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    Women’s careers in academia: ‘Institutions are greedy’

Women’s careers in academia: ‘Institutions are greedy’

Experienced women academics shared insights regarding the early development and progression of careers in academia, from both their own career experience and from their research and leadership experience in academic institutions at an event recently hosted in the PhD Academy by LSE Careers. We agreed that ‘Institutions are greedy’ and individuals benefit from: 1) reflecting on their career; 2) working […]

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18 October 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|
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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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    4 reasons why volunteering will help you settle in to London

4 reasons why volunteering will help you settle in to London

Volunteering during your time at LSE has many benefits but one of the biggest is that can help you settle in to London. It’s not unusual to feel a little overwhelmed when arriving in such a big city, starting on your course and trying to do all those others things that life throws at you. In this blog we […]

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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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Getting started on your PhD

With Freshers Week over and term starting proper, we thought it would be helpful to share some top tips with different groups of you about getting started and making the most of your time.

Here PhD student Mia Certo shares her top 5 tips for anyone about to embark on a PhD about how to make the best start possible.

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1 October 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|

Top tips to make the most of the Volunteering Fair

The LSE Volunteering Fair is just the first of the many events the Volunteer Centre has organised for you all this Michaelmas Term. At the Fair, you will have the chance to meet 50 of our partner charities, as well as us, and find out about all the opportunities available to you to volunteer on campus, in the local […]

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Let’s talk about careers fairs

This term we’ve got a number of careers fairs offering you insight into a range of sectors. Fairs are a great opportunity to meet employers, network and find out about the opportunities available to you as an LSE student.
With fair bookings opening soon (Banking and Financial Services bookings open today!) you might be wondering what the key need-to-knows are before you attend a […]

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28 September 2018|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Introducing the Volunteer Centre

Welcome to all students from David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager.
Welcome to LSE or welcome back! 

My name is David and I run the LSE Volunteer Centre. Our job is to help students find rewarding and inspiring volunteering opportunities during their time at LSE.

We have a really diverse number of opportunities available to students and they are currently listed on LSE CareerHub, regardless of […]

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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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    Calling all charities – get involved with the LSE Volunteer Centre

Calling all charities – get involved with the LSE Volunteer Centre

The LSE Volunteer Centre connects students with charities to help them find rewarding volunteering opportunities. About 60 percent of our students currently volunteer during their time at LSE and we aim to increase this number even further. We’re therefore always on the lookout for interesting volunteering opportunities.

How can you get involved?
Upload your opportunities on our vacancy board
The easiest and quickest way to get […]

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    Guest blog by Carole Reniero: Why volunteering is central to leading a happy and fulfilling life

Guest blog by Carole Reniero: Why volunteering is central to leading a happy and fulfilling life

Carole was one of our Student Volunteering Ambassadors in 2017/18. She helped inspire LSE students to volunteer, whilst still volunteering on the side. She has just graduated from her BSc in Social Anthropology here at the LSE and now works at CoachBright as a Programme Officer. Read on to find out why Carole thinks you should volunteer.
Why volunteering is central to […]

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Guest blog by Regina Legarte: Volunteering with Body & Soul

Regina Legarte, 3rd year Undergraduate Social Anthropology, did a voluntary summer internship with Body & Soul over the summer. She shares her experiences with you in this blog. Did Regina inspire you to volunteer with Body & Soul too? They currently have many opportunities on LSE CareerHub. Or use our new search system to find an opportunity at a different […]

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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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16 August 2018|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

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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