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.

Make a difference: be a mentor

There are a tonne of benefits to finding a career mentor - we’re talkin’ building your network, identifying career goals, and having someone in your corner to help encourage you. But what’s in it for the mentor? Turns out… a lot!For some, the benefit of being a mentor...

Top tips to enhance your employment opportunities in NSW public schools

Whether you’re in the early stages of your initial teacher education program or nearing the end, you might be wondering about your future career prospects once you graduate. While it’s true that certain high-demand subject areas may offer higher employment prospects...

Where are they now? Life as a Top100 finalist

As the deadline for GradConnection Top100 applications quickly approaches, we wanted to introduce you to two of UTS’ past Top100 finalists to hear about their experiences with the Future Leaders competition, how it has benefited their careers, and what advice they...

The anatomy of procrastination: what does the latest science say?

Procrastination, that old beast. Why do we avoid or delay tasks, despite being fully aware of the negative consequences?In an academic setting, procrastination is a particularly prevalent behavior, and it's most often attributed to poor time management skills or,...

There’s no escaping video interviews now

Before the global pandemic, video interviews were something you had heard about from a friend, or perhaps done one yourself, but they probably seemed like a foreign concept. What’s the point of doing a video interview when you can just go to their office and meet in...

What does COVID-19 mean for graduates wanting to head into the world of digital marketing?

There’s no denying that 2020 will definitely go down in the history books. It’s thrown so much disruption and change into our lives. The way we used to go about our day-to-day may never be the same. In some respects, this might be a good thing – we’ve had time to...

How to decide between finding a job and starting your own business

If you’re at the tail end of your degree, you might be wondering whether it’s time to start finding a full-time job or whether you should start mapping out the great business idea you’ve had for years. Of course, there’s no one size fits all solution for everyone....

14 funny tweets that sum up suddenly having to wfh

You may be among the vast population of people around the world who were catapulted into working from home earlier this year. A world of video conferencing, Teams chats or remote learning. I am still grappling with the fact that I haven’t sat through my daily commute...

How to make learning a new skill a part of your daily routine

It is safe to say we all have aspirations to learn new skills. We want to progress in our careers, learn new languages, be healthier, or be a better person. Establishing new skills is the pathway to expanding yourself as a person and as a professional. Actually...

4 strategies I used to manage my health crisis so I could continue working

2020 has been a bumpy ride for all of us.  This pandemic has presented a web of complex challenges causing disruptions to key facets of our lives – from home, study and work-life, to travel, social and wellness activities, it’s been a crazy rollercoaster. Or some sort...