Career Matters: Valentine's Special

14 February 2020

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This Valentine's Day - make a career connection!


Key Sections:


  • Introducing Saint Connect: St Andrews Exclusive Network


  • 'Aspire' Networking Event with Bloomberg


  • Fall in Love with St Andrews this Summer - Join our Internship Scheme


  • Connect with your Careers Centre
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Introducing Saint Connect: St Andrews Exclusive Network

We are delighted to announce the launch of Saint Connect, our exclusive online mentoring and networking platform for St Andrews students and graduates.


Reach out to over 2500 alumni who are willing and able to help you move forward beyond the bubble:


  • Talk to insiders about a wide range of sectors all over the world through our easy messaging service - it's as simple as saying 'hello!'


  • Make connections and meet mentors who can open doors for you, support you and help you navigate your future career.


  • Explore what's out there, and see what other St Andrews students and graduates are doing right now!


Expand your network today... join Saint Connect now to get started!

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'Aspire' Networking Event with Bloomberg


‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is a common saying when it comes to getting a job. And that’s all well and good for students who have the necessary contacts. But what about those who don’t?


'Aspire', a one-day event hosted by Bloomberg, is exclusively for students who don’t have those ready-made contacts, to come together with leading employers in the UK and open doors to further opportunities.


Who can apply?


  • Current first-year undergraduate students
  • Studying any degree, from a background where:
  • you went to a state school
  • you were eligible for free school meals
  • you were the first in your family to go to university


Find out more about this great event here.

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Fall in Love with St Andrews this Summer - Join our Internship Scheme!

The St Andrews Summer Internships Scheme provides interesting project-based work experience, within a variety of professional services units of the University, for registered 2nd and 3rd year University of St Andrews undergraduates - or 3rd and 4th years on 5 year degrees - during the summer vacation.

The intern will be given a real life project to carry out, through which they will gain insight into the knowledge and skills needed to function successfully in that particular area of work.

The University will provide the following financial support for each intern:


  • a vacational scholarship per week (paid monthly) to cover the intern’s self-organised board and lodging or
  • accommodation, where available, within a University Hall of Residence (and, depending on the cost, any remaining vacational scholarship)


Before you start, please read this advice about the application process and start working on your cv now in readiness to then shape for each application!


Due to the high volume of internship opportunities, this scheme will open on Tuesday 18 February. You have plenty of time to apply - the closing date is Friday 6 March.

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Connect with your Careers Centre


There are lot's of ways to stay in touch with us. We share the latest opportunities, vacancies and events on a regular basis - your'e never short of careers support in St Andrews!




  • Drop by in person: We're located just opposite the union, at 6 St Mary's Place

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And Finally... Help us to shape future Careers Weeks!


Decided to give Careers Week a miss? Help us to understand why - be it timings, content, location or lack of interest, we want to know!


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