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Using LinkedIn in your job search

We recently ran a workshop giving practical advice on how to make the most of LinkedIn. Below are our key takeaways from the session but if you’re looking for more information then keep checking CareerHub for upcoming sessions and/or book some time in with a careers consultant to get some support and advice. LinkedIn is fast becoming, if not already, […]

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How to ‘engage’ with public engagement

PhD students probably tire of hearing about public engagement, and how their research ‘fits’ in. It’s too niche, how will I explain it, would the public be interested? Taking the chance to get involved in school-wide activities provides a fantastic opportunity to raise a public profile about your research, without much effort and build a personal research portfolio at […]

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23 November 2018|LSE Careers, PhD|0 Comments|
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    ‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

The panel discussion on careers in public affairs and lobbying, as part of LSE Career’s Public Sector and Policy week, saw practitioners working both in-house, in public affairs agencies, and in public administration share their top tips and key insights for getting into the industry.

Susan Bahl, currently working as a Brexit lead for the British Medical Association after pursuing a […]

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It’s competition time!

Looking for an opportunity to win some great prizes, get creative or just up for a challenge? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Every month we’ll be sharing interesting competitions and opportunities for you to enter and get involved in. Prizes range from fast-tracks to interview stage, trips around the world, cash and vouchers (to name a few). So […]

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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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To selfie or not to selfie?

We love a selfie here at LSE Careers. Whether it’s a picture of students, alumni or employers at one of our fairs or the volunteer centre sharing experiences of volunteers during a one-off, selfies are a great way to celebrate and share moments! But there are times where a selfie isn’t quite right, particularly in a professional context, namely […]

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Pick up the phone: cold calling organisations

 

At LSE Careers we often talk about the ‘hidden jobs market’, and the importance of thinking creatively about engaging with employers, but what does that mean in reality?

We are aware that the idea of using your phone to call a potential employer about opportunities in their organisation can be a daunting one. This post aims to provide practical tips […]

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LSE Volunteers 2018

On 26 April, the LSE Volunteer Centre and the LSESU RAG Society hosted their annual event to celebrate volunteering and fundraising at LSE, and to launch the new LSE Volunteers brochure. Over 60 people attended representing the student body, including LSE Students’ Union and various parts of the School. In attendance were also charities that have recruited students over […]

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Who are startups looking for?

Sarah Bourke, Customer Operations Manager at Thriva, is our guest blogger this week! Sarah’s blog provides insight into what hiring managers in startups look for in candidates, and how you can stand out.
If you’ve seen The Social Network, you know what startups are all about. Fast-paced, high-pressure, and full of twenty-somethings in jeans revolutionising industries between games of table […]

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Enterprise Books of the Month – #FemaleFounders

In celebration of women’s history month we’re kicking off our enterprise books of the month series with solely #FemaleFounders! Have a look below and check out some inspirational, well-written stories from global founders of successful ventures.

Dear Female Founder is a collection of letters from female entrepreneurs who have made $1 billion in revenue. A great and inspirational book, we recommend […]

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16 March 2018|Generate|2 Comments|

So you want to study in the USA?

If you’re thinking about continuing your studies – or indeed returning to academia – at postgraduate level, you might be considering the USA as an option. Here are some key tips to keep in mind as you start researching courses, supervisors, institutions and locations.

Reputation, reputation, reputation. 
From the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education and the QS World Rankings to a host of […]

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  • Class of 2015. Recent LSE graduates after the Graduation Ceremony on the 16th July 2015.
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    Destinations survey – why do we contact you six months after graduation?

Destinations survey – why do we contact you six months after graduation?

The destination survey has begun, for those of you who graduated between January and July 2017. The survey, which gathers information on what graduates go on to do after graduation, is known as Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE). It is commissioned by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), and all UK higher education institutions are required to run the survey.
Respond […]

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11 December 2017|Alumni, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Hints and tips for making an application to an organisation in the third sector

Hints and tips for making an application to an organisation in the third sector

Guest blog from Natalie Hannan of The Wellcome Trust:
The charity and not-for-profit sector is very diverse and so it is very difficult to summarise in the same way you might summarise other sectors such as law, accounting or consulting.    The sector includes small community groups, housing associations, social enterprises, environmental groups, universities, colleges, schools, places of worship, trade unions, […]

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31 October 2017|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

From LSE to the Fast Stream

Guest blog from Nathan Prakash Paterson, who graduated with a BSc Economic History with Economics degree in 2014 from the London School of Economics. During his time at university he completed the Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) before spending time overseas with an NGO in Kenya and the graduate management consulting programme of a multinational firm.

He then […]

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Five biotech career options for non-scientists

Guest post by LSE MSc in International Management alumnus, Yannick Skop:
It has been a booming decade for biotech, not just in the stock market, but also in real, impactful advances in human knowledge. Just as I started writing this blog post, we learn that for the very first time, scientists have managed to edit the faulty DNA of embryos, preventing […]

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    Investigate all avenues when pursuing your career path – tips from an LSE alum

Investigate all avenues when pursuing your career path – tips from an LSE alum

Guest blog by Leanne Snipper (BA Geography 2007) who is a Senior Risk Manager at BNY Mellon:
Choosing the organisation you want to work for is as equally important as the job you are responsible for. It’s easy to forget that your working life takes up a large proportion of each day and therefore your future happiness is just as […]

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    Engaging, learning and fun: an experience of working with a Chinese think tank on Sustainability

Engaging, learning and fun: an experience of working with a Chinese think tank on Sustainability

Guest blog by A.Rong (LSE PhD) who has worked with Chinese think tank Rock Environment and Energy Institute (REEI).

Representatives, including interns, of REEI are attending our 2017 Beijing Careers Fair on Monday 14 August. Book now for the chance to meet them and learn more about their opportunities!
In the academic year 2016/7, I came back to my home country […]

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    How to make the most of LSE Careers if you’re not in London

How to make the most of LSE Careers if you’re not in London

If you’re not in London this summer there are still a lot of ways you can use LSE Careers to maximise your employability:
1. Take a break
You’ve worked hard this year and taking some time to rest will only benefit you going forward. A break is a great time to reflect and recover so that you can return focused and re-energised.

To make […]

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Results advice from an LSE alum

Guest blog by Mark Malik who graduated from LSE with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics in 2015. He completed a summer internship with Shell and is now on their Finance Graduate Programme, working as a Payroll Accounting Manager in Manila and studying for his CIMA professional qualification:
Not everyone will have got the results they were hoping for. If […]

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How being part of an LSE society can help your career

Being part of a society during your time at university is one of the easiest ways to tell a potential employer that you are a team player who fully contributes to the institution you’re a part of, be it your place of study or place of work.

If you regularly attend socials of a society, or if you are a […]

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