What are they and when do they run?

Employer-led seminars are educational skills seminars that allow organisations to invest in the career development of LSE students and alumni.

Employers and speakers deliver seminars and workshops which cover a range of topics and sectors to enhance and develop your employability skills and commercial awareness including: case study workshops, business games and mock assessment centres. They run every Wednesday afternoon during term time in the New Academic Building and are open to all students.

What kind of topics are covered and how do you book?

You can browse and book events on CareerHub; bookings open a week in advance.

How are they different to other employer events on campus?

  • non-promotional, educational skills seminars
  • offer a current, business-led perspective on a particular topic
  • primary aim is to invest in the career development of LSE students
  • often include an interactive exercise to enhance your learning

How can you make the most out of them?

Read through the seminar learning outcomes in advance

We always include three learning outcomes on CareerHub which are tailored to each employer-led seminar. Please ensure you have read through them ahead of the seminar so that you can decide whether you would like to attend and have an understanding of what the seminar will cover.

Ensure you come on time

Employer-led seminars are typically oversubscribed by up to 40% so please ensure you arrive on time ready to sign in with your student ID to guarantee your place and make a good impression. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, you will be marked as absent. Additionally if you can’t stay for the full two hours just let the employer know (and ensure you sit at the end of an aisle to be able to leave easily!)

Be prepared for an interactive exercise

The majority of employers running these seminars include an interactive exercise to enhance your learning and where possible to provide feedback. Be prepared to make your contributions individually or as part of a group.

Build your network

In some cases you may be interested in applying to the organisation running a skills seminar. Whilst these sessions are non-promotional there will be an opportunity to ask questions and network with the representatives (time permitting) at the end. You can use this time to gain more insight into the organisation, their opportunities and what they look for in students and graduates.

Upcoming seminars

In some cases you may be interested in applying to the organisation running a skills seminar. Whilst these sessions are non-promotional there will be an opportunity to ask questions and network with the representatives (time permitting) at the end. You can use this time to gain more insight into the organisation, their opportunities and what they look for in students and graduates. Browse and book events on CareerHub to get started!

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