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Dr Kenneth Lee Career Talk Series

New for 2021, we’re very excited to be offering a series of talks by LSE Associate Professorial Lecturer, Kenneth Lee. These talks aim to provide students with advice which will help them approach the intimidating job market.

Dr Kenneth Lee

About Dr Kenneth Lee 

Kenneth is an Associate Professorial Lecturer at the London School of Economics where he lectures on financial analysis and equity valuation.  

Before academia Kenneth was a Managing Director & Head of European Equity Research at Barclays Capital, where he worked for 8 years before leaving in August 2017 to take up a number of academic positions. Prior to this he was also a Managing Director and a ranked accounting and valuation analyst at Citi Investment Research in London. During this time Kenneth published extensively on accounting and valuation topics for investors and was ranked in the top 3 in the Institutional Investor Survey over more than a continuous 10-year period. 

He holds a doctorate from Aston Business School, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the Institute of Taxation and a CFA Charterholder.  He is the co-author of Financial Statement Analysis under IFRS (2018, 6th Ed.) and Company Valuation under IFRS (2020, 3rd ed.).    

Events: 

The 10 most difficult interview questions and how to handle them
Tuesday 29 June, 6:00pm – 7:30pm 
Centre Building Auditorium, Lower Ground Floor + Online

Students worry about how to respond to different types of interview questions. In this session, drawing on hundreds of interviews undertaken in practice, we look at 10 of the most difficult question areas and how we would suggest students think about them and answer them in an authentic and effective manner.   

Dr Lee will also be joined by a guest speaker, Julian Easthope, Head of Investor Relations at Burberry. Julian is passionate about developing young talent and has recruited, coached and promoted a large group of younger analysts across various banks and organisations. He is excited to share his perspectives on recruitment and interviewing in this session at the LSE summer school.

This is a hybrid event – you can attend on campus or join online. 

Watch recording on Moodle


 

Practical Excel Modelling for Accounting and Finance  
Saturday 17 July, 9:00am - 3:00pm 
Zoom  

Delivered by Dr Kenneth Lee don’t miss this opportunity to learn and understand this core skill that employers look for in graduates. Modelling is a core skills in many roles in banking, accounting, consultancy and finance more broadly. On this short course students can become familiar with the fundamentals of how modelling is done in these organisations using the approaches and materials used to train their recruits. It should help students feel much more confident going to interviews and will demystify what modelling actually is.  
 
Online events are open to students from all three sessions. 

Book your place now


 

How to make sure your internship ends with a full-time job  
Tuesday 20 July, 6:00pm - 7:30pm   
Centre Building Auditorium, Lower Ground Floor + Online

Dr Ken Lee has spent many years interviewing, coaching, promoting and developing talent in large corporations. These evening talks draw on this knowledge and aim to provide students with thoughtful advice which will help them approach the intimidating job market.  
 
For many large organisations in banking, consultancy, accounting and beyond, the internship route is how almost all young talent is recruited. Getting an internship is tricky but so is converting these opportunities into coveted graduate positions. We offer our advice on how to impress during your internship.  

Dr Lee will also be joined by a guest speaker, Jane Sparrow, Barclays Sell-side analyst, UK Mid-caps.  

This is a hybrid event – you can attend on campus or join online. 

Book your place on-campus

Book your place online


 

Planning your career - reflections on a decade of hiring graduates  
Wednesday 4 August, 6:00pm - 7:30pm   
Centre Building Auditorium, Lower Ground Floor and Online

Dr Ken Lee’s Career Talk Series: Dr Ken Lee has spent many years interviewing, coaching, promoting and developing talent in large corporations. These evening talks draw on this knowledge and aim to provide students with thoughtful advice which will help them approach the intimidating job market.  

How do you think about your career? What if your first job is not that dream job? How can you give yourself the best chance of getting to where you want to be? We discuss these big issues and ask, as experienced professionals, what do we wish we knew when we started our careers.   

Dr Lee will also be joined by a guest speaker, Nick Gebbie, CEO of McLean Advisory, Investment Banking Recruitment  

This is a hybrid event – you can attend on campus or join online. 

Places available to book from 12:00pm, Tuesday 20 July 


 

Why you should attend:

What will be covered in the talks? 
“I have spent many years interviewing, coaching, promoting and developing talent in large corporations. These evening talks draw on this knowledge and aim to provide students with thoughtful advice which will help them approach the intimidating job market.” 

What can students hope to gain/learn from these talks? 
“You are going to hear directly from professionals who have been in front office (client-facing) roles, who understand the technical aspects of many of the roles students will be applying for. In such a competitive market any advantage, however small, can be critical. These talks are only available to LSE students and will provide invaluable insight from professionals."

Why is financial modelling important? 
“This is a core skill in many roles in banking, accounting, consultancy and finance more broadly. On this short course students can become familiar with the fundamentals of how modelling is done in these organisations using the approaches and materials used to train their recruits. It should help students feel much more confident going to interviews and will demystify what modelling actually is. “



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