About the Blog

The Careers Blog has been designed to provide UTS students from all walks of life with the tips, industry know-how, and career insights needed for future success.
Created in 2016, the Blog’s goal is to help YOU find success, so browse through the posts and uncover the advice you need to ace your career journey!

Want to build your portfolio? Interested in sharing your insight? The Careers Blog welcomes submissions from the UTS community and industry alike. Visit our Contribute page for details on how you can be published.

Need to get in touch? Email us at careersblog@uts.edu.au

About UTS Careers

UTS Careers works to equip students with the employability skills, confidence, and advice to achieve their career goals.

Working closely with graduate recruiters, faculties, and industry leaders, UTS Careers offers a variety of services and resources to help students get a head-start on their careers. From events and workshops, to in-person consultations and more, we can help!

For further information, please visit our website or swing by and talk to one of our enthusiastic Careers staff – we’re conveniently located in the UTS Tower Building: CB02.04.221.

How to pivot your career direction mid-degree

If you’re midway through your studies and you’re thinking about working in a different industry or specialty than the one you’re studying, don’t worry – you’re not alone! It’s common to start thinking about different career pathways while you’re studying, and...

Can you design your future?

Look, none of us can predict the future but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps now to help steer it in a direction that #sparksjoy. How can you do that, I hear you ask? Well friends, let me introduce you to this delightful little theory of Life Design.Drawing on...

Getting your foot in the door

Finding an internship is hard. Sometimes it feels like its own full-time job, which no one pays or gives you credit for. I had been looking for an internship for months before I stumbled upon my first internship at UTS Careers. Today, I'd like to help you to get your...

Six ways to fast track your career progression

Have you ever been frustrated, waiting for your manager to offer you a promotion, or wondered what more you could do to stand out from your peers? Use these tips and tricks to get the recognition you deserve and fast-track your progression. 1. Set your career (and...

Fitting in(stitutions) while Black

Recently, myself and a colleague wrote an article at The Conversation examining some nuances of working while Black. We use the word Black to refer to political identities connected to ancestry, as well as a cultural and social experience of race and to...

3 skills you need to succeed in Project Management

The Masters of Project Management (MPM) is a well-known program offered by the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. This widely endorsed program is recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is designed to enhance the knowledge, experience...

6 reasons why you should volunteer at university

Being a university student isn’t easy. If you’re a recent school leaver, then you are probably learning about the epic juggle of university life. Trying to balance your studies with your home life, plus maybe working part-time and trying to catch up with your friends...

Helpful tips in returning to coursework or your career

There are various reasons people take a break from their studies or before pursuing a career. You might have explored a little more of the world and gained some new experiences. Family or parenting obligations may also have briefly interrupted your education. Whatever...

Pathways to digital marketing careers

It’s everywhere – on your phone, on your PC; it may have even led you here. Digital marketing is the way businesses communicate and promote their products and services to the world. Though we may think of clickable ads and pop-ups as digital marketing, digital...

Best of: Skill-building advice

Look, we know that UTS students are the most skilled, talented, and coolest out there, but how do you go about proving that to a prospective employer?Skill-building is an essential part of getting you ready for the world of work, and ensuring you’re committed to a...