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Working in the UK after your studies

Earlier this month we hosted a panel with representatives from LSE’s International Student Advice Team, the Head of Immigration at Penningtons Manches and an international resourcing director and manager of a Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) scheme.

The discussion was wide ranging, while acknowledging that government committees were due to report back and many other things were still very uncertain given the current […]

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It’s competition time!

Looking for an opportunity to win some great prizes, get creative or just up for a challenge? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Every month we’ll be sharing interesting competitions and opportunities for you to enter and get involved in. Prizes range from fast-tracks to interview stage, trips around the world, cash and vouchers (to name a few). So […]

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    Developing a CV for international development and communications

Developing a CV for international development and communications

Guest blog by alumnus Lee Bailey, MSc Development Studies 2012-2013 and Director of Communications at the Natural Resource Governance Institute.
I recently had the pleasure of returning to LSE to speak with a number of students about their interests in the international development space, as well as communications work. As the director of communications at a policy institute/NGO, I felt I had some […]

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Thinking of working as a teacher?

An important event is coming up for anyone thinking of working in schools as a teacher:
Get into teaching event in London (which gives a much broader perspective than Teach First)
Train to Teach London, 13 October 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in London at the Congress Centre.

Anyone interested in teaching as a career is encouraged to register on the Get into […]

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How to get your volunteering started

People often talk about why they volunteer. From benefiting communities and making a positive change, to finding new friends and developing skills: everyone has their own reasons why volunteering is for them, and all are valid. We talk a lot about the benefits of volunteering but often less about the how. Maybe you have decided you’d like to volunteer […]

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US and UK law firms: what’s the difference?

Guest blogger Charlotte Lewis-Williams shares her experiences and thoughts on the differences between US and UK law firms.
Choosing which law firms to apply to for a training contract can seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? If you are considering City law firms, you may be wondering what the difference is, if any, between US firms and UK […]

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How to decide what to do, when you don’t know what to do

Being unsure about your future career direction can feel a little daunting, especially if you’re surrounded by people who all seem to have a clear idea in mind of what they want.

It’s actually extremely common to not be sure of your career direction and career decision making is something that you will continue to do throughout your life.

We are […]

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Networking over the summer: top tips

As well as giving you that much-needed work experience, a chance to develop some key skills and generally bulk up your CV in readiness for the upcoming permanent job push, any kind of summer work provides a great opportunity to extend your professional network.  So as well as seizing all available opportunities to impress your colleagues with your skill, […]

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Options to find work over the summer

Now that your exams and final assignments have finished you may be wondering what to do with your summer. If you’re moving around then it can be difficult to get a head start on your future career and gain experience over the summer.

However, there are all sorts of experiences available that are both fun and flexible and will hopefully […]

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Four ways to make the most of your Parliamentary Internship

Polly Bass graduated from LSE in 2017 with an MSc in Social Policy. During her masters she worked for David Lammy, MP for Tottenham. In this guest post she offers her reflections as she nears the end of a 10-month placement with Lord Best, an independent Crossbencher in the House of Lords.
An LSE Parliamentary Internship is a fantastic opportunity to get […]

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    Graduating this year? Find out about your LSE Alumni community!

Graduating this year? Find out about your LSE Alumni community!

If you are graduating in July, congratulations and welcome to your LSE Alumni community! You have reached the end of your degree, but your association with the School is lifelong. You are part of a global network of 148,000 LSE alumni worldwide, brilliant people making tremendous contributions to business, government, education and civil society.

Wherever your life and career take […]

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To selfie or not to selfie?

We love a selfie here at LSE Careers. Whether it’s a picture of students, alumni or employers at one of our fairs or the volunteer centre sharing experiences of volunteers during a one-off, selfies are a great way to celebrate and share moments! But there are times where a selfie isn’t quite right, particularly in a professional context, namely […]

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‘When you work in Parliament, no two days are the same’

What’s life like as a Parlimentary Intern? In this blog Charlotte Sharman, reflects on her experience working as an LSE Parliamentary Intern for Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Charlotte is studying for her MSc in Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Government and undertook an internship between November 2017 – March 2018.
The LSE Parliamentary […]

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Staying Connected to Change Career

What happens when you get a lawyer turned social researcher, academic turned trade advisor, PR turned academic, banker turned educationalist, film classifier to property developer and finance turned film director in a room? Don’t worry, this isn’t a cue for a bad light bulb changing joke but the mix of alumni on a recent career changer panel (a couple of […]

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    How to get a job with the International Committee of the Red Cross

How to get a job with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was Matthew Clare’s “dream job”. Six years after completing his undergraduate degree, the 29-year-old from Lancashire managed to secure a role as an interpreter with the ICRC in Gaza. Has it met his expectations? And what advice would he give students looking to embark on a similar career?
Can you […]

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Interview with an LSE Alum: Dr Natalia Buitron

This week read all about LSE Alum and current LSE postdoc fellow Natalia’s experience and journey as student, teacher and researcher, and her plans for the future. We hope it inspires you!
Tell us about your career path to date.

After I finished my MSc in the Anthropology of Learning and Cognition at LSE, I started a PhD in Social Anthropology […]

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5 reasons to book a place at our 2018 Asia Careers Fairs

LSE Careers is once again collaborating with Imperial College London and The University of Cambridge to bring you Careers Fairs in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Last years’ fairs were a great success with several LSE attendees obtaining placements and job offers as a result of coming along. To book your place at one or more of the fairs, visit CareerHub.

Check the event pages to see […]

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Exclusive Resources for LSE Students

We have lots subscriptions to exclusive resources that you as an LSE student can access and utilise throughout your time at LSE. Below you’ll find information on each service, what it does and how you can access it. If you have any questions, you can always comment below or email us: careers@lse.ac.uk.

Exclusive job sites
We subscribe to four specialist job sites:

Policy Jobs
Political […]

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Who are startups looking for?

Sarah Bourke, Customer Operations Manager at Thriva, is our guest blogger this week! Sarah’s blog provides insight into what hiring managers in startups look for in candidates, and how you can stand out.
If you’ve seen The Social Network, you know what startups are all about. Fast-paced, high-pressure, and full of twenty-somethings in jeans revolutionising industries between games of table […]

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Life after the PhD: A Mature Student’s Perspective

Dr Keren Darmon spoke at our recent mature students’ lunch about her experience of working in the communications industry before studying for her PhD as a mature student. Keren is an associate member of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where she recently completed her PhD. Her thesis is a feminist media studies project, entitled “Representing SlutWalk London […]

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