As a Matie, you are one of more than 200 000 Stellenbosch University (SU) alumni globally. We are delighted to invite you to register as a member of Maties Connect, which aims to make it easier for alumni to connect with one another and the University.
Maties Connect enables alumni to share experiences and expertise and to enjoy access to exclusive scholarship offers, events, networking and various other opportunities.
With more than 10 000 registered alumni on the platform, of whom 8 409 have indicated their willingness to help, you have instant access to a network of professionals sharing your experience of being a Matie graduate.
Engage with Maties Use the platform/app to view job opportunities, receive invites to events, access mentorship opportunities, and connect to faculties, alumni chapters and the alumni network.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for a wide variety of exciting alumni events across South Africa, internationally and online.
Are you looking for job opportunities or wanting to recruit? Check out our job board on Maties Connect here: https://matiesconnect.com/jobs
What better place to find bright young individuals seeking career opportunities than at your alma mater? The benefit of turning to your alma mater first is that you have first-hand experience of the programmes from which students graduate, and therefore, of what they were taught. This provides you with a good frame of reference of the type of skills these students may have, and you’ll be offering new graduates a foothold in the job market.
Therefore, turning to Stellenbosch University (SU) to recruit the best and brightest students is also a great way to give back.
Bursaries and scholarships
Explore the possibility of financial support for your undergraduate and postgraduate studies with our host of bursaries and scholarships directly from SU or external providers.
We love keeping up with your career and life changes, and we want you to be successful in what you do. Here are a few ways for you to leverage your association with SU:
Personal recommendations and endorsements
Whether for your LinkedIn page, your CV or other applications, your SU lecturers and administrators make fantastic references.
The SU community continues to grow, and with that growth come valuable connections within the community and beyond. If you need a referral for businesses or services, our business directory is the perfect place to start.
Networking and relationship building
Getting involved in alumni events opens up opportunities with fellow alumni and SU community members that can help you build your career.
Joining our events in Matieland to talk to our students and share your experience and knowledge is a good way to build your resumé as a public speaker and expert in your field.
Career advice and coaching
University counselling does not have to stop once you graduate. If you are considering changing or advancing your career, contacting our staff, lecturers and administrators is a great way to get sound advice.
A mentor can inspire, teach a few tricks, make an introduction, or be a sounding board for ideas. Are you looking for a mentor, or perhaps you would like to be one? On Maties Connect, you can find a mentor in your field of expertise or volunteer to mentor others.
Are you a Matie businessowner?
As a proud Matie, you can now support alumni businesses listed on our free Maties business directory.
Here at SU, we understand that today’s business leaders are faced with overwhelming and competing challenges and uncharted territory as they continue to navigate the post-Covid-19 landscape. Therefore, our directory offers businessowners the chance to showcase their products and offerings to the alumni community free of charge.
Whether you’re looking for a Matie community that’s close to home or just close to your heart, this is the place to begin. Everyone’s welcome!
Find SU alumni and friends right there in your area!
Share your Matie pride and spirit and work together to advance SU’s positive impact on the world. Our chapters on the Maties Connect platform offer a variety of social, professional, educational and philanthropic opportunities to help you stay connected and make a difference.
These groups create a space where you can connect with other alumni both socially and professionally, celebrate those who make a difference in their communities, support students during their time on campus, and more.
List your business on https://matiesconnect.com/business-hub
For more information or any questions about how to list your business, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s easy! Sign up in less than two minutes by registering with your LinkedIn or Facebook profile. Maties Connect is user-friendly, so you can register and use the platform on all your mobile devices.
How to download the Maties Connect mobile app
Apple users should download the “Graduway Community” app. Once inside, select Maties Connect as your institution.