhD application requirements inside out […]

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13 November 2017|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|
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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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Lukas Slothuus – PhD student in Politics, University of Edinburgh

Lukas Slothuus completed the BSc Government at LSE in 2013. He is now studying for a PhD in Politics at University of Edinburgh.

I had my heart set on going to university in a big city – LSE was the obvious choice

Find out more about Lukas Slothuus and his experiences on his graduate profile page.

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Six reasons your CV might be holding you back

Guest blog from Aspire, a graduate recruiter in the media, sales, marketing, digital and creative sectors.
The internet is filled with endless tips on how to put together the ideal CV so why don’t we focus on what NOT to include in your CV instead? These tips are just as important, and will ensure you are putting yourself across in the […]

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25 October 2017|CVs|0 Comments|

Preparing for a career in academia

PhD students and researchers wanting to pursue an academic career will need a range of experience, built up during (and after) the period of PhD study.
LSE PhD Graduates tell their tales of progressing into academia

Ruth Garland (Media and Comms 2014) “an emerging scholar at 50 – odd” now Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire
David Hope (Government […]

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24 October 2017|PhD, Research|0 Comments|
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    Thienthai Sangkhaphanthanon – Founder and Editor in Chief, Reborn Digital Media

Thienthai Sangkhaphanthanon – Founder and Editor in Chief, Reborn Digital Media

Thienthai Sangkhaphanthanon studied BA History at LSE. He now works as Founder and Editor in Chief at Reborn Digital Media.

” All of my key communication abilities are built and honed from my time as a LSE student”

Find out more about Thienthai Sangkhaphanthanon and his experiences on his graduate profile page.

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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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Starting again: an ‘emerging scholar’ at 50-odd?

Guest post by Ruth Garland, LSE PhD alumna:
A late career change is exciting and energising but it throws up many contradictions. Last week, for example, I was honoured to be asked to chair a conference session on behalf of the youth section of the European media and communications research association, ECREA. I was one of the oldest people in the […]

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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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From LSE to the Fast Stream

Guest blog from Nathan Prakash Paterson, who graduated with a BSc Economic History with Economics degree in 2014 from the London School of Economics. During his time at university he completed the Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) before spending time overseas with an NGO in Kenya and the graduate management consulting programme of a multinational firm.

He then […]

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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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Five biotech career options for non-scientists

Guest post by LSE MSc in International Management alumnus, Yannick Skop:
It has been a booming decade for biotech, not just in the stock market, but also in real, impactful advances in human knowledge. Just as I started writing this blog post, we learn that for the very first time, scientists have managed to edit the faulty DNA of embryos, preventing […]

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