Career Matters

3 December 2019

Your weekly news from the Careers Centre


Key sections:

  • Appointments in December & January

  • 12 Days of Careersmas!


  • St Andrews Society of the State of New York Scholarship


  • Saint Connect Night London


  • Project Zambia


  • Brexit - advice and support

  • NEW! The Graduate Benchmark

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Appointments in December & January

  • CV Appointments will not be running during December and January
  • Don't worry! CVs and Cover Letters can still be reviewed by Careers Advisers through a Quick Query appointment (bookable via CareerConnect)
  • CV Appointments will resume in February
  • Keep your eyes peeled for an introduction to our CV Adviser Team in the New Year!
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St Andrews Society of the State of New York Scholarship 2020

Applying for graduate study in the US for academic year 2020-21? Up to two scholarships (of up to $35,000 each) will be awarded for one year of study in any subject, normally within a radius of 250 miles from New York City or within the area of Washington DC, by the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York. Candidates must be Scottish by birth or recent descent and be first degree graduates of either 2019 or 2020. University of St Andrews students have been successful in applying for these scholarships in the past.


Eligible University of St Andrews students and graduates can email careers@st-andrews.ac.uk for further information and an application pack, using the subject ‘Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholarships.’ The deadline for applications (including two academic referees) is Friday 7 February 2020.

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Wishing you a positive revision week from all at the Careers Centre... Don't be like Calvin! Go and smash that assignment!

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Saint Connect Night London

Tue 21 January (1830 - 2100)

Citigroup Centre, 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB


To celebrate the University of St Andrews community, give advice to students and recent alumni, and promote career opportunities., join us for the first Saint Connect Night of 2020!



Our aim during this careers alumni networking evening is for everyone to meet as many new and interesting people as they can. The event will start with a short introduction session, where a panel of alumni in different industries will provide their take on the career landscape for their chosen fields. The panel will be followed by a networking reception and light refreshments will be available. Saint Connect Night London is a great way to reconnect with St Andrews and learn more about a new industry or opportunity!



Space is limited, so please be sure to register soon via Saint Connect to guarantee a place!

Please Note: Open to current students; alumni; parents of current students; employers; and other professional friends of the University.

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Search job vacancies, via CareerConnect

Fantastic Job Opportunities coming to CareerConnect daily


There are currently over 780 live jobs at today's date!


Register with CareerConnect – and receive daily/weekly internship and graduate job alerts!


Internships and Graduate jobs are available through the link above. Register with CareerConnect and select the sectors you would be interested in. This way you receive a personally selected email with live vacancies to your inbox.

For part-time vacancies:
Use the filters (part-time / job shop) to narrow down the job vacancies to the part-time positions in St Andrews.

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Project Zambia

Volunteer Zambia: Education is a partnership between the University of St Andrews and the Zambian Non-Government Organisation, Sport In Action. The project involves University staff and students living and working for 5-6 weeks each summer in Kazemba - a rural Zambian village - to support staff and pupils at the local school and within the wider village community.

This life-changing opportunity offers experience in:

  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Cultural awareness
  • Community involvement
  • Project management, and more
  • Teaching: including literacy, games and music

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students must be registered on a St Andrews degree programme which involves at least one further academic year of study;
  • In order to be allowed to participate, students must raise enough money to cover their costs (approximately £2,000).
  • Students must commit to attending pre-departure mentoring meetings and training throughout the year running up to the time in Zambia.

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Brexit - advice and support

The University of St Andrews is global, inclusive and outward looking. We recognise that many of our students have practical and personal concerns and questions as a result of the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

We are committed to ensuring that our international and diverse community of students and their families feels entirely at home here, and has access to helpful, up-to-date information and the best possible support and advice.

Please follow this link for all the information.

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NEW – the Graduate Benchmark

Delivered by TARGETjobs, the Graduate Benchmark gives students free access to practise (and then take) the three most-used standard tests in the graduate recruitment process - verbal, numerical and inductive reasoning. Benchmark your performance, view results and see how you compare with peers at university, your year group, discipline or even nationally. You'll be able to use your Graduate Benchmark results to understand your strengths, focus and prioritise your job search and increase your chances of success. Taking the Graduate Benchmark tests could confirm your hunch that a particular area isn't for you, or give you the confidence to apply for roles you wouldn't have considered beforehand.


Simply sign-in to take the tests and see your scores.

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Best wishes,

The Careers Centre Team