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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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Networking over the summer: top tips

As well as giving you that much-needed work experience, a chance to develop some key skills and generally bulk up your CV in readiness for the upcoming permanent job push, any kind of summer work provides a great opportunity to extend your professional network.  So as well as seizing all available opportunities to impress your colleagues with your skill, […]

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Four ways to make the most of your Parliamentary Internship

Polly Bass graduated from LSE in 2017 with an MSc in Social Policy. During her masters she worked for David Lammy, MP for Tottenham. In this guest post she offers her reflections as she nears the end of a 10-month placement with Lord Best, an independent Crossbencher in the House of Lords.
An LSE Parliamentary Internship is a fantastic opportunity to get […]

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    Graduating this year? Find out about your LSE Alumni community!

Graduating this year? Find out about your LSE Alumni community!

If you are graduating in July, congratulations and welcome to your LSE Alumni community! You have reached the end of your degree, but your association with the School is lifelong. You are part of a global network of 148,000 LSE alumni worldwide, brilliant people making tremendous contributions to business, government, education and civil society.

Wherever your life and career take […]

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To selfie or not to selfie?

We love a selfie here at LSE Careers. Whether it’s a picture of students, alumni or employers at one of our fairs or the volunteer centre sharing experiences of volunteers during a one-off, selfies are a great way to celebrate and share moments! But there are times where a selfie isn’t quite right, particularly in a professional context, namely […]

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    How to get a job with the International Committee of the Red Cross

How to get a job with the International Committee of the Red Cross

Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was Matthew Clare’s “dream job”. Six years after completing his undergraduate degree, the 29-year-old from Lancashire managed to secure a role as an interpreter with the ICRC in Gaza. Has it met his expectations? And what advice would he give students looking to embark on a similar career?
Can you […]

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Interview with an LSE Alum: Dr Natalia Buitron

This week read all about LSE Alum and current LSE postdoc fellow Natalia’s experience and journey as student, teacher and researcher, and her plans for the future. We hope it inspires you!
Tell us about your career path to date.

After I finished my MSc in the Anthropology of Learning and Cognition at LSE, I started a PhD in Social Anthropology […]

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Who are startups looking for?

Sarah Bourke, Customer Operations Manager at Thriva, is our guest blogger this week! Sarah’s blog provides insight into what hiring managers in startups look for in candidates, and how you can stand out.
If you’ve seen The Social Network, you know what startups are all about. Fast-paced, high-pressure, and full of twenty-somethings in jeans revolutionising industries between games of table […]

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Life after the PhD: A Mature Student’s Perspective

Dr Keren Darmon spoke at a mature PhD students’ lunch about her experience of working in the communications industry before studying for her PhD as a mature student. Keren is an associate member of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where she completed her PhD. Her thesis is a feminist media studies project, entitled “Representing SlutWalk London in […]

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So you want to study in the USA?

If you’re thinking about continuing your studies – or indeed returning to academia – at postgraduate level, you might be considering the USA as an option. Here are some key tips to keep in mind as you start researching courses, supervisors, institutions and locations.

Reputation, reputation, reputation. 
From the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education and the QS World Rankings to a host of […]

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  • Class of 2015. Recent LSE graduates after the Graduation Ceremony on the 16th July 2015.
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    Destinations survey – why do we contact you six months after graduation?

Destinations survey – why do we contact you six months after graduation?

The destination survey has begun, for those of you who graduated between January and July 2017. The survey, which gathers information on what graduates go on to do after graduation, is known as Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE). It is commissioned by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), and all UK higher education institutions are required to run the survey.
Respond […]

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You don’t have to have a law degree to become a lawyer

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 (energy, financial services, social media, health – the law gets everywhere) to solve their […]

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    Investigate all avenues when pursuing your career path – tips from an LSE alum

Investigate all avenues when pursuing your career path – tips from an LSE alum

Guest blog by Leanne Snipper (BA Geography 2007) who is a Senior Risk Manager at BNY Mellon:
Choosing the organisation you want to work for is as equally important as the job you are responsible for. It’s easy to forget that your working life takes up a large proportion of each day and therefore your future happiness is just as […]

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How being part of an LSE society can help your career

Being part of a society during your time at university is one of the easiest ways to tell a potential employer that you are a team player who fully contributes to the institution you’re a part of, be it your place of study or place of work.

If you regularly attend socials of a society, or if you are a […]

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How being part of an LSE sports team can help your career

Being in a sports team is a unique experience that gives you a very specific and valuable set of skills. You can put these skills on your CV or include them in your cover letters, and if you demonstrate how these relate to the job description then your sports team membership can be as valuable as work experience.

Below we’ve […]

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Thinking of working abroad?

Whether you want to establish yourself in another country or want to use work to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job or experience abroad. We have some great resources, both online and offline, and tips that can get you started moving on after your studies:

1. Know yourself and what you’re […]

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Top ten interview essentials

So you have an interview coming up. Don’t worry: here are our top ten interview essentials which should help you get through it!

1. Prepare thoroughly
Whether this is the job that will be the start of your career or just something to make some money over the holidays, you need to prepare for your interview. This means knowing about the organisation, the […]

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How to get into an international career

Whether you want to go back and work in your home country or if you just want to use work as an excuse to see the world, we can give you some advice on how to get a job outside of the UK. We have some great resources, both online and offline, that can get you started:

 
1. Country profiles 
On […]

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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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How to balance your studies with your career plan

Balancing life in modern day London can be a challenge at the best of times. Living in a city that’s constantly in a state of hustle and bustle, with so much to do and so much time needed to do it, things can become a little overwhelming. On top of that all of you have your LSE studies to […]

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