Skills development programmes in Michaelmas term 2022


Making time for extra-curricular activities alongside your studies can not only be enriching personally, but professionally too. Learning new skills and developing those you already have will contribute to your overall employability as the majority of organisations look for both academic qualifications and interests beyond academia.

To help you build your employability skills, we run a number of original Oxford University Careers Service events in Michaelmas term. Submit your applications now or over the next few weeks and take part in programmes that could help plan your next career move. 

    Insight into Strategy & Management

    This programme is designed to demystify business and increase understanding of professional life to help students become ready for employment. At the end of the six sessions, you will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the principles of business strategy, finance and management to prospective employers. You will also be able to apply the learning to cases and other interviews.

    The Oxford Strategy Challenge

    For current Oxford undergraduate and postgraduate students, and research staff. 

    We are pleased to confirm that we will be running the Oxford Strategy Challenge, our hackathon-inspired consultancy challenge, twice in Michaelmas term 2022:

    On the programme, you will have the opportunity to develop skills in working effectively as part of a remote team, managing a client relationship, collecting data under time pressure, reacting quickly to unexpected changes, and summarising and presenting your findings to a client. The Challenge aims to provide you with real-world client work experience and development opportunities across key employment skills that you can deploy on your CV, cover letters, and at interviews.

    Already completed the Challenge? Join the Student Consultancy

    Only those students who have completed the Challenge can apply for The Student Consultancy Michaelmas term 2022 programme. You will work in a bigger team over the course of a term and will have more time for the thinking and doing that is involved in a client consultancy project. 


    If you have any questions about the programmes, get in touch with us on courses@careers.ox.ac.uk.