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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 succeed 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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    Learning from PhD Alumni: working in International Organisations

Learning from PhD Alumni: working in International Organisations

Multiple factors influence career development and for PhD students, the interaction between external circumstances and personal priorities make every individual story unique. We regularly host alumni PhD career panels to learn from the experiences of our talented PhD graduates. Progression into roles in international organisations and think tanks is a popular topic. In this blog PhD and Research Staff […]

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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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    Guest post: Katee Hui on the importance of women’s football

Guest post: Katee Hui on the importance of women’s football

Katee Hui, MSc, Envrionmental Policy and Regulation 2008, recently won one of the most prestigious volunteering awards in the UK; BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Unsung Hero for London. This was for her work founding and running the Hackney Laces, which was set up in 2011 as a place for girls and women to come and play football because there […]

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LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2019 Nominations

We’ve been celebrating the amazing nominations that our partners, staff and students have made for LSE Volunteer of the Year (check out Part One and Part Two here). However, there is another award to be won at the LSE Volunteers Awards evening: LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year! Last year Coin Street Community Builders won the award. We’re delighted to […]

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LSE Volunteer of the Year 2019 Nominations: Part Two

We’re excited to reveal Part Two of the collection of nominations for LSE Volunteer of the Year 2019. Again, we are filled with pride to know that LSE students are volunteering across a range of causes, doing a variety of roles and making a noticeable impact for each organisation. Read Part One to make sure you’re up to date […]

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