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Careers

International History Students 

LSE Careers Programme, 2019/20

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Edith Karinthi-Durnez

Careers Consultant

LSE Careers is here to help you think about how you will make the leap into the world of work or further studies.

While it’s important to focus on your studies, we encourage you to make the most of your time here and take advantage of the services available to you.

This section highlights the careers programme tailored specifically to International History students. Beyond the sessions listed below, we’ve got a lot to offer you, including one-to-one careers discussions, careers events, opportunities to meet employers, careers information and the Volunteer Centre.

If you have any questions or want to discuss anything related to your career, please email us at e.karinthi-durnez@lse.ac.uk or book an appointment with us through CareerHub.

We look forward to meeting you!

Edith Karinthi-Durnez, Careers Consultant

Events Programme for International History Students:

23 January 2020: Simple techniques to improve your networking skills | For UG and PG students

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 2pm to 3.30pm, 32L. B.01

Book your place

Want to make the most of the International History alumni networking evening on 28 January? Then this workshop is a key milestone to ace this networking event! 

Identifying effective networking behaviours can increase your confidence in building strong professional relationships to support our job search and future career. This seminar introduces you to situations from networking at fairs to managing social situations and developing your connections on-line.

This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are planning to attend the International History alumni networking evening on 28 January
    have some opportunities to network coming up and want to be confident in making the most of them
  • want to build your network to support your job search and beyond.

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • network in a variety of social situations
  • have practised introducing yourself to others and have gained feedback on your networking skills
  • build your network further using some practical tools.

28 January 2020: Options after International History - careers networking evening with alumni | For UG and PG students

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 6pm to 8pm, Garrick (lower ground floor)

Book your place (bookings open on 14 January)

The evening offers International History students the opportunity to speak informally with International History alumni hearing the personal experiences and insights of alumni who work in a variety of different sectors, functions and roles. Come along and find out about the work they are doing, how they secured their first role following their undergraduate degree or masters, and their career paths to date.

This promises to be a really useful evening and will be very helpful for anyone who's wondering how they are going to make the transition from studying International History to starting their career.

Sign-up is required for catering purposes.

Participants include:

• Alex Kottke – Senior Analyst, Aperio Intelligence
• Dr Alex Mayhew – LSE Fellow
• Arnaud Balner - Political Advisor, French Embassy to the UK
• Catherine Flood – Public Affairs Assistant at Sainsbury's
• Cécile Guerin – Policy & Research Coordinator at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue
• Dennis Mooney – Cabinet Office Complex Transactions Team
• Katharina Neureiter – Impact Executive, CDC Group
• Kieran O'Donoghue – Analyst, Bank of England
• Laurence Atchison – Policy Manager, Rail Delivery Group
• Len Brown – TV Producer/Director & Writer
• Luc-André Brunet – Lecturer, Open University
• Om Dhumatkar – Business Design Directorate, Community Banking, Lloyds Banking Group
• Peter Millwood – ‎Teaching Fellow in East Asian History, LSE
• Sebastian Shehadi –‎Global Markets Reporter, fDi Magazine Financial Times Group
• Silvia Peneva – Event Programme Manager, Mobile 360 Series, GSM Association
• Suyin Haynes – Senior Reporter, TIME Magazine
• Thomas Brown – Senior Library Clerk, House of Lords
• Usha Patel – Chief of staff at Zulu Group
• Zosia Krajewska – Business Operations Manager, McKenzie Intelligence Services

This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are thinking about your options after your degree
  • would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in the different sectors can entail
  • would like to get advice for your job search.

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • describe the key functions and the day to day work of the panellists
  • state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights.

6 February 2020: Themed lunchtime panel: Political organisations, NGOs and social justice | For UG and PG students

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 1pm to 2pm, KSG.G.01

Book your place

A lunchtime discussion with LSE alumni sharing their experiences and insights of working in Political Organisations, NGOs and Social Justice, including an overview of the sector, examples of recent projects they've worked on and advice on the recruitment process.

Bring your own lunch with you.

Panellists include:

Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes - Founder and Managing Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative
Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes is the Founder and Managing Director of Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), a London-based international think-tank dedicated to Arctic, Nordic, North Atlantic, North Pacific and Antarctic affairs. Over his academic career, he read Imperial and Commonwealth History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Cambridge, graduating from the latter with a PhD in History. Subsequently, he held visiting or postdoctoral fellowships at research centres at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and London. Over his policy career, Menezes has served as Head of the Secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Yemen in the UK Parliament; Consultant to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; Commonwealth Expert in the Strategic Advisory Group of the Archbishop of Canterbury; Principal Consultant to the European Parliament Intergroup on the Freedom of Religion or Belief; Research Associate to a UN Special Rapporteur; and Governor of a Church of England school. He is the author of several research publications and volumes, most recently The North American Arctic: Themes in Regional Security (London: UCL Press, 2019), and the Associate Producer of four critically-acclaimed films: the Oscar-shortlisted, Emmy-nominated My Enemy, My Brother (2015-17); La Soledad (2016); Complicit (2017) and The Number (2017). 

Elisabetta Trione - Data Insight Project Assistant, Mind
My academic background is in Psychology, having graduated (BSc) in the summer of 2019 from UCL. I applied to the Charityworks programme during my last year of university and started the programme the following autumn. I was placed at Mind, the mental health charity, working as Data Insight Project Assistant. My job mostly consists of exploring the performance of fundraising campaigns and offering evidence-based suggestions for the future.

Jay Hoffman - Senior Bid Manager, Crown Agents
Jay manages bids and other business winning activity for DFID and other international development donors' projects as part of Crown Agents' business development function. Prior to this, he worked at Palladium International, one of DFID's largest contractors. Projects he has helped secure have improved the economic prospects of Lebanese and Syrians in Lebanon, supported small businesses around Europe and Asia to increase their exports, and contributed to DFID's understanding of private investment into developing countries.

Lily Chamberlain - Communications Manager, Open Cages / Anima International

This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are thinking about a career in Political Organisations, NGOs or Social Justice
  • would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in this area can entail.
  • would like to get advice for your job search

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • describe the key functions and the day to day work of the panellists
  • evaluate some of the realities of careers in this sector.
  • state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights

10 February 2020: One to one appointments with LSE Careers consultant | For UG and PG students

Monday, 10 February 2020, 11.30am to 1.30pm, SAR.1.03a

Book your place

Come and meet Edith Karinthi-Durnez for a one-to-one careers discussion.

These 20 minutes appointments are open to all IH students, and you will be able to discuss any question you might have about your career options, about how to get experience and develop employability skills, about CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn, application forms or interviews.

Tea, coffee, biscuits will be provided.

20 February 2020: Proactive job search techniques and speculative applications | For UG and PG students

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 2pm to 3pm, 32L. B.01 

Book your place

We will discuss ways in which you can become more proactive by undertaking activities such as informational interviews, networking, using LinkedIn, and by applying speculatively. Finally, you'll get advice on how to approach these methods effectively to improve your chances of gaining a great job once you leave LSE.

This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • would like to learn more about using proactive job search strategies
  • would like to learn how to harness the power of social media to maximise the effectiveness of your job search campaign.

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • understand how to make speculative applications
  • find out how to conduct informational interviews
  • use networking and social media to help you in your job search.

2 March 2020: One to one appointments with LSE Careers | For UG and PG students

Monday, 2 March 2020, 11.30am to 1.30pm, SAR 1.03A

Book an appointment

Come and meet Edith Karinthi-Durnez for a one-to-one careers discussion.

These 20 minutes appointments are open to all IH students, and you will be able to discuss any question you might have about your career options, about how to get experience and develop employability skills, about CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn, application forms or interviews.

Tea, coffee, biscuits will be provided.

10 March 2020: Themed lunchtime panel: Heritage industry | For UG and PG students

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, NAB 1.14

Book your place

A lunchtime discussion with four fascinating LSE alumni sharing their experiences and insights of working in the Museum and Heritage Industry, including an overview of the sector, examples of recent projects they've worked on and advice on the recruitment process.

Panellists:

Darren Barker - Founder and Director of Barker Langham 
Darren is a Founder of Barker Langham (alongside co-Founder Eric Langham), and leads the company’s work across its strategic, operational, business, analytics, cultural and master planning portfolio. He is a globally experienced and leading cultural and business planner and has developed a diverse range of cultural schemes from museums and historic buildings to parks and landscapes – with work covering vision development, competition brief origination, options appraisals, masterplanning, commercial and operational planning. He is an appointed adviser to the UK Heritage Fund. 
The core of his work is planning holistically to ensure the future sustainability of culturally significant assets, places and their future economies. Recent projects include Oman Across Ages Museum, Museum of London West Smithfield, Qasr Al Hosn Fort and Cultural Foundation (Abu Dhabi), Weifang Cultural District (China), Chatsworth Estate, and the development of a brief for new urban park for St Petersburg (Russia).
As part of the development of the company’s work, Darren is also a Director of Barker Langham Recruitment which recruits for key positions in the cultural sector globally, and he lead Barker Langham’s development of its cloud-based business planning tool for the sector – Barker Langham Analytics. 

Emma Peplow - Head of Development at History of Parliament Trust
After finishing her PhD in International History, Emma Peplow joined the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lords to create ‘Taking the Field’, and oral history project on grassroots cricket in the UK and Sri Lanka. In 2012 she moved to the History or Parliament Trust as Communications and Outreach Officer before becoming Assistant Director responsible for Communications, Publications and Oral History in 2018. After returning from maternity leave Dr Peplow is currently Head of Development. Whilst at the Trust she has developed its public engagement offering, including funding and managing new engagement projects, and has published and presented on its oral history project in both academic and public engagement contexts.

Samantha Heywood - Freelance Consultant, Curator and Producer
After graduating in 1988 Samantha Heywood worked in retail and the civil service while studying part-time for an MA, before training and working as a history teacher. She got a job in museums more by accident than design, initially as an education officer before experiencing, then leading, several major projects at the Imperial War Museum. By 2009 she was Director of Public Programmes for IWM until leaving in 2015, since then she has worked in a freelance capacity on museum capital projects and exhibitions in the UK, USA, Qatar and Australia as a consultant, curator and producer.

Silwat Haider - Head of Capital Project at the British Museum
Silwat Haider is a construction management and museum professional, with twenty years experience. Having worked for both private and public sector organisations Silwat has a focus on project delivery within the arts and cultural sector. She has worked for major arts funders such as Arts Council England; led on large scale developments funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund; and led project delivery teams at the Natural History Museum and National Portrait Gallery. She currently works at the British Museum as Head of Capital Projects. Silwat graduated from LSE in 1996 with a BSc (Econ) International History, and subsequently completed an MA in Art History from SOAS.

This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are thinking about a career in the Museum and Heritage
  • would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in this area can entail.
  • would like to get advice for your job search

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • describe the key functions and the day to day work of the panellists
  • evaluate some of the realities of careers in this sector.
  • state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights

12 March 2020: Anti-slavery manuscripts transcription activity | For UG and PG students

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 4pm to 5.30pm, 32L.G.20

*** THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED ***

Come along with your laptop and immerse yourself in history, transcribing the correspondence between anti-slavery activists in the 19th century. We need your help to browse through the entries and transcribe each page as you see it, to the best of your ability

Immerse yourself in history, assisting the Boston Public Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The activity will be introduced by and followed with a discussion with Dr Imoabong Umoren.

This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • would like to explore the work of library services
  • have never done volunteering before and want to try it out

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • get aware of how the skills and knowledge you develop during your history studies can be put in practice.
  • find out more about anti-slavery activism

Summer Term

 

*** EVENTS CANCELLED ***