The leading law firms, banks, hedge funds, private equity houses and leading businesses are all different. Yet, they are all looking for one particular skill in their future employees – COMMERCIAL AWARENESS. Therefore, when you start your job search, you will hear commercial awareness thrown about by your peers and recruiters on a daily basis. Many students tend to find the idea intimidating and scary while others give up on it all together. But you do not have to. The commercial awareness society has one focus – to help you get commercially aware. Our mission is to ensure that by the time your membership with us expires, you are able to command the six-figure graduate salaries the leading global law and business firms have to offer. Many students around the UK have already had the opportunity to benefit from existing CAS in their universities. Now, it is time for Cardiff to do the same.
We offer a weekly commercial awareness newsletter and monthly podcast series containing analyses of current affairs from legal, political, financial and management-consulting perspectives. We also have a rolling blog incorporating articles from our newsletter and guest writers, weekly, fortnightly and monthly commercial awareness sessions and mock Interview support in collaboration with careers teams focused on commercial awareness-related questions and other common questions.
We expect to run application workshops, case study exercises, affiliate and sponsor firm events and trips to partner firms. In addition to negotiation, essay writing and mooting competitions, we will have Q&A sessions to help members learn, teach and write about core commercial affairs and stay up to date with current events. Panellist-style events on industry topics and networking opportunities with industry experts and graduate recruitment in collaboration with Cardiff Careers will keep our members ahead of the curve when it comes to this crucial skill.
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