Interdisciplinary Problems & Methods
Enhancing your employability
At LIS, we are dedicated to supporting and developing our students by providing the tools and opportunities they need to enhance their employability. These services include 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.
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Each year, you will have the option to apply for internships with some of the UK’s most prestigious employers and exciting start-ups.
You’ll gain an idea of where you want to focus, build a network across a range of sectors - and get paid whilst doing it.
Optional paid internships
Internships on offer with some of the UK's most prestigious employers and exciting start-ups
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"
James Darley — Director of Teach First
"What I’m looking for in graduate recruits in the future is not only academic excellence, but softer skills, and practical use of those skills."
The World of Work
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, develop an understanding of self in relation to a future career path and develop the skills you need to be successful and satisfied in your future career.
Internships can enable you to:
- Earn some money to help alleviate your living costs;
- Build a professional network;
- Develop an understanding of the world of work and future career paths;
- And gain work experience and position yourself well for employment beyond your studies.
We have built a full programme of activities so you can enhance your employability prospects.
All students will receive ongoing support throughout the year and access to our Careers Services. This team will coach students so they leave with the tools they need when entering the workplace such as CV writing, interview technique, and career support.
Each student will have a Careers Mentor. The mentor will offer pre-internship advice, coaching and preparation. Whilst a student is completing an internship, the Careers Mentor will be the first point of contact and will conduct regular check-ins to ensure students are supported. On completion, students will share direct feedback with their mentor.
Individuals from organisations will be invited to speak at LIS hosted events. These events will also further your understanding of the world of work and some of the specific challenges an organisation is facing.