Course curriculum

    1. What is a growth mindset?

    1. Your personal brand

    1. Developing resilience: Jake Schogger, Hannah Salton & Akil Hunte

    2. Developing resilience: Legally Braids

    1. Dealing with rejection: Jake Schogger

    2. Dealing with rejection: Hannah Salton

    3. Dealing with rejection: Legally Braids

    1. Overcoming imposter syndrome

    2. Imposter syndrome during the recruitment process

    1. Managing your wellbeing

Growth mindset: overcoming imposter syndrome and rejection

  • 12 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content


City Career Series Founder & Ex-Freshfields Lawyer Jake Schogger

Jake Schogger is a qualified lawyer, career coach, entrepreneur, author, copywriter and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of City Career Series, a publishing company that has sold ~50,000 handbooks designed to help students secure City careers, including the critically acclaimed Commercial Law Handbook. He trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and now acts as a legal adviser to start-ups and scale-ups, whilst also working as a career coach and delivering career-related presentations at universities across the UK. In addition, Jake works with tech start-ups and runs a variety of his own businesses, including a creative/commercial consultancy (Fresh Perspective) and a luxury cake business (Whisk & Drizzle). For more information, visit: and or search for “City Career Series” on YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Leah Adeniran (Legally Braids)

Leah is a twenty-something year old qualified lawyer. She studied Geography at Cambridge University before training and qualifying at Magic Circle law firm Freshfields. Check out her YouTube Channel ‘LegallyBraids’ ( to hear about her experiences, which she shares to help aspiring lawyers and young professionals. Leah’s aim, through her career and lifestyle videos, is to help pay it forward; demystify corporate law; and widen access to prestigious institutions, particularly for those from non-traditional backgrounds like herself.

Motivational Influencer & CMS Future Trainee Akil Hunte

Akil Hunte is a future trainee solicitor at CMS and a multi-award winning law graduate from Nottingham Trent. He is a public speaker, a motivational influencer, the author of ‘Unlocking Yourself After Lockdown’, a mentor to dozens of aspiring lawyers, and the founder of a marketing and branding programme called ‘LinkedIn Skills For Lawyers’.

Career Coach & Ex-Magic Circle Recruiter Hannah Salton

Hannah Salton is a qualified executive coach, career consultant and former corporate graduate recruiter. She spent the first eight years of her career recruiting graduate talent for leading international corporations, including telecoms giant BT and elite law firm Allen & Overy. In 2017 she transitioned to a career in coaching and professional development, specialising in helping graduates achieve ambitious career goals. Through her personalised one-to-one and group coaching programmes, she helps people develop the skills, confidence and awareness needed to secure their dream job. For more information, visit and connect with Hannah on LinkedIn:


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Final year PPE student

Feedback on the commercial awareness content

"Thought-provoking and provided a fresh perspective for the upcoming application cycle, including insights to further my commercial awareness and tips to cultivate my personal brand."

LLM student

Feedback on the employability content

"I feel a lot more confident now for the upcoming application cycle, as I will be using all the tips yourself and the speakers kindly gave."