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: 1 Mar 2019 12:00 PM
Finishes: 1 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
Venue: CLM 4.02
Remaining places: 109
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

PhDs Students – using your time now effectively for your future

Starts: 27 Feb 2019 10:30 AM
Finishes: 27 Feb 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: PhD Academy
Remaining places: 33
​PhD students are constantly making decisions about how best to use their time. This seminar will help you to understand the range of skills, experience and contacts you can gain while doing your PhD, and help prepare you for your career after LSE.

Mature Students Lunch: PhD students

Starts: 8 Mar 2019 12:15 PM
Finishes: 8 Mar 2019 1:30 PM
Venue: PhD Academy
Remaining places: 40
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.

Interviews for academic posts (for PhD students and research staff)

Starts: 8 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 8 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: PhD Academy, 4th Floor Lionel Robbins Building
Remaining places: 29
​This seminar is an introduction to interviews for academic jobs for PhD students and research staff, covering how to prepare and what to expect.

PhD Panel: International Organisations

Starts: 19 Mar 2019 4:00 PM
Finishes: 19 Mar 2019 6:30 PM
Venue: PhD Academy
Remaining places: 19
More Information on this panel coming soon.

 

International careers

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

 

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.

 

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.

Career changers: Workshop 1

Starts: 27 Feb 2019 3:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Feb 2019 5:00 PM
Venue: LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 18
Are you a student with 2-3 years or more work experience? Did you enrol at the LSE intending to change career direction? Then the career change short course is for you.

Building your personal brand in the workplace

Starts: 28 Feb 2019 3:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Feb 2019 5:00 PM
Venue: LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 36
Come along to this workshop to understand what we mean by the term ‘personal branding’ and why it matters. We will introduce some of the key elements that make up our personal brand and consider their effectiveness.

Career changers: Workshop 2

Starts: 6 Mar 2019 5:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Mar 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 14
Are you a student with 2-3 years or more work experience? Did you enrol at the LSE intending to change career direction? Then the career change short course is for you.

Public speaking in the workplace

Starts: 7 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
Finishes: 7 Mar 2019 5:00 PM
Venue: LIFE Workspace 2
Remaining places: 50
Even if we have sufficiently prepared what to say, how we say it is often the key to success. This interactive workshop will enable you to enhance your pitching, presenting and public speaking skills in an immersive, fun, and easily accessible way!

Career changers: Workshop 3

Starts: 13 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
Finishes: 13 Mar 2019 5:00 PM
Venue: NAB 1.07
Remaining places: 16
Are you a student with 2-3 years or more work experience? Did you enrol at the LSE intending to change career direction? Then the career change short course is for you.

 

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.

 

 

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Contact us

Telephone

Careers enquiries 020 7955 7135

Employer enquiries 020 7107 5293

Volunteer Centre 020 3486 2952

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Email

Careers enquiries careers@lse.ac.uk

Employer enquiries careers.employers@lse.ac.uk

Volunteer Centre volunteer@lse.ac.uk

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