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How to make a great first impression

We all know that creating a good first impression is important. Even more so when you’re meeting with a potential future employer or wanting to build a relationship with an influential contact. Did you know that most people make up their minds about someone in less than a minute, and that it takes around 20 subsequent meetings to correct an […]

Let us know how we did in Lent term – your opinion counts

The time is coming up for the termly feedback survey for LSE Careers so expect a copy in your inbox soon. If you’ve attended a Careers event or seen one of the Careers Consultants this term, we would be very glad to hear from you. We use the surveys as an important source to shape the services we offer […]

It’s ok to not know what you want to do

Blog by LSE Careers Consultant Joanne Carrington:

As an LSE student you might be familiar with hearing about the career plans of your friends and course-mates, who seem to know what they want to do following their degree. They might even have a job lined up for after graduation and their next three years planned out. So if you don’t […]

Cristina Malaspina – Channel Marketing Manager, Nest

Cristina Malaspina completed the MSc Media and Communications at LSE in 2013. She now works as a Channel Marketing Manager for Nest.
“You must be willing to take risks, if you can spot some opportunities with them. It will always pay off!”
Find out more about Cristina Malaspina and her experiences on her graduate profile page.

How to balance your studies with your career plan

Balancing life in modern day London can be a challenge at the best of times. Living in a city that’s constantly in a state of hustle and bustle, with so much to do and so much time needed to do it, things can become a little overwhelming. On top of that all of you have your LSE studies to […]

FinTech and banks relationship: competitive or symbiotic?

Guest blog by RHB – learn more about RHB and the work they’re doing on campus Friday 31 March:
FinTech startups have existed for decades. The technology revolution and change in consumer mindset have helped startups evolve and launch to market faster. In comparison, large banks are still weighed down by legal processes and systems, which has been giving FinTech […]

Get CV and interview essentials in just two minutes

Need to write your CV or got an interview coming up? We’ve launched two online video guides to job searching. Designed to give you short and snappy essentials at your finger tips, they focus on how to write an effective CV and how to prepare for an interview.

In less than two minutes, get the key concepts of making your […]

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    How to make the most of LSE Careers if you’re not in London

How to make the most of LSE Careers if you’re not in London

If you are heading out of London at the end of the Term there are still a lot of ways you can use LSE Careers to maximise your employability. Here are six top tips to get you started:
1. Take a break
You’ve worked hard this term and taking some time to rest will only benefit you going forward.  A break is a great […]

Apply for Generation UK – China scholarships 2017/18

Applications for 2017/18 Generation UK – China scholarship programmes are now open:
Interested in studying Chinese language in the spice heartland of Chongqing, or in one of the fastest developing cities in Asia, Shanghai? If so, there are six different Generation UK – China academic scholarship programmes to choose from, ranging from 5-11 months in length, in cities across China, […]

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 […]

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    Advice for making the move from corporate to not-for-profit work

Advice for making the move from corporate to not-for-profit work

Studying for an LSE degree, MSc or PhD can be a transformational process. This is never more true than for our postgrads who have chosen a particular master’s to either confirm or change their career direction to the not-for-profit sector. When considering such a move it can helpful to think about it as a campaign rather than a more […]

Yitian Jing – Business Analyst, HSBC plc

Yitian Jing completed the MSc Finance at LSE in 2013. He now works as a Business Analyst for HSBC plc.
“I wouldn’t have missed my LSE experience for anything!”
Find out more about Yitian Jing and his experiences on his graduate profile page.

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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    Insider tips – careers in international development think tanks

Insider tips – careers in international development think tanks

Guest blog by LSE alum Sejal Patel who studied MSc Environmental Economics and is now working at the Overseas Development Institute:
International development is a wide field, covering a range of topics, and there is no single route to follow into a career in the field. That is what makes this career so exciting and dynamic. You have the flexibility […]

European internship opportunities – Brussels and beyond

Our annual careers fair in Brussels is taking place on Friday 24 March and booking is still open – it’s not to be missed if you’re interested in internships in Brussels.

If you’re interested in internships elsewhere in Europe, you can find a range of vacancies on LSE CareerHub including:

Communications and Advocacy Intern – World Food Programme, Italy
Internship – Public […]

Michael Martins – Economist, Institute of Directors

Michael Martins completed the MSc Economic History at LSE in 2013. He now works as an Economist for Institute of Directors.
“Best year of my life and it was crucial to helping me get to where I am and shaping who I’ve become”
Find out more about Michael Martins and his experiences on his graduate profile page.

How to get into an international career

Whether you want to go back and work in your home country or if you just want to use work as an excuse to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job outside of the UK. We have some great resources, both online and offline, that can get you started:

1. Country profiles 

On […]

LinkedIn tips for career changers

There are now over 460 million people based all over the world registered on LinkedIn, making it an incredibly powerful resource for any career changer. It’s worth considering carefully how its various features can help you navigate the process of securing a successful transition.

In the first instance, it’s as a research tool that LinkedIn will support your efforts, to […]

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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 […]

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    Jose Athie – Senior Reinsurance Product Developer, Swiss Re

Jose Athie – Senior Reinsurance Product Developer, Swiss Re

Jose Athie completed the MSc Finance and Economics at LSE in 2013. He now works as a Senior Reinsurance Product Developer for Swiss Re.
“Try to make the most out of this experience, meet as many people as you can, and most of all try to enjoy your time at LSE!”
Find out more about Jose Athie and his experiences on his graduate profile […]

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