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The truth about individuality in the workplace

The truth about individuality in the workplace

I have always been someone who has been loud and clear about who I am, what I stand for, and how I want to express myself. I remember when I was about 14 in high school, being called into the year coordinator’s office for wearing blue glitter eyeshadow, an armful of...

New Year’s resolutions you can keep

New Year’s resolutions you can keep

I’m not ashamed to say that over the years I’ve contributed to the 1.3 million #newyearnewme tags on Instagram and I doubt that 1 January 2020 will be any different. The question is, why do we feel the need to start a #newme with the New Year? Is it the same unspoken...

How to handle interview rejection and feedback

How to handle interview rejection and feedback

Rejection is part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to face. But there are a few things to keep in mind to get through an interview rejection.Community Coordinator, Sarah Graham, runs the UTS Peer Network and has a few pieces of advice that can help...

What’s your social style?

What’s your social style?

How knowing your social style can help you be more effective in life. Have you ever wondered why some interactions with people leave you feeling frustrated, annoyed or even down-right angry? While conversations with others feel effortless, easy and constructive. I...

How curiosity can make (or break) your career

How curiosity can make (or break) your career

I recently hosted a discussion panel about emerging career paths in technology. The five panelists came from diverse fields ranging from cybersecurity to UX design.Each panelist had a unique career journey to share but there was one story that I found really...

The best thing you can do in 2020? Get experience

The best thing you can do in 2020? Get experience

The idea of balancing study with attaining real-world industry experience can seem a little overwhelming, particularly if you’re also working throughout. However it’s one of the few things that can really help establish you in the eyes of future employers, and is...

Why the holiday season is THE pinnacle networking period

Why the holiday season is THE pinnacle networking period

It’s the start of December and the holiday season has officially begun. For many, this likely means being accosted by festive décor at your local shopping centre, weekends suddenly filling up with catch-ups you’ve been putting off for most of the year, and inboxes...

Career chaos meets life design

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 –...

Hackathon internship winners: Design Summer at UTS

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 A...

Set your fears this scary season

Set your fears this scary season

As Halloween fast approaches (T-minus two weeks people!) many of us begin to prepare for the annual celebration of fear… and some sneaky treats of course!So, what better time to sit down and re-evaluate your fears? Now, as silly as it sounds, I promise it’s a thing....

Why PR pros are the future of digital marketing

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...

How to stand out: interviewing with a law firm

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...

Living in Australia

Living in Australia

Do you hesitate when thinking of moving to new country, or even when thinking of moving to a new apartment from one suburb to another? I do, and I think everyone hesitates when thinking of moving! All the hassle of moving, the fear of losing their family and close...

Maintaining mental health during your career search

Maintaining mental health during your career search

Searching for a new career can be extremely stressful. Even if you are currently employed and you are looking for a career change, there can be a lot of stress and anxiety associated with the search. If you are between jobs, you have added financial stress while you...

How to quit a well-paying job for a lifelong dream

How to quit a well-paying job for a lifelong dream

Letting go of a job you worked hard to get and is now paying handsomely is a daunting thing. Just when you are ready to walk out of that cubicle, the reassurance of a steady paycheck and a comfortable life pulls you back in. However, once you’ve entertained the...

Be Kind At Work!

Be Kind At Work!

To show kindness is one of the most powerful things you can do for someone. This is as true in the workplace as it is at home. It’s a shame that we are sometimes conditioned to think of work as somewhere we go to shut down our emotions and humanity, sometimes creating...

Be kind at work

Be kind at work

To show kindness is one of the most powerful things you can do for someone. This is as true in the workplace as it is at home. It’s a shame that we are sometimes conditioned to think of work as somewhere we go to shut down our emotions and humanity. This way...

Embrace Your Incompetence

Embrace Your Incompetence

You can’t be great at everything. None of us can. But the question is: what are you going to do about it? Assuming that you’re in a position where you’re ‘consciously incompetent’ (refer to the Conscious Competence Theory), there are a few different ways you might...

Not Just a Line on Your Resume

Not Just a Line on Your Resume

Internships are a training position commonly held by a student looking to further their career. But how do you know if completing an internship is the right step for you? And, if you decide to do one, what are the benefits? We spoke to UTS Graduates about their time...

How Sleep Deprivation Could Ruin Your Career

How Sleep Deprivation Could Ruin Your Career

With semester getting hectic, it’s easy to sacrifice sleep in favor of finishing that list minute assignment, or bingeing Dead to Me on Netflix. But a lack of sleep can actually have a huge impact on your daily life, and getting into the habit of subsisting on less...

Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero

Picture this: it’s a Wednesday morning, and you’ve just logged on to your computer at work. You have your coffee in hand, and you are ready to tackle the day. You open up Outlook and all of a sudden your computer starts to move at snail speed as your inbox loads....

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