Career Matters

20 May 2020

Your Weekly Update from the Careers Centre

Key Sections:

  • Summer Support Available!

  • Financial Services Industry Panel

  • Summer Team Enterprise Programme - Applications Closing Soon!

  • New to CareerConnect: Next Step Support

  • Who's Live on Saint Connect this Week?

  • Elevator's Summer Academic Accelerator


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Summer Support Available!

Did you know the Careers Centre is open throughout summer?

Summer is the perfect time to start thinking about your future. We are here to support you over the holiday and into the next academic year, no matter what stage you are at with your career planning, or where in the world you are.

  • Speak to an adviser: Our appointments are bookable from 9:30 am every weekday, on CareerConnect. Whether you are looking for ideas, or already have clear plans, our talented team is on hand to help.

  • Submit questions online: Use 'Online Advice' on CareerConnect to submit your careers questions directly to our adviser team online.

  • Search for opportunities: Our database of vacancies on CareerConnect is updated regularly, and full of live opportunities ready for you to apply to! In addition to this, we list upcoming events that you can get involved with over the summer.

  • Explore our resources: Take a look at our website for information and advice that will help you think about your career options, applications and more!

  • Stay in touch: Make sure you don't miss out by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter; and by continuing to check out these weekly updates. If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you at

Graduating this year? You can still access all of this support for up to 3 years beyond graduation!


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Financial Services Industry Panel

Join the Careers Centre and USA Development Team on Wednesday 27th May, as we hear from alumni in the United States for our Financial Services Industry Panel.

We will be sharing information about what you need to know to get into this competitive industry, how to make the most of your time right now, and what careers in this industry can look like. We’ll also be taking questions from you!

This is the first in a series of North American panel events - coming up soon: Creative Careers, and US Government Careers!


Summer Team Enterprise Programme - Applications Closing Soon!

Do you want to develop a range of enterprise capabilities and increase your employability?

Why not invest five hours per week taking part in a six-week skills development programme, working on a real-life project and gaining virtual team-work experience in a group of diverse students!

Brought to you by CEED, the Student's Assosciation, the Careers Centre and the Playfair Consultancy Group; the Summer Team Enterprise Programme is an opportunity for students to collaborate on a real-life project which presents a challenge to a University Service Unit. The programme involves weekly online workshops, group coaching, and individual and team reflection.

Current undergraduates can apply to take part by reading about the projects and completing this online application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight BST on Friday 22nd May!


New to CareerConnect: Next Step Support

In these uncertain times, staying up to date and informed has never been more important. A new resource on CareerConnect can help you do just that! Next Step Support is an open collaboration between a number of organisations that provide support and services to students.

With this resource, you can:

  • Read articles offering careers and wellbeing advice
  • Book onto online events
  • Hear updates from employers

Get access to this site through CareerConnect, by looking under the 'Resources' tab on your home page!


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Who's Live on Saint Connect this Week?

Are you a member of Saint Connect yet? Join St Andrews global, online community to connect with alumni who are able to help you move forward with your career!

With over 3300 current members, there's plenty of connections to be made. We have alumni LIVE on Saint Connect from a variety of sectors and organisations, including:

  • The US Air Force
  • Goldman Sachs
  • The British Library
  • The Northern Trust Coorporation
  • The Canadian Embassy
  • The Manhattan Institute of Policy Research
  • And many more!


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Elevator's Summer Academic Accelerator

Kicking off on Monday 8 June 2020, Elevator’s Summer Academic Accelerator is an intensive, fully funded 8-week programme which, for the first time, will be delivered digitally.

The Academic Accelerator is free and open to students, recent graduates, staff and academics. Successful candidates will work closely with mentors and agitators, helping to test, research, develop and refine their business ideas. As well as gaining pitching skills, market and competitor analysis, business model development and more!

Keen to find out more? Attend one of Elevator's information sessions to find out all you need to know about the programme, hear from previous candidates and ask any questions you have!