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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 […]

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 […]

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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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    Mary-Jay East – Senior Parliamentary Adviser, Policy Research Unit

Mary-Jay East – Senior Parliamentary Adviser, Policy Research Unit

Mary-Jay East graduated from LSE in 2011 with a masters in global politics. She now works as a Senior Parliamentary Adviser for the Conservative Party.

“LSE definitely gave me the exposure to the gold standard of research and ideas about politics and international relations that is sought after in both academia and business.”

Read more about Mary-Jay by viewing her full […]

7 ways to volunteer

Yllka Krasniqi is a second year BSc Government and History student and a Student Volunteering Ambassador. Here she writes about seven ways in which you can enhance your skills whilst helping others.

1. Want to become a better listener?
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. The charity helps young people take on any challenge they could […]

Thinking of working abroad?

Whether you want to establish yourself in another country or want to use work to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job or experience abroad. We have some great resources, both online and offline, and tips that can get you started moving on after your studies:

 
1. Know yourself and what you’re […]

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    Danielle Da Silva – Founder and Executive Director, Photographers Without Borders

Danielle Da Silva – Founder and Executive Director, Photographers Without Borders

Danielle Da Silva studied a masters degree in environment and development in 2011. She now works as Executive Director for a non-profit organisation she co-founded, Photographers without Borders.

“I essentially created this job for myself after years of exploring and learning not only how I can apply my many oddball skills to a meaningful cause but also what made me happy. This […]

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#JustOneHour

The LSE Volunteer Centre is very proud of the number of students that volunteer during their time at LSE. You told us last academic year that the main reason holding you back from volunteering was you didn’t feel you had enough time to commit to regular volunteering whilst successfully completing your studies. As a result, this term we’ve expanded our […]

How to set short, medium and long term goals

Blog by LSE Careers consultant Danny Wilkey:

Why is it important to set goals? Let’s begin with some common interview questions:

Where do you see your career in five years’ time?
Why did you choose that course?
Tell me about yourself

These questions assume you’ve not only thought about your career goals but you are able to articulate them. So having a […]

How being part of an LSE society can help your career

Being part of a society during your time at university is one of the easiest ways to tell a potential employer that you are a team player who fully contributes to the institution you’re a part of, be it your place of study or place of work.

If you regularly attend socials of a society, or if you are a […]

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    Nick Cherrier – Senior Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Nick Cherrier – Senior Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Nick Cherrier studied a masters degree in European political economy in 2011 and is now Senior Consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners.

“If you are interested in management consulting, you should expect a lot of travel and a lot of responsibilities from day one. What you will need to succeed is the ability to perform under pressure (the deadlines are tight), analytical skills to find […]

How being part of an LSE sports team can help your career

Being in a sports team is a unique experience that gives you a very specific and valuable set of skills. You can put these skills on your CV or include them in your cover letters, and if you demonstrate how these relate to the job description then your sports team membership can be as valuable as work experience.

Below we’ve […]

Top ten interview essentials

So you have an interview coming up. Don’t worry: here are our top ten interview essentials which should help you get through it!

 
1. Prepare thoroughly

Whether this is the job that will be the start of your career or just something to make some money over the holidays, you need to prepare for your interview. This means knowing about the company, the […]

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 […]

Finding an alternative internship

When you hear the word ‘internship’ what goes through your mind? A summer stint you should do if you want to join a bank or a professional services firm? A position in the City that involves finance or corporate know-how? It won’t come as a surprise to many of you that numerous students at LSE do select more formal, structured internship […]

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    Austin Vevurka – Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives

Austin Vevurka – Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives

Austin Vevurka completed the MSc in Political Theory at LSE in 2010. He now works as the Communications Director at the U.S. House of Representatives

“I chose this job because I believe in the importance of public service. I feel that I have a responsibility to help those who are less well off. I am passionate about politics and public service and feel […]

Daniel Thomas – Editorial Chief, Ringier Studios

Daniel Thomas completed the MSc in Global Politics at LSE in 2009. He now works as an Editorial Chief for Ringier Studios in Vietnam.

“My best advice is to put aside some money so that you can feel comfortable applying for an un/low-paid internship, because unfortunately that seems like what needs to be done for entry into many government, INGO and IO positions […]

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