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: CB01.04.13.

Inside the InsideSherpa Virtual Intern Experience

Summer break is coming. With STUVAC over, we’re fast approaching the final leg of a 13 week long marathon. And at the end of the mountain of due dates and final exams, lies the sweet promise of 3 months of summer vacation. Whilst the summer break is a great time to...

Skill development in a changing career landscape

In a changing world and an evolving job market how do we prepare ourselves for the jobs of tomorrow? You would be forgiven for thinking ‘how am I supposed to prepare for something that might not even exist yet?’ Younger generations today are going to have multiple...

4 important things to look for in a first job

So… you just graduated! Now what? Well, you’re going to need a job. And like most people, you’re probably going to search and decide on a job based on industry, job title, salary, etc. Yet there are also four underrated things that many people don’t look for, but can...

Top 4 career lessons I learnt from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

As a pop-culture phenomenon of the 90s and 00's, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, captivated a diverse audience with storytelling devices that could be funny, heartbreaking, scary and over the top – all at the same time. On a personal level, the show saw me through my high...

Why PR pros are the future of digital marketing

Digital marketing is a kaleidoscopic puzzle that brands continue trying to solve. Throwing cash into paid search, and social media isn’t always the answer. However, all too often, businesses are ignoring their secret weapon: the PR pro.  PR’s value on the rise The...

Why I don’t always follow my passion

We have all heard this classic piece of career advice before: follow your passion, and you’ll never work a day in your life.If this were the case – I would be getting paid big bucks to swim in the ocean, think critically about the meaning of life, and listen to true...

How to stand out: interviewing with a law firm

When going for an interview with a law firm, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what the recruiter is looking for, and the ways in which you can best present what you could bring to the company. Over the next few months we’ll be featuring posts from Sally...

How freelancing will help you survive the zombie apocalypse

Learning the ropes as a new freelancer and battling the undead have a lot in common. Freelancing is a great option for anyone interested in a Communications-based career like journalism, creative writing, marketing, or social media. It provides you with a chance to...

A day in the life: Daphne Zhou and Lisa Nguyen

We’re back again with another discussion with the interns taking part in  The Learned Crew’s (TLC) in-house clerkship program (created with UTS Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia). Chatting with Daphne Zhou and Lisa Nguyen, we learn about the...

Finding the perfect role for you in a tech startup

Australia is flourishing with a range of tech startups and a range of different roles you might fit into. Juniors, recent graduates and even those looking to change career paths might find the perfect place at a tech startup. Some of these companies are looking for...