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50 YEARS OF SERVICE
UCT’s Careers Service has grown from strength to strength
since it was established in 1968 in a small wooden building
next to what is now the Leslie Social Science building.
for his leadership of the powerful
Careers Service team, which has
grown into an example of global best
practice and innovation.
Dean of CHED Associate Professor
Suellen Shay acknowledged his
ability to network, his approach to
lifelong learning, and his aptitude for
turning challenges into opportunities.
But Casey was quick
to praise the efforts of his team.
“All this is achieved by a small
but growing team of professional,
dedicated and student-centred
individuals. We constantly strive to
empower and bring out the best in
The head, Niels Lindhard, promised an
“open-door principle” for students to
get advice on job opportunities, and for
employers to learn recruitment skills.
Fifty years later, the UCT Careers
Service has evolved into a worldclass, award-winning department
within the Centre for Higher Education
Development (CHED). In April 2018
it celebrated five decades of service
excellence and dedication to helping
students navigate the changing world
of work.
The event was bittersweet, however,
as it marked the departure of director
David Casey. Colleagues praised Casey
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