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Farah Chowdhury

April 28th, 2020

LSE Careers update in response to COVID-19

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Farah Chowdhury

April 28th, 2020

LSE Careers update in response to COVID-19

1 comment

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

It’s now over five weeks since we started delivering our services online and we continue to do our best to support you during this challenging time. We’re very aware that over the coming weeks your main focus will be final assignments, exams and dissertations but we’re here if you would like to book an appointment to chat with a careers consultant, prepare an application, practice for an upcoming interview or ask a question during one of our regular Q&A sessions.

Our weekly newsletter might be a useful starting point – check it out for a quick update on what’s new and for some suggestions on practical things to do if you’d like a short break from your studies. We will also continue to update our blog with useful information and insights.

We’ve compiled a list of FAQs we’ve received from students over the past few weeks. If you can’t find the answer to your own question, please get in touch. If you are concerned or have any questions about coronavirus and LSE’s School-wide response, please refer to the School’s FAQ page which is updated daily.

Finally, we continue to have regular discussions with employers to ensure we can keep you informed about the impact of COVID-19 on their recruitment plans and activities

LSE Careers support:

Appointments

All appointments are now taking place via Skype. This includes careers discussions, practice interviews and CV and cover letter feedback. If Skype is not an option for you, we’re happy to work with you to find the best alternative, just let us know.

Bookings for all appointments open 7 days before at 9.30am. If you want to discuss your CV, cover letter or an application please make sure you upload your documents when booking.

Practice interviews remain bookable 30 days in advance.

We are also now offering appointments outside of our usual core hours to ensure we’re able to meet your needs no matter where you’re based.

Book your appointment via CareerHub.

Advice, support and guidance for disabled students

If you would like an appointment, guidance or advice we will work with you to ensure your accessibility requirements are met.

Please get in touch with us at: careers.disability@lse.ac.uk.

Events

Online events will continue to be advertised on CareerHub – details of our summer programme, which will launch in June, will be available soon.

View events on CareerHub.

Online Q&A sessions

We will continue to host Q&A sessions over the coming weeks. These sessions offer you the chance to put your questions directly to our team. We hope that wherever you are currently based, you’ll find the timing of one of these planned sessions useful.

Visit CareerHub to book your place.

Employer events and activities

Employers continue to recruit for summer internships, the majority of which are moving online. Many employers are now also focused on planning for next year.

Assessment processes for internships and permanent roles are largely taking place virtually, whether that’s interviews, online exercises or full-blown virtual assessment centres.

Job opportunities and off-campus employer events will continue to be posted on CareerHub and any important changes will be communicated as soon possible.

ISVAT appointments in LSE Careers

If you have a query, please: contact ISVAT.

You may also find the information you are looking for about working in the UK on the ISVAT or coronavirus immigration webpages.

LSE Careers Resource Centre and office closed – but we’re still here to help

All email and telephone enquiries will continue to be answered as normal during our opening hours of 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

We are also offering an extended email enquiry service, if you feel there are any questions you would not like to discuss over Skype.

Get in touch at careers@lse.ac.uk or call 0207 955 7135.

 

Last updated: 28/04/2020

 

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