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15 ways to get the most out of LSE Careers

Chances are you’ve received a lot of information from every department at LSE, and it’s pretty hard to keep track of it all. Not to worry – we’ve put together an easy guide to our services and what we can offer you throughout the year below.

We’re open Monday to Friday 9:30am-5pm (and until 8pm on Thursdays) so please do […]

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Things you should do before a careers event

If you’re going to a careers event where you’ll be meeting employers and company representatives then preparation is essential to help you make the most of it. The company representatives will be meeting a huge number of students like you, so if you want to learn the most relevant information from them then make sure you know how to […]

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Guest Blog: LSE Alumni Rosanna Hutchings

We’ve often raved about one of our amazing charity partners, the Literacy Pirates, so we were delighted to find out that they had recruited an LSE alumni as one of the Volunteer Coordinators! Since completing her masters (MSc Gender, Media & Culture, 2016),  Rosanna Hutchings has had a wealth of experience both in her career and her volunteering activities. […]

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    Managing Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges in Fintech

Managing Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges in Fintech

In collaboration with the LSE SU FinTech Society and Club Financiero Español (CFE), we invited some of Europe’s most exciting FinTech experts and leaders to speak with us about the opportunities and challenges of FinTech. If you’re interested in the world of FinTechs then reading insights from our panel is a great starting point!

What is the future of FinTech?

Blockchain technology […]

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10 tips for recruiting volunteers on campus

Over the course of the 2019/20 academic year the LSE Volunteer Centre be inviting around 100 charities on to campus to recruit students volunteers and many more organisations will be heading to universities across the country trying to sign students up to their causes. We spoke to representatives across the Student Volunteering Network to see what top tips we […]

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10 tips to use LinkedIn successfully

With more than 467 million users across 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn is an incredible platform for networking. Remember though, being on there and having a weak profile could be more damaging than not being on there at all! Here, LSE Careers consultant Saffron Fidget shares her top tips for creating a brilliant profile and using LinkedIn successfully:

1. Target your profile: Are you […]

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How to prepare if you’re starting a master’s soon

If you’ve got as far as choosing to study a master’s programme it’s fairly safe to assume that you have strong interest in the subject you’re studying.
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If you’re keen to prepare in advance for the course, you could contact the department administrator and ask if they can recommend any pre reading/work. Also, keep an eye out for news stories […]

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Making speculative applications – the why and the what?

When you are looking to enter the job market or make a change, one of your starting points will be to identify as many possible openings as possible. Estimates suggest that upwards of 60% of positions are not advertised, considerably more in some sectors like advertising, marketing, journalism, publishing the charity sector and NGOs. Smaller or medium sized companies without […]

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    Development Studies is fun, but is there a job at the end of it?

Development Studies is fun, but is there a job at the end of it?

Guest blog by Dr Duncan Green, Professor in Practice in International Development at the London School of Economics and Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB.
Studying development is fascinating, but will there be jobs for students once they graduate? I chaired a careers panel for LSE students recently, where a variety of alums, now rising up the greasy poles of the aid industry, […]

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Preparing for a career in academia

PhD students and researchers wanting to pursue an academic career will need a range of experience, built up during (and after) the period of PhD study.
LSE PhD Graduates tell their tales of progressing into academia

Ruth Garland (Media and Comms 2014) “an emerging scholar at 50 – odd” now Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire
David Hope (Government […]

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