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How to establish job security in a new career

A couple of generations ago it was normal to get a job at a large company and then settle down to a multi-decade tenure before retiring with a pension. If you go back even further in history, individuals didn’t just maintain the same job, they were literally born into...

2021: No to resolutions, yes to aspirations

It’s a new year… and honestly it feels weird. I can’t remember a time before this where we entered a new year with such a feeling of trepidation or uncertainty. The whole ‘new year, new me’ motif was already getting cringey but this year it’s nowhere to be seen - even...

Don’t do something you’ve GOT to do, do something you GET to do

My housemate is an avid sports fan. For me, this means getting woken up early on Sunday mornings to the dulcet tones of mixed martial arts, spending too many evenings watching documentaries about players he can’t believe I haven’t heard of, and avoiding invites to “go...

Going into 2021 while mourning 2020

There’s no denying that 2020 has been tough. Wearing facemasks, staying 1.5m away from everyone, and terms like “contract tracing”, “flattening the curve”, and “viral load” became commonplace even while feeling like a bad dream. This became our reality.The COVID-19...

How to make the most of your festive break

It’s here! It’s finally here! The holiday break has arrived and the end of this crazy year is in sight! Hasn’t it been a rollercoaster? The passage of time between staying home and socially distancing, to new waves of civil rights and social justice movements all...

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How to establish job security in a new career

How to establish job security in a new career

A couple of generations ago it was normal to get a job at a large company and then settle down to a multi-decade tenure before retiring with a pension. If you go back even further in history, individuals didn’t just maintain the same job, they were literally born into...

2021: No to resolutions, yes to aspirations

2021: No to resolutions, yes to aspirations

It’s a new year… and honestly it feels weird. I can’t remember a time before this where we entered a new year with such a feeling of trepidation or uncertainty. The whole ‘new year, new me’ motif was already getting cringey but this year it’s nowhere to be seen - even...

Going into 2021 while mourning 2020

Going into 2021 while mourning 2020

There’s no denying that 2020 has been tough. Wearing facemasks, staying 1.5m away from everyone, and terms like “contract tracing”, “flattening the curve”, and “viral load” became commonplace even while feeling like a bad dream. This became our reality.The COVID-19...

How to make the most of your festive break

How to make the most of your festive break

It’s here! It’s finally here! The holiday break has arrived and the end of this crazy year is in sight! Hasn’t it been a rollercoaster? The passage of time between staying home and socially distancing, to new waves of civil rights and social justice movements all...

4 tips for balancing your life and career

4 tips for balancing your life and career

The ongoing pandemic has become the perfect example of how we often need to navigate the murky waters of life while all individually battling unique challenges. Whether you’re still a student eager to start a meaningful career, or you’re preparing to make a career...

5 career resolutions to make and keep in 2021

5 career resolutions to make and keep in 2021

The New Year: a time to reflect on the successes of the last twelve months and plan for your next adventures. It’s likely you weren’t able to achieve quite as much as you set out to at the beginning of 2020 (remember that pesky pandemic throwing a wrench in the...

Mentors: the more the merrier

Mentors: the more the merrier

Careers! If you are reading this blog post the chances are there is something about your career you want to change. Time and time again you’ll hear about the importance of mentors in people’s careers, but who are they and how do you find one?I have great news: at UTS...

Time to visit your mental elf these holidays?

Time to visit your mental elf these holidays?

As we slide towards the end of the year (and what a year) some of us are feeling exhausted both physically and mentally. There’s a sense that we just need to get through to the end of the year. Maybe this is just the time for you to make your priority for the summer...

5 things to remember as you start your business

5 things to remember as you start your business

Interest in entrepreneurship is high these days. The prospect of running your own business is appealing, but if you're getting ready to go down the path of entrepreneurship, it's best to have a few things planned ahead of time. That way you will be ready to face some...

5 hobbies to enrich your career

5 hobbies to enrich your career

There’s more to life than the 9 to 5 grind. A lot of us can get stuck in the never-ending cycle of waking up, getting straight on our phones, going home, watching Netflix, going to bed, and starting it all over in the morning. As Dolly Parton said, “what a way to make...

How I spent my first internship saving lives

How I spent my first internship saving lives

Looking for internship opportunities that I was interested in was a struggle for me. I had not really been in the workplace before attempting to complete an internship so I was hesitant to decide between medical research or medical devices and their maintenance....

Advice from a former “bad” employee

Advice from a former “bad” employee

Some say there is no such thing as a bad employee. I say bad employees definitely exist, and, for a time, I was one. Let me set the scene: it’s mid-2020, the height of Covid-19. In my time off from UTS Careers, I freelance for another organisation to earn some extra...

Is it time to leave your job?

Is it time to leave your job?

I vividly remember the exciting energy of NYE 2019. I was in Queensland with some friends at a music and arts festival – it was hot, colourful, and loud. We danced joyously under the moonlight as we spoke about the dreams and aspirations we had for the next year, the...

Finding jobs in the future of finance

Finding jobs in the future of finance

If your idea of a career in finance is sitting behind a desk and poring over numbers – you may need an update. Finance in 2020 rests on the forefront of global markets, cryptocurrency, technology, and big data. Finance isn’t just “accounting” or “lending” – it’s a...

A year of change: expectations vs reality 2020

A year of change: expectations vs reality 2020

When every year commences, I have high hopes of what I would like to achieve. I don’t write a list of New Year’s resolutions or anything, but I do have a general agreement with myself on how I see my year progressing. If someone had told me that 2020 would bring with...

How to land an internship during a pandemic

How to land an internship during a pandemic

Finding an internship can be tricky at the best of times, but chuck a global pandemic into the mix? Ooh boy, it gets even tougher. That’s why when we see UTS students landing valuable work experience positions, we definitely sit up and take notice.That’s where...