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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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    Presidential Management Fellows applications open 23 October – 1 November

Presidential Management Fellows applications open 23 October – 1 November

The USA’s flagship leadership development programme since 1977, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program matches graduate students with federal opportunities across the country. A two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments and numerous networking opportunities which will enable successful finalists to develop skills they can take forward onto future careers in government or alternative sectors.

Finalists are hired by […]

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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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    Career options after a PhD. What are you thinking? How are you feeling?

Career options after a PhD. What are you thinking? How are you feeling?

Are you thinking about roles in or outside academia? Could you have both?
Are you feeling curious, confident, confused or concerned?

Career conversations with PhD students tend to focus on two employment sectors: in and outside academia. But in a complex labour market is there a simple binary divide between these employment worlds? Your future might involve both. Putting aside tricky questions about […]

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    Work it Out: What will work of the future look like? The Art of Work

Work it Out: What will work of the future look like? The Art of Work

Our work environment is transforming in exciting yet challenging ways. With the future being shaped by technological innovations and new job roles being created every day, it’s uncertain as to what the future workforce might look like. One thing, however, will remain the same: finding your purpose and fit.

For our next ‘Work it Out’ event, near Futurologists, Sandra Evans […]

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Work it out – creating meaning in your career

LSE Careers and LSE LIFE are excited to launch their new series ‘Work it Out: creating meaning in your career’. We’ve brought together a series of different events and speakers to help you think about what ‘meaningful work’ means to you. We hope that through these events you will emerge inspired, informed and interested in moving forward to become more aware of what […]

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Daniela Gorza – Economist, World Bank Group

Daniela Gorza completed the MSc Double Degree in Public Administration and Government at LSE and Peking University in 2013. She now works as an Economist at World Bank Group.

” Knowing people and keeping in contact has been vital for me”

Find out more about Daniela Gorza and her experiences on her graduate profile page.

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    Anoucheh Bellefleur – Energy Consultant, Capgemini Consulting

Anoucheh Bellefleur – Energy Consultant, Capgemini Consulting

Anoucheh Bellefleur completed the MSc Political Economy of Europe at LSE in 2013. She now works as an Energy Consultant at Capgemini Consulting.

” LSE has offered you a fantastic opportunity to higher this potential, so be proud and ambitious”

Find out more about Anoucheh Bellefleur and her experiences on her graduate profile page.

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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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    Investigate all avenues when pursuing your career path – tips from an LSE alum

Investigate all avenues when pursuing your career path – tips from an LSE alum

Guest blog by Leanne Snipper (BA Geography 2007) who is a Senior Risk Manager at BNY Mellon:
Choosing the organisation you want to work for is as equally important as the job you are responsible for. It’s easy to forget that your working life takes up a large proportion of each day and therefore your future happiness is just as […]

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    Come talk to charities during #CharityTuesday in Michaelmas Term

Come talk to charities during #CharityTuesday in Michaelmas Term

#CharityTuesday
Every Tuesday during term, the LSE Volunteer Centre invites a different charity to campus for Charity Tuesdays. #CharityTuesday started on social media platforms several years ago as a way of generating conversations and sharing thoughts about the third sector. It offers a great chance to find out more about the breadth of the sector and chat to current employees, but also aims […]

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Alex Dunn – Parliamentary Affairs, The Bank of England

Alex Dunn completed the MSc China Comparative Perspective at LSE in 2013. He now works in Parliamentary Affairs at The Bank of England.

“I chose LSE because of its reputation among employers and society at large.”

Find out more about Alex Dunn and his experiences on his graduate profile page.

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LSE Careers exclusive resources – Vault: Career Insider

Vault: Career Insider is an online tool that allows LSE students and alumni access to unlimited and comprehensive careers information and advice including:

worldwide company and internship ranking and reviews
industry guides, searchable by organisation, location and more
career path guidance, including profiles about different occupations
advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews and networking
company profiles to help you when researching employers
jobs […]

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Personal safety when working for an individual

Working for an individual can often be a great way to earn money on a part-time basis. Many students undertake this kind of work which can range from home tutoring or admin assistance to helping with childcare.

It’s important however that when thinking about working for an individual, you consider the potential risks to your personal safety first and foremost. Here are some […]

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    Part way through your PhD at LSE? Find out how LSE Careers can support you

Part way through your PhD at LSE? Find out how LSE Careers can support you

Blog by Catherine Reynolds, Careers Consultant for PhD students and research staff

Welcome to the new academic year to all our returning PhD students.

Part way through your PhD might be a good time to review where you are heading and make plans for the next few years and LSE Careers can help you.

The annual LSE Careers PhD programme brochure 2017/18 is also online; it […]

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    Ines Afonso Ferreira – PhD in International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA)

Ines Afonso Ferreira – PhD in International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA)

Ines Afonso Ferreira completed the MSc Political Economy of Late Development at LSE in 2013. She now is studying for a PhD in International Development at University of East Anglia.

“LSE was an opportunity to meet people from different countries and to experience life in London in a friendly and supportive environment.”

Find out more about Ines Afonso Ferreira and her experiences on […]

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