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Generate at LSE Careers

Welcome to Generate at LSE Careers

We are committed to inspiring entrepreneurial potential amongst LSE students and alumni. Whether you are looking to start up your own business or interested in joining an organisation that promotes entrepreneurship as one of its core values, we hope that you can make use of this service and move a step closer to finding the entrepreneurial career path that works for you.

Generate consists of an interactive skills development programme| and an exciting series of networking events| which, together, offer a unique platform from which students can learn, market test their ideas, and identify key relationships within their immediate and wider entrepreneurial community.

A message from Professor Craig Calhoun

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Generate events programme

Generate offers an interactive skills development programme and an exciting series of networking events for LSE students. You can read about the types of events we run, view all our forthcoming events and watch recordings of past events on our events page|.

One-to-one entrepreneurship consultations

If you’d like to discuss your entrepreneurial ideas or need advice about starting up or growing your business, we have one-to-one appointments with a careers consultant at 9.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. It may be that we can answer your query straightaway and allow you to move on with your project, or we may refer you to someone that specialises in your business sector. Either way, we encourage you to book an appointment consultation| on CareerHub and come and speak to us.

Generate mentoring programme

Our industry-specific pool of alumni entrepreneurs are available to deal with one-off queries or to work with you over the longer-term to ensure that you have all the resources at your disposal to help you launch and develop a successful start-up.

We will be holding weekly sector-specific mentoring sessions on Friday lunchtimes during term-time covering numerous industries including FinTech, food/beverage, education and social enterprise and you can sign up to these meetings on CareerHub|.

For longer-term mentoring matching please sign up to Get Two It| to browse through our sector experts and to select a mentoring partner for you and your project.

Winners of our funding competitions| will also be set up with a selected mentor as part of their winners package.

Guest blog

Given the impressive pool of talent that LSE has to offer, we would like to offer students and alumni an opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and ambitions with a wider entrepreneurial community via the Generate blog|.

If you have an entrepreneurial subject that you would like to discuss or perhaps an experience from your entrepreneurial journey you would like to share we would love to hear from you.

Book a room - the innovation workspace

Not all have startups have the luxury of securing an office when they first launch and so finding a suitable place to work on your project can difficult.  The innovation workspace is made up of three rooms here at LSE that can be booked and used for your team strategy sessions, investor meetings or as a place to work on your business plan.

Rooms can be booked by the hour or by the day. Please complete this form| to book.

Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015

Please see the guest post from the Mayor of London: The Mayor’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015 is open for entries until 16 February 2015. Did you know, just by entering, you could win one of up to six paid internships with competition sponsors Siemens? You can gain invaluable work experience in everything from finance to IT and marketing. Previous intern, Elliot […]

Mindfulness and resilience in entrepreneurship

Struggling to find calm as you develop your entrepreneurial ideas? Fortunately, we have this guest blog from organisational psychologist consultant Dana Zelicha about mindfulness and resilience: Starting a new company is one of the most turbulent phases in the life of entrepreneurs, considering that only 50% of startups survive their first five years. We still have an incomplete understanding of why some startups survive and why some entrepreneurs are […]

Life working at a startup

This guest blog has been written by Sarah Bourke, who works at carwow, a comparison site for new cars based in London: Carwow is a young startup going through a period of rapid growth. It has expanded from seven employees when I began six months ago, to 17 today. We’ve created an online platform through which you can compare great […]

Useful entrepreneurial articles

As a student, becoming an entrepreneur can seem like a daunting task. Here are some useful articles to help you get started:

Finally, if you are looking for more general entrepreneurial advice, Forbes magazine has collected the advice and tips from 20 business leaders and presented them in this easy-to-read guide.

For more information about entrepreneurial help and support at LSE, visit the Generate at LSE Careers website.

Top tips from entrepreneur and director of Caravan, Miles Kirby

New Zealander Miles Kirby is Caravan’s Chef/Director and Head Roaster. With over 15 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, he began his career in his hometown of Wellington, New Zealand before moving to the Netherlands where he became sous-chef at The News Café in Gronigen. A move to London in 2001 saw Miles take on the role of Head Chef at the […]

Five tips for generating an effective online platform

Online, your business is not just competing with other businesses. You’re up against everything from world news to Candy Crush and cat photos! But with an effective online platform, you can still attract your customers’ attention. Here are some tips shared by Charles Ubaghs, Head of Social Media at Global Radio, at last week’s Generate masterclass: 1. Create great content Great content builds up […]

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These are our forthcoming Generate events. You can search below or view all our events on CareerHub.

Read more about the types of events we run and access recordings of past events on our events page|.

VSO ICS Entrepreneur - Business and Finance

Employer: VSO

Closing date: 1 Feb 2015

Location: Africa and Asia United Kingdom

Duties abroad could involve using your skills to support a farmer to produce a business plan, help a carpenter to develop a new product, or assist a market seller to expand their business.The challenges are varied and exciting, and you can make a noticeable difference.

Social Media and Marketing Intern

Closing date: 1 Feb 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

If you have a proven track record in social media campaigns, public relations (PR) or online marketing, this role may be just for you. This successful candidate will be managing and providing comprehensive and effective social media initiatives and marketing strategies.

Summer Teaching at Oxford University (multiple subjects)

Closing date: 2 Feb 2015

Location: Oxford United Kingdom

Oxbridge Academic Programs seeks teachers in a wide range of fields for summer study programs held in Oriel, Pembroke and Corpus Christi Colleges at Oxford University.

Translator - journalism

Employer: Catto, Alexander

Closing date: 4 Feb 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

Start up news gathering organisation needs candidates to source information and opinions on current world events from their national news outlets. Students from outside the EU and in particular from large emerging economies are preferred.

Quantitative Trader | Developer | Investor

Employer: Plutra

Closing date: 6 Feb 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

PluTra is a quantitative trading floor specialising in the development and provision of trading algorithms, across all asset classes, to institutional, professional and private traders. You will be TAUGHT how to develope, model and implement algorithms on our framework.

Theatre Administration Graduate Placement (6 months)

Employer: Barbican Centre

Closing date: 6 Feb 2015

Location: London (Barbican) United Kingdom

We are currently offering a very exciting opportunity for an Administration Trainee to join the Theatre team. We are keen to find someone who is passionate about Theatre and Dance.

Junior Advocacy Analyst

Closing date: 6 Feb 2015

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

Digital Animal, the intelligent advocacy marketing company, is hiring an Advocacy Analyst. You will help companies understand and incentivise their customers to get more and keep more business. Our team has founded and sold several technology companies and worked at Google.

Associate Marketing Manager Turkey

Employer: BlaBlaCar

Closing date: 7 Feb 2015

Location: Istanbul Turkey

You’ll be joining a very skilled and motivated team of people, whose goal it is to accelerate BlaBlaCar's growth in Turkey and make ride sharing a viable road travel option. As such, the role requires a sharp, analytical mind and an entrepreneurial spirit.


Closing date: 8 Feb 2015

Location: Central London Greater London United Kingdom

An exciting opportunity to join a company at the forefront of global sustainability; the coordinator role is at the centre of the Earth Security Group's development, external communications and engagements.

Junior Advocacy Analyst @ Digital Animal

Employer: Digital Animal

Closing date: 8 Feb 2015

Location: London United Kingdom

Full time role at an advocacy marketing system.

Browse all opportunites on LSE CareerHub|.

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