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.

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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.

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

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...

Star struck: what astrology can teach you about your career

Ah, astrology. Whether you love it or hate it, awareness of zodiac signs has made its way into the mainstream. Astrology meme pages are flourishing, Mercury Retrograde is being blamed for all sorts of mishaps, and apps like Co-Star are becoming part of our daily...

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...

If you want to succeed in today’s job market, you need branding

In today’s job market, the field is more competitive than ever. While digital platforms make it easier to find job opportunities, it can often be harder to nail one. If you are having a difficult time securing a job, moving forward in your career or changing...

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...

Things I wish I knew before working in design and animation

As a past design student at UTS, I wish there were things people had told me earlier to make the transition from uni to the workplace smoother. From misunderstandings of the industry, to bad habits I picked up as a student, these are some things I wish I knew before I...

Productivity during times of (personal) crisis: how to cope with challenges

I spent at least an hour trying to figure out whether to put the word “personal” in the title of this article. On the one hand, if I didn’t include it, it might feel like I’m writing about a financial crisis of some kind, which I am not. On the other hand, it feels...

Can I design my life during a pandemic?

It’s been 12 months since I wrote the blog Career chaos meets life design. Fresh from attending the Life Design Studio for University Educators at Stanford, I was inspired to experiment with design thinking as a way to tackle the “wicked problem” of career and life...

Always Was, Always Will Be: Celebrating NAIDOC Week at work

NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week has been a time to celebrate and commemorate the history, culture, and achievements of Indigenous people since the 1920s. This year’s theme, ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’, acknowledges the fact...