Understanding of business

If you want to get a job with a particular employer, or in a particular field, it’s crucial that you are able to show that you have an understanding of the key issues that affect their field and what are the current political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal factors that might impact on it. One way to demonstrate your understanding of these factors is to regularly read sector specific publications (like CityAM or the Financial Times) and blogs. Another way to demonstrate this is to gain first-hand experience.

Another valuable piece of information comes from understanding the customers that a business could have, so we have included opportunities below which offer an opportunity to develop an understanding of what customers really want and better meet customer needs in order for them to remain customers in future. 

Activities below offer you opportunities to develop your understanding of business.

How can I gain an understanding of business?

The Micro-Placements Programme is a 15 credit elective module where you can take on exciting short-term, convenient, career-exploration projects over the summer. These projects allow you to develop... More
Careers fairs are an ideal opportunity for you to network with key employers from various sectors and gather information to help you stand out from other applicants. This event aims to give you an... More
Fancy becoming a beekeeper or fighting food waste? Interested in Fairtrade, urban gardening or protecting our oceans? From social justice to climate change, and gender equality to health and well-... More
Throughout the year, workshops are led by our experienced Careers Consultant team. You can maximise your chances of getting a job by attending our series of information packed sessions, with hints... More
Employability Skills Tuesdays will prepare you to make the transition from education to work, exploring all aspects of the selection and recruitment process. These sessions will cover the skills that... More
Cass Undergraduate Programme - Your route to career success, professional placement programme
A placement year is a great opportunity to develop professional skills and complete your university degree with one year’s professional work experience. It will greatly enhance your employability,... More
Panel events, run in collaboration with top employers and City alumni, consist of a series of presentations followed by a networking reception. The aim of the events are to help you understand the... More
City, University of London's Start-Ed community is a forum in which local students, startups (including charities / SMEs) and professional advisors come together for mutual benefit. Clients come to... More
The Alumni Relations Team regularly host networking events both in the UK and internationally. These events provide current and prospective students the opportunity to meet former students (alumni)... More