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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:

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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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    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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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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