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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.

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Volunteering changed my LSE student experience because…

During Student Volunteering Week 2019, we spoke to student volunteers about how volunteering changed their LSE experience. The campaign highlighted lots of the amazing benefits that students feel when they volunteer, from meeting new people to facilitating a holistic learning environment. So have a read through these amazing testimonies of students from lots of different academic backgrounds, who love […]

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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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    Finding your own path: one PhD’s non-traditional career journey

Finding your own path: one PhD’s non-traditional career journey

LSE PhD students move on to many and varied careers. The options are vast and you probably don’t yet know all those that are relevant to you. Here, Teresa Whitney (LSE PhD 2015, Social Psychology) describes how she taught herself about her dream job and offers her insights for how you might do this too.
The challenge

I didn’t go in […]

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    ‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

‘Being a translator between Business and Politics’: a career in public affairs

The panel discussion on careers in public affairs and lobbying, as part of LSE Career’s Public Sector and Policy week, saw practitioners working both in-house, in public affairs agencies, and in public administration share their top tips and key insights for getting into the industry.

Susan Bahl, currently working as a Brexit lead for the British Medical Association after pursuing a […]

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    Women’s careers in academia: ‘Institutions are greedy’

Women’s careers in academia: ‘Institutions are greedy’

Experienced women academics shared insights regarding the early development and progression of careers in academia, from both their own career experience and from their research and leadership experience in academic institutions at an event recently hosted in the PhD Academy by LSE Careers. We agreed that ‘Institutions are greedy’ and individuals benefit from: 1) reflecting on their career; 2) working […]

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Can Universities be effective agents of social change?

This April, the Head of LSE Generate, Laura-Jane Silverman, attended the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Read about her experience at one of the key conference events below.

This House believes that Universities lack the necessary proximity to be effective agents of social innovation in the 21st century.

That was the motion presented by Peter Drobac, Skoll Centre for Social […]

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Taking the Career Plunge

Guest blog from Tamara Oprea, Associate Director Sales and Business Development – Financial Markets at IHS Markit Ltd.
“There I was, after all those years of studying and hard work, with a Banking, Finance and Management degree under my belt, ready to take on my career! So many paths and career choices, from banking to corporates, to analytics, to financial […]

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    Career options after a PhD. What are you thinking? How are you feeling?

Career options after a PhD. What are you thinking? How are you feeling?

Are you thinking about roles in or outside academia? Could you have both?
Are you feeling curious, confident, confused or concerned?

Career conversations with PhD students tend to focus on two employment sectors: in and outside academia. But in a complex labour market is there a simple binary divide between these employment worlds? Your future might involve both. Putting aside tricky questions about […]

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LSE Careers services and support for disabled students

Blog by Viki Chinn – Careers Consultant for disabled students

There’s a buzz around campus in anticipation of students arriving – welcome to Michaelmas Term at LSE!

Whether you are a newcomer to LSE or a returning student this can be an exciting and busy time. At LSE Careers we have a full schedule of careers events waiting for you, from Careers […]

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