Launch your career with INTO City, University of London
Get ready for career success with our extensive employability program. From the first day of your pathway course, we’ll help you develop the real-world skills employers look for. You’ll leave us feeling driven, confident and inspired to achieve more – with even more opportunities to come.
During your pathway program
INTO pathways are developed with your career in mind, helping you gain key skills for future success and the confidence to seize every opportunity. You'll benefit from:
Our module content and learning styles help you build key soft skills like communication, teamwork, presenting, time management, interview technique and problem solving. You’ll also learn how to use computer software and the internet to research, share ideas and collaborate.
As part of your assessments, you’ll complete tasks related to your degree subject and future career. Think short films for media students, business plans for business students and lab reports for future scientists.
What better way to gain hands-on experience than by volunteering or undertaking an internship? You can also work full time during the holiday periods (and limited hours during term time*).
* UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations strictly stipulate that students studying the International Foundation, International Year One or Academic English programs should work no more than 10 hours per week, and Master's Preparation students should work no more than 20 hours per week.
You’ll create a digital career development portfolio throughout your pathway program. This will showcase the employability skills you've developed, events you've attended and activities you've completed at INTO – all in one easy-to-access place.
Throughout the year, you’ll attend expert-led workshops covering a wide range of useful topics. Sessions could include: an introduction to the UK labor market, talks from employers and successful industry professionals, entrepreneurial challenges, and CV and application writing.
Develop your networking skills on international platforms such as LinkedIn. Join our online community to stay up to date with the latest INTO employability events, share your experiences and connect with other international students who are building similar careers.
Develop key skills and get involved in life at the center by becoming an INTO Student Ambassador. You’ll gain a variety of experience, from assisting the marketing team to sharing your experience with prospective students and representing INTO in the community.
We're proud to have strong links with high-profile companies across a wide range of industries. You'll have the opportunity to connect with them via our online employer sessions, with recent events including workshops by Accenture, Delioitte and Ernst & Young, and networking with Allianz, Apple and L'Oreal.
Between your pathway and degree
You’ll have access to even more opportunities after you complete your pathway, but before you start your degree:
You must be aged 18 or over by the time you start your Virtual Internship.
Want to find out more about employability at INTO City?
During your City, University of London degree
Unlock your potential at City, University of London, with career-enhancing services and opportunities including:
Academics with real-world industry experience – learn from professionals in your chosen field.
Top salary prospects – graduates from Bayes Business School earn more on average after 5 years than those from any other UK university (Adzuna 2022).
Links with local, national and international companies.
Compulsory work experience for all undergraduate students – via City's Career Activation Program.
One-year paid placements for undergraduate students – previous students have worked at Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Warner Bros and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Employability modules embedded in course content.
Award-winning professional mentoring program – a six-month scheme to help eligible students become highly employable graduates.
4-week micro-placements – credit-bearing placement modules available for some subjects.
Entrepreneurship funding from City Ventures and the City Launch Lab.
Step into the world of work with confidence. Both INTO and City, University of London offer expert support as you find a graduate job and build your career, including:
Job search skills CV writing, job applications and assessment center practice.
City Careers Hub Search jobs from 5,000+ registered employers.
INTO employability events Boost your career skills and network with INTO alumni.