CBE Careers Team

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Brooke Easterby

Brooke

Deputy Manager, Employability 

I have over 10 years of experience in higher education with a key focus on customer service, event management, student recruitment, and outreach. I pride myself on providing exceptional support to students throughout all stages of their University lifecycle.

I am an eternal optimist at heart. My passions include travel, cooking, and learning more about others. I look forward to supporting CBE students and graduates to successfully secure industry roles, clarify their goals, and make informed decisions about their future paths.

 


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Caitlin Wood

Caitlin

Deputy Manager, Careers and Student Employability 

I began my career working in sales and marketing, which gave me a strong foundation in business development, account management, stakeholder engagement, and project management. Twelve years ago, I transitioned to the education sector, where I have worked in several roles and for the past seven years, specialised in student recruitment.

Throughout the majority of my career, my roles have involved working closely with people, which has led me to be client focused and empathetic, and to prioritise the customer experience. 

My mission is to build your confidence and assist you as you begin your career journey. I can guide and advise you on leadership and management, workplace-communication, time management and public-speaking skills.


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Cayla Biti

Cayla 

Deputy Manager, Professional Development 

My passion is to uplift and support students through their university experience. Specialising in student engagement, I have extensive experience managing projects and initiatives in global learning, student scholarships, professional development, welfare and recruitment. I am working towards completing the Master of Business Administration at the ANU and have a double degree in Management and International Relations.

I can coach you to articulate the experiences you have undertaken and ensure the soft skills you have gained are showcased in upcoming interviews, selection criteria and resumes. I enjoy working with students to perfect their interview skills and have successfully coached and prepped many of our successful ANU New Colombo Plan Scholars. 


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Divya

Divya 

Deputy Manager, Careers and Student Employability 

For over two decades, in both Australia and India, I’ve been a senior human resource and employability professional, with intensive experience across multiple industries and diverse teams. I have worked with leading organisations including Marriott, Accor, Sodexo and Emirates, and have supervised large teams ranging from 120 to 1,200 staff members.

I have recently worked in the employability sector, where I have gained invaluable insights into the contemporary needs of the Australian job market. 

To help you become job-ready and build a sustainable career, I can coach you in several areas, including your soft skills and approach to the workplace.


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Hayley

Hayley

Student Employability Coordinator

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at ANU and I have worked here for ten years, occupying many roles. I have experience in IT, communications, marketing and student recruitment in one of colleges and administration in the University's library. Over the years I have enjoyed working with and helping prospective students still in high school, or those who have already commenced their ANU journey. Helping and inspiring diverse people in a welcoming and inclusive way is what drives me.

I can help you to develop necessary transferable skills for any hybrid job environment through CBE’s Momentum initiative, and assist with your application and any queries you may have.


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Jessie Zhao

Jessie

Student Employability and Industry Engagement Officer

I have over eight years experience working in human resources in multinational corporations, including three years managerial experience. I am especially good at recruitment, compensation and benefit functions. I like to use my experience to enhance and expand  employability opportunities for CBE students.

I have a Master of Economics (Labor Economics) and a Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics), and good communication skills in English and Chinese.

Since April 2018, I have been based in ANU China Liaison Office. I am responsible for employer engagement, the CBE GLOBE Internship Program in mainland China and providing careers coaching to CBE students and graduates.


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Kara Walkington

Kara

Student Employability Coordinator

I have over 15 years of industry experience, working across a range of leading global brands, managing aspects of teams, sales, operations, strategy and communication. I especially enjoy creating impactful events, collaborating and engaging with stakeholders.

Working in the CBE Careers space allows me to provide you with the opportunity to accelerate your professional skillset, ease the transition into the workplace and connect you with industry professionals. 

I am the lead Coordinator for Momentum and I am looking forward to developing and supporting your professional development and industry connections.


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Kimberley Duong

Kimberley

Careers and Student Employability Manager

I have over 10 years’ experience in the tertiary sector in the human resources, project management and careers coaching space. I am passionate about supporting students to find meaningful experiences and careers during and after their time at university. 

I graduated from the ANU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, archaeology and gender studies.

 

 


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Ruby

Sage

Careers and Student Employability Officer

I identify as Non-Binary – so I use They/Them pronouns – and am a proud Aboriginal person from the Northern Territory. I am from the Larrakia, Wardaman and KarraJarri mobs, with a mixture of Chinese, Japanese and Filipino heritage too.

I joined the CBE Careers and Employability team in 2021 as a trainee under the ANU Indigenous Trainee and Apprenticeship Network. Upon completion I began my full-time continuing role with the team. My role is a collaborative one – mainly focusing on our social media profiles, Careers Newsletters, event support and program administration.

I aim to support an inclusive and diverse workplace where students and staff feel welcome and well informed.


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Sarah Woodbridge

Sarah

Student Employability Coordinator

I’ve been a professional staff member of ANU for over a decade, many of those years at CBE in the student services space, with extensive experience in higher degree research administration. I’m passionate about supporting and empowering students throughout their university journey and navigating the complexities of their programs, ensuring their time at ANU is valuable and enjoyable.

I recently joined the CBE Career’s team as Student Employability Coordinator and look forward to assisting students partner with industry to expand their knowledge and develop essential skills for the job market.

 


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Tanya Ali

Tanya

Careers and Student Employability Senior Manager 

I have more than 20 years of extensive experience in global-donor relations, communications, information management, strategy, and leadership, spanning across the consumer-goods, local-government, humanitarian and higher-education sectors. 

I’ve lived in South Korea, France, Switzerland, Jordan, the UAE and Australia, and worked across a range of leading global brands, managing aspects of sales, marketing, product development and quality assurance. 

I can help you adapt to working in the virtual world; plan and prepare for career transitions and progressions; optimise your professional brand and positioning; and enhance your business and interpersonal communications.