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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|

Insider tips – working in public affairs

Dean Duke has worked for Westminster Advisers since graduating in 2013, having previously interned in the New York State Assembly. He mainly advises clients in the infrastructure, housing and childcare sectors.
When I graduated with a BSc in Government in 2013, I knew I wanted to work in a role related to politics or public policy. Beyond my studies, I’d […]

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25 October 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|
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    What to do with your summer if you don’t have an internship

What to do with your summer if you don’t have an internship

There’s no getting away from the fact that an internship can be a great opportunity to: earn money, develop skills, meet great people, find mentors, develop your professional networks, and gain market insights. For some sectors it can even fast track your application for graduate roles. But what if you don’t have an internship this summer and it’s worrying […]

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    Top tips for law firm training contract applications from an LSE alum

Top tips for law firm training contract applications from an LSE alum

Guest blog by LSE alumna Sam Shabbir (LLB, 2011-14), trainee at Hogan Lovells:

1. Focus on quality rather than quantity of applications
It’s very easy to fall into the trap of wanting to ‘cast your net’ to every law firm – but that’s not the right approach. Trying to apply to a large number of firms increases the likelihood of applicants […]

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How travelling helped me decide on my career path

By Sandip Samra, Communications Coordinator at LSE Careers:

Deciding where to go
Whilst I was at university I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do once I graduated so I concentrated on my studies and hoped I’d figure it out after. Once I finished my postgraduate studies, I decided to have a short break having been in full-time education most […]

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How to promote yourself without sounding like everyone else

Guest blog by Jennifer Atkinson, Senior Consultant at Babel PR:
A little bit of personal PR never goes amiss when looking for a new job or career opportunity. In the saturated industry of recruitment and job hunting, particularly in a competitive city like London, simply having a degree and some work experience is no longer enough to set you apart […]

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Undergraduates – How to decide on a career

This might surprise you (or not!) but not everyone at LSE knows what they want to do when they leave. As careers consultants we see many students a day in our one-to-one appointments who would like support with deciding on their career plans. Perhaps you recognise yourself as being one of these students. There’s a number of things you […]

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How to get into a career in tourism/travel

Guest blog by Tiffany Woodley from Myriad Travel:
The travel industry is huge and diverse and having worked in three very different sectors within it I don’t think I could have chosen a better career. I stated working in hotels at the age of 16 whilst at college and eventually moved to London to pursue a career in the industry.

I worked like […]

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Career tips for undergraduates

Whether you’re a first, second or third year it’s never too late to start thinking about your future career! Read our tips below to get started:
You don’t have to do something related to your subject
Many employers will accept a graduate from any degree discipline so your career options can be much broader than you thought! However, if you do […]

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    Insider tips – how to get a job with an international organisation

Insider tips – how to get a job with an international organisation

Guest blog by LSE alumnus Andre Wirjo who now works for APEC in Singapore:
Working for an international organisation has always been my aspiration and I am glad to be given the opportunity to do so. I would like to share with you some tips on how it can be achieved via this short blog.

Through the fulfilling journey of pursuing […]

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Insider tips – working in PR

Guest blog by Jennifer Atkinson, Senior Consultant at Babel PR:
It is a common misconception that the role of public relations (PR) is blurred with advertising and marketing. In truth, the role has more overlap with the world of journalism. We work as a voice for our clients, building relationships with the public and media in one of the most […]

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Insider tips – working in publishing

Guest blog by Seonaid Macleod, Campaigns Manager at The Publishers Association:
If you’re interested in a career in publishing be prepared to be surprised. It’s an industry that’s changed enormously over the last few years, and it offers an incredibly wide range of opportunities for all sorts of people: creative, commercial, analytical, you name it. The industry is constantly evolving […]

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Life at a startup: debugging the myths

Guest blog by Jake Mellett who works for ClickMechanic:

As the Technology industry has grown, more and more graduates are drawn to early stage startups versus more traditional professions. But why? For many it’s the opportunity to be part of a company as it achieves rocket growth or the incredible staff benefits like year-long maternity/paternity leave and free food. But […]

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    Insider tips – working in international development consulting

Insider tips – working in international development consulting

Guest blog by Elizabeth Wells (MSc Conflict Studies, 2014) from Coffey International:

My background
As an undergraduate student studying International Relations, I was eager to find summer internships that were closely related to my degree and would provide me with relevant experience that could lead to a job immediately after university. However, to my disappointment, nearly all the internships that I […]

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Insider tips – how to network

Guest blog from Farrah Ekeroth, working for professional services firm EY (Ernst & Young):
For many students and recent graduates entering the world of work, networking can be a daunting thing. There’s a tendency to view it as a one-off activity, where business cards are exchanged and hands are shaken. In reality, it’s actually something we already do, every day, […]

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16 February 2016|Career planning|1 Comment|

Insider tips – startup survival guide

Guest blog by LSE alumna Diana Isac, co-founder and CEO of Winerist. She will be appearing on Generate’s food and drinks industry panel on Friday 26 February; come along if you’re interested in learning more about entrepreneurship in this area!
I knew so much less about myself and about business when Winerist launched three years ago. Although I had quit […]

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Insider tips – working with big data

Guest blog by Oliver Walker, Head of Conversion Rate Optimisation at Periscopix:
I finished my undergraduate degree in Psychology without much of a clue with what to do next. However, with a keen interest in understanding why people behave the way they do, I completed a master’s in Consumer Psychology and Business, with a focus on the effects of advertising […]

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4 February 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Qualifying as a notary

Guest blog by Iain Rogers from The Notaries Society:
When thinking about a career in the law, not many people consider qualifying as a notary, not at first anyway. This blog explains how and why you can qualify as a notary.
What it involves
The work of a notary is based on the authentication of documents and deeds so that they may be […]

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How to overcome obstacles in your career

Guest blog by LSE alumna Anazia Braganza:
Upon graduating from LSE, I was fearful like many of not having a job offer already. In a slight panic I scrolled through job openings and found one that seemed relatively interesting at an advertising agency. Before I knew it I was interviewing there and had secured a graduate offer at this prestigious […]

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27 January 2016|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

LSE graduate profile and advice for current students

Guest blog by LSE alumna Beth Lowell:

How did choose your career?
As is the case for many people, I chose my career by following one interesting experience to the next. After university I spent two years working at the documentary news series Frontline. That experience solidified my interest in politics and communication and led me to my graduate degree at […]

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