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!

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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.

6 top attributes recruiters are looking for in graduate candidates

Have you ever wondered what attributes graduate employers look for in candidates? This year, the UTS Careers team attended The Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) annual conference, bringing together graduate employers from around the nation to learn,...

Strategies to prepare for your first post-uni job

Although you go to university fully expecting to learn the skills you need to enter the workforce full-time, it’s natural for the nerves to get to you once you graduate. While first-day jitters are normal, it’s important you face your anxiety and get your mind right,...

Beyond coffee runs: The new world of startup internships

Originally published by UTS StartupsIn bygone days, internships often painted a picture of fledgling workers running errands or brewing coffee. Today, however, with the rise of technology enabling even the smallest of companies to offer greater opportunities, the...

Working at UTS, learning, and helping others: An interview with a Peer Career Advisor

Have you ever wondered what working at UTS as a student is like?If you've ever visited the UTS Careers office on campus, you might have been surprised to see the smiling face of a fellow student behind the desk. Unlike many other universities, our career offerings...

You’re more than your resume: How students are landing roles at AU’s best brands

Have you ever felt held back from applying for that dream internship because you don’t have enough professional experience? Do you feel restricted by what you can showcase to potential employers on an A4 piece of paper? Do you think you’re more than your resume?Well,...

Mastering the art of presentation: A step-by-step guide

Presentations are an integral part of university life and play a crucial role in various aspects of your academic and professional journey, from assessments to job interviews. Whether you're gearing up for a university project, an assessment centre in a recruitment...

Generative AI and your career: The impact of AI on the future job market

If you’ve ever wondered how AI could affect your career, you’re not alone. In recent times, we’ve witnessed many conflicting strategies and approaches to using and regulating the use of AI. This, combined with the rapid evolution of the tools themselves, has left many...

Ghosted by a job? Why it happened, how to follow up, and when to move on

Have you ever felt ghosted by a job you’ve applied for? We’ve all been there. When you’ve found a job, perfectly crafted your application and submitted it, crossed your fingers and toes, only to not hear back. As the days and weeks press on, and your email inbox is...

Hakan Day’s career journey to playing a key role in the production of KitKat

Have you ever been on the cusp of landing your dream role, only to not go through to the final round? We recently chatted to UTS Mechanical Engineering alumni, Hakan Day, about his career journey. From almost landing a grad role, to the importance of determination and...

Navigating the career seas: Building your One Piece crew of skills

Embarking on a job search can often feel like setting sail into uncharted waters. Just like Monkey D. Luffy assembles his crew of Straw Hat Pirates in the One Piece universe, you too can build your dream team of skills to navigate the seas successfully. In this blog...