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About the programme

The Insight Into Business programme will effectively prepare you to demonstrate ‘commercial awareness’. Commercial awareness is a key skill that is increasingly tested by recruiters through recruitment processes including application forms, interviews and assessment centres.

Insight Into Business is a new programme that consists of three interactive workshops and will help to demystify business, as well as highlighting and explaining key aspects of professional life. You will become ready, willing and able to tackle recruitment questions and will feel prepared to transition from your studies into work.

Aims

At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate to prospective employers a broad awareness and understanding of business
  • Explain business finance principles and commonly used reports and tools
  • Read and assess a business plan and apply these skills to cases
  • Ask employers informed and relevant questions at interview

To find out more, see CareerConnect.

How to apply

You must apply via CareerConnect. Log in to your account and search for ‘Insight Into Business’ under ‘Career Fairs and Events’. Please note that you need only register once in order to participate in all three workshops. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who can participate in the programme?

The Insight Into Business programme is open to any current matriculated student or alumnus of the University of Oxford. You do not need to have any previous business or work experience.

FAQs

I am unable to attend all 3 workshops – what should I do?

Insight Into Business is designed as an intensive, comprehensive programme and you should make every effort to attend all three workshops in order to fully benefit from the programme. If you are unable to attend a workshop, please let us know by emailing us.

Where can I learn more?

Insight Into Business is complementary to a number of learning programmes offered by the Careers Service, as well as the full range of our resources and advice sessions. If you would like to learn more about business or commercial awareness and its applications during your job search, have a look at the following pages:

This information was last updated on 07 October 2016.
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