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Online sessions explore world of work
Start: 06/05/2024, 18:00
End: 08/05/2024, 19:00
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Location: Online

The Development and Alumni Relations Division at Stellenbosch University (SU) invites you to the Young Alumni Programme's annual World of Work Week; a career development event for young alumni and final-year students. This exciting occasion brings together alumni, industry professionals and students to explore the evolving world of work and gain valuable insights into various career paths. Ultimately, this discourse should assist you in assessing your current career path and influence you to build a path for success.

These sessions will all be presented online. Please join us!

Monday 6 May 2024

Education and employment: Areas of demand and growth in the job market
In today's rapidly evolving job market, understanding the intersection between education and employment is crucial for graduates and seasoned professionals alike. This session delves into the dynamic landscape of job opportunities and skills that are in high demand for young graduates.

The session will explore the following issues relating to the employment of graduates:

  • Starting salaries for interns and young graduates.
  • The statistics available on recruitment and the selection process for positions for which young graduates are ideally placed.
  • Who are the employers of choice in SA and why?
  • The growth in self-employment among young graduates.

Event details

Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Venue: Online (streamed on LinkedIn)
Speakers: Cathy Sims, Executive Director: South African Graduate Employers Association and Pria Panu, Business Development and Marketing Manager.
ModeratorMargra Wevell, MCom Industrial Psychology Student.
RSVP: Send an email to to register by Friday 3 May.

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Venturing beyond conventional routes: Exploring diverse career paths in STEM
The purpose of the session is to explore the diverse career paths within the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). While the conventional route might lead to established roles in academia or industry, this session invites participants to venture into alternative avenues that harness their STEM expertise in innovative and unexpected ways.

Event details:

Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Venue: Online (streamed on LinkedIn)
Speakers: Dr Anreza van der Merwe, Sensory and Consumer Product Insights Senior Scientist, Dr Lethukwenama Letsoalo, Medical Doctor, Dr Paul Reader, Head: Operational Intelligence and Data Science at RAIN South Africa and Dr Suhina Singh, CEO at Jonda Health.
ModeratorThabani Mtsi, Senior Business Analyst.
RSVPSend an email to to register by Friday 3 May.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Carving out a successful career in arts and law outside of traditional roles
Arts and Law degrees open doors to a wide range of career opportunities beyond traditional practice. In this session, we would like to showcase the myriad ways in which graduates can leverage their skills, passions, and ingenuity to carve out fulfilling careers in unexpected corners of the arts and legal landscapes. From social scientists breaking into the digital realm to lawyers championing social justice causes through innovative advocacy, we will explore the diverse avenues through which the arts and law have unconventional career paths.

Event details

Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Venue: Online (streamed on Linkedln)
Speakers: Kim Lancley Pietersen, Associate Trade Mark and Intellectual Property Attorney, Reneé Thompson, Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist and Odwa Mjezu, Senior Manager: Legal and Regulatory Affairs.
Moderator: Fanelesibonge Ndebele, Event Project Manager, Centre for Social Justice SU.
RSVP:  Send an email to to register by Friday 3 May.

Please note that you are required to have access to LinkedIn to stream the sessions. For further details or enquiries contact