Join us as we unpack everyday topics in ‘Adulting 101’ – from how to file your tax return to how to network meaningfully. The ‘How to’ series is presented by our very own alumni. There is no need to go it alone. Connect, engage, and be inspired to achieve even more. A new episode is released on Maties Connect the last Thursday of every month. Each month an alumnus will give tips and tricks on how to grow professionally, financially, and personally. In the first episode, Bobby Wessels – one of our very own alumnus – shares important tips on how to do your taxes. Get your pens and notebooks ready as you listen to our first event.
Episode 1: How to do your taxes
The Stellenbosch University Young Alumni Programme (YAP)
The Stellenbosch University Young Alumni Programme
YAP, launched in August 2021, is designed to connect graduates with one another and to establish a perennial relationship between graduates and their alma mater. Through networking opportunities and career development programmes, graduates are supported by, and connected to, each other and influential alumni. With such a rich and influential global Matie network, we want to create opportunities that lead to you having your first job, your second job, and help you achieve entrepreneurial growth.
YAP how to podcast
When you left university, did you also wish for a repository where you could find all ‘Adulting 101’ information? We have created just the platform for that!
Our How-to Podcast includes many episodes on all topics related to being a young working adult or postgraduate student. On the last Thursday of every second month, alumni share tips and tricks on how to grow professionally, financially, and personally.
Now that you’ve entered the world of work, are you looking for ways to advance your career? In the second edition of the World of Work Week, we will focus on topics relevant to young working professionals.
Young Alumni Advisory Forum
The Young Alumni Advisory Forum exists for the following purposes:
- To serve and support the young alumni constituency by ensuring all programmes are carried out.
- To foster and sustain the active involvement of young alumni.
- To suggest a future developmental programme for the YAP and to review current programmes.
- To afford all members the opportunity to recommend specific programmes and support needed for their region.
Save these dates
Wherever you may be in the world, we have created networking opportunities through regional hubs and chapters. As a young alum you can join a hub network in your region and attend career networking events at your leisure. Go to www.matiesalumni.com to find out more about hubs and events in your region.
SOAR- First Generation Network Launch
Monday 30 January
Navigating university can be overwhelming, especially so for students who are the first in their family to attend university and who don’t have a network of graduates to turn to for advice. The SOAR-First Generation Network is a support for first generation alumni and students that provides access and opportunities for mentorship, networking, and community building through first-hand knowledge of navigating Stellenbosch University.
The launch will take place at the Alumni Clubhouse prior to the start of the official First-year welcoming Programme 2023.
Young Alumni Networking event – Cape Town
Saturday 6 May 2023
Cape Town, here we come! Please join fellow young Maties at a networking breakfast in the Mother City where inspiring speakers will talk about their career journeys thus far.
Young Alumni Career and Professional Development mini conference
Date to be announced
Our alumni are consistently recognised as leaders in their fields. The Young Alumni Advisory Forum will be hosting a career and professional development conference in Johannesburg and we have invited interested employers from various industries to participate. The conference will have industry specific breakaway sessions for you to connect with employers and like-minded people.
World of Work Week
Monday 31 July to Thursday 3 August 2023
One of the prestigious YAP events is our World of Work Week, aimed at informing postgraduate students, and young graduates in their first job about challenges in the workplace and challenging their ideas around the world of work. The World of Work Week is a town hall-style career information event where young alumni can ask questions, share opinions, and challenge the current trajectory of the business world…