All appointments will be held remotely until further notice.

Appointments for current students and graduates will be held via Microsoft Teams. More information on these can be found at IT support.

 

Download our guide Microsoft Teams joining instructions (PDF, 293 KB)

 

Take a look at our latest opportunities, resources and advice for students and graduates– updated weekly.

 

Careers Appointments and Enterprise Appointments are bookable online on CareerConnect from 18:00 GMT the day before.

When booking an appointment, please ensure your contact details are up to date on CareerConnect and on the booking form, so the Careers Adviser can make contact with you. The adviser will contact you at the start time of your appointment – if we are unable to contact you within 5 minutes we will consider you absent.

In the event that you cannot access an appointment please use the online guidance function on Career Connect.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Careers advice

We currently offer the following appointments:

  • Careers Appointments - 15 minute appointments (formerly Quick Queries).
  • Careers Guidance Appointments – 45 minute appointments (formerly Referred Appointments).
  • Practice Interviews. These 45-minute appointments can help you best prepare for any upcoming interviews through one-to-one feedback with a Careers Adviser.
  • Enterprise Appointments - 15 minute appointments for discussing enterprise ideas and business start-ups.

 

Our specific CV, covering letter and LinkedIn feedback appointments will return for the start of the second semester. If you would like your CV, covering letter or LinkedIn profile checked - book a 15 minute Careers Appointment.


We offer one-to-one appointments where you can discuss any career-related issue with one of our professionally trained team of advisers.  We are constantly renewing our knowledge, and our very good relationships with graduate employers mean we are regularly kept up-to-date with news of current graduate recruitment practices and trends. You do not need to know what you want to do before you come to see us –we see students at every stage of their journey.

The Careers Centre is strongly committed to offering equality of opportunity to all its users.  Advisers adhere to high professional standards and discussions will be conducted with impartiality, confidentiality and with due regard to diversity and equality considerations. A list of helpful resources is available on the Diversity and equality page of this website, and our careers advisers are happy to discuss specific issues.

 

Careers Appointments (15 minute appointments)

 

Our specific CV, covering letter and LinkedIn feedback appointments will return for the start of the second semester.

 

Booking a careers appointment

  • Careers Appointments are available each weekday.
  • Careers Appointments are booked online through CareerConnect from 18:00 GMT the day before
  • Users are restricted to a maximum of two appointments a week

 

Service provided

These in-person sessions cover your quick queries relating to:

  • CV, covering letter and LinkedIn advice
  • Careers information resources
  • Finding work experience/internships/graduate job opportunities
  • Postgraduate study options and personal statement feedback
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Improving job applications/personal statements (please bring a copy of application form/personal statement)
  • Finding useful contacts
  • Preparing for psychometric tests for jobs and internships
  • Module choice in relation to career options

 

Cancelling an appointment

Demand for Careers Appointments is high. Users are expected to cancel any appointment they are unable to attend through CareerConnect

Appointments terms and conditions‌

Careers Guidance Appointments (45 minute appointments)

Booking an appointment

  • Careers Advisers offer Careers Guidance Appointments at varying times throughout the week to best meet demand
  • Bookings can only be made through a referral by a Careers Adviser during an initial Careers Appointment.
  • Appointments for current students and graduates will be held via Microsoft Teams. More information on these can be found at IT support
  • When booking an appointment, please ensure that your contact details are up to date on CareerConnect and on the booking form, so that the Careers Adviser can make contact with you. The adviser will contact you at the start time of your appointment – if we are unable to contact you within 15 minutes we will consider you absent.
  • The Careers Adviser will issue you with pre-appointment work that you will be required to complete in advance of the longer appointment.
  • Users are restricted to a maximum of two Careers Guidance Appointments per semester.

 

Service provided

Careers Guidance Appointments are available for more complex career related issues, including:

  • 'I don't know what I want to do'
  • Exploring, comparing and deciding upon career options
  • Job hunting strategy
  • Course change/year out advice
  • Equality/diversity issues

If you want feedback on a CV or Cover Letter, job application or personal statement, please book a Careers Appointment.

 

Cancelling an appointment

Users are expected to cancel any appointment they are unable to attend by emailing careers@st-andrews.ac.uk

Practice Interview (45 minute appointment)

Booking an appointment

  • Careers Advisers offer Practice Interviews at varying times throughout the week to best meet demand
  • Practice Interviews are booked online through CareerConnect
  • Users are restricted to a maximum of two appointments per semester
  • Appointments for current students and graduates will be held via Microsoft Teams. More information on these can be found at IT support
  • When booking an appointment, please ensure that your contact details are up to date on CareerConnect and on the booking form, so that the Careers Adviser can make contact with you. The adviser will contact you at the start time of your appointment – if we are unable to contact you within 15 minutes we will consider you absent.
  • For our careers advisers to help you prepare we need to be able to tailor the Practice Interview to your individual circumstances. Therefore, when booking an appointment, users are required to upload information about the job they would like to have a practice interview for. More information about this is available on CareerConnect when booking the appointment.

 

Service provided

  • Whilst we endeavour to help you prepare for your interview as best as possible, it is difficult to know the exact questions you will be asked. As a result, we aim to help you practice and improve your interview technique.
  • We cannot provide feedback on detailed technical/subject-specific questions
  • We can also support you with advice and feedback on your wider interview strategy
  • Feedback will be given on your answers either at the end of the interview, or after each question, along with tips to develop your technique

 

Cancelling an appointment

Users are expected to cancel any appointment they are unable to attend on CareerConnect or by emailing careers@st-andrews.ac.uk

Enterprise Appointments (15 minute appointments)

Booking an appointment

  • Enterprise Appointments are normally available at least one day each week.
  • They are available to book from 18:00 BST the day before
  • Enterprise Appointments are booked online through CareerConnect
  • Appointments for current students and graduates will be held via Microsoft Teams. More information on these can be found at IT support 
  • When booking an appointment, please ensure your contact details are up to date on CareerConnect and on the booking form, so the Enterprise Adviser can make contact with you. The adviser will contact you at the start time of your appointment – if we are unable to contact you within 5 minutes we will consider you absent.
  • Users are restricted to a maximum of two appointments a week 

 

Service provided

These in-person sessions cover your quick queries relating to:

  • An idea for a business, social enterprise or enterprising project
  • Starting a business, social enterprise or becoming self-employed as a career choice
  • Tier 1 Start-up visa endorsement process
  • Finding opportunities to build enterprise capabilities and skills
  • Entries for competitions
  • Funding options for start-ups
  • Enterprise information resources
  • Finding useful contacts

 

Cancelling an appointment

Users are expected to cancel any appointment they are unable to attend through CareerConnect or by emailing careers@st-andrews.ac.uk

Online guidance

The Careers Centre offers the option of submitting online careers queries to students and alumni who are within three years of graduation who cannot access one of our bookable appointments. Submit an online query via CareerConnect.

The Careers Centre seeks to reply to all such queries within 5 working days.  However, during the evolving Coronavirus situation, there may be a short additional delay in our response.

Online guidance terms and conditions (PDF, 120 KB)

Eligibility

All students, undergraduate and postgraduate, and alumni (within 3 years of graduation) are eligible ‌to use the service although some restrictions will be introduced at the busiest times of year. Read our Eligible user entitlement (PDF, 138 KB) policy for full details.