LSE Student Video Diary: Joy’s graduate application tips

LSE Student Video Diary: Joy’s graduate application tips

October 13, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Hi guys! Welcome to the next video diary.
This one’s going to be on tips for applying to LSE, enjoy! The first thing I’ll say
about applying to LSE is choose something that you absolutely love,
choose something that you are curious about, choose something that you are
interested in because you’re going to spend a lot of time on this subject area,
you’re going to read long, long, long pieces of work about it. You’re going to do
a lot of research into it. It’s going to take up a lot of your time. So if you’re
going to commit yourself to something it should be something that you’re
genuinely interested in. If you want to do master’s, don’t just choose
something because you want a master’s. I mean I know that a lot of organisations
and companies they require a master’s to work with them but when you are actually
doing that master’s or if that’s why you’re doing masters actually make sure
that it’s something that you find interesting, not just something you’re
doing for doing sake because it won’t be enjoyable at all. When I wake
up and I’m excited to go to my classes, I’m excited to go to my seminars, I am
excited to do my readings and that’s something I’m so grateful for because I
actually enjoy this but if I didn’t I can’t imagine what that would feel like. Another thing I would say is start really, really look into the individual
modules of the course that you want to do, look into what what will be taught.
This will really help when it comes to course selection because then you will
have an idea because that happens so quickly. I mean even though they
say you have time, some of the classes are capped so then there are a
specific number of students who can do these classes so it’s really
good to come, you know to start, knowing what it is that you’re interested in
doing but then at the same time be open-minded so even when you have looked
and you’re like this is what I want to do because for me I looked at the
courses and I was like “okay this one” and I made my list and I decided this is it,
you still have to be open-minded in the sense that you just allow yourself to
understand that this could change so you could go to a presentation on a course
and think “actually you know this might not be for me” and then you might see
another one and think “oh wow, I didn’t even realise that you know this was part of
it so I actually think this might be a better choice for me.” So it’s
really just important to be prepared, to know what you’re
interested in but at the same time be open-minded, be open to that just
changing. I thought the application process itself was very, very smooth, very straightforward and easy going. Personal statement. Really take time to ensure
that you understand what this course is offering, that you are interested in it,
that your experiences are linked to it. Just take the time to really get to know
this institution that you are saying you want to be a part of not just because of
what we will say about it but because you’ve actually have looked at what they
offer. You’ve look at the academics that teach
there and you’re really interested in their work because when you do that, it
will show in your statement and your passion will show very effortlessly, your interest in what you are saying you want to study will show
very effortlessly but if you just write anything because you just want to get it
done and over with I’m not sure how that will go. Thank you guys so, so, so much for
listening and I wish you all the best in your applications. Do not stress, I’m sure
everything will go well and I look forward to seeing you in my next video
diary where we’ll be talking about social life. Bye guys!