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1 CAREERS SERVICE How can the LSE Internship Programme help your career? Frances Meegan LSE Careers Service

2 CAREERS SERVICE How the LSE Internship Programme can help your career Help you develop better self-awareness - doing rather than (just) thinking & reading - what you enjoy/dislike - what you are good at/may need to work at Develop additional transferable skills Add evidence to your CV of: - time management - working outside your comfort zone - motivation and commitment Keep you in touch with the world of work outside of academia

3 CAREERS SERVICE Potential Transferable Skills Verbal Communication Relationship building Working with users Problem-solving Working with others Networking Ability to apply learning Time management and organisation Research &/or writing in an applied &/or operational context

4 CAREERS SERVICE Other potential benefits Insight into jobs in your field/s of interest Chance to enhance academic learning through application to work situations Confidence building(directly and indirectly) Insight into the differences and similarities between research, writing, presentation in an academic institution and outside

5 CAREERS SERVICE How might this look like on your CV? Dec 2005-April 2006 LLM Communications, London, UK Strategic communications consultancy, specialising in public affairs Intern Reviewed the governments white paper on Education and produced a short briefing paper for clients on the main points Undertook research (using web, phone and meetings) to identify important additional contacts for a client in the construction sector and designed a contact programme to action this Contributed, as part of a team of 3, to the development a media communications campaign for an NGO, by analysing and summarising relevant media coverage during the previous 12 months Participated as an observer in a media training workshop for senior NGO managers

6 CAREERS SERVICE Keep a record of……. What you do Your impact and results you achieve What you learn about yourself Who you meet If you need help communicating this book a careers appointment LSE Careers Service, 6 th Floor, Tower 3


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