London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
Please comment on the support you’ve had from the careers services, the type of employers that present and recruit on campus, the effectiveness of the alumni network, as well as fairs and on-campus recruitment activity.
"Projects are extremely helpful in preparing you for a career and that, for me, is the best part of my university and I wish that all classes were made up of group projects. Making a booking with the careers service team is very impractical though as they can only be booked on the day you wish to attend a meeting."
"The careers service is fantastic and has plenty of appointments and resources available for whatever career you are planning to pursue. The website provides plenty of opportunities from volunteering to part-time work, work experience, internships, and graduate jobs. The services are excellent and offer not only appointments but also workshops where you can practise with other students and employers. There are many on-campus recruitment events and you can barely go a day without some employer being on campus so the experience really is what you make of it. If you get involved and make the most of the events, you can start networking and building up an idea of what you want to do and where you would like to work quite quickly. I don't know much about the alumni network and have never heard anything about it or been offered any opportunities with it."
"LSE is quite popular among employers, in my opinion. Careers services are helpful but students have to know how to make good use of it. They help with cover letters, your CV and interview preparation."
"The careers hub has events all year round, including magic circle firms with exclusive networking events alongside other major firms and weekly recruitment activities."
"The university's careers hub is probably one of the best. They are very experienced and are able to tailor their advice to suit your needs. The staff are really helpful too. Most big companies come to the university to promote their career opportunities. Alumni networking is pretty common."
"The careers service sends an email with its activities once a week. The activity range goes from CV and LinkedIn seminars to mock interviews and recruitment fairs. Usually, they pay attention to both the academia jobs available and private sector work. There are internships available for public sector jobs."
"The London School of Economics runs many job events. Almost every employer comes to the campus to present their company. Moreover, there are alumni meetings for my masters, where we meet with people who graduated and work now. At the beginning of the year, we had an intensive week of careers services and we are always welcome to book an appointment with them for further help."
"Careers offers several events and opportunities to improve your skills and CV for employment and is therefore fantastic."
"There are lots of societies etc to help us break into the financial sector."
"LSE has a really good careers department that offers help to students such as setting up coffee chats with ibanks and checking your CV etc."