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.

To intern or not to intern: is this internship right for you?

While undertaking an internship is pretty vital to your career success, deciding which ones to apply for can be a bit confusing. To help you decide whether an internship opportunity is right for you, here’s a quick and easy checklist to help you decide! Plus, if...

Summer Internships and why you should do one

With the impending arrival of summer, much of your semester will be coming to an end and exams are slowly wrapping up. If you’d rather not sleep the days away, escape the Australian heat and invest some time in your career this summer! Whilst you may be looking,...

How to write a stand out cover letter

“I love writing cover letters.” Said no one, ever. Most people don’t want to write a cover letter, and if they aren’t specifically asked for then very few people will do it. However, if you know how to use it the cover letter can become your secret weapon in...

I took the road less travelled, but did it make a difference?

Navigating your career can be as difficult as finding your way through some of the world’s largest super highways (just google ‘Spaghetti Junction’). One minute you’re on a straight trajectory for ultimate success, and the next you are standing at the crossroads of...

What is a portfolio & why do I need one?

You’re on CareerHub, looking at a job at your dream company that seems perfect for you, and you’re about to hit that ‘apply now’ button but something stops you. You see the word ‘portfolio’ included as part of the application process, but you’ve never put together...

Career chaos meets life design

I chose my undergraduate course of study based on slick movie thrillers about clever crimes and the interesting lives of others, almost always with a savvy out-witting psychologist at the centre. I chose at least my first three jobs based on what was easy to access...

How to de-spook your career future

When thinking about what your future holds makes you want to scream and dive for cover, you know it’s time to make some changes. Many people have a lot of anxiety around their career options and can get pretty spooked whenever the subject comes up. Luckily, we have...

5 tips to show you’re passionate in a job interview

Everyone has gone through a job interview. Before getting that job offer, each one of you has experienced the anxiety and uncertainty a job interview gives. Of course, the best way to do well is to actually prepare for that interview. You have to research the...

Hackathon internship winners: Design Summer at UTS

This September, the Student Council Liaison Group hosted a forum for UTS students to voice feedback on their UTS experience – an annual session that gives us a chance to let the uni know what we’d like to see on campus. In years past, we’ve had a fairly static Q and...

How to stand out: your first day at a law firm

A first impression doesn’t end with an interview – your first day in the office is just as important. Meeting your new colleagues, learning the lay of the land, and settling in to your role can be daunting when you first start out, but you can certainly solidify...