The very word ‘networking’ has the power to strike fear into the boldest amongst us. Visions of warm white wine, vol-au-vents and making small talk with strangers are what people conjure up. In reality, networking – or building relationships – is something that we do all the time and often without conscious effort. So where does LSE Careers come in and how can we help?
As well as advice available on this blog and our website, look out for opportunities to get some tips and ‘give it a go’ including:
Careers consultant led seminars
We run seminars on simple techniques to improve your networking skills during term-time so you can get ideas and techniques on networking effectively and building strong professional relationships to support your job search and future career.
Entrepreneurship with LSE Generate
If you want to start your own business or work in the entrepreneurial world, LSE Generate has some great advice and events – including masterclasses, coding, competitions and more – for you which have ample opportunities to meet new people and expand your network.
Employer/sector focused events
Every week we have employer-led events where you can meet employers and learn more about what it’s like to work in certain sectors and organisations, as well as find out what opportunities are out there.
Our Friday breakfasts are themed, informal employer networking events in the Weston Café on the sixth floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. They provide a great opportunity to find out more about a particular sector or to meet employers who are looking to hire students with a specific skill-set. You can also login into CareerHub and see which employers are holding events on and off-campus.
Another fantastic (and relaxed!) option is our Meet an Alum programme running throughout Michaelmas and Lent Terms where you can meet alumni in a range of sectors. Later on this term we’re holding a networking event for undergraduate students to meet alumni so look out for that on CareerHub too.