CAES Student Support Services

Karuna Mahadave

Career Development Officer

033 260 5804

Public Relations House
PMB (Golf Rd Campus)


Ms Mahadave is currently employed as a career development officer at the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. Her role is to help our students transition into the working world, through the provision of: workshop, skills building/ training and work readiness services.

She has spent more than 15 years in the tertiary education sector. She also worked for 10 years at Unisa’s Bureau for Student Counselling.

She is passionate about developing people and advocates for GLBTI issues, against woman and child abuse and for teenage pregnancy support.

Ms Mahadave visits the Howard College, Pietermartizburg and Westville campuses weekly, so contact her directly to book a consultation time.


  • Honours in Counselling Psychology

Book a career development session

You can book a session with Ms Mahadave on your specific campus, on the following days:

 Westville campus 
Oliver Tambo building
4th floor, Board room

Howard College campus 
Desmond Clarence building
3rd floor, Room 331

Pietermaritzburg campus 
Admin Building
(Main Campus)