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Networking for Humanities Students

February 23, 2019 by Curtin CEL Team

Networking for Humanities Students

Are you currently studying a Humanities degree at Curtin? Then the Networking Zone for Humanities Students at the Curtin Careers Fair is for you…

Book your spot to spend 15 minutes chatting with an industry professional of your choice.

Showcase your portfolio and receive constructive feedback, practice your networking skills, meet other students with common career aspirations, and find out about potential career opportunities within your chosen field.

Places are limited, book early to secure a spot with the industry professional of your choice.

Browse the profiles of our industry professionals to find out more about them…

Shannon Palmer – Graphic Designer
Shannon completed a Creative Advertising and Graphic Design degree at Curtin in 2016 while also working as a Graphic Designer on campus through the Earn While You Learn program. She has interned at Media on Mars and Wren Design, and is now employed full time as a Designer at Media on Mars. Shannon works across a broad range of clients and projects, from the education and medical sectors to start ups and new enterprises.

Georgina McKay – Illustrator/Graphic Designer
Georgina studied at Curtin University doing Graphic Design and Advertising, going on to work in an advertising agency with many different clients creating a range of print and digital executions. Georgina also runs a freelance business alongside working full time, and believes being an illustrator adds a slight edge and originality to her creative work.

In the future, Georgina would like to own a branding/graphic design business helping companies to have a strong core message and reach their maximum potential, focusing on the customer experience and deeper values of the company rather than just the surface elements and retail-based selling.

Isabel Kruger – Digital Designer
A graduate of the renowned University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, Germany, Isabel has over 18 years’ experience designing communications in Australia and internationally. Izzi is a design thinker in the true sense of the definition. With a focus on finding desirable solutions for clients, Izzi is a tenacious problem solver with a meticulous attention to detail. Her approach is geared to actions that create a better experience, all round, for clients.

Izzi has a unique international perspective and has won design and photography awards. Residing in Australia since 2004, she is a proud member of the Fremantle community.

Juliette Dujardin – Brand & Digital Designer
Juliette loves words and their arrangement on page and screen. She completed an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design at North Metropolitan TAFE Perth, going on to study a Post Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design at RMIT Melbourne. With over 12 years’ experience creating visual communications, Juliette is a Brand and Digital Creative at Media on Mars, working with a variety of clients from government, not-for-profit and education.

Juliette is a committee member of the Australasian International Society of Typographic Designers, where she mentors students and helps with the annual student assessment. She also teaches a Typography unit at Curtin.

Shawna Doyle – Building Surveyor
Shawna started her building surveyor career as a trainee at the City of Perth over five years ago but, like many others, she entered the profession as a second career. In 2007 Shawna completed an Advance Diploma in Architectural Technology, and was previously employed by the Department of Canadian Heritage, assisting in the recording of Federal Heritage sites and buildings.

In January 2011, Shawna immigrated to Perth and began working as contract administrator for a company specialising in the design and build of commercial fit-outs. It was in this role that Shawna was first introduced to the building surveying profession.

Nathan Sibly – ABC News Operations
A broadcast news veteran with over 20 years’ experience, Nathan is News Operations Manager at ABC News in Perth, overseeing the technical creative staff behind the ABC’s local news. After completing Media Studies with Honours at Murdoch University, Nathan honed his skills at Community Television Perth, now West TV, before working at GWN Bunbury and the ABC Darwin.

Moving to Sydney, Nathan was part of the crew that launched ABC News 24. Other programs he has worked on include Asia Pacific News, Midday Report, Lateline, 7.30 as well as launching and producing the national 5pm bulletin, then based in Perth.

Ksenia Svistounova – Production Coordinator
Ksenia obtained her Bachelor of Art (Screen Arts) degree from Curtin in 2018, specialising in producing and project management. Ksenia has previously worked on award winning short films Backstabbers (2017) and Memories (2017), and also developed and produced the creative concept behind Kalis Jewellery’s first social media campaign. During her studies, Ksenia was fortunate enough to be Project Manager on NITV (SBS) 8th season of Noongar Danjoo set to air in 2019.

Currently Ksenia is continuing her work with Electric Pictures on Aussie Gold Hunters (Foxtel Discovery Channel), while also producing several short films set to release later this year.

Claire Murphy – Librarian, Curtin University
Claire Murphy is a Learning Coordinator at Curtin Library, focusing on information literacy with her team. She started her career in libraries as a casual student assistant while studying her undergraduate degree and loved it so much she never left! Active in the industry, Claire is a member of the ALIAWest and the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committees as well as the GLAM-focused newCardigan. Claire graduated with a Master of Information Management in 2017.

Janice Chan – Coordinator, Research Services, Curtin University
Janice Chan is Coordinator, Research Services at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, leading a team of 3 librarians to provide training and advice to researchers on research metrics and impact, profiles and identifiers, and research data management.

Karen Miller – Manager, Curtin Library
Karen Miller is a Learning Coordinator at Curtin Library, where she has worked since 2010. She has held a few different roles within the Library, including Faculty Librarian, and works occasionally as a sessional academic with the School of Media, Creative and Social Inquiry (MCASI) at Curtin. Before doing her Graduate Diploma in Library studies at Curtin, Karen completed a PhD on the subject of historical time, also at Curtin.

Yusof Manaf-Hassan – Senior Project Officer, Teacher
Yusof completed his B.Sc (Dip. Ed.) in 1994, and has taught Science in the Pilbara and Wheatbelt, Chemistry/Physics in Perth, and branched into pastoral care as a Year Coordinator. Since 2003, Yusof has worked in Central Office, mainly as a Staffing Consultant, looking after teachers and assisting schools with staffing/budgetary requirements. He has also chaired the selection process that determines suitability of teachers for placement in WA’s remote schools.

Currently, Yusof works promoting teaching as a career and the Department as an employer of choice. He also manages the Flying Squad, and assists remote and rural schools with recruitment processes.

Jordan Koroveshi – Coordinator Policy & Place
Graduating from Curtin with Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning) in 2012, Jordan joined City of Wanneroo as a Project Planner, preparing scheme amendments and policies. He moved onto City of Kalamunda in 2015 as a Senior Strategic Planning Officer, in charge of development contribution schemes and greenfield structure plans for the Forrestfield Station Precinct.

Now as Coordinator Policy & Place at the City of Vincent, his team is responsible for strategic planning, heritage and sustainability. Working mostly through the planning framework, they also branch out into engineering, community engagement, finance and urban design fields.

Alice Brown – Planning Manager
Alice holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master in Business Administration, both from Curtin. Alice’s career began at the City of Wanneroo in 2005 while still a planning student at Curtin University. Since then she has worked with the then Department of Planning and Infrastructure, the City of Sydney, and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. Alice has also completed an MBA which aided her transition into leadership positions.

Alice’s current role is Planning Manager of the Metropolitan South West team, overseeing statutory planning across the Cities of Cockburn, Kwinana, Rockingham and Mandurah.

Rowena O’Byrne-Bowland – Professional Writer
Graduating from Curtin in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Cultural Studies (Professional Writing and Anthropology), Rowena secured employment at Perth Zoo by impressing management during a writing practicum. After two years at the Zoo, Rowena become a freelance writer, gaining a reputation for proficiency. She established The Write Words Communications, a strategic copy-writing and copy-editing consultancy.

As Chief Word Herder & Director, Rowena strategises with clientele on how best to communicate their core business, as well as project managing other large-scale projects. In her spare time, she sits on the Board of Edmund Rice Camps WA.

Tim Dawkins – Director, Planning
Tim has over 15 years’ experience in statutory planning, project management and leadership in residential and mixed use projects. He is also the proud recipient of the prestigious 2016 Stan Perron Future Leader Award.

Tim Greenhill – Associate Director, Planning
Tim is a graduate of the Urban and Regional Studies program at Curtin University and holds a Master of Urban Design through the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC).

Tim has worked in both the UK and the USA where he performed both policy and regulatory planning functions and developed an appreciation for community collaboration in design.

Megan Gammon – Associate Director, Planning and Stakeholder Engagement
Megan is an experienced planner with special expertise in developing planning and policy frameworks for activity centres.

Andrew Maurice – Project Coordinator, Business Adviser
Andrew is an organisational and business development professional with a vast experience in helping organisations to grow across a wide range of industries. With specialised skills in marketing, strategic planning and human resource management, Andrew has a broad breadth of understanding across the full business spectrum.

Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration and is a member of the Chief Executives Development Organisation, and a local government councillor. Andrew is currently a business adviser and program coordinator for SBDC Outreach for the Small Business Development Corporation.

The Networking Zone for Humanities Students is being held at the Curtin Careers Fair, 11am to 2pm, Wednesday 13 March at Curtin Stadium.
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