Stuart Scott: As an employer, I know first-hand how difficult it is to get the right information about university graduates. Even though the information exists,
it’s next to impossible to get hold of it. Dr Peter Dell: As an academic I know that graduates don’t have the real-world experience to show and impress a real-world employer.
The Student Talent Portal that we’re developing will change all that by allowing employers
to tap into a student’s experiences at University. Voice Over: In the course of a typical university degree, a student might complete as many as 50 assessments. They represent detailed evidence about the
student’s abilities, to communicate, to solve problems, to work in teams. Universities capture all this rich information only to reduce it to a set of ‘faceless’ grades. Partnering with the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Curtin’s School of Business Information Systems is developing an online portal where this invaluable material can be curated to the benefit of students and recruiters. Imagine an employer, looking for a chemical engineering graduate, not any graduate, but the right graduate. They log-in to the portal, enter the basic details about the type of graduate they need. The hard skills as well as the soft skills. The system searches the database and presents the best matches including rich, qualitative content, that helps the right student stand out. Student: “Hi, I’m Joshua Goyder I’m a 4th year Chemical Engineering student at Curtin University…” Voice Over: This can be portfolios of work, or psychometric testing, that can easily be compared, with other graduates. All made searchable, and with the confidence of knowing the information comes from reputable educational brands, like Curtin University. The employer chooses the ideal candidate and ‘buys’ their portfolio. The student is instantly notified, giving them the motivation that comes from knowing they’ve stood out from the crowd. Dr Peter Dell: Our aim is that employers
will no longer need to place ads and filter the sometimes thousands of unsuitable applicants in the hope of finding the right fit.