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 convert your knowledge and expertise into an online business

As the world economy is changing and technology is advancing, there is more competition for the same marketplaces than ever before. So, if you are considering starting an online business, you need the right strategy. Otherwise, you risk wasting time and money.You...

RISE at work this Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras celebrations have kicked off for 2021, and while they look a little different this year (goodbye sweaty dance parties and raucous parades, may you rest in peace) the LGBTIQA+ community is just as strong as ever.The theme for this year’s festivities is...

Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Virtual careers fairs are fast becoming a common way for employers and industries to connect with up-and-coming talent (aka you!). They are a great opportunity for you to network with professionals in your field, discover where your career could take you, and help you...

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Having to search for a job can be overwhelming and stressful. But, the more you know about certain factors that could impact your search, the easier it can be. By now, most people know that your social media presence and having a “clean” online footprint can make a...

Finding and landing a creative internship

We all know internships are one of the best ways to gain meaningful work experience while studying. But how do you go about finding one, especially in a pandemic? At the end of last year, 10 talented UTS students took part in a creative advertising internship—the...

What no one tells you when you start uni… you’re welcome

We all know that before you start university, you’re told about so many tips and tricks, but some things are just learnt on the job. And this is exactly what I’m here to tell you — all my hard-won knowledge from the best food spots and free services, to bringing your...

Boost your employability with these data management skills

Data management is becoming more a part of the job in many careers in business. Knowing which skills are important to have and improve can help you be more successful and productive at work, or even help you land a job in your chosen field. Some of these skills seem...

Cultivating self-love at work

With Valentine’s Day having just passed, we’ve got romance on the mind. Sure, who doesn’t enjoy the chance to exchange gifts and chocolate, spoil the people around them, and read a kind word or two? But that’s not what we’re celebrating – this year, it’s all about you...

How to start your design portfolio website in 10 steps

Having a strong online portfolio is a must for all designers. Follow these 10 steps to unlock the key to expressing your work in a way that is unique to you and your style via a portfolio website. An online portfolio is essential in the world of work for designers and...

How to achieve more with less when starting a new business

If you’re a future entrepreneur in the making, or if you’re already starting out as a small business owner, you’re likely looking for some pointers on how to dodge avoidable mistakes. You’ve come to the right place. Small businesses have a number of strengths compared...