Susan Surgener

Susan's time spent working in the higher education sector spans almost 20 years.

Susan really enjoys working with, and working for students and has a great interest in seeing students finding out what they are good at and then going on to do well in their work and in their lives. In fact, if you were to put her through a career assessment inventory she would likely come out as people focused, investigative and administrative; which, luckily, is a pretty good match for the job she actually does.

Beyond work, Susan has an interest in all things artistic despite (self-confessed) no real talent for any of them: can't paint, can't sew, can't act, can't dance and can't sing. Subsequently, she sticks to reading and writing!

Workplace Update #16

October 7, 2020

This is our first Workplace Update in a month, and we’ve been hearing a lot about the further impacts of COVID-19. We consider where we’re at with all things Coronavirus and the WA Roadmap Phases, any... Read More

Rights at the workplace

September 21, 2020

International students are, understandably, not always across a new country's work practices. Or, their rights in the workplace. Employment law and what's the norm in the workplace can differ from country to... Read More

Workplace Update #15

September 2, 2020

Here we are in spring already – how did that happen? COVID-19 is still with us, and quite possibly for some time to come. In the west, we have certainly been luckier than most. However, it still pays to be... Read More

Summarise yourself

September 2, 2020

The thing about the resumes is that they're still here! No matter how much tech is changing our work practices and perspectives, your resume is still the go-to-doc needed when you're looking for a job.... Read More

The referee question

August 19, 2020

The Careers For Tomorrow Festival is underway! Our very first session for this annual event was ‘Best Practice Job Applications’ presented by Sandra Ursino OAM, HR Director for Pitcher Partners – a... Read More

Industry Q&A

August 18, 2020

We recently spoke in-depth with Alexander Kristoff, Graduate Development Program Coordinator for the Department of Health Western Australia, about their Graduate Development Program 2021. We got some great... Read More

Putting the AWESOME into arts

August 7, 2020

To get the lowdown on WA’s 2020 AWESOME Arts Festival and how to get involved, have a listen to our Skills Building podcast with their current Volunteer Coordinator, Jemima Hill. We discover that there are... Read More

Position yourself early

July 27, 2020

We all know that 1st year is the foundation for what’s to come. You’re eased in gently to find your feet with your subject matter. It’s the calm before the storm - preparing you for a pile of discipline... Read More

Workplace Update #13

July 22, 2020

We've had a little break due to the mid-semester break but we’re back, so welcome to Workplace Update #13. These past couple of weeks we’ve considered still being in Covid-19 Recovery Road Map Phase 4... Read More

Networking Worries

July 15, 2020

A few key themes emerge when students discuss why they might be worried about networking. These worries generally apply more to formal networking than informal networks. It’s likely that a productive uni... Read More