Careers advice

We offer one-to-one appointments where you can discuss any career-related issue with one of our team of careers advisers who are professionally trained graduates from a variety of backgrounds.  We are constantly renewing our knowledge, and our very good relationships with graduate employers mean that 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.  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.

Afternoon appointments

Booking an appointment

  • Afternoon appointments are for 20 minutes and run from 2pm to 4.30pm each weekday in St Andrews.
  • Afternoon appointments are booked online through CareerConnect.
  • Each day’s online booking slots are released daily at 12.30pm

Service provided

All students, undergraduate and postgraduate, and alumni are eligible to use the service although some restrictions will be introduced, and advertised, at the busiest times of year.

Users are restricted to a maximum of two appointments a week.

These in-person sessions may cover any career related issues, including:

  • Exploring career options
  • Help with careers information resources
  • Finding work experience/internships/graduate job opportunities
  • Exploring further study options
  • Improving cvs/applications/interview performance (please bring printed copies of cvs)
  • Finding useful contacts
  • Help with visa issues and international opportunities
  • Addressing particular circumstances eg equality/diversity issues

Advisers adhere to high professional standards and discussions will be conducted with impartiality, confidentiality and with due regard to diversity and equality considerations.   

Cancelling an appointment

Demand for afternoon appointment slots is high. Users are expected to cancel any appointment they are unable to attend through CareerConnect or by calling Reception on 01334 462688/9.

Appointments terms and conditions (PDF, 353 KB)

Advance appointments

Advance appointments are for up to 30 minutes.  

Bookings can be made either between 8.45am and 10am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays by calling 01334 462688/9 or at the Careers Centre Reception between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday. The receptionist will guide each user to the most appropriate adviser.

Users are encouraged to consult adviser profiles before making an advance appointment.

Appointment slots are released at 8.45 each Monday for the whole of the week following, ie for 7-12 calendar days ahead from each Monday morning.

Each careers adviser offers advance appointments at varying times through the week to best meet student demand.

What to expect

All students, undergraduate and postgraduate, and alumni are eligible to use the service although some restrictions will be introduced at the busiest times of year.

Users are restricted to a maximum of one appointment a week.

The session may cover any career related issues, including:

  • Exploring career options
  • Help with careers information resources
  • Finding work experience/internships/graduate job opportunities
  • Exploring further study options
  • Improving cvs/applications/interview performance (please bring printed copies of cvs)
  • Finding useful contacts
  • Help with visa issues and international opportunities
  • Addressing particular circumstances eg equality/diversity issues

Advisers adhere to high professional standards and discussions will be conducted with impartiality, confidentiality and with due regard to diversity and equality considerations.   

Cancelling an appointment

Demand for advance appointment slots is high. Users are expected to cancel any appointment they are unable to attend by calling Reception on 01334 462688/9 or by emailing careers@st-andrews.ac.uk

Appointments terms and conditions (PDF, 353 KB)

Online guidance

The Careers Centre offers the option of submitting online careers queries to students who are not currently resident in St Andrews and also to alumni. Submit an online query via CareerConnect. The Careers Centre seeks to reply to all such queries within 5 working days.

Online guidance terms and conditions (PDF, 330 KB)