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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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Insider tips – working in economics and statistics

Guest blog by LSE alumna Tanya Flower, Assistant Economist in the Office for National Statistics (ONS):

Standing out from the crowd through experience in unusual places
I graduated in July 2013 with an undergraduate degree in Maths and Economics from LSE. During university, I did several small work experience placements and shadowing to get experience, because these days it’s quite difficult […]

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    Universities have a duty to stop promoting orphanage volunteering

Universities have a duty to stop promoting orphanage volunteering

Blog by David Coles, LSE Volunteer Coordinator, trustee of KickStart Ghana, and a supporting member of the Better Volunteering, Better Care Network:

At LSE we’re incredibly passionate about volunteering and the role that students play in changing the world for the better. Our most recent research shows that almost 50% of our undergraduates volunteer during their time at LSE, something […]

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Working in a rights based field – alumni insights

LSE Careers recently hosted a human rights careers networking evening for the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Alumni talked about their roles and career paths but also shared their top tips for getting started. With many LSE alumni from across a range of programmes moving into what might be broadly classed a rights based field, we thought […]

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    A new era for Corporate Social Responsibility as we know it?

A new era for Corporate Social Responsibility as we know it?

In Lent Term we welcomed a range of Corporate Responsibility (CR) and sustainability specialists (including LSE alumni) onto campus to talk about their career paths, what their day-to-day jobs involve, and what the future holds for people interested in CR as a career.

Thanks to Isabella from Sancroft, Yogesh from TCS, Lisa from AIM, Stephanie from the JP Morgan Foundation, […]

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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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    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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International Development…explained!

We recently ran a seminar on getting into international development as an undergraduate as part of Discover ID. If you missed it here are our top tips:
1. Understand the unstructured nature of recruitment/progression in this sector
There are very few graduate schemes in this sector (some of the organisations that do have schemes are mentioned below). Short term contracts […]

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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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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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Insider tips – becoming a barrister

Junior commercial-chancery barrister Timothy Sherwin tells us about day-to-day life at the Bar, and provides some tips for want-to-be barristers.

What I do
I am a “commercial-chancery barrister”. What that means is that I provide advisory and advocacy services to a huge range of businesses and private clients. All my work is connected to litigation, so my focus is on disputes […]

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    Getting started in your career in Development – common sense advice from LSE alumni

Getting started in your career in Development – common sense advice from LSE alumni

One of the main questions people looking to get into a particular career area is ‘How do I get started’?  Of course there are so many answers to this question, depending on the sector and career area you are wanting to move into. However, whatever career you are thinking about, one of the first things a Careers Consultant would […]

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Insider tips – working in banking

Guest blog by LSE alumna Sanya Ahmed (Philosophy and Economics) who now works for BNP Paribas as a Financials Sector Specialist:

My day-to-day role
I come in anytime between 6:15am and 6:30 and check the morning and overnight news on my sector and post any relevant news on a chat with the traders in a summary form. Traders by nature (sorry […]

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Insider tips – getting into banking

Guest blog by LSE alumna Sobia Shaikh who now works for RBS Corporate and Institutional Banking:
I studied Economics at LSE because I had a genuine passion for the subject matter and its relevance to everyday life. I hadn’t really planned what I wanted to do once I had finished university, but towards the end of my first term at […]

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Working in consultancy – insider tips from an LSE alum

Guest blog by LSE alumna Maria on what it’s like to work as a consultant:
In the last five years I’ve changed jobs within the consultancy sector twice: first to move to another country and secondly to move to another city. I have spent hours in preparations, have seen many meeting rooms and have had quite a few telephone calls. […]

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Five tips for generating an effective online platform

Online, your business is not just competing with other businesses. You’re up against everything from world news to Candy Crush and cat photos! But with an effective online platform, you can still attract your customers’ attention.

Here are some tips shared by Charles Ubaghs, Head of Social Media at Global Radio, at last week’s Generate masterclass:

1. Create great content

Great content builds up an understanding […]

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Talking ’bout a revolution… the disruptive market that is London’s FinTech scene

Guest Blog by Markus Gnirck, COO Startupbootcamp FinTech. Recent reports by Accenture and Ernst & Young have shown that London is the international hub for FinTech (Financial Technologies). The UK in general is a uniquely well-suited location for technology applied to financial services. Deal volumes have been growing at 74 percent a year since 2008, compared to 27 percent globally and […]

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