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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
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    Nominees for the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2018

Nominees for the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2018

The LSE Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce the nominees for the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year award, won by Future Frontiers in 2017.

This year eight organisations have been nominated based on their involvement of activities on campus, quality of the opportunities open to LSE students, number of recruits and feedback from students who have volunteered with them. The nominees are:

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LSE Volunteer of the Year 2018 nominations

This year, the LSE Volunteer Centre was fortunate enough to receive nominations for 33 students for the LSE Volunteer of the Year award. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a massive well done to all the nominees. You’re volunteering has been invaluable and your nomination is a recognition of your great efforts! Selecting a winner will therefore be challenging, as […]

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Exploring LSE: IntoUniversity Campus Visit

Back in January, the LSE Volunteer Centre and Faith Centre came together to host IntoUniversity, a charity that offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to get into University or another chosen aspiration. Whilst on campus, they got to know more about faith at LSE, and the young group of students in attendance were able to discover LSE […]

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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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Generate Lent Term 2018 Overview!

Lent Term is always our favourite time of year, as our programme is specifically focused on social innovation and impact, something we can see our Generate students are particularly passionate about. This term was particularly exciting, with Generate hosting speakers from Bethnal Green Ventures, Nesta and brac. Read below to catch up on all the events we ran and […]

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LSE Generate – Funding Final Lent Term 2018!

It was a day of innovation and ideas at LSE on Friday afternoon as LSE Generate, LSE’s flagship entrepreneurial skills development hub, hosted its long-awaited entrepreneurial funding finale! The board rooms at the top of the New Academic Building were transformed into mini dragon’s dens as the School’s most promising entrepreneurs pitched before panels of judges in the hope […]

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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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    Are you ready for your close-up: developments in video interviewing

Are you ready for your close-up: developments in video interviewing

As someone with 20 years experience in graduate recruitment and careers work I can honestly never remember a time when there has been so much change in the tools that recruiters are using to select candidates.  The days of a single, face to face interview are almost behind us as more and more recruiters look to use sophisticated technology-driven methods, with associated pros […]

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Interviews for Academic Posts

If you’re currently undertaking a PhD you may already be thinking about life after the viva, in particular, securing an academic position. But before that happens, you have to have an academic interview! Fear not, our recent PhD Seminar with Anton Harder, LSE PhD International History (2016) and Bernard Keenan, LSE PhD Law (2018) covered just that. Both Anton, who […]

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Enterprise Books of the Month – #FemaleFounders

In celebration of women’s history month we’re kicking off our enterprise books of the month series with solely #FemaleFounders! Have a look below and check out some inspirational, well-written stories from global founders of successful ventures.

Dear Female Founder is a collection of letters from female entrepreneurs who have made $1 billion in revenue. A great and inspirational book, we recommend […]

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Polishing the STAR: enhancing your interview answers

So if you’ve seen our earlier blog on the STAR formula you’ll be familiar with STAR as a way of structuring answers to competency based questions.  Our guest blogger Mike Higgins is back with some tips to help make your interview answers even stronger.
The art of interviewing is the art of storytelling

You can’t disguise a competency-based question – it is always […]

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So you want to study in the USA?

If you’re thinking about continuing your studies – or indeed returning to academia – at postgraduate level, you might be considering the USA as an option. Here are some key tips to keep in mind as you start researching courses, supervisors, institutions and locations.

Reputation, reputation, reputation. 
From the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education and the QS World Rankings to a host of […]

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    Follow the guiding STAR – and nail those interview questions

Follow the guiding STAR – and nail those interview questions

Many organisations use competency-based questions for at least part of their recruitment process, so it pays to be aware of what you may be asked and develop some robust strategies for answering them. In the first of two blogs on interview technique our guest blogger Mike Higgins shares his insights into how to approach competency questions.
What I see when doing practice interviews […]

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    Guest Blog by Danial Alam: Volunteering with the Bar Pro Bono Unit

Guest Blog by Danial Alam: Volunteering with the Bar Pro Bono Unit

Danial Alam, LLB Law 2018, volunteered as a casework volunteer with the Bar Pro Bono Unit during his second year at the LSE. During this year, he also served as the Treasurer of the LSESU RAG. The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers. Read on to find more about Danial’s […]

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Young Funding Network 2018

On 6 February, the Young Funding Network, the Volunteer Centre and guests came together to raise more than £3,000 for 3 innovative social change projects. All the donations help give these organisations the funding they need to create some more serious change. In addition to money, some guests also offered their time and skills to help increase the impact of […]

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Uncovering Human Trafficking Week

Uncovering Human Trafficking Week is a proud large-scale collaboration between the United Nations Society, Student Action for Refugees, Women in Business, Sociology and Social Justice, Human Rights, and Students for Children, LSE CSR and Ethical Business Society, and Visual Arts Society. They have organised this week with the aim to provide a platform for the LSE community to unite and […]

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    Guest Post by Anne Siebenaler: Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Guest Post by Anne Siebenaler: Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Anne Siebenaler, MSc Development Studies 2018, is one of our Student Volunteering Ambassadors this academic year. Having done quite a lot of volunteering before her time at LSE, Anne believes that volunteering can have a real positive affect on people, communities and society in general. Read on as she details how giving to others can improve your careers prospects.
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Guest Blog by Chris Seow: Mentoring with ReachOut

Chris Seow, BSc Politics and International Relations 2019, volunteers with ReachOut at one of their Club projects alongside his degree. Chris is in his first year of mentoring at a Primary School in Tower Hamlets and is involved with the Students for Children Society at LSESU. Chris sat down with ReachOut and discussed his experience volunteering with the mentoring charity and […]

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Applying for post doc funding and research fellowships

It’s tough making post doc applications. The competition is stiff. Is the effort worth it?

Last week at the LSE Careers Seminar we heard how to make successful applications from two different points of view. Perhaps, you could be successful too! Learn from our speakers:

Dr Joseph Downing, Marie-Curie Fellow at Aix-Marseille Université and PhD 2014, LSE European Institute
Professor Linda […]

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