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Using social media to build your personal brand

Your personal brand is your reputation – it’s what you’re known for and how people experience what you’re about. Social media is now part of career management so it’s important to think about how online tools can help develop your brand. Below are some tips on how you can achieve this with Twitter and LinkedIn, although many principles apply […]

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16 August 2019|LSE Careers|2 Comments|

So you’ve handed in your dissertation…what next?

At last you’ve handed in that dissertation which has dominated life for so many months! Be proud: finishing it will probably be one of the best things you’ve ever done. With celebrations underway, you might have noticed the theme of conversations having shifted from ‘when am I ever going to finish this thing’ to: ‘what next?’

It’s an exciting time, […]

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LSE Award Winner: Regina Legarte

So we’ve heard from LSE Volunteer of the Year 2019, Annie and LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year, ReachOut! We’d also like to shine a spotlight on Outstanding Contribution to the LSE Community award winner Regina Legarte. We caught up with her recently to find out more about her volunteering roles within LSE and in London. Regina volunteered with […]

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Making the most of your work experience

“It’s not what you do, but the way that you do it and what you learn from it!” 

It may be a cliché, but to build your CV and enhance your confidence ready for your next career step, almost any work experience is going to be valuable, as long as you reflect on the skills that you have developed and try to […]

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Understanding case study interviews

How can we increase our market share? How do we go about launching this new product? How can we improve the company’s performance and grow?

These are just some of the problems or ‘cases’ that very senior management of global companies pose to management consultancies every day.

So any candidate looking to work in consulting needs to spend some time thinking […]

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    Chinese students – securing a job in China after graduation

Chinese students – securing a job in China after graduation

With a population of 1.4 billion, China plays an important and influential role in the global economy – and its graduate labour market plays a part in that.

There are many reasons why Chinese students with an international education are in demand in China. Employability in Focus, a 2019 report by the British Council, finds core advantages of you studying […]

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LSE Volunteer Award Winners: ReachOut UK

Last week we interviewed Annie, LSE Volunteer of the Year 2019 and this week we’ve interviewed ReachOut UK, LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2019. They were nominated by one of their LSE student volunteers for their ongoing support for the people that volunteer with them. Read on to find out more about ReachOut UK..

What does ReachOut UK do?
ReachOut […]

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    INGOs and Think Tanks: “Demonstrate Engagement, Commitment and Expertise in your field of interest”

INGOs and Think Tanks: “Demonstrate Engagement, Commitment and Expertise in your field of interest”

Discover International Development is our programme of events to learn more about careers in development, and included many interesting talks and practical information about this interesting sector! In this blog we take a look at the key entry points into international NGOs and think tanks and provide essential tips for a career in these organisations. The path into INGOs […]

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Networking – simple techniques

It can be difficult to know where to start when developing your network as a student, but we’re here to help! Here are five pointers to get you networking in various contexts including employer/sector events, careers fairs and approaching people speculatively via online platforms such as LinkedIn:
1. Preparation
You’ll feel more confident approaching people at employers/sector events if you have […]

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LSE Volunteer Award Winners: Annie Thomlinson

Back in April we hosted the LSE Volunteer Awards 2019, a lovely evening where we celebrated all of the amazing volunteering students have done over the academic year. The LSE Volunteer of the Year Award went to Annie Thomlinson and you can read her nomination here! Now that exams have finished, we thought we would catch her for a […]

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How to find a job related to your degree

Sometimes it can seem impossible to find a job for you that is related to your degree. Some courses don’t have obvious lines of work that you’ll be eligible to apply for as soon as you graduate. Some courses do, but you might want to explore other options.

LSE Careers has a range of resources that can give you ideas of what jobs […]

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Creative careers with an LSE degree

Being a student at LSE, you might be slightly overwhelmed by the amount of people you meet who are planning on going onto banking or consulting after their degree, and feel that’s it’s unavoidable that you have to do the same.

However, this career path is not inevitable just because you’ve studied with us. LSE students go on to do […]

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    Guest Blog by Octavia Foundation: the importance of befrienders

Guest Blog by Octavia Foundation: the importance of befrienders

Octavia Foundation aims to connect people affected by unemployment, ill health, social isolation or low incomes in central and west London with opportunities for positive personal change. As part of their work, they co-ordinate a Befriending service, intended to help reduce loneliness and isolation with the older people living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. The service heavily relies […]

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Changing career? Learn from experience

We recently welcomed six career changers onto campus to share their experiences of career transitioning which prompted a very interesting and wide ranging discussion.  Our panel had worked in a range of industries including international organisations, investment banking, consultancy, finance, law and management and transitioned to areas including government policy, the charity sector, impact investing and entrepreneurship and coaching.

The […]

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Hacking the USA academic job market

The team from ‘The Professor is In’ visited London to speak to PhD students about academic careers in the US and the messages were hard-hitting. For example 76% of academic staff in the US are on short term contracts; academic departments are shrinking; each vacant position attracts 200-900 applications; there are not enough academic positions to go round, and getting […]

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Political risk, conflict and security panel

As part of Political Risk, Conflict and Security Week, LSE Careers hosted a panel of alumni working in political risk, conflict and security, who shared their experiences, advice and tips for students interested in this sector.

James Barker, who is currently a Senior Director at Kroll, started off by admitting that he didn’t really think about a career until the day he […]

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The Value of Volunteering during your PhD

Finding time to volunteer can be challenging, especially if you are a PhD student. Whilst it’s important to note that volunteering is not for everyone, maybe due to personal responsibilities, family or financial constraints, it can be a very enriching and rewarding experience for doctoral students.

Here Hannah Cottrell, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, shares some of […]

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10 reasons to work for a smaller/newer organisation

Graduate jobs are usually associated with high-profile graduate schemes in huge corporations, however this doesn’t have to be the case. Small and medium enterprises, or SMEs as they are commonly known, are organisations with up to 250 staff and can be a great place to start your career for a huge number of reasons. We advertise a range of opportunities on […]

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Securing your first job in the USA

We’ve been busy planning a series of workshops and events over in New York and DC in September 2019 and are excited to announce that the events are now live! Ahead of the events, we thought it would be useful to share some insights from Lauren Maffeo, Content Editor for GetApp.com and LSE alum from MSc in Gender, Media and […]

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LinkedIn tips for career changers

There are now over 600 million people based all over the world registered on LinkedIn, making it an incredibly powerful resource for any career changer. It’s worth considering carefully how its various features can help you navigate the process of securing a successful transition.

In the first instance, it’s as a research tool that LinkedIn will support your efforts, to […]

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