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.

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From surviving first year to thriving in your career

With orientation fast approaching, whether you’re about to start your first year of uni or have long since graduated, it’s good to reflect on the lessons you learn when commencing university study and how it can continue to positively impact your work life. So, how...

20 tips for 2020

Welcome to the new decade! To celebrate (and help you get a head start on those 10 year plans), here are some words of wisdom to help you achieve success this year. 1.  Extracurricular activities are a great idea while you study, and can help you make friends and...

The truth about individuality in the workplace

I have always been someone who has been loud and clear about who I am, what I stand for, and how I want to express myself. I remember when I was about 14 in high school, being called into the year coordinator’s office for wearing blue glitter eyeshadow, an armful...

Maintaining your mental health into the New Year

Many workplaces start back this week, and as the New Year starts kicking off so too comes the stress of balancing work, study, family and a social life. Because of this, it’s important to start making decisions that support your mental health and wellbeing – and...

New year. New me. New job?

I consider myself very fortunate to have had a colourful career, full of ups and downs and lots in between. This year, I have found myself reflecting on 2018 and the pivotal moment I decided to step up and really take ownership of my career. This is how I did it:...

3 resolutions to make 2020 YOUR year

Resolutions. Most of us make them, not many of us keep them. So in keeping with this bit of realism, we’ve come up with three broad resolutions that aren’t toooooo hard to keep for 2020. We’ve even broken it down into three simple categories for you, so you can...

New Year’s resolutions you can keep

I’m not ashamed to say that over the years I’ve contributed to the 1.3 million #newyearnewme tags on Instagram and I doubt that 1 January 2020 will be any different. The question is, why do we feel the need to start a #newme with the New Year? Is it the same...

The skills you’ll need in 2020 (and the future)

2019 is at an end, and as we look forward into the approaching year I figured now’s as good a time as any to start considering what skills you might want to start cultivating in 2020. As the world of work shifts and develops, certain skills are gradually becoming...

How to handle interview rejection and feedback

Rejection is part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to face. But there are a few things to keep in mind to get through an interview rejection.Community Coordinator, Sarah Graham, runs the UTS Peer Network and has a few pieces of advice that can...