22 July 2021 — LSE Careers has partnered with experiential learning provider Practera to deliver digital industry project learning programmes for their students on the Practera platform. Teams of students are working on virtual consultancy projects for real industry clients ranging from charities and sustainability initiatives to creative industries and marketing.
Director, LSE Careers, Lizzie Darlington said, “Work-based learning is a key area of our strategy at LSE Careers; it’s vital that students have real-world opportunities to develop meaningful professional skills during their time at LSE and beyond. These 3-week industry projects will give students a huge step forward in their careers as they engage with their industry clients and mentors on real business challenges, and enable students to experience a broader diversity of career options during their course of study. It’s fantastic to team up with Practera who have a global industry network and such high professional standards in delivering engaging work-based learning at scale.”
Jane Hallett, Practera’s UK lead, said, “We’re proud to be partnering with a globally recognised institution like LSE, and delighted to be supporting their vision to enhance work-based learning opportunities for students, graduates, staff and employers. We look forward to seeing the results and skill growth for students in the Virtual Summer Consultancy Projects and beyond.”