Higher Education
Student Employability Programs

Graduate employability is a key metric for business schools, universities and colleges worldwide. The pressure to support students and ensure they succeed in their future career has never been greater. At City CV we work with a range of Higher Education institutions to maximize students’ chances of securing their target role.

City CV is the winner of ‘Best Graduate CV’ and ‘Best International CV’ in the international TORI awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the resume writing world.

For the past decade, we have worked in partnership with Russell Group universities and international business schools, providing tailored employability programs that sit alongside existing career services. These can be designed as stand-alone programs or specifically as add-ons to undergraduate and postgraduate pathways, including international MBAs.

Students have gone on to successfully secure internships and roles at all of the Big Four firms, bulge bracket banks and a huge array of blue chips, boutiques and SMEs across the UK, EMEA, MENA, Asia, the Americas and Australasia.

City CV’s specialist market knowledge enables students to gain a real advantage over other applicants by optimizing the impact of their resumes and applications, and by developing interview confidence and performance. This includes expert advice and insider knowledge of the recruitment and application process for investment banks, investment managers, the Big Four accountancy firms, magic circle law firms, consultancies, media and the FTSE 500 across all major industries.

It is this professional insight, knowledge and background that gives City CV the edge, and creates the distinctive focus that surpasses generic career training.

Our advanced Higher Education programs are designed to complement existing in-house career services. We take students to the next level.

Bespoke resume writing, resume editing and resume reviews


Mock interviews


Specialist banking, finance and law online job application coaching and editing


LinkedIn profile writing / online branding


Customized career advice


Bespoke group workshops, webinars and 1-2-1 sessions tailored to specific course and sector, including:

  • How to find career fulfilment
  • How to secure your first internship
  • How to write the perfect resume
  • Career 101 (various industries including Investment Banking)
  • How to win at interview
  • Harness the power of LinkedIn
  • Investment Banking technical Q&A
  • How to write a winning graduate cover letter (various industries including Investment Banking and Big Four) 
  • Assessment center training | Mock assessment centers
  • Communication (includes cross cultural awareness)
“Our students benefited enormously from the superb City CV workshops. City CV were professional, offered high quality specialist support and truly understood the niche requirements of banking and finance employers. Very effective and well worth the investment.”
Professor George Kapetanios

Professor in Banking and Finance

“City CV ran Winning resume and Interview Boot Camps for our MBA students over two years, including follow up resume writing and mock interviews. The quality and content of the workshops was outstanding and feedback from our students was incredibly positive. The depth of industry knowledge combined with the understanding of recruitment processes stood City CV apart from any other firms we have used and I am confident had a great impact on our employability stats. I would definitely recommend them to other business schools.”
Tony Somers


“City CV have been running resume and Winning Interview workshops for our MSc Economics and Finance students for the past three years. These have formed part of our employability strategy. The workshops complement our own University careers provision and we work in an effective partnership with City CV in order to provide our students with the best service possible.”
Emily Huns

Head of Careers & Enterprise

Call +1 (833) 761 0926 or email our expert team for a confidential discussion on how we improve your students’ employability.