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Insider tips – how to network

Guest blog from Farrah Ekeroth, working for professional services firm EY (Ernst & Young):
For many students and recent graduates entering the world of work, networking can be a daunting thing. There’s a tendency to view it as a one-off activity, where business cards are exchanged and hands are shaken. In reality, it’s actually something we already do, every day, […]

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    Working outside academia as an LSE PhD: what’s it like and how do you get there?

Working outside academia as an LSE PhD: what’s it like and how do you get there?

Five PhD qualified LSE alumni spoke to current PhD students and staff about their experiences. Speakers working in data science; the UK civil service; and environmental organisations told their stories.

The speakers were:

1 Gokhan Ciflikli, International Relations LSE PhD 2018, Senior Data Scientist at Attest
2 Maria Carvalho, Geography and Environment LSE PhD 2014, Senior Consultant Climate Policy, South Pole
3 Shuxiu Zhang, International Relations LSE PhD 2013, […]

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    Student Volunteering Week 2020… how can LSESU societies get involved?

Student Volunteering Week 2020… how can LSESU societies get involved?

Student Volunteering Week is a national week that celebrates the amazing work students do in their local and wider communities, acknowledged by universities, students and charities across the UK. It celebrates student volunteering by focusing on the way it:

Improves student wellbeing
Develops students’ employability
Contributes positively to the wider and local community life

This year, Student Volunteering Week will […]

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Welcome to 2020: New Year, New Me

Taking a look back over the decade

Here at the LSE Volunteer Centre we’ve been taking a look back, not only at the last year, but at the last decade! Over the years we’ve celebrated eight LSE Volunteer Awards, where we recognised the amazing work that LSE students have done through volunteering. Read about our most recent awards in our blog […]

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    Cracking international development careers: from application to entry

Cracking international development careers: from application to entry

In this guest blog LSE alumna Ria Sen (MSc Media, Communication and Development 2012), shares her insights on where to start if you’re interested in a career in international development.
The international development sector needs passionate professionals to meet aspirational development goals. A challenge is the demand for such jobs often far outweighs supply. How to make a mark, when […]

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LSE #GivingTuesday Round Up

On Tuesday 3 December, LSE played its part in this year’s #GivingTuesday along with over 3000 charities and businesses across the UK, and even more across the world. #GivingTuesday messages were tweeted by lots of celebrities and even beamed on top of the BT Tower, here in London. Together with LSESU RAG, the LSE Volunteer Centre brought #GivingTuesday to […]

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New career: chapter one

As a career changer, you might meet challenges along your journey, at times feel like giving up and returning to your ‘comfort zone’. To reassure you, and from our experience, students do succeed and overcome these hurdles. Perseverance pays off – it might not happen overnight so keep yourself motivated. Recognise and celebrate small achievements, take a gradual approach, […]

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How to use LinkedIn to full effect

Many of us have a LinkedIn profile but are you using it to its full capacity in your job search? Here are a few simple tips to get you started:

Your profile

Your LinkedIn profile is like your CV that never sleeps so keep it up to date so employers and recruiters can easily find you! You can claim your […]

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    “Make yourself more than a name in a stack of applications” – getting started in public affairs

“Make yourself more than a name in a stack of applications” – getting started in public affairs

We recently hosted a panel with speakers and LSE alum who shared their experiences of working in public affairs. The speakers have all followed different paths to successful careers which led to an engaging and lively discussion for LSE students considering a career in the sector. Getting experience in public affairs, the importance of networking through social media and the […]

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How volunteering helped my career

There can be controversy surrounding the idea that volunteering is beneficial to your career. There is a suggestion that people should volunteer for others, not just to improve their opportunities. Connected to this is the myth that student volunteers only volunteer to put something on their CVs. However, volunteering isn’t a ‘zero-sum game’ and everyone can gain. Our research […]

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