Category Archives: Careers

Factset Research Systems visits Class of 2014


For the past three years LISA has hosted FactSet Reasearch Systems to come and give a talk to the graduating class, in an informal discussion about what FactSet does, a life of a FactSet’er and what makes the firm both relevant and unique to a graduate of the LSE Information Systems Group.


Sarah Scadding, Campus recruiter for FactSet came to LSE on Friday February 7th, and was joined by former Factset employee and LISA member Charles Wahab, and Dr. Ela Kelcun from the ISI Group. Miss Scadding began her presentation by giving a brief overview of what FactSet does, and what sort of place it is to work there. An ever growing company, the firm opens an office in a new country almost every year, with their outreach now standing at 31 countries in all continents. A diverse group of people, working in a dynamic, fast paced environment focused on providing high tech solutions for the financial industry. However, FactSet prides itself with its culture, by having many social activities, a free lunch for all employees, and most importantly, excellent customer service.

A good segway on the importance of helping customers, Sarah talked about the Consultant role, which is a group of tech savy, yet business oriented individuals who understand the usability of the FactSet terminal. Their role is to help clients make better use of the Factset tools, not simply by answering customer queries, but by suggesting new and better ways of doing things. Which explains why FactSet supports its employees to work on obtaining CFA  certifications, which is invaluable to anyone working in the financial industry.

Stepping in for Sarah’s colleague who could not attend, Charles talked about his experience working as a Software Engineer for FactSet which gave him the exposure to financial services, while still being relatively safe in a more technical environment he was more accustomed to coming from a computer science background.

FactSet provides a natural transition environment for IS graduates, as should they be from strong scientific backgrounds such as computer science and engineering, or from business and economics, armed with an MSc from the LSE, the firm offers an alternative to the conventional firms recruiting at LSE, and uniquely tailored for future LISA members, as they leave their Alma matter, and don’t want to make any hard or early decision on whether

At the warrant of the students, the careers session was a success. It is also important to note the firm welcomes applications for students from outside the EU, making all students, regardless of nationality, eligible to apply.  LISA thanked the presenters, and invited them to return next year, in hope of building a lasting relationship, that can only get stronger.


Gender Intelligence – The Science of Communication

Following the success of their first Live Online event in November 2013, everywomanNetwork will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a live online streamed event – again in partnership with Sky.

This event will be themed around gender intelligence and will feature video, comedy, thought leadership and well known faces of both sexes, including Kelly Hoppen MBE and Simon Fanshawe OBE. Both women and men are invited to attend what will be a fun, energetic and thought provoking event.

Just a few reasons to watch:

  • Gain a deeper understanding on how to communicate more effectively and celebrate how diversity of thought can be a catalyst for even greater success
  • Participate in the light hearted debate and gain insight into the science of communication – a fantastic balance of comedy and theory

Watch this event live at your desk, or why not incorporate it into your company’s International Women’s Day Celebrations? You can also watch the video after the event if you don’t have time on the day.

This event will take place on Thursday 6 March from 12:00-13:30pm GMT and will be shown live online – meaning you can watch it from your desk, or at home. You can register your place now.

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Following the success of the first ever

Job Opening: American Express – Lead Consultant

An ADMIS graduate at American Express is currently hiring for a Lead Consultant role for his team.

The Global Technical Advisory Group (Global TAG) , which consults with AMEX Global Corporate Payments business partners on how to deliver innovation and business needs efficiently, leveraging their technology, market, enterprise and delivery expertise to ensure highest value to business at optimal cost and time to market.

TAG provides the GCP business and its clients with technical consultation including project sizing, feasibility options to meet client or business needs, drive discussions on technology plans and roadmaps, input to RFP requests, partnering on other strategic opportunities to add value to the GCP business or its client.

To find out more and apply for this position please go to the AMEX Website at this direct link.

Note: LISA provides CV clinics and advice for job seekers. Contact us  at if you need help.

FREE Webinar – Secrets to Getting Hired on LinkedIn


This free webinar organised by Position Ignition promises to enlighten the audience on the following  issues:

– How to create a great LinkedIn profile

– How to position yourself as a ‘job magnet’

– What to do in order to be found FASTER by recruiters and hiring managers

– Ways to overcome some of the deadliest biases (such as age discrimination, unemployment, changing industries and more).

 Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment

Urgent Job Opportunity – Expired


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An ADMIS graduate is currently hiring 4-5 graduates for their team in one of the big four consultancies to start in August. They company will also help with the work permits if needed. Please send your CVs to Charles Wahab ( who will review the CVs and forward them.

Free training courses in London arranged by the BCS Quality SG



The BCS Quality Specialist Group has arranged a free two full-day course, 28-29 August on Quality Architecture Engineering Tools, and a one full-day free course on Friday 30 August on Quality Communication: Practical ‘Planguage’ tools.

Both free courses, by Tom Gilb Hon FBCS are at BCS, Southampton Street, near Covent Garden, London. These are open to all, BCS or non-BCS members, but preference is given for people not in permanent employment, or underemployed contractors.

Applications for places on each of these courses are to be sent directly to SoheirGhallab ( Please specify:

1. Why interested

2. Employment status

3. Which course


Research Data – Would you like to be interviewed?


A student at the LSE is looking for people with experience in ERP systems and large scale integration projects. He is appealing to the breadth and depth of the LSE Alumni in solving problems (!) and would like to interview a few people for his dissertation.

If this is something of interest to you then please drop Charles Wahab a quick email ( and he will follow up.

PS. If you think you are too busy, please remember that this is your opportunity to contribute to the research.

WISE Awards 2013 Open for Nominations


WISE awards open for nominations – please spread the word

WISE Campaign is aimed to increase the gender balance in the UK’s Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) workforce by building and sustaining the pipeline of female talent in STEM from classroom to boardroom, boosting the talent pool to drive economic growth.

The WISE awards 2013 are now open for nominations. This is aimed at all those making a difference to the recruitment and development of female talent in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and associated industries get the opportunity to put in for a WISE award.

To nominating for a WISE award individuals and/or organisations can nominate themselves or nominate a person or organisation they believe deserves a WISE award. There is no charge for entering, simply complete the nomination form and submit it to before the closing date which is noon on Wednesday 31 July 2013.To find out more about the award categories and to download the nomination form please visit WISE.



CV Advisors needed

BCS Central London Branch is looking to recruit volunteers to help contribute to the CV advice team. Do you have recent experience recruiting and/or mentoring staff? They are especially looking for academics and members that are involved in recruiting graduates/entry level positions. Members of the team can expect to typically review 2-3 CVs a month and will be expected to provide feedback in a constructive way. 

If you’re interested in volunteering, then please email the chair with a few lines of your relevant experience here

As this scheme is run by volunteers they may not be able to respond to all applications.

AngelHack London, a Weekend of Creativity and Coding 27-28 April


Just wanted to let you all know about the AngelHack Hackathon series coming up over the next few months in 30 different cities around the world. It will be kicking off on the 27-28 April in London.

While this is not an event exclusively for women, it would be nice to get as many women involved as possible. Striving to achieve the impossible gender balance at a hackathon has most certainly been a challenge so far.

This year in London AngelHack will be returning to Bloomberg’s amazing offices in Finsbury Square. The hackathon starts on Saturday morning, runs through the night, and concludes with an all-star panel of judges that will decide the winner. Your AngelHack ticket includes 5 meals, a T-shirt, shwag, and entry to the hackathon.

Half price tickets (£21.85 for Developers and £32.45 for non-Developers) are now available on EventBrite until March 31st.

Following each event, finalists are entered into the AngelHack Accelerator Program lasting 3 months. The accelerator provides extensive support and mentoring to teams leading up to the finals. In September, the winning teams are flown out to Silicon Valley where they will pitch their concept to a panel of the world’s leading investors and tech industry insiders to win cash prizes and future funding opportunities.

What should I build?

Create a prototype (hack) of a new idea that you believe solves a big problem. Winning teams normally build something that they’ve wanting to do for a long time, but just haven’t gotten around to yet. AngelHack is a launchpad for you to flush out and validate projects you’ve always wanted to build. The judges will pick an idea that aligns with a big void they see in the market and from there your startup dreams are off to the races.

What are the rules?

All code must be FRESH – that’s how we keep these things fair. Prior to the hackathon you can create your wireframes, logo, and user flows. You can even build hardware. But to make things completely fair all code must be laid down at AngelHack.

Tips for success:

– know your idea before you come
– know your team before you come (you can find people to work with on your cities page)
– get sleep the night before, winners normally hack through the night
– build things in which you have domain expertise
– build things that haven’t been done before
– help others, it tends to come around to them helping you too

They are also looking for volunteers on the weekend too so please contact Calypso Harland on 07816 774 519 or if you are keen to help out.