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10 tips for master’s applications

Writing a master’s application is very similar to applications for most jobs. Generally you will complete a form with your basic details, and then write a personal statement detailing why you should be accepted.

For that reason, master’s applications should be considered as seriously as an application for a job you really want. It can be hard to know where to start, […]

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9 things to consider when choosing an internship

Choosing the right internship can be difficult. There’s rarely going to be one that meets your exact requirements, so you’re going to need to make a decision between multiple opportunities which may seem quite similar.

Picking an internship at random may be tempting, but don’t forget that choosing the right internship has the potential to affect your future career trajectory. You […]

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Top tips for LinkedIn success

LinkedIn is a great resource for careers-related information, and can be a great way to keep in touch with recruiters or people you meet at networking events. To maximise its potential, you should make sure that your profile is professional and up to date, and that you’re using its features effectively. Have a look at our list of the top […]

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    Insider tips – careers in international development think tanks

Insider tips – careers in international development think tanks

Guest blog by LSE alum Sejal Patel who studied MSc Environmental Economics and is now working at the Overseas Development Institute:
International development is a wide field, covering a range of topics, and there is no single route to follow into a career in the field. That is what makes this career so exciting and dynamic. You have the flexibility […]

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Careers FAQs – Lent Term

What if I haven’t been able to think about my career last term or attend any events yet?
That’s absolutely fine – it’s never too early or too late to get started! We know that depending on what you’re studying and at what level, as well as your personal and social commitments, it can feel like certain times of the […]

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Insider tips – working in culture, arts and heritage

Guest blog by LSE alum Vishal Kumar who studied BSc Economics and Geography (2014) and is now working at Sotheby’s:
Auction houses are fascinating places to work. Like other cultural institutions, auction houses have Specialists with unrivalled academic knowledge of art. However, the auction business has always been a commercial enterprise often associated with glamour and glitz. Yet, despite their […]

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7 February 2017|LSE Careers|1 Comment|

Insider tips – working in economic consultancy

Guest blog by LSE alum Michele Granastein, now working at Oxera:
When I started my MPA in Public and Economic Policy at the LSE in 2008, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I graduated. I knew I wanted to use the economic concepts and skills I acquired during my undergraduate and master’s degrees and work in […]

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What to do if you don’t know what to do

Being unsure about your future career direction can be an uncomfortable place to be. Being surrounded by very career focused classmates only adds to the pressure you can feel. But in our experience being undecided is no big thing. Actually it often results from a student not being prepared to completely compromise who they are and choose a career […]

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Getting started on your CV

If you haven’t written a CV before then it can be hard to know where to start but don’t worry! We have a few tips to help you get started and ideas on where to get further/individual advice.

Curriculum Vitae means ‘story of your life’ but don’t take this literally – be selective about what you include as in most […]

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What do LSE graduates go on to do?

You might be considering LSE as a prospective student, part-way through your degree here, or perhaps you’ve already graduated. Whatever stage you’re at, LSE Careers has a wealth of information available to inspire, inform and help you to make those all important decisions and choices around careers.

We contact graduates six months after they graduate to participate in the national HESA Destinations […]

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16 December 2016|Alumni, LSE Careers|0 Comments|

How extra-curricular activities boost your career

In our experience, most organisations believe that extra-curricular activities help candidates stand out in the recruitment process. So what is it that attracts these employers?
For many employers there are three key questions:

Can you do the job?
Will you do the job?
Can I work with you or closely related questions; does the candidate ‘get’ us?

The great thing about […]

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    Interview with an undergraduate – how has LSE Careers helped you?

Interview with an undergraduate – how has LSE Careers helped you?

We asked undergraduates who used our service last year to tell us how we helped them with their career – whether it was finding a job or just understanding what careers are available for them when they graduate. You can find out more about everything we offer on our website.

Chenxu, 2nd year BSc Economics
Chenxu used our website, and booked […]

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2 December 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Tips on securing a job in the USA from an LSE alum

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American students! Here LSE alum Lauren Maffeo (MSc Gender, Media and Culture), who is now Content Editor for GetApp.com, shares some insights about her job search process as an American student at LSE:

What was the process like of finding a job for you back home in the US once you finished at LSE?

I lived and […]

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How to write a good application for a law firm

In this blog, Antonia George from Vinson & Elkins LLP discusses how to come across well in a written application, and addresses some of the key things law firms are looking for. Antonia started her training contract at Vinson & Elkins in 2016 and is currently in her first seat with the Complex Commercial Litigation department.
Selling yourself to law […]

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How to stand out following a networking event

Guest blog by Clare Tomkins, Graduate Recruitment Associate at EY:
So you’ve just spent an evening at a networking event or the day at a careers fair. Maybe you’ve handed out 30 CVs or perhaps you’ve spent a long time chatting to someone who works for your dream company? You may have made a great impression, but what comes next? This […]

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    Interview with an undergraduate – how has LSE Careers helped you?

Interview with an undergraduate – how has LSE Careers helped you?

We asked undergraduates who used our service last year to tell us how we helped them with their career – whether it was finding a job or just understanding what careers are available for them when they graduate. You can find out more about everything we offer on our website.

Puneet, 3rd year BSc Economic History
Puneet used appointments, events, and CareerHub […]

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18 November 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

How to make the most of your MSc – from a soon-to-be LSE alum

Gaby Harris, who graduates this autumn with an MSc Inequalities and Social Sciences, shares some of her insights into how to approach your time at LSE:
What I’m going to say below might seem like common knowledge, but undertaking an MSc for many (myself included) is unknown territory, and there is little guidance for how to make the most of […]

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16 November 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|
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    Interview with an undergraduate – how has LSE Careers helped you?

Interview with an undergraduate – how has LSE Careers helped you?

We asked undergraduates who used our service last year to tell us how we helped them with their career – whether it was finding a job or just understanding what careers are available for them when they graduate. You can find out more about everything we offer on our website.

Catrina, 2nd year BA History
Catrina had an appointment with LSE Careers […]

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11 November 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Worried about networking? We can help

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 […]

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9 November 2016|LSE Careers|2 Comments|

LGBTQ+ and the workplace

Guest blog by Luke Ounsworth who works at Accenture:
Hi there. My name’s Luke and I’m an Analyst working in Accenture’s Digital practice. I joined the firm in February 2016 after graduating from Exeter University and I am currently project managing a large, connected buildings project. While I’m still very much a ‘newbie’, I did spend some time prior to […]

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3 November 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

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