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?

Do you want to make a difference at City and in the local community? Are you looking for an opportunity to lead on projects and campaigns? Do you want to develop employment skills that will make you... More
The Micro-Placements Programme provides you with the opportunity to take on exciting short-term, convenient, career-exploration projects at an employer’s office for up to 5 weeks. This will allow you... More
City Students' Union has a number of societies connected with different programme areas. You can join these to meet fellow students, gain access to unique opportunities and start to develop a... More
Would you like to start your own business? Or find out more about the buzzing startup scene around us? CityStarters support the ‘can do’ culture of innovation at City by educating and inspiring the... More
The Industry Insights Programme gives City students exposure to a range of industries and sectors. Students may wish to explore industries directly related to their degree or simply because they have... More
City University 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 get... More
The Start-Ed Student Accelerator Programme is an initiative of the Start-Ed pro bono clinic funded by a grant from the UK Intellectual Property Office in which we place a current law student in a... More
Roof Over London is a free legal advice clinic for individuals renting private accommodation within London. It is run by students of The City Law School and supervised by qualified legal... More
Cass Undergraduate Programme - Your route to career success, professional placement programme
A key part of a Cass Business School degree is the opportunity to gain professional work experience.  All undergraduate students can apply to undertake an optional one-year paid work... 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