Course curriculum

    1. Preparing for internships

    2. Insights from a graduate recruiter

    1. Demonstrating your motivation and enthusiasm

    2. Acting professionally

    3. Interacting with supervisors

    1. What work might you be set?

    2. How to approach the work

    3. Taking instructions and asking questions

    4. Keeping a work diary

    5. Maintaining a positive mindset

    6. Introduction to Microsoft Excel

    1. Group tasks and presentations

    2. Negotiation exercises

    1. Practical tips for staying organised

    1. End-of-internship interviews

Succeeding during internships

  • 18 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.

Womble Bond Dickinson Future Trainee Simranjeet Mann

Simranjeet Kaur Mann is a future trainee solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson, having received three training contract offers after finishing university. She has amassed an impressive range of work experience, having completed three vacation schemes, undertaken three paralegal roles, attended four assessment centres and briefly worked at a “Big 4” accounting firm. She’s passionate about increasing diversity across, and access to the legal profession, which has led to her offering regular guidance to aspiring solicitors via her Instagram page and her (light-hearted yet informational) YouTube channel, ‘Sim’s Legal Mentoring’.


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