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The Value of Volunteering during your PhD

Finding time to volunteer can be challenging, especially if you are a PhD student. Whilst it’s important to note that volunteering is not for everyone, maybe due to personal responsibilities, family or financial constraints, it can be a very enriching and rewarding experience for doctoral students.

Here Hannah Cottrell, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, shares some of […]

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LinkedIn tips for career changers

There are now over 600 million people based all over the world registered on LinkedIn, making it an incredibly powerful resource for any career changer. It’s worth considering carefully how its various features can help you navigate the process of securing a successful transition.

In the first instance, it’s as a research tool that LinkedIn will support your efforts, to […]

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Tips on securing a job abroad

Finding a job outside of your home country can be hard, and can take a lot of work and research. Countries often have differing and rules and regulations that can be difficult to adhere to when you’re looking at working abroad. In addition to that, recruitment methods might be different to what you’re used to. Don’t worry, though: at LSE […]

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2:2? Lots of options that you can do!

Congratulations to everyone graduating summer 2019.  For some of you, today will feel a bit mixed, especially if you haven’t got the degree class you were hoping for.  But let’s remember, getting your degree from LSE is a great achievement whatever the result!
Your degree class is a snapshot at a particular point in your life and will assume less importance over […]

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Guest blog by Ellen O’Doherty: volunteering with SmartWorks

Ellen O’Doherty, from the LSE Department of Statistics, did a summer internship with insurance company Aon. During her internship she was introduced to one of our charity partners, Smart Works! Read on to find out how she raised over the target money and why she decided to keep volunteering with them.
Smart Works is a charity that provides high quality […]

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Reflections from an LSE Graduate Intern

It’s the time of year where graduating students are starting to think about how they’ll spend their summer. If that’s you, why not spend some time at LSE as a graduate internship? Graduate Internships are a fantastic opportunity for you to gain insight into the inner workings of LSE and work on a specific project in a department or […]

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International students – your next steps

At LSE we have a large number of international students considering a diverse range of future career options. Whether you’re planning to return home to set up a career or you hope to gain some experience in the UK, it’s important for international students to carefully plan their next steps.
Working in the UK
For those of you looking to secure […]

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    Curiosity in career decision-making with leadership psychologist Fiona Murden

Curiosity in career decision-making with leadership psychologist Fiona Murden

 

A huge thank you to Fiona Murden and Jon Hendry Pickup for coming in to speak to us last week about the importance of curiosity for career decision-making. We’ve compiled some of the highlights  for those of you who weren’t able to make it. If this event appeals to your own sense of curiosity then make sure you keep […]

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Volunteering changed my LSE student experience because…

During Student Volunteering Week 2019, we spoke to student volunteers about how volunteering changed their LSE experience. The campaign highlighted lots of the amazing benefits that students feel when they volunteer, from meeting new people to facilitating a holistic learning environment. So have a read through these amazing testimonies of students from lots of different academic backgrounds, who love […]

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Why it’s ok if you don’t have a job lined up yet

At this time of year we often see students who feel like they’ve left it too late to search for a graduate job or that all the ‘best’ opportunities have been taken. This is not the case! You have lots of options available to you as an LSE student and we advertise brilliant opportunities all year round.
Graduate schemes

It can […]

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Making the move from corporate to not-for-profit work

Studying for an LSE degree, MSc or PhD can be a transformational process. This is particularly true for our postgrads who have selected their particular master’s as a catalyst to change career direction towards the not-for-profit sector. When considering such a move it can helpful to think about it as a campaign rather than a simple transactional switch. There […]

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    Guest blog by Samantha Brooks-Hutchinson: Volunteering with Ham House

Guest blog by Samantha Brooks-Hutchinson: Volunteering with Ham House

During the year, the LSE Volunteer Centre runs a one-off volunteering programme, which allows students to volunteer who might not have a lot of time or want to try it for the first time! Samantha (Msc Accounting and Finance, 2019) joined us at Ham House to help wrap up gifts for the local primary school children. Read on to […]

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Personal safety when working for an individual

Working for an individual can often be a great way to earn money on a part-time basis. Many students undertake this kind of work which can range from home tutoring or admin assistance to helping with childcare.

It’s important however that when thinking about working for an individual, you consider the potential risks to your personal safety first and foremost. Here are some […]

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Dream jobs you won’t believe even exist

At LSE, it can be easy to forget that there are career opportunities outside of the cycle of Spring Week-Internship-Graduate Scheme. There are hundreds of careers that don’t need to be part of the Big Four and job roles that span a huge range of interests. Have a look at some of these roles for inspiration, and know that there […]

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Thinking about teaching English abroad?

Teaching abroad can be a great way to expand your horizons, learn new skills and travel. Here are some tips to get started:
1. Research
If you plan to move halfway around the world to teach English, research all aspects of your international adventure to make it as successful and rewarding as possible. You can use GoinGlobal to research financial and […]

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Guest post: Carole Reniero

Carole Reniero (BA Social Anthropology 2018) is the London Programme Manager at CoachBright, who support students and young professionals via coaching. In this blog Carole reflects on how volunteering for the organisation helped her during her time at LSE and how a similar 1-1 coaching could have the potential to improve the lives of younger children who grow up […]

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

As an LSE student you might be familiar with hearing about the career plans of your friends and those on your course who seem to know what they want to do following their degree. They might even have a job lined up for after graduation and their next three years planned out. So if you don’t, you might be […]

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A night at the LSE Volunteer Awards 2019

On Tuesday 30 April, the LSE Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG Society celebrated the amazing student volunteers at LSE who give back their time to the community. The LSE Volunteer Awards was attended by over 60 fantastic students, staff and charity partners – all passionate about volunteering! Read on to find out about the speakers and winners, or follow our […]

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5 reasons to book a place at our 2019 Asia Careers Fairs

LSE Careers is once again collaborating with Imperial College London and The University of Cambridge to bring you Careers Fairs in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Last years’ fairs were a great success with several LSE attendees obtaining internships and job offers following coming to the fairs. To book your place at one or more of the fairs, visit the CareerHub pages for […]

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How ‘Planned Happenstance’ can help your career

As Lent Term draws to an end and with exams, final assignments and graduation in the not-so-distant future, you may be starting to think about life after university – or even rethinking your next steps, and that’s okay!

For many, the ‘right’ advice seems obvious. Take a step back to reflect on skills, values, and expectations. Consider what you’ve learnt […]

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