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    Positioning yourself to ‘make the move’ from corporate to not-for-profit

Positioning yourself to ‘make the move’ from corporate to not-for-profit

While boundaries between sectors are becoming more blurred and moving between sectors increasingly common, making the move from the corporate to not-for-profit sector certainly throws up some of its own challenges. Here we share the wisdom of some panellists from a recent LSE Careers event discussing these career transitions to give you an insight into how to manage the […]

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Insider tips – working in Brussels

Guest blog by Freddie van Mierlo who has worked as a Consultant at Harwood Levitt Consulting, a boutique Public Affairs strategy consultancy based in Brussels, since 2015:
The Brussels labour market is famed for its competitive, multilingual, hyper-educated work force. Today, most people aspiring to work in Brussels start at the bottom, as opposed to parachuting in as a seconded […]

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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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    Getting started in international development – tips from an LSE alum

Getting started in international development – tips from an LSE alum

Before studying MSc Human Rights, Tianhui Gao studied UK and European human rights law at LSE as a general course student. Here she shares her experience of finding her passion post-graduation and how it’s helped to develop her career:
After my study of Human Rights at LSE, I had a difficult time – I had great passion to do something, […]

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10 tips for a career in international development

Interested in working in international development? It’s is a very broad sector encompassing a huge range of organisations and job roles and successful applicants need to be proactive, determined and flexible.

Hopefully these tips and ideas will help you as you navigate a pathway:
1. Know what you want to do
It’s important to be as clear as you can be about […]

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    5 ways to kickstart your career in International Development

5 ways to kickstart your career in International Development

Panellists at the recent ‘How I got my first job in International Development’ career panel gave some great suggestions on how to get your International Development career kick started. The panel was part of the LSE Careers International Development Events Programme (IDEP). For a full list of events and details, visit the IDEP website.

For those of you who couldn’t […]

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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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    10 things you should know about working in international development

10 things you should know about working in international development

1. There are a huge number of different roles 

There are so many different opportunities within international development that you can potentially utilise your current skills to break into the sector before moving around in it. From working in policy and research, to fundraising, communications, or even HR and finance roles, you have a range of possibilities to get started.

Have a […]

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Steps into International Development

Interested in working in international development? It’s a very broad sector encompassing a huge range of organisations and job roles and successful applicants need to be proactive, determined and flexible.

These tips and ideas will help you navigate a pathway:
1. Know what you want to do
It’s important to be as clear as you can be about the kind of […]

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    Environmental Entrepreneurship: the key to a sustainable future?

Environmental Entrepreneurship: the key to a sustainable future?

Each year at LSE Generate we see an increasing number of funding applications focused on the problem of climate change. When climate change is a distant concept and doesn’t ‘appear’ to be having a direct impact on your life, it’s relatively easy to ignore it. For many LSE students, however, the devastating changes in the environment have had a […]

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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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    Useful LSE Library resources for careers research – Zephyr

Useful LSE Library resources for careers research – Zephyr

Zephyr
The LSE Library has over 95 online and terminal based subscriptions, many of which can be useful for your careers research. Our series of blogs outlines some of these subscriptions and how you can make use of them to enhance your applications and interview answers. This sixth post focuses on using Zephyr for your careers research.

Zephyr is a comprehensive […]

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Alternatives to careers in consultancy – some ideas

‘Internal’ consultancy
There are a great many companies outside the consultancy sector, whether in consumer products (known as FMCG), banking, oil and gas, retail, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and so on that offer roles requiring similar skillsets which are challenging, have career progression opportunities and the chance to gain a professional qualification. Sometimes referred to as ‘internal consultancy’ roles, almost every large […]

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Careers in law for non-law students

You don’t have to have a law degree to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. Many legal employers recruit up to 50% of their trainees from non-law degrees. So what do you need?

excitement at the prospect of working closely with clients across all industry sectors (financial services, social media, health – the law gets everywhere) to solve their […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility careers resources

A question many students and graduates looking to work in corporate responsibility and sustainability ask is, ‘where is the best place to look for news and find out about opportunities?’ We asked representatives on our ‘Corporate careers with a conscience’ panel earlier this year for their job hunting advice. Below is a summary of their suggestions and some resources to use:

Don’t […]

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Insider tips – getting into public relations

If you’re interested in careers in public relations and communications, book to come along to our breakfast Friday 28 October 8-10am!

Guest blog by Bill Ranatunga, account director at Weber Shandwick Manchester and mentor on Media Trust’s Transforming Hidden Talent programme:

What is public relations? …good question. The truth is that today public relations, or PR, saddles a number of areas […]

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    BPTC scholarship deadline and upcoming events for students interested in the Bar

BPTC scholarship deadline and upcoming events for students interested in the Bar

Applications for BPTC Scholarships deadline
Final year law students, LLB graduates and master’s degree students with a qualifying law degree intending to take the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) starting in 2018, are advised to apply for a BPTC scholarship from one of the four Inns of Court.

Applications should be made direct to the Inns themselves, but students are only […]

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Travel the world with TEFL

Guest blog by TEFL Org UK:
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is an incredible opportunity to travel the world whilst earning money in fun-filled, exciting and challenging role. So it’s no wonder that thousands of people in the UK are signing up every year.

Taking a TEFL course with give you skills, knowledge and certificate to teach English abroad […]

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PhD careers in management consultancy

Careers in consultancy are sometimes of interest to our PhD students and graduates. Some firms particularly target applications from PhD students. McKinsey, BCG, Oliver Wyman, Charles River Associates; Compass Lexecon; Cornerstone Research and others have specific interest in PhD qualified applicants. Some firms offer insight days and special events for PhD students. BCG Dubai office is planning on hosting recruiting information session […]

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Insider tips – teaching languages abroad

Still thinking about what to do this summer? Teaching abroad could be a fantastic way to enhance your communication and project planning skills whilst giving you an opportunity to travel and experience the culture of another country.

Gracie Roman is currently studying at LSE and has outlined her experience teaching abroad below. She is studying for an MSc in Gender, […]

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