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!

JCW – a chance to lead

February 27, 2020

You might have heard of Curtin Volunteers? Otherwise known as CV! (Trademark exclamation mark included as part of their brand!) CV! run a number of amazing community projects, with one in particular ranging... Read More

Surveys – it’s all in the timing

February 11, 2020

Talk about good timing! The Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) has just released their Top 75 Graduate Employers! So, what’s it all about? Well, it’s real insights from actual grads.... Read More

Guess what? CV not required!

February 4, 2020

Graduate and vacation program applications are pretty intense. Often, applying to these programs can be a four-step process, at a minimum. If you’re time poor – or just not very organised – you might... Read More

2021 Grad programs

January 28, 2020

Guess what? The break is over! Well, at least if you're in your final year and are thinking about applying for formal graduate programs. Oh, and if you've got another year of study to go, you're not off the... Read More

Convince me in three…

January 24, 2020

In three minutes, could you convince somebody that you: Know why you’re at uni? Know why you’re studying what you’re studying? Know what you’re pretty good at? Know where you’re heading... Read More

Strategically Seeking Work Experience

January 20, 2020

In the market for work experience? If you’re not eligible to apply for formal vacation programs or paid internships, your aim could be get unpaid work experience – it'll make you a more competitive... Read More

2020 Difference

January 14, 2020

Happy 2020!  According to some, we’re not in a new decade until this year has run its course. All the more reason to make it special and do something different. Some of things you might contemplate... Read More

Fun and games

December 19, 2019

There’s nothing like fun board/electronic games during the festive season! Especially during the traditional lull – meaning post loads of food . Games are great for challenging your brain, getting... Read More

Christmas markets and labour markets

December 16, 2019

Yep, it’s that time of year again! The semester has ended and results are out. Summer is here and the festive season is ramping up. If you’re coming back next year, Semester 1 2020 may seem eons away!... Read More

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