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We are currently not running this programme. However, we are constantly monitoring the current situation and we will notify applicants if anything changes. 

We are now running an Insight into Strategy and Management programme, now open for applications.

The Insight Into Business programme will 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.

Our Insight Into Business programme 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 of the programme
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At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad awareness and understanding of business to prospective employers and others
  • 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, visit your CareerConnect profile and go to Search, Internship Office and Skills Programmes and then Programme list, or alternatively, please follow the direct link for the Insight Into Business programme.

How to apply
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You must apply in order to attend. You can do this by visiting your CareerConnect profile and go to Search, Internship Office and Skills Programmes and then Programme list, or alternatively, please follow the direct link for the Insight Into Business programme. The deadline for applications for Trinity term is 12 May 2020

It is our intention to run this programme. However, we are constantly monitoring the current situation and we will notify applicants if anything changes.

By starting the Insight into Business pathway you are registering for the whole programme (you are expected to attend all 3 sessions). You will be required to complete a short questionnaire on registration.

Places are limited and they are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you book and later find you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking to enable someone else to take your place.

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
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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 13 May 2020.
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