​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

Student FAQs​

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?

Yes. Although 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 we offer.

I am interested in making an appointment to develop my CV. How do I do this and what would I need?

Register for 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 stm@sun.ac.za 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.

Register for 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 stm@sun.ac.za.

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?​

Our services are free.

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.

Contact your 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?

The Student 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?

Our workshops are available only to students currently studying at SU.

I am looking for part-time or vacation work. Where should I start looking?

Click here for our latest vacancies. In addition, register on MatiesCareers.

I need to speak to an academic counsellor and want to make an appointment.

Contact 021 808 4707 or visit the Centre at 37 Victoria Street, Stellenbosch, to make an appointment.