LSE Careers

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 […]

5 ways volunteering improves your chances of getting a job

Volunteering is good for you, in more ways than one. We know that students who volunteer at LSE say they feel more a part of the School, and research shows that volunteering can do all manner of positive things including increasing your sense of wellbeing. But volunteering can also can improve your chances of getting a job:
1. Know what […]

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 […]

Insider tips blog series from alumni and employers

Throughout the past few months, we’ve posted blogs from LSE alumni and employers about what it’s like to work in certain sectors, including their advice for current students.
In this blog you can find a recap of what they said – check out previous posts too and look out for more posts this year!

Culture, arts and heritage
Guest blog by LSE […]

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.

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    Want to change careers? Here’s some advice from our recent course!

Want to change careers? Here’s some advice from our recent course!

As a career changer, you might meet challenges along your journey, at times feel like giving up and returning to your ‘comfort zone’. To reassure you, and from our experience, students do succeed and overcome these hurdles. Perseverance pays off – it might not happen overnight so keep yourself motivated. Recognise and celebrate small achievements, take a gradual approach, […]

Information for offer holders

So you’ve received an offer from LSE and can’t wait to get started.

As an offer holder you can’t get onto CareerHub yet as you need to register on campus before the system allows you access. However, there are plenty of things you can do before arriving at LSE to help with your future career.

1. See what we can do for you

LSE Careers […]

10 ways to get a job after your degree

It’s happening. You’re graduating this year. Don’t worry if you feel a bit lost, LSE Careers can help! Here are our top tips to get yourself employed after you’ve graduated:

1. Make an action plan

It may be tempting not to, but remember to make the most of your free time! The first and best step when starting your career is […]

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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    10 volunteering opportunities to check out during the Easter break

10 volunteering opportunities to check out during the Easter break

Instead of spending your Easter break searching for eggs, you could volunteer!
Lent Term is almost over which means no more classes for a while. Besides writing essays and preparing for exams you hopefully have a bit more spare time, at least in summer. And besides exploring London and going on holidays you could consider volunteering. It’s a great way to […]

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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 […]

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    How to find and apply for research fellowships and post-doc funding

How to find and apply for research fellowships and post-doc funding

It’s tough making post-doc applications. The competition is stiff. Is the effort worth it? We held a seminar recently where we heard how to make successful applications from three different points of view. Perhaps, you could be successful too! Our speakers were:

Dr Jana Uher, Senior Research Fellow and holder of a Marie Curie Fellowship in Psychological and Behavioural […]

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