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4 steps to becoming a trustee

Volunteering opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, so there ought to be something for everyone. Unfortunately, certain opportunities are more likely to be filled by people from particular groups. Take trustee positions; the average board member seems to be white, older, middle class, and male. When charity boards are not representative of society at large that is likely […]

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Working as a financial analyst in Fintech

Mark Malik graduated from LSE in 2015 with a MSc in Maths and is now Planning and Analysis Manager at BIMA. BIMA uses mobile payment methods such as subscriptions via their phone network provider and mobile money services to offer health and life insurance and mobile doctor services (similar to Babylon GP at hand in the UK) to low-income […]

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14 October 2019|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

Working in policy in the charity sector

Francesca de Munnich (MSc ’15) has a policy and advocacy role in the charity sector. Following her MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, she has worked for a number of charities in the UK. Francesca currently works for Save the Children, focusing on the impact of poverty on children’s early learning and development.
In Francesca’s spare time, she helps to […]

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11 October 2019|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

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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How to make a great first impression with your CV

Research shows that, on their first review of applicants, employers look at your CV for between 5-7 seconds, making it imperative that you make a great first impression. After putting time and energy into creating your perfect CV, it’s well worth spending a bit longer tailoring the information to help you stand out.

Think like an employer when writing your […]

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10 October 2019|LSE Careers|0 Comments|

5 ways volunteering improves your chances of getting a job

Volunteering is good for you in so many different ways. We know that it can have a positive impact on wellbeing and our own research shows that students are more likely to feel part of LSE if they volunteer. But we also know how volunteering can improve your chances of getting a paid job!

Know what job you […]

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How to write effective application forms

If you’re applying for jobs then you will have discovered that filling out application forms can take a lot of time and effort. Effective preparation and doing your research will help you to stand out from the crowd though – here are a few tips to help you along the way!
Get the basics right
This might seem obvious but it’s […]

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How LSE Careers can help you with your interview

Congratulations, you’ve been offered an interview – all those hours of writing the perfect application have paid off!

Perhaps you’ve been offered a telephone, Skype/video, or face-to-face interview. Maybe they’ll be asking you competency, strengths based, motivational, brain teaser, technical, case study, or situational judgement questions.

Whatever you’re due to face, LSE Careers can help support your preparation:

Read our interviews […]

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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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5 top tips to make the most of the Volunteering Fair

The LSE Volunteering Fair is just the first of the many events the Volunteer Centre has organised for you all this Michaelmas Term. At the fair, you will have the chance to meet 50 of our partner charities, as well as us, and find out about all the opportunities available to you to volunteer on campus, in the local community […]

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15 ways to get the most out of LSE Careers

Chances are you’ve received a lot of information from every department at LSE, and it’s pretty hard to keep track of it all. Not to worry – we’ve put together an easy guide to our services and what we can offer you throughout the year below.

We’re open Monday to Friday 9:30am-5pm (and until 8pm on Thursdays) so please do […]

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1 October 2019|LSE Careers|1 Comment|

Five ways to kick start your volunteering this year

So you’ve just started at LSE, or you’ve returned after a long summer break, and you want to get your volunteering started. But how? But who? But what? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with these five great opportunities to kick start the year!
1. Have a good think 
It sounds a little simple and obvious, but it’s really important that […]

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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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27 September 2019|Featured, LSE Careers|1 Comment|

4 reasons why volunteering will help you settle into London

Volunteering during your time at LSE has many benefits, but one of the biggest is that it can help you settle into London. It’s not unusual to feel a little overwhelmed when arriving in such a big city, starting on your course and trying to do all those other things that life throws at you. In this blog, we […]

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One page or two? How long does my CV need to be?

‘Should my CV be one or two pages?’ is perhaps the number one question we get asked at LSE Careers. Those of you who would like a definitive answer to your question may not be too happy with our response ‘it depends’! But that’s the thing about CVs – there simply isn’t a definitive ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ way to do it. […]

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    How to make the most of your master’s degree and time at LSE

How to make the most of your master’s degree and time at LSE

Anna Vindics graduated from LSE with an MSc in Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy) in 2015. Based on her own experiences she shares some tips on getting the most from your MSc and your time at LSE.

Find ways to actively engage with what you’re learning
Forming study groups when you’re preparing for exams helps transfer passive knowledge to […]

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‘When you work in Parliament, no two days are the same’

What’s life like as a Parlimentary Intern? In this blog Charlotte Sharman, reflects on her experience working as an LSE Parliamentary Intern for Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Charlotte is studying for her MSc in Public Policy and Administration in the Department of Government and undertook an internship between November 2017 – March 2018.
The LSE Parliamentary […]

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20 September 2019|LSE Careers|0 Comments|
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    Welcome to all students from David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager!

Welcome to all students from David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager!

Welcome to LSE or welcome back!

I’m David and I’m the Volunteer Centre Manager, here at LSE. Our job is to help you find rewarding volunteering opportunities for causes you are passionate about, during your time at LSE.

We have a really diverse number of opportunities available to students and there are currently 180+ opportunities on LSE CareerHub, our online vacancy board. […]

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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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    Guest blog by Beth Wilson: Volunteering at the Literacy Pirates

Guest blog by Beth Wilson: Volunteering at the Literacy Pirates

‘Attention on deck’

‘Aye aye captain’

Most of the time I would absolutely cringe when asked to do any kind of acting, but on a Thursday afternoon I can be found proudly saluting the captain at the Hackney Pirate’s ship.

Once a week I volunteer with the Literacy Pirates, who help kids from the local schools with their literacy (reading and writing). […]

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