Shadow Day 2013

Let a student shadow you for a day

Choose One Day During The Week of The 2nd of September

The best way to learn about a potential career path is by observing someone who knows from experience. St Andrews is starting a pilot program whereby alumni, parents, and other friends of the university can indicate whether they are available/willing to host a student at their place of work for a day.

These Shadow Days are designed to offer a rich experience for a current student, while not demanding a great deal of time for the prospective host. While we hope that the student can learn valuable information from your experience, there is absolutely no obligation or expectation to engage with a participant after the Shadow Day.

This pilot seeks to make engagement between students and alumni, parents, and friends who might not have the time to engage in a more detailed mentorship program.

How it Works

For the work week starting the 2nd of September (or the day after Labor Day in the States), we ask that for one of those days you are available for a student to shadow you at your place of work. You are free to decide which day, and for how long the student is welcome to follow.

After filling out this form, your details will be kept private. As of May 1st, we will advertise the industries and locations of all of the entries we have to students, who will then apply to be able to shadow you. You can decide whether or not you would like to review their application and then choose a student(s) (or choose to take none at all), or let the Careers Centre make the decision for you. If at any time, you feel that you will no longer be available for a day during the week of September 3rd, you only need to email us, and we will remove the industry/location listing, and inform the student(s) if applicable.


Please fill out your registration as a potential host for the September Shadow Day by May 1, 2013.

[Add This Deadline to Your Calendar to Remind You To Register]

St Andrews Career Shadow Day

Monday, Sep. 2nd 2013 at 12am to Friday, Sep. 6th 2013 at 11:45pm


1. Register your interest below.

2. Get sent CVs to consider, or let us choose for you.

3. Pick 1 day during the week of September 2nd.

4. Help a student learn about your career path and give them valuable advice based on your experience.

Register Below