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Don’t wait until you graduate to make your impact. Start discovering your future career path now.

Don’t wait until you graduate to make your impact. Start discovering your future career path now.

Enhancing your employability

We’re dedicated to supporting your development  by providing the tools and opportunities you need to enhance your employability. This includes paid internships, dedicated 1:1 careers support, access to a range of workshops, as well as opportunities to interact with employers and outside organisations through guest talks, site visits, and networking events.

Throughout your student journey, there will be multiple and continuous touch-points for you to plug into the world of work, engage with employers and outside organisations in meaningful ways, gain work experience, and develop an understanding of self in relation to a future career path.

Engaging with the LIS Network

The LIS Network is a growing and active community of employers and organisations who are all committed to tackling complex problems.

At LIS, we want to give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the world of work within the context of different industries and sectors. That’s why, during your time at LIS, you will have direct access and multiple opportunities to engage with this broad and diverse Network. Organisations in the Network will play a meaningful role in supporting you in your growth and development throughout your time at LIS and beyond.

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Cassandra Stavrou - Founder of Propercorn

"I love the idea that LIS students will be working on solving real problems. They’ll be working collaboratively and that’s so important in disruptive companies"

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James Darley - former Director at Teach First

"What I'm looking for when I see graduate recruits in the future is not only academic excellence but softer skills and practical use of those skills."

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Paid internships

Build a professional network, experience working in different sectors, and graduate ready to shape your career.

All students in good disciplinary standing will be eligible to apply for an annual paid internship brokered by LIS via its Network of employer organisations. These internships will take place following the end of the formal academic year and will typically be for a period of four to five weeks (or part-time equivalent) per year. Minimum earnings will be based on the London Living Wage.

Internships are not compulsory and do not bear any credit. However, you are encouraged to complete one internship each year to gain work experience across different sectors so you can discover the career path you may wish to pursue upon graduating from LIS.

Paid internships allow you to:

  • Earn money to help alleviate your living costs
  • Build a professional network
  • Develop an understanding of the world of work and future career paths
  • Position yourself for employment beyond your studies

Beyond internships

We have built a full programme of activities so you can enhance your employability prospects:

Beyond Internships Future Selves LIS students

Career mentor

Your career mentor will support you in defining your career goals and developing your professional skills and networks. They’ll be your guide and advisor as you navigate the transition from higher education into the world of work. You’ll have regular meetings with your career mentor from the outset of your time at LIS, giving you the opportunity to explore your professional aspirations from your first year of study.

Your career mentor will support you in defining your career goals and developing your professional skills and networks. They’ll be your guide and advisor as you navigate the transition from higher education into the world of work. You’ll have regular meetings with your career mentor from the outset of your time at LIS, giving you the opportunity to explore your professional aspirations from your first year of study.

Beyond internships Ongoing support at LIS

Future-selves workshop

You will be able to attend a range of professional development workshops in topics such as goal setting & decision making, persuasion and negotiation, CV writing and job applications, interview training, and more, which will be offered throughout the year.

You will be able to attend a range of professional development workshops in topics such as goal setting & decision making, persuasion and negotiation, CV writing and job applications, interview training, and more, which will be offered throughout the year.

Ed Fidoe with students at LIS

Site visits and guest talks

Throughout your time at LIS, you will have the opportunity to attend site visits to see an organisation in action. We'll also host guest talks with professionals so you can understand specific challenges an organisation is facing.

Throughout your time at LIS, you will have the opportunity to attend site visits to see an organisation in action. We'll also host guest talks with professionals so you can understand specific challenges an organisation is facing.

Guest speakers at LIS

Building your network beyond graduation

You will have the opportunity to develop your own professional network through close engagement with employers and organisations during your time at LIS. Once you graduate, you'll join the LIS Network as an alumni member, and will benefit from being part of our community of employers, educators, and students throughout your professional career.

You will have the opportunity to develop your own professional network through close engagement with employers and organisations during your time at LIS. Once you graduate, you'll join the LIS Network as an alumni member, and will benefit from being part of our community of employers, educators, and students throughout your professional career.

Career Possibilities

Understanding complex problems and knowing how to apply knowledge to tackle them is a transferrable skill you can use in any industry.

Here are some examples of professions where what you’ve learnt at LIS would make you a valuable asset.

Management consultant

Management consultants are expert problem-solvers. They work as part of a team (requiring excellent teamwork skills) in a largely client-facing role. As such, they need to be adept communicators—both oral and written—in order to build and maintain strong relationships.

Government Researcher

Researchers employ a range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, requiring a strong understanding of statistical and graphical analysis. They demonstrate resourcefulness with a keen eye for detail.

Data Analyst

Analysts are able to understand and interpret data with a high degree of accuracy, reflecting their mathematical abilities. More and more, analysts use programming languages, such as Python, as part of their job.

Social Entrepreneur

Social entrepreneurs want to create a business that achieves a positive social impact. They have the resilience to follow ideas through, even in the face of failure, to deliver successful outcomes for society.

Charity Worker

Charity workers need a range of knowledge and skills, for example, finance, politics, international relations, data science, health, communications etc. to deliver impact in their chosen sector.

You Decide

The world is changing quickly, and so is the job market. Having a broad range of knowledge and transferrable skills means you’ll be well placed to adapt to the kinds of roles that may exist in the future.

Get involved

Join the LIS Network

When you join the Network, you’ll connect and build relationships with other professionals, collaborate with students from a range of diverse backgrounds, gain new perspectives on learning and problem solving, and be part of building both a new community and university.

We regularly host talks and events open to all members of the Network, and can work with you to create tailored events to work on specific problems.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with our faculty and curriculum designers to co-create problem statements that are relevant to your field of work, which our students can go on to tackle as part of their degree.

Sign up below to register your interest and our Partnerships Director will be in touch.

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