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Ibrahim

July 25th, 2022

Top 5 Best Student Jobs at LSE

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Ibrahim

July 25th, 2022

Top 5 Best Student Jobs at LSE

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

LSE has some great jobs available for students. Think of these jobs as stints you can either assign to yourself or can fulfil when you are available at a certain time of the academic year. The freedom and the pay are great, so get applying if you want to develop your skills, take some responsibility, make connections and earn money.

Student blogging

No, I was not told to advertise the job as a student blogger! This is me who sat down and thought, ‘I want to write a blog before I get started on my studies’. The best part? ‘It won’t take long to finish. Of course, this is because I am a fast thinker when I want to get something done and because I type first. But even if you are a slow thinker and type slow, look no further than working as a student blogger! You can work in your own time, the expectations are fair, and you get paid for every blog you write. Plus, you can get creative with your blogs. You can use images, write a short or long blog and write about your favourite restaurants. Up to you!

Find out more here.

Student ambassador

Student Helper and attendee

Do you ever finish your studies and think, ‘I have all this spare time now, I wish I had a little job on the side where I can do a range of activities rather than do something set in stone? Well even if you don’t, working as an LSE student ambassador is honestly great. It is something you do in your spare time, and only if you wish to complete a shift. Just reply to the emails you get about, say, a workshop event for an hour that they need your help with, and get paid for that hour for just hopping on Zoom and giving a little talk (sometimes you don’t even have to talk, but just monitor the chat). You can also frequently give campus tours if you want to do something in-person and develop some interpersonal skills.

Find out more here.

Welcome week

Campus tour guide during Welcome Week 2021

As the name suggests, you will only really be working for a few days back-to-back during the welcome week period, which tends to be the first two weeks of Michaelmas Term. However, the job variety is unmatched. You can help freshers by partnering up with someone and being on standby at a campus hot-spot location, you can help as a tour guide for freshers, you can partner up with someone and either don the Felix the Beaver mascot costume or be the mascot’s guide and take pictures with everyone, and so on. The pay is good, the Widening Participation team is lovely, and it is only for a few days.

Find out more here.

Pathways Mentor

Here is one job I decided I would do purely because I was a Pathways to Law mentee during my college years. I thought, if Pathways helped me out so much in deciding that law is for me and for securing legal work experience placements for me, then I will give back to the community and pay my respects to the Sutton Trust for organising Pathways programmes for aspiring students. And it is not just for law either. You can be a mentor for Pathways to Medicine, Banking and Finance, Engineering and others. You will be working for two years as a mentor for the Pathways programme of your course. The shifts will be allocated to you depending on your availability and they send you an email way before the shift takes place. You will be keeping in touch with your mentees and helping them where possible, attending some in-person events like workshops and talks, and sometimes you will be helping virtually.

Find out more here.

Student Futures ambassador

Okay, so this is one job I have not done myself. However, I did apply recently. Fingers crossed. Why did I apply, and what can I say about it if I have not even fulfilled the role during my 3 years at LSE? Similar to the above really. I want to focus most of my time, even my free time, on my studies. But when I am truly available and want to gain some skills, knowledge and income, I look no further than LSE student jobs. And aside from this general point, this ambassador role sounds very interesting to me because you get to unleash your creativity and essentially help students outside of class and campus, and even beyond their university years! The job description states that you can write blogs, liaise with the other ambassadors and connect with them in doing so, holding your own workshops, working on projects of your choice and more.

Find out more here.

 

Yes, I have done all of these except for the last one. That means I speak from experience when I say that LSE student jobs are simply great. They truly fit around your studies and are all very fun. And, you get paid and get to develop yourself.

About the author

Ibrahim

My name is Ibrahim. I am a 3rd-Year Law student. Law is interesting thank to its everchanging, complex and universal nature. I chose LSE to challenge and develop myself in a thriving and different environment to one I was used to in the past, and I am glad I did. I decided to take up blogging this year, something I have done twice so far as part of my volunteering. I aim to write blogs that are unique from the rest.

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