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    Destinations survey – why do we contact you six months after graduation?

Destinations survey – why do we contact you six months after graduation?

The destination survey has begun, for those of you who graduated between August and December 2016. The survey, which gathers information on what graduates go on to do after graduation, is known as Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE). It is commissioned by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), and all UK higher education institutions are required to run […]

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    Positioning yourself to ‘make the move’ from corporate to not-for-profit

Positioning yourself to ‘make the move’ from corporate to not-for-profit

While boundaries between sectors are becoming more blurred and moving between sectors increasingly common, making the move from the corporate to not-for-profit sector certainly throws up some of its own challenges. Here we share the wisdom of some panellists from a recent LSE Careers event discussing these career transitions to give you an insight into how to manage the […]

Five ways to get work experience this summer

It’s not too late to get some valuable work experience this summer and contrary to popular belief it doesn’t have to be in the form of an internship. Here are five options to think about:
1. Find a holiday job
There are plenty of organisations that require staff for the summer period – positions range from teaching English overseas, working as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#JustOneHour

#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 […]

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