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!

Women in Business

October 16, 2018

Set up only a few months ago, Women in Business recently won the Guild’s “Best New Club” award. Contrary to their name, the club is not just open to women interested in business, it’s open to everybody... Read More

Don’t be a lone wolf

September 18, 2018

It’s assessment centre time for many students who’ve been applying for vacation programs and those later-in-the-year-applications for graduate programs. Which means, wait for it… group work! Now is... Read More

Your Online Professional Profile

August 27, 2018

Dr Julia Richardson is the Deputy Head of the School of Management and Associate Professor of Human Resources Management. She is a dynamic individual who has not only worked in academia around the world, but... Read More

Resilience – it’s all in your mind

August 24, 2018

Nowadays, we’re living in a world of total information overload but we seem to have adapted to it really well. We have embraced technology on the go like we have never been without it. And, let’s face it... Read More

Open to Change

August 21, 2018

Bringing together a diverse range of speakers from numerous industries, the Careers for Tomorrow Festival’s “I didn’t know I could do that with my degree” panel went some way to highlight that your... Read More

Suiting up with Enactus

August 9, 2018

Many students might not be aware of Enactus. This community of students, academics and business leaders has already been around for a long time. As a global, non-for-profit organisation it’s active in quite a... Read More

First steps to success

August 7, 2018

David Castelanelli is a final year Curtin Bachelor of Commerce student. He has also founded his own successful business Alpha Foundation and, as WA Youth Ambassador 2018, he’s part of the newly appointed... Read More

Bloom – The Side Hustle

August 6, 2018

Bloom at Curtin are a pretty enterprising bunch. This club is all about engaging innovative students who have some great ideas and helping them put their ideas into practice. The students and young people... Read More

Putting your best face forward

July 17, 2018

Top tier student and graduate recruiters are always finding innovative ways to sift through the vast numbers of applications they receive each year. This probably isn’t news to anyone who’s already... Read More