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Rethinking and redefining success at university and beyond

What is success – in life, at work, in academia? What does it look like, how does it feel and, the question in many of our minds… how do I achieve success?
 
Last night, Freedom of Mind LSE hosted a panel exploring what success means and busting the myth that to succeed you need to sacrifice your welfare. Chaired by Professor Lord […]

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    Let’s talk about work experience – lots of ways to get it!

Let’s talk about work experience – lots of ways to get it!

Welcome to LSE, so much to do, enjoy and learn!

Even now, right at the start of term, lots of LSE students are already talking about Spring Weeks. It’s only natural you might then start thinking “I must apply and keep up with my peers” or ‘I need to do a spring week to get on the career ladder”. But just hang […]

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How to network if you’ve never networked before

Certain events require an ability to ‘network’. But what if you’ve never knowingly networked before? Here are some pointers to get you started:
What is networking?
Networking is simply building mutually beneficial relationships, discovering things you have in common with others and working out how you can best help them. It’s not about ‘schmoozing’ and it’s certainly not about asking someone […]

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Things you should do before a careers event

If you’re going to a careers event where you’ll be meeting employers and company representatives then preparation is essential to help you make the most of it. The company representatives will be meeting a huge number of students like you, so if you want to learn the most relevant information from them then make sure you know how to […]

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Things to consider when completing a job application

Job applications can be quite stressful.

Whether you’re looking to start your career or just trying to find any work for now, applications can be tough. It’s tempting to send the same CV and cover letter to every job you apply for, but this will probably not work. Here are our top things to think about when you’re completing a job application, […]

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How to set short, medium and long term goals

Why is it important to set goals?
Let’s begin with some common interview questions:

Where do you see your career in five years’ time?
Why did you choose that course?
Tell me about yourself

These questions assume you’ve not only thought about your career goals but you are able to articulate them. So having a ‘goal story’ is important in recruitment.

But […]

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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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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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Options to find work over the summer

With over 100 days in between the end of Summer Term and the start of Michaelmas Term, there are a huge variety of experiences available that are both fun and flexible and will help boost your CV.

Check CareerHub

There are hundreds of opportunities that employers have advertised on CareerHub. You can search through the ‘Opportunities’ bar on the home […]

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Making the most of your internship

With many of you having just started your first internship or formal work experience, or about to, we thought it would be useful to share our top 10 tips for making the most of this experience and ways to make sure that you are remembered for all the right reasons.

 
1. Set yourself some goals
Whether it’s learning some new skills, […]

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6 ways to get work experience this summer

It’s not too late to get some valuable work experience this summer and it doesn’t have to be in the form of an internship to be useful as you build your career. We’ve chosen six options you can think about:
1. Find a holiday job
There are plenty of organisations that require staff for the summer period – positions range from […]

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    Work with the UK Government and Parliament: Opportunities for PhDs

Work with the UK Government and Parliament: Opportunities for PhDs

Guest Blog from Megan Marsh, Public Affairs Team, LSE
Working with the UK Parliament

Parliament wants to know about the latest PhD research. And there are a number of ways you can feed your research into policy creation, from placements in Parliament specifically for PhD students, to special opportunities to highlight your research for a political audience.

The Parliamentary Office for Science […]

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Top tips for a successful career change

The career you entered when leaving LSE might not be the one you continue with as your life progresses. With changes in the labour market, disruptions of technology and shifts in personal circumstances LSE alumni are likely to encounter many career changes.
Here we give you our top 20 tips for a successful career change… 
Adopt the right mindset. Don’t assume […]

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Media: getting in and getting on

Missed Careers in Creative Industries Week? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with spotlights on some of the events that took place across the week. This post – written by LSE Social Media Ambassador and BSc Environment and Development student, Hayli – covers a talk from the week on breaking into Media.
On 13 February LSE Careers was lucky enough […]

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Using LinkedIn in your job search

We recently ran a workshop giving practical advice on how to make the most of LinkedIn. Below are our key takeaways from the session but if you’re looking for more information then keep checking CareerHub for upcoming sessions and/or book some time in with a careers consultant to get some support and advice. LinkedIn is fast becoming, if not already, […]

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    ‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

The panel discussion on careers in public affairs and lobbying, as part of LSE Career’s Public Sector and Policy week, saw practitioners working both in-house, in public affairs agencies, and in public administration share their top tips and key insights for getting into the industry.

Susan Bahl, currently working as a Brexit lead for the British Medical Association after pursuing a […]

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It’s competition time!

Looking for an opportunity to win some great prizes, get creative or just up for a challenge? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Every month we’ll be sharing interesting competitions and opportunities for you to enter and get involved in. Prizes range from fast-tracks to interview stage, trips around the world, cash and vouchers (to name a few). So […]

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    Developing a CV for international development and communications

Developing a CV for international development and communications

Guest blog by alumnus Lee Bailey, MSc Development Studies 2012-2013 and Director of Communications at the Natural Resource Governance Institute.
I recently had the pleasure of returning to LSE to speak with a number of students about their interests in the international development space, as well as communications work. As the director of communications at a policy institute/NGO, I felt I had some […]

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US and UK law firms: what’s the difference?

Guest blogger Charlotte Lewis-Williams shares her experiences and thoughts on the differences between US and UK law firms.
Choosing which law firms to apply to for a training contract can seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? If you are considering City law firms, you may be wondering what the difference is, if any, between US firms and UK […]

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How to decide what to do, when you don’t know what to do

Being unsure about your future career direction can feel a little daunting, especially if you’re surrounded by people who all seem to have a clear idea in mind of what they want.

It’s actually extremely common to not be sure of your career direction and career decision making is something that you will continue to do throughout your life.

We are […]

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