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How to make a great first impression with your CV

Research shows that, on their first review of applicants, employers look at your CV for between 5-7 seconds, making it imperative that you make a great first impression. After putting time and energy into creating your perfect CV, it’s well worth spending a bit longer tailoring the information to help you stand out.

Think like the employer when writing your […]

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Playing to your strengths

Summer is often a time of exploration and transition, of taking on new roles, doing internships or planning for the academic year ahead. As part of your preparation, check out this blog post from the Huffington Post about the benefits of understanding and using your strengths. They focus on the work environment but the advice is equally as appropriate […]

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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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2:2? Lots of options that you can do!

Congratulations to everyone graduating summer 2018.  For some of you, today will feel a bit mixed, especially if you haven’t got the degree class you were hoping for.  But let’s remember, getting your degree from LSE is a great achievement whatever the result!
Your degree class is a snapshot at a particular point in your life and will assume less importance over […]

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    Staff Spotlight: Barnaby Mollett on Becoming a School Governor

Staff Spotlight: Barnaby Mollett on Becoming a School Governor

This month’s Staff Spotlight, is LSE Careers Consultant, Barnaby Mollett. Aside from helping out LSE students with CV checks, cover letter rewrites and other general careers advice, he also volunteers as a school governor. Read on to find out about his experience and how you can find a similar role too.
I’m not 100% sure why I first decided to become a […]

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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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    Looking for paid work experience in the charity sector this summer?

Looking for paid work experience in the charity sector this summer?

Looking for paid work experience in the charity sector this summer?

LSE Careers is pleased to announce that we are continuing our partnership with Santander Universities offering LSE students and graduates paid internships within the charity sector during 2018.

If you are looking for interesting, paid work experience in the charity sector and you are available to start this summer, do […]

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Generate Presents: Summer Social Innovation Week!

Come join us in our series of social innovation events, learn new skills, meet like-minded entrepreneurs and discover how you can impact the world!

LSE Entrepreneur of the Year Competition

LSE Generate’s funding competition returns as this year’s winners compete for the titles of Entrepreneur of the Year and Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Book here to watch our entrepreneurs and […]

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Maximising your internship learning

For some of you, the summer sees the chance to add to your experience through an internship.  These are great opportunities to develop your skills, find out about organisations and the world of work, and further clarify what you would like to do once you complete your studies.  Of course, they also add to your bank of experience from which […]

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    LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2018: Coin Street Community Centre

LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2018: Coin Street Community Centre

At the LSE Volunteers awards ceremony in April, Coin Street Community Centre won the award for LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year. Coin Street is a social enterprise and their aim is to make their neighbourhood a great place to live, work in, and visit. They were nominated by one of their volunteers and LSE student, Rinako Uenishi, who had […]

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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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Online Volunteering – How to Get Started?

With your studies, part-time work, extra-curricular activities, as well as keeping up with your friends and family, trying to sneak in some time to volunteer can be difficult. Maybe with the little free time that you have, you would rather stay at home and relax. But did you know you don’t actually have to leave your home to get […]

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Summer Volunteering Opportunities

Not sure how to keep yourself busy this summer? Or have you always wanted to get involved with volunteering, but you just haven’t had the time yet? Why not use this summer to start volunteering, whether you’re new to it or haven’t been able to get stuck in for a while. We’ve collated some of our many opportunities available […]

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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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LSE Volunteer of the Year 2018 – Brian Dikoff

While studying for his LLM in Law, Brian Dikoff has managed to volunteer for a range of organisations. He has been an extremely dedicated volunteer to the legal support project at Migrants Organise, working closely with the organisation’s immigration barrister and continuously going the extra mile to secure the best outcome for members at Migrants Organise. Brian was a […]

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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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