RESOURCES & FAQs
Have a look below at some additional information on
honing your interview skills or updating your CV and cover letter. You will
also find other resources to assist you to better equip yourself for your first
steps into the world of work.
Examples of cover letters
Will you find me a job?
No. We are not
a placement or recruitment agency, but we help students prepare effectively for
the job-seeking process. We also organise network opportunities with companies
and manage the MatiesCareers portal where companies place job advertisements.
We further send out targeted e-mails with a list of vacancies to students.
I am a first-year student. May I use the services of the Unit for
Graduand Career Services?
we focus on preparing our final-year students for the world of work, it is
important to start working on your career goals and job-seeking skills from
your first year. We advise our first-year students to attend the work sessions
I am interested in making an appointment to develop my CV. How do I do
this and what would I need?
our work sessions at MatiesCareers, complete your
profile, go to Events, then to Workshops and RSVP for a CV Writing
work session. If you need additional assistance, contact Thobeka Msi at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an
individual session. Send her a copy of your latest CV and bring along a printed
copy on the day of your appointment.
I have an interview coming up and would like to talk to someone about
how I can prepare for the interview.
our work sessions at MatiesCareers, complete your profile, go to Events, then to Workshops and RSVP
for an Interview Skills work session. This should not be a last-minute decision
– give yourself enough time to prepare. Should you need additional information,
contact Thobeka Msi at email@example.com.
Where and when are your work sessions presented?
All our work
sessions are presented during lunchtime on scheduled dates throughout the
year. Sessions are held at the Careers Office, 43 Victoria Street,
Stellenbosch. For a complete list of work sessions, visit MatiesCareers.
Do you charge a fee for your services?
Should I take my CV with me to the career fairs?
It is always
advisable to take a few copies of your CV to any career fair. If a company
representative shows interest in following up with you, you may ask if they
would like a copy of your CV.
I want to change the course of my studies and need to speak to someone.
faculty secretary in Admin A regarding your concerns and needs. You can also
contact the CSCD situated at 43 Victoria Street on 021-808 4707 to make an
appointment to see a guidance counsellor.
I graduated last year and now need some career advice. Could you help?
Recruitment/Prospective Students Office offers career advice and counselling to
alumni and prospective students wishing to further their studies. Visit them
here for more details.
Are your workshops open for anyone?
are available only to students currently studying at SU.
I am looking for part-time or vacation work. Where should I start
Click here for our latest
vacancies. In addition, register on MatiesCareers.
I need to speak to an academic counsellor and want to make an
Contact 021 808 4707 or visit the Centre at 37
Victoria Street, Stellenbosch, to make an appointment.