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Gaining career experience while still in university

Gaining career experience while still in university

While in university, it’s often difficult to find the time or opportunity to build up your job skills. After you graduate, your resume may look a little stark until you land your first adult job. If you go into college with a plan, however, it is possible to learn...

Is it time to revise your job search goals?

Is it time to revise your job search goals?

So, you set yourself some pretty achievable career goals for 2021 but now you’re 3 months in and they’re seeming a lot less achievable? Same! Perhaps it’s time to re-assess.Whilst searching for work I think it can be a good thing to have some goals in mind, but one...

To postgrad or not to postgrad

To postgrad or not to postgrad

Finishing your degree is a huge feat. You’ve worked away for at least three years, laboured over assignments and exams, poured your blood, sweat, and tears into achieving that coveted testamur. And then, just like that, it’s over – time to go off into the world,...

Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Virtual careers fairs are fast becoming a common way for employers and industries to connect with up-and-coming talent (aka you!). They are a great opportunity for you to network with professionals in your field, discover where your career could take you, and help you...

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Having to search for a job can be overwhelming and stressful. But, the more you know about certain factors that could impact your search, the easier it can be. By now, most people know that your social media presence and having a “clean” online footprint can make a...

Finding and landing a creative internship

Finding and landing a creative internship

We all know internships are one of the best ways to gain meaningful work experience while studying. But how do you go about finding one, especially in a pandemic? At the end of last year, 10 talented UTS students took part in a creative advertising internship—the...

Working smarter not harder: Career hacks for lazy people

Working smarter not harder: Career hacks for lazy people

Raise your hand if you spend your life moving clean washing from your bed to a hamper back to the bed, or have ever texted someone in the next room rather than get up, or ordered UberEats despite having perfectly good food in your fridge. Ok you don’t actually have to...

How to keep your business tech operating smoothly

How to keep your business tech operating smoothly

Technology and business have long been partners in crime. These two pillars of human civilisation often benefit and complement each other, and that has resulted in a modern commercial landscape characterised by heavy use of top of the line technology. Making good use...

Putting your best foot forward for a new year of uni

Putting your best foot forward for a new year of uni

A new autumn session is coming up here at UTS, and what a semester it promises to be. The way we work and study has changed dramatically over the last year thanks to the pesky pandemic (or pandeezy/panny as we have affectionately started calling it). That being said,...

How to establish job security in a new career

How to establish job security in a new career

A couple of generations ago it was normal to get a job at a large company and then settle down to a multi-decade tenure before retiring with a pension. If you go back even further in history, individuals didn’t just maintain the same job, they were literally born into...

2021: No to resolutions, yes to aspirations

2021: No to resolutions, yes to aspirations

It’s a new year… and honestly it feels weird. I can’t remember a time before this where we entered a new year with such a feeling of trepidation or uncertainty. The whole ‘new year, new me’ motif was already getting cringey but this year it’s nowhere to be seen - even...

How to make the most of your festive break

How to make the most of your festive break

It’s here! It’s finally here! The holiday break has arrived and the end of this crazy year is in sight! Hasn’t it been a rollercoaster? The passage of time between staying home and socially distancing, to new waves of civil rights and social justice movements all...

4 tips for balancing your life and career

4 tips for balancing your life and career

The ongoing pandemic has become the perfect example of how we often need to navigate the murky waters of life while all individually battling unique challenges. Whether you’re still a student eager to start a meaningful career, or you’re preparing to make a career...

5 career resolutions to make and keep in 2021

5 career resolutions to make and keep in 2021

The New Year: a time to reflect on the successes of the last twelve months and plan for your next adventures. It’s likely you weren’t able to achieve quite as much as you set out to at the beginning of 2020 (remember that pesky pandemic throwing a wrench in the...

Time to visit your mental elf these holidays?

Time to visit your mental elf these holidays?

As we slide towards the end of the year (and what a year) some of us are feeling exhausted both physically and mentally. There’s a sense that we just need to get through to the end of the year. Maybe this is just the time for you to make your priority for the summer...

5 things to remember as you start your business

5 things to remember as you start your business

Interest in entrepreneurship is high these days. The prospect of running your own business is appealing, but if you're getting ready to go down the path of entrepreneurship, it's best to have a few things planned ahead of time. That way you will be ready to face some...

Advice from a former “bad” employee

Advice from a former “bad” employee

Some say there is no such thing as a bad employee. I say bad employees definitely exist, and, for a time, I was one. Let me set the scene: it’s mid-2020, the height of Covid-19. In my time off from UTS Careers, I freelance for another organisation to earn some extra...

Is it time to leave your job?

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...