About us

Careers and Employability is a team of career and industry professionals who are here to help with your career planning and job search strategy throughout your degree and beyond.

Our team of Career Development Advisors and Career Officers provide career support services, resources and opportunities to help you develop the skills and contacts necessary to successfully plan your career. Career Officers are your first point of contact when you have a career question and can point you in the right direction. They regularly engage with employers, and professional and student association representatives so they can provide and promote opportunities for you to develop your professional network. Our Career Development Advisors are qualified and experienced professionals who can provide you with career advice and guidance. You will meet with one of our Career Development Advisors if you come to a drop-in session or career guidance appointment.

Meet the team

Suzanne Knuiman

Suzanne Knuiman

Manager

With over 20 years’ experience and post-graduate qualifications in career development, Suzanne’s focus is managing and planning in the Careers Centre and providing an accessible service where students can explore ideas and learn how to develop the skills to manage their personal career journey.

Alexandra Haaxman

Alexandra Haaxman

Career Development Advisor

Alexandra is a careers practitioner with the experience and desire to assist students and graduates to develop career and work ready skills to successfully transition to the workplace.

She has completed postgraduate studies which she applies to helping students enhance their employability skills and assist them to negotiate the changing world of work.

Erica Anderton Brown

Erica Anderton Brown

Career Development Advisor

As a career management specialist, Erica has worked with career transition support programs and services across multiple industries. She equips students with the skills to manage and develop their careers, navigate their careers and explore the world of work. She also liaises with employer representatives, helping them to engage with students and the university.

Jane Foster

Jane Foster

Career Development Advisor

Jane is a careers practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in an advisory and skill development capacity. With a psychology background and postgraduate qualifications in Career Education and Development, Jane empowers others to develop their passion and strengths and promotes a proactive approach to career development learning.

Kristin Gaerisch

Kristin Gaerisch

Careers Officer

Kristin knows from experience it can be difficult to get the foot in the door in an industry you’re passionate about. With a Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development, she helps students and graduates from different cultures adjust to the Australian employment market.

Xander Treuren

Xander Treuren

Careers Officer

Xander has extensive experience in the recruitment industry and a double degree in Human Resources Management and Business Law. His extensive industry experience means he can understand the difficulties faced when starting out in the world of work. He enjoys chatting with students about their career goals and forging connections with employers by inviting them on campus to meet students.

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350.3.002
Geoffrey Bolton Library Launchpad
Perth campus

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+61 8 9360 2596
8:30am to 4:30pm
Monday to Friday