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!

One shared goal

December 2, 2019

Students come in many forms, with many different priorities. But you do have one shared goal – getting a job related to your field. So, whatever you are up to this summer, here’s a few takeaways to ponder... Read More

You are your resume

November 15, 2019

Students come to see us about resumes. A lot! So, what’s the fuss? The Cambridge Dictionary defines a resume as simply:... Read More

What’s in a network?

October 28, 2019

Let’s say, you’re at a graduate entry-level interview and you’re hit with questions like: “So, why did you choose this field?” or “How do you keep up with trends and developments in your field?”... Read More

Two way street

October 14, 2019

Interviews are stress heavy for most applicants, but they don’t need to be. To start with – pat yourself on the back – they’ve selected you. You’re in with a shout. Next up, take a minute out to focus... Read More

Get your social groove on

September 24, 2019

Do you have what it takes? Are you an aspiring leader aiming for beyond C-Suite status in the future? C-Suite being anything Chief – Exec positions such as Chief Info Officer, Chief Financial Officer,... Read More

Breaking it down

September 16, 2019

You’re at the graduate stage of your job hunt; seeking out anything that a) looks like it’s right up your street, and b) looks like you’d be in with a good chance. So, how do you actually know you could... Read More

Does anybody care about a cover letter?

September 9, 2019

Is taking the time to craft a personalised cover letter still worth it in the 21st century? Major recruiters seem to think so. Do a check on sites such as Hudson, Hays and Michael Page and see for yourself.... Read More

Invited to Interview?

July 31, 2019

You’ve just been invited to an interview. The first feeling you experience is one of excitement. The next feeling often is one of panic! You suddenly realise that you are in with a chance and you don’t want... Read More

Challenge yourself online

July 29, 2019

Welcome to all Curtin newbies starting this week! It’s the beginning of the new semester and there’s so much to get your head around. You’ll probably be spinning with all the extra stuff you can now... Read More