Core careers programme events

The core careers programme we deliver is designed for you by all of us in LSE Careers. Open to all students at LSE, it provides opportunities to learn, practice, and develop skillsets for applying for opportunities and succeeding in your future careers, facilitated by members of our team and supported by alumni and employers.

Page contents

  1. Application essentials
  2. Employers skills sessions
  3. Interviews and assessment
  4. Further study and PhDs
  5. International careers
  6. Sectors and themed events
  7. Career and professional development skills
  8. Events from our Volunteer Centre

 

Application essentials

Ensure you’re ready to apply for internships, jobs, and more through these seminars covering CVs, cover letters, and all the essentials about submitting applications.

How to write cover letters

Starts: 18 Oct 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 18 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: CLM 3.02
Remaining places: 8
Cover letters are your opportunity to promote yourself and convince employers you are the right person for the job. This seminar will help you understand what employers want from your cover letter and show you how to achieve this.

Internships, Work Experience & Part Time Work

Starts: 22 Oct 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 22 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: TW1.G.01
Remaining places: 113
​An internship, work experience, and part-time work are all excellent ways to stand out in a tough job market and support yourself financially during your studies. Come along to this seminar to find out where to look for opportunities and get top tips on making successful applications.

How to prepare for employer numeracy tests

Starts: 22 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 22 Oct 2018 4:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 0
This workshop, offered by the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre, will prepare you for future numerical tests you may have to undertake as part of the recruitment process. You will learn how to prepare for and approach these tests.

How to write effective CVs

Starts: 29 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Oct 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM 5.02
Remaining places: 120
Writing an effective CV is important for success during the recruitment process - attend this seminar to find out how to tailor your CV to the organisation and position to make it stand out. This seminar is aimed at students who don’t have a lot of experience writing a CV.

How to prepare for employer numeracy tests

Starts: 29 Oct 2018 2:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
This workshop, offered by the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre, will prepare you for future numerical tests you may have to undertake as part of the recruitment process. You will learn how to prepare for and approach these tests.

How to write cover letters

Starts: 30 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Oct 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM 4.02
Remaining places: 120
Cover letters are your opportunity to promote yourself and convince employers you are the right person for the job. This seminar will help you understand what employers want from your cover letter and show you how to achieve this.

How to write effective application forms

Starts: 2 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM.2.02
Remaining places: 120
​This seminar covers all aspects of completing structured application forms (with reference to what employers are looking for) so you can approach them with confidence.

CVs for Experienced Hires

Starts: 12 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 12 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM.5.02
Remaining places: 120
When you have several years professional experience, it can be a challenge to know how best to present it. This seminar will look at different CV formats and techniques for presenting yourself effectively, and is aimed at postgraduates with a number of years professional work experience.

How to prepare for employer numeracy tests

Starts: 12 Nov 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 12 Nov 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
This workshop, offered by the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre, will prepare you for future numerical tests you may have to undertake as part of the recruitment process. You will learn how to prepare for and approach these tests.

 

Skills sessions delivered by employers

Seminars and workshops led by employers to provide insights into and commercial awareness about their industry and operations, help enhance applications, improve interview skills and more.

Identifying inclusive employers

Starts: 24 Oct 2018 11:00 AM
Finishes: 24 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 44
How can you identify which employers genuinely want to attract applications from disabled candidates? This event will discuss how to identify inclusive employers, what support you can expect throughout the recruitment process and in the workplace, and how to disclose effectively

Skills seminar: Top Tips for Case Study Success

Starts: 24 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Venue: NAB 1.04
Remaining places: 0
​Join Teneo Consulting (previously Credo Consulting) for an interactive session designed to help you prepare for and succeed during case study interviews.

Skills Seminar: Machine Learning Plausibility

Starts: 24 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Venue: NAB 2.04 - New Academic Building
Remaining places: 31
​Join representatives from the Bank of England for a skills seminar on Machine Learning Plausibility.

Skills Seminar: Commercial Awareness Case Study

Starts: 24 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Oct 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: NAB 2.04 New Academic Building
Remaining places: 8
​Join Clifford Chance for a seminar focussing on commercial awareness. What is commercial awareness and why do firms look for it in future trainees? You will have the opportunity to test your understanding by practising a case study.

Skills Seminar: Commercial Awareness & Interview Skills with HSBC

Starts: 24 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Oct 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: NAB.1.04
Remaining places: 0
​HSBC Commercial Awareness Session has been designed to support students in their job search and aid the transformation from education to professional environment.

Skills seminar: Public affairs and lobbying in the EU and UK

Starts: 31 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 31 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Venue: NAB 1.04
Remaining places: 100
Ever wondered what lobbying means? Why do organisations need to lobby? Understand these questions and more with this interactive seminar facilitated by GPLUS – public affairs and communications.

Skills seminar: Valuation in economic consulting

Starts: 31 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 31 Oct 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: NAB 1.04
Remaining places: 100
Join FTI Consulting for this practical workshop designed to introduce students from all backgrounds to some of the key principles of economic consultancy.

Charity skills seminar: ​Project Building with Coin Street Community Builders

Starts: 31 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 31 Oct 2018 4:30 PM
Venue: NAB 2.04
Remaining places: 34
Are you interested in setting up a community project? Take your great idea and turn it into reality in this interactive workshop with Coin Street Community builders.

Skills seminar: Asset Tracing in the Era of Cryptocurrency - a legal case study

Starts: 14 Nov 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 14 Nov 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: NAB 1.04
Remaining places: 80
A senior associate from Covington & Burling LLP will present on how the English Courts are adapting long-standing fraud recovery tools for use in cutting edge scenarios presented by crypto crime.

 

Interviews and assessment

Sessions covering what to expect in the interview process, how to prepare and succeed, as well as different formats and types of interview and assessment centre activities you may face across the recruitment process.

Introduction to assessment centres

Starts: 19 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 19 Oct 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM 2.02
Remaining places: 0
Assessment centres are part of many employers’ recruitment processes. This seminar will give you information about the different tasks involved and advice for how to perform well at an assessment centre.

How to perform well in group exercises

Starts: 23 Oct 2018 11:00 AM
Finishes: 23 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 0
This interactive workshop will introduce you to some typical group exercises and offer insights into skills and behaviours employers are looking for.

Introduction to video interviews

Starts: 25 Oct 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: CLM.2.02
Remaining places: 93
Video interviews are becoming an increasingly common part of the application process. This presentation will provide information on what to expect in a video interview, what employers are looking for and advice on how to prepare.

Case study skills club

Starts: 29 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Oct 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
The case study skills club is designed for students who have a basic understanding of case study interviews but would like to prepare further and develop their confidence through practising example cases with different interview partners and receiving peer feedback on their performance.

How to perform well in group exercises

Starts: 15 Nov 2018 10:00 AM
Finishes: 15 Nov 2018 12:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
​This interactive workshop will introduce you to some typical group exercises and offer insights into skills and behaviours employers are looking for.

Introduction to interviews

Starts: 15 Nov 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 15 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: CLM.2.02
Remaining places: 120
Interviews are an essential part of any application process. This presentation will provide information on different types of interviews and interview questions, what employers are looking for and advice on how to prepare.

Case study skills club

Starts: 19 Nov 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 19 Nov 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
Our case study skills club is designed for students who have a basic understanding of case study interviews but want to prepare further and develop confidence through practising example cases with student interview partners and receiving peer feedback.

Mock assessment centre

Starts: 20 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Finishes: 20 Nov 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
Assessment centres are a critical part of the recruitment process for many employers. This workshop is structured to simulate parts of a typical assessment day and will provide an overview of the types of tasks involved.

Mock interview practice

Starts: 22 Nov 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 22 Nov 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
This interactive workshop will allow you to practise your interview technique and answers to questions.

How to perform well in group exercises

Starts: 26 Nov 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Nov 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
This interactive workshop will introduce you to some typical group exercises and offer insights into skills and behaviours employers are looking for.

 

Further study and PhDs

A range of workshops and events for current PhD and research students at LSE, as well as seminars for current undergraduate and postgraduates considering pursuing a PhD in the future.

Mature Students Lunch: PhD students

Starts: 29 Oct 2018 12:30 PM
Finishes: 29 Oct 2018 1:30 PM
Venue: PhD Academy
Remaining places: 35
PhD students who have more than 10 years’ work experience have different needs in terms of career progression and life after the PhD. This informal lunch is another chance to meet some of your peers and join a facilitated careers discussion for people in your situation.

Thinking about doing a PhD?

Starts: 29 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Oct 2018 4:00 PM
Venue: CLM.2.02
Remaining places: 120
​This seminar is for anyone considering doing a PhD. It considers why, where, and when to do a PhD and how to approach the application process.

Career options after your PhD – something unexpected? PhDs and Research Staff

Starts: 31 Oct 2018 5:00 PM
Finishes: 31 Oct 2018 6:30 PM
Venue: PhD Academy, LRB
Remaining places: 24
Are you thinking about different career options and/or are unsure about what to do after your PhD? In this interactive, participatory seminar we will review some PhD career pathways and help assess your interests, skills, strengths, and values to evaluate your options and plan your next steps.

CVs for Academic posts: PhDs and Research Staff

Starts: 2 Nov 2018 12:30 PM
Finishes: 2 Nov 2018 1:30 PM
Venue: PhD Academy
Remaining places: 25
This seminar covers how to put together strong application materials for academic jobs. For PhD students and research staff only.

CVs for Outside Academia: PhDs and Research Staff

Starts: 12 Nov 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 12 Nov 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: PhD Academy
Remaining places: 30
In this seminar we will look at how PhD students and researchers can put together strong applications for jobs outside academia, including what employers expect to see in applications and how you can present yourself successfully at this stage of the recruitment process.

Thinking about doing a PhD?

Starts: 26 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: PhD Academy, Lionel Robbins Building
Remaining places: 40
​This seminar is for anyone considering doing a PhD. It considers why, where, and when to do a PhD and how to approach the application process.

Applying for a taught masters

Starts: 29 Nov 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: CLM.2.02
Remaining places: 120
For students who are in the early stages of applying for a taught master's, this seminar will help you understand the principles behind a successful master's application and key points you should consider before applying.

 

International careers

Seminars supporting the programmes LSE Careers deliver about working in different areas across the globe. 

Working in the UK after your studies

Starts: 22 Oct 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 22 Oct 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Remaining places: 172
Are you from outside the EEA and want to work in the UK but need immigration permission? Come to our panel event including LSE's International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT), immigration law specialists, and more who will discuss options for working during and after studies.

Applying for an EC Traineeship

Starts: 30 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM.2.02
Remaining places: 120
This seminar is a step-by-step guide to applying for an internship at the European Commission, led by LSE Careers. It offers an introduction to the EC stage recruitment process, including researching individual DGs, selecting useful content for the application form, lobbying and offer acceptance.

 

Sectors and themed events

Events programmes which are part of themed career weeks showcasing particular sectors or areas of employment. This includes Discover International Development happening throughout the year, Public Sector and Policy Events Programme (weeks 4 and 5 of MT) and Careers in Creative Industries and Political Risk, Conflict and Security themed weeks in LT.

Introduction to case interviews for Management Consultancy

Starts: 19 Oct 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 19 Oct 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: CLM 3.02
Remaining places: 0
Case interviews are widely used by consultancies during the recruitment process. This seminar, for students with a basic knowledge of case study interviews, will explore reasons employers use case studies and the types of problem-solving exercises included.

Introduction to Investment Banking – what's it like and is it right for you? An insider's view

Starts: 24 Oct 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Oct 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM.3.02
Remaining places: 48
Repeated seminar: John Kelting will speak about what it's like working in Investment and Corporate banking; the differences between origination, trading, research and back office roles; how to figure out whether banking is the right career option for you; and how to decide what to specialise in.

Careers with Economics

Starts: 24 Oct 2018 6:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Oct 2018 8:00 PM
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, CLM
Remaining places: 146
Bringing together Economics alumni from a range of organisations, this panel event will offer you the chance to hear from speakers about their career history and current roles, and get tips for getting in/on in their industries.

Careers in Think Tanks Panel

Starts: 25 Oct 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 25 Oct 2018 8:00 PM
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, CLM.
Remaining places: 222
​This event brings together speakers from across the political spectrum of think tanks to discuss their careers, the opportunities available, and the challenges they have met.

Getting the most out of the law fair

Starts: 26 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Oct 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM 2.02
Remaining places: 120
If you’re attending the Law Fair and are wondering what to expect, this seminar will tell you all you need to know and how you can make the most of it. This seminar is open to all law students as well as non-law students interested in pursuing a career in law.

Careers in the City

Starts: 29 Oct 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 29 Oct 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Remaining places: 300
Bringing together speakers working in investment banking, asset management and other financial service organisations, this panel discussion offers you the chance to hear speakers' personal career histories, their current roles, and tips for getting in/on in the industry

Careers in Public Affairs Panel

Starts: 31 Oct 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 31 Oct 2018 8:00 PM
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, CLM
Remaining places: 120
This unique event brings together speakers from the public policy spectrum to discuss their public affairs careers, the opportunities available and the challenges they met. We are extremely fortunate to have panellists from a diverse range of organisations.

Getting the most out of International Organisations Day

Starts: 2 Nov 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: CLM.5.02
Remaining places: 120
This seminar will help you prepare for International Organisations Day (IOD), an all-day fair on campus which takes place on 10 November 2018. This includes the timetable for the day and information about attending organisations, their structures, and what recruiters are looking for.

Discover International Dev: How to get into development consulting

Starts: 15 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 15 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM.2.02
Remaining places: 0
This seminar will give an overview of careers in international development consulting, providing information on skills and experience sought, recruitment processes and different routes into organisations working in this space.

Discover International Dev: How to get into NGOs and Think Tanks

Starts: 26 Nov 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: CLM.6.02
Remaining places: 80
This seminar will give an introductory overview of careers in international NGOs and think tanks, providing information on skills and experience sought, recruitment processes and different routes into organisations working in this space.

Meet an Alum - Health

Starts: 6 Dec 2018 5:30 PM
Finishes: 6 Dec 2018 8:00 PM
Venue: LSE Careers Resource Centre
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation. This week we are hosting 3 alumni in different roles with a range of experience in international development.

 

Careers and professional development skills

Focusing on skills and techniques you can take to the workplace, these sessions cover topics like delivering presentations, negotiation, and public speaking, as well as how to make the most of networking and LinkedIn.

Simple techniques to improve your networking skills

Starts: 13 Nov 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 13 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
This workshop will give you ideas and techniques on networking effectively and building strong professional relationships to support your job search and future career.

How to master presentations

Starts: 19 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 19 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
Many recruitment processes require you to deliver a presentation so employers can assess your communication skills. Learn how to plan and deliver a coherent, persuasive message, and increase your personal impact in front of employers in this workshop.

Using LinkedIn in your job search

Starts: 23 Nov 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Nov 2018 4:00 PM
Venue: TW1.G.01
Remaining places: 160
This seminar will cover building an effective LinkedIn profile with tips on what to include in each section, how to increase your visibility, and techniques to help you connect and build relationships with LSE alumni. It is most suitable for students with a basic understanding of LinkedIn.

How to master presentations

Starts: 27 Nov 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: LSE LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
Many recruitment processes require you to deliver a presentation so employers can assess your communication skills. Learn how to plan and deliver a coherent, persuasive message, and increase your personal impact in front of employers in this workshop.

Using LinkedIn in your job search

Starts: 4 Dec 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 4 Dec 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM.4.02
Remaining places: 120
This seminar will cover building an effective LinkedIn profile with tips on what to include in each section, how to increase your visibility, and techniques to help you connect and build relationships with LSE alumni. It is most suitable for students with a basic understanding of LinkedIn.

 

Events from our Volunteer Centre

Seminars and workshops delivered by the LSE Volunteer Centre to promote and highlight the value in volunteering whilst at LSE, and the development opportunities it can offer you.

Charity skills seminar: ​Project Building with Coin Street Community Builders

Starts: 31 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 31 Oct 2018 4:30 PM
Venue: NAB 2.04
Remaining places: 34
Are you interested in setting up a community project? Take your great idea and turn it into reality in this interactive workshop with Coin Street Community builders.

How volunteering helped my career

Starts: 13 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 13 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: CLM.4.02
Remaining places: 100
Join us at this panel event discussing how volunteering can kickstart your career. It's the perfect chance to hear from professionals who are now employed in a range of organisations discussing how volunteering has helped their career.

 

 

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