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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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    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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LSE Volunteer of the Year 2019 Nominations: Part One

The LSE Volunteer Centre has had a record breaking year for nominations for LSE Volunteer of the Year Award 2019, with 38 different students being put forward by charities, fellow LSE students and LSE members of staff. We’re incredibly proud to be home to so many committed, enthusiastic and passionate student volunteers. The winner will be announced at the […]

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Top tips for a successful career change

The career you entered when leaving LSE might not be the one you continue with as your life progresses. With changes in the labour market, disruptions of technology and shifts in personal circumstances LSE alumni are likely to encounter many career changes.
Here we give you our top 20 tips for a successful career change… 
Adopt the right mindset. Don’t assume […]

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    Guest Blog by Sean Chou: My volunteering experience working on modern slavery

Guest Blog by Sean Chou: My volunteering experience working on modern slavery

Last week we heard from Stella Sarmias about her experience campaigning against modern slavery and this week we’re hearing from Sean, a student from LSE History Department. Sean also worked with the Wonder Foundation through their SEE-ME Programme. Read on to hear about their experience..
The Wonder Foundation is a women’s empowerment charity with a special focus on development and education. […]

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A day in the life of a freelancer

The final event of Careers in Creative Industries week, which took place from 11 – 15 February, was an opportunity for students to hear what it is actually like to work as a freelance writer. They were joined by Marina Gerner (@MarinaSGerner), freelance feature writer and Markets editor for Money Week, and Emma Bryce (@EmmaSAanne), freelance Science and Environment […]

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Insights into the Brussels Bubble

Master’s student and Marketing and Communications Assistant for LSE Careers, Coralie Delettre, shares her experience of our recent European Internships Fair and reflects on her time in Brussels in this guest blog.
LSE Careers’ Brussels internship fair was a great opportunity to meet employers working in European affairs as well as peer into the inside of the so-called ‘Brussels bubble’. […]

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    Guest Blog by Stella Sarmias: Campaigning against modern slavery

Guest Blog by Stella Sarmias: Campaigning against modern slavery

If there’s one thing for certain, students at LSE are incredibly passionate. We love hearing about when this passion evolves into the force of activism, as students take on campaigning, lobbying and raising awareness for certain issues. Second year student, Stella Sarmias, from the Management Department has been working with the Wonder Foundation to campaign against modern slavery.
Last summer […]

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    Guest Blog by Jasmine Pearce: Volunteering for the Helen Bamber Foundation

Guest Blog by Jasmine Pearce: Volunteering for the Helen Bamber Foundation

Lots of students across the school volunteer in their spare time, but the  LSE Law Department is home to a lot of committed student volunteers. This week we’re hearing from Jasmine Pearce about her experience volunteering in her first year for the Helen Bamber Foundation.
When I first started studying at the LSE, I remember feeling hugely overwhelmed. Day 2, Freshers Week, and […]

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