The University of St Andrews has a lot of resources for students that are looking to enhance their employability. Below are a couple of tips and places to start!
Laidlaw Research & Leadership Internships
The University offers prestigious internships open to all penultimate year undergraduate students. For more information visit the University website.
Read our Employability Guide - Making Money: A Guide to Employment in St Andrews (2014-15) in PDF.
One of the best ways to build your skills is getting involved in student life! Join a society, take on a leadership position (e.g. run to be a Class Rep), start up a project or volunteer in the community. Check out the Activities for a full list of societies and other opportunities.
The Careers Centre exists to help St Andrews students make and implement decisions about what they will do next in their lives. This is a great resource to make use of while you are a student! The Careers Centre is located just opposite from the Union and is open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. The Careers Centre puts on a range of events (virtual and real) throughout the year so keep an eye out. You can also make an appointment with a Careers Advisor throughout the week. Careers advisers are happy to discuss any career-related matters - career direction, postgraduate study, CV advice, applications, interviews and more! Check out the Careers Centre Website for a wealth of information.
CAPOD (Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development) is a fantastic resource for students that are looking ahead. CAPOD offer a wide range of programmes (MSkills, GRADskills, Professional Skills Curriculum), academic skills support, various courses and workshops to focus on specific skills and other resources. The Professional Skills Curriculum in particular is a bit like having a graduate training scheme before you graduate with a wide range of opt-in activities available. Check out the CAPOD Website for more details!