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Student - Careers partnership agreement

To get the most from LSE Careers and to maximise your chances of career success, you should ensure you aware not only what LSE Careers can do for you but what you will need to do for yourself.

Below is a summary of the Student-Careers partnership agreement which outlines how you can work with LSE Careers as a student to ensure you get the best from your time at LSE. You can download the full document:  Student - Careers Service partnership agreement| (pdf)

What LSE Careers does for you

  • Engages with as many employers as possible from a range of different sectors
  • Hosts a broad spectrum of careers seminars and workshops
  • Provides opportunities in volunteering and public policy areas
  • Seeks and posts as many job and experience opportunities online as possible
  • Organizes careers fairs, forums and other events
  • Checks your CV, cover letter or application form
  • Gives you the opportunity to discuss your career options with experienced career professionals
  • Has a wide range of careers materials to help you secure work in the UK and overseas
  • Has a dedicated service for PhD students
  • Provides a careers consultant responsible for working with each academic department
  • Mantains a careers website which offers a wealth of useful information

What you can do for your career

  • Put in time and effort to clarify your strengths and weaknesses, and what interests and motivates you, in order to choose career options that will suit you
  • Register your occupational interests on LSE CareerHub so we can inform you of relevant jobs, events and information
  • If English is not your first language, take advantage of the classes offered by the LSE Language Centre and make an effort to speak to native English speakers on a regular basis
  • Consult LSE Careers for advice on your job hunting strategy
  • Before you attend a careers event, do some research on the organizations taking part
  • Make any contacts you can from careers events, but don't try and bypass the normal channels of graduate recruitment
  • Get CV and application forms checked by one of the LSE Careers team (and if you are not a native English speaker, get them checked by an English speaker before bringing it to LSE Careers)