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Insider Tips: Working in Arts and Culture

Guest blog by LSE alum Vishal Kumar, cultural data scientist at CASA, The Bartlett at UCL researching the economic and social impact of culture in cities. He uses a combination of data science, urban economics and social media analytics having written several blog posts and co-authored an academic paper. Vishal is a data science consultant and advisor to a range of […]

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Why it’s ok if you don’t have a job lined up yet

At this time of year we often see students who feel like they’ve left it too late to search for a graduate job or that all the ‘best’ opportunities have been taken. This is not the case! You have lots of options available to you as an LSE student and we advertise brilliant opportunities all year round.
Graduate schemes

It can […]

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Making the move from corporate to not-for-profit work

Studying for an LSE degree, MSc or PhD can be a transformational process. This is particularly true for our postgrads who have selected their particular master’s as a catalyst to change career direction towards the not-for-profit sector. When considering such a move it can helpful to think about it as a campaign rather than a simple transactional switch. There […]

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    How to use your dissertation skills to market your employability

How to use your dissertation skills to market your employability

Many of you will be doing your dissertation right now (or have done one already) and might be wondering how to make it work for your applications. Thankfully, your dissertation will give you a whole set of skills and assets that will be attractive to employers. Listed here are just a small selection of the qualities you can develop by doing […]

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‘Bad, Sad, Glad’: Masterclass in Crisis Communications

As part of Creative industries week, veteran communications expert and LSE alum Sheree Dodd gave a masterclass on crisis communications to LSE students hoping to work in communications and the media themselves.
Sheree shared her own background and her experiences coming largely from, as she put it, “the university of life”. After completing a BA in Political Science at LSE, she trained […]

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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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Working in Technology and Digital Media

Lauren Maffeo (MSc ’12) has reported on and worked within the global technology sector. Born and raised in the US, she started her career as a freelance journalist covering tech trends for The Guardian and The Next Web from London. Today, Lauren works as an associate principal analyst at GetApp, where she covers the impact of emerging tech like […]

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How to success in your first job: part two

In Part one, we discussed preparing for your first day and making a good impression in the workplace.

When you start a new job, it’s important to allow yourself time to absorb and settle in (‘consuming value’).  You should also plan how you can now contribute to the success of the organisation (‘creating value’) and generate new opportunities for yourself.
Build […]

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Guest Blog by Tiffany Hoi-Lun Yau: One-off volunteering

Tiffany (BSc in Management, 2018 and MSc in Accounting and Finance, 2019) has attended multiple one-off volunteering sessions during her time at LSE! Read on to find out about her experience at two of the sessions…
I signed up for the volunteering sessions since the sense of satisfaction and achievement from helping people in need has always been rewarding. Besides […]

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What skills do you need to get a job in government? 

Thinking about a career in public service? Across many government departments, digital innovation and new policy-making methods are making government an exciting place to work on society’s most interesting challenges.

We’ve provided insights into future-facing skills and approaches that are in shortage in the public sector and are a great way for you to stand out from the crowd as […]

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    Guest blog by Samantha Brooks-Hutchinson: Volunteering with Ham House

Guest blog by Samantha Brooks-Hutchinson: Volunteering with Ham House

During the year, the LSE Volunteer Centre runs a one-off volunteering programme, which allows students to volunteer who might not have a lot of time or want to try it for the first time! Samantha (Msc Accounting and Finance, 2019) joined us at Ham House to help wrap up gifts for the local primary school children. Read on to […]

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10 things to consider when changing careers

Changing careers is a big step to take, especially when you’ve already climbed the ranks in one area and want to move into something completely different. It will involve a lot of hard work, but if it’s right for you then the results will be worth the effort. However, before you drop everything and immediately jump into a new career, […]

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How to succeed in your first job: part one

If you have secured a job offer then chances are you will be feeling a combination of excitement and trepidation about starting your new role.

Firstly, congratulations on getting the job! Secondly, don’t panic and see our tips below on how to make a great start at work:
Start before you start
Remember to thank anyone in your network that might have […]

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Dream jobs you won’t believe even exist

At LSE, it can be easy to forget that there are career opportunities outside of the cycle of Spring Week-Internship-Graduate Scheme. There are hundreds of careers that don’t need to be part of the Big Four and job roles that span a huge range of interests. Have a look at some of these roles for inspiration, and know that there […]

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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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Thinking about teaching English abroad?

Teaching abroad can be a great way to expand your horizons, learn new skills and travel. Here are some tips to get started:
1. Research
If you plan to move halfway around the world to teach English, research all aspects of your international adventure to make it as successful and rewarding as possible. You can use GoinGlobal to research financial and […]

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Guest post: Carole Reniero

Carole Reniero (BA Social Anthropology 2018) is the London Programme Manager at CoachBright, who support students and young professionals via coaching. In this blog Carole reflects on how volunteering for the organisation helped her during her time at LSE and how a similar 1-1 coaching could have the potential to improve the lives of younger children who grow up […]

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A night at the LSE Volunteer Awards 2019

On Tuesday 30 April, the LSE Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG Society celebrated the amazing student volunteers at LSE who give back their time to the community. The LSE Volunteer Awards was attended by over 60 fantastic students, staff and charity partners – all passionate about volunteering! Read on to find out about the speakers and winners, or follow our […]

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5 reasons to book a place at our 2019 Asia Careers Fairs

LSE Careers is once again collaborating with Imperial College London and The University of Cambridge to bring you Careers Fairs in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Last years’ fairs were a great success with several LSE attendees obtaining internships and job offers following coming to the fairs. To book your place at one or more of the fairs, visit the CareerHub pages for […]

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