Kelly Kendall-Jones

Kelly Kendall-Jones is a Career Development Consultant within the Curtin Careers team. She joined Curtin in 2020, leaving behind a lengthy career as a teacher and career counsellor in the secondary education system. Growing up in Canada, she never imagined she would move half way across the world in 1996, but after 25 years in Perth, she can’t imagine living anywhere else, even if it’s taken her that long to understand Aussie slang!

As for the differences between working in the high school setting to a university environment, she maintains the end result is the same; feeling a deep sense of satisfaction in assisting students in realising their goals and aspirations, one individual at a time. And if they know anything about ice hockey, that’s an added bonus.

Decisions, decisions

August 4, 2022

Whether you’re in your second semester, fourth year or anywhere in between, sometimes niggling doubts can surface that leave you questioning if you’ve chosen the right degree. If this ever happens to you,... Read More

Attention seeking resumes

July 28, 2022

We recently posted about the importance of writing an effective opening statement in your resume, in order the gain an employer’s attention. Now that you’ve captured your audience, it’s time to keep their... Read More

Say what?

July 21, 2022

Welcome to second semester! The Careers team thought this would be a good time to not only wish you well for the coming months, but to give you a gentle nudge with regard to your ongoing career development.... Read More

Capture your audience

July 11, 2022

Did you know that, on average, hiring managers spend less than thirty seconds reading a resume? Eek! That’s not a lot of time to make a positive impression and stand out from other applicants. So, what can... Read More

Make the most of semester break

June 15, 2022

Hooray - semester break is finally here! So, what are your plans? Some lazy mornings in your PJ’s, sprinkled with watching a Netflix series or two? Lunch with friends you’ve been neglecting and getting back... Read More

All in the timing

June 10, 2022

Last week, we looked at exam stress. Now that you’ve got that sorted, let’s put your time management skills under the microscope. How are your exams going? Are you wasting more time than you’d like? Do... Read More

Fight or flight

June 1, 2022

You’ve made it through another semester (where did that go?), and now you’ve got exams looming. I have yet to meet anyone, anywhere, of any age, ever, who looks forward to sitting exams. If your anxiety... Read More

Hello world

May 27, 2022

Ever wondered how you might enrich your studies and extend your life experience to a global stage? Wanting to expand your horizons and become completely immersed in a new culture? Keen to build up those... Read More

Cultivate your curiosity

May 24, 2022

You may have heard the term lifelong learning bandied around at one time or another, but have you ever stopped to think about what it really means and how it’s relevant to you? What exactly is lifelong... Read More

Stop putting it off

May 17, 2022

So, it’s 11.08pm and you’ve got exactly 52 minutes left to submit your assignment. Despite it being worth 20% of your semester grade and having had three weeks to complete it, you only started it this... Read More