Career Advice Undergraduate

Pride Week: 5 alumni championing diversity and inclusion

Pride Week: 5 alumni championing diversity and inclusion

From 26-30 October, we’re celebrating Pride Week here at UTS. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at the proud members of the LGBTIQA+ community who have graduated from UTS and gone on to do amazing things with their careers.The queer community at UTS is a vibrant and...

Moving with the times

Moving with the times

If someone had said to me at the start of this year that I would move back to my home town, work from home full-time, start singing lessons and lose 7 kilos then I would have never believed them! Yet here I am in October having done all of these things and more.One...

5 ways to make your workplace more LGBTIQA+ inclusive

5 ways to make your workplace more LGBTIQA+ inclusive

Look, 2020 has been wild and while many of us having been working from home and finding ourselves with a little more time on our hands there’s one thing we don’t have time for: discrimination. It’s old news (and illegal!) so let’s help our workplaces up their game a...

The importance of “Tuning In” at work

The importance of “Tuning In” at work

There’s no denying mental health has taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation dramatically increasing. Many workplaces have faced tumult over the last few months, with the transition to working from home, increased...

Survive working from home in a share house

Survive working from home in a share house

Working from home can bring out the best and worst out of us, and if you’re living in a share house while working from home, it can bring out the good, the bad, and the ugly. 70% of people living in share houses are aged 18-35, so it’s likely many uni students are...

How to overcome an instant gratification bias

How to overcome an instant gratification bias

Patience isn’t my strong suit. It never has been.As an 8 year-old bee in a bottle with big dreams and no time to waste, I thought ‘taking my company public’ meant pulling my lemonade stand from the backyard out to the street.After a short and sour taste of reality...

4 Simple Ways to Advance Your Career

4 Simple Ways to Advance Your Career

Whether you are looking for an entirely new career or you simply want to move up the ladder in your current company, career advancement can be a challenge. Particularly during the pandemic, finding the motivation to job search or put in extra time at work can be...

Make a difference: be a mentor

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...

Where are they now? Life as a Top100 finalist

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...

14 funny tweets that sum up suddenly having to wfh

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...

Tips for working alongside tough coworkers

Tips for working alongside tough coworkers

We’ve all been there. For a long time, we have given our best contributions and long, stressful work days to our employer. We have formed close connections with certain co-workers, and although some of our closest colleagues may move on to other organisations, we also...

How to find an IRL engineering mentor online

How to find an IRL engineering mentor online

For many, the idea of finding a mentor may seem a bit daunting. How do you just find someone who’s willing to spend time talking you through your career aspirations? And isn’t that a kind of, well, awkward conversation to start having with a stranger? For UTS Civil...

WFH: Three ways I have maintained my sense of self

WFH: Three ways I have maintained my sense of self

I am here typing this whilst sitting in my bed. I am surrounded by all my creature comforts – I have a warm blanket draped over my knees, a Spotify playlist humming in the background, and the light scent of lavender essential oil floating through the air. This is...

4 tips for making meaningful connections at Zoom-iversity

4 tips for making meaningful connections at Zoom-iversity

So you’re new at uni. You’ve got all the notebooks and highlighters you’ll ever need (and will probably never use), you’ve sorted out your timetable, and you’ve stacked your pantry full of study snacks... now what? Uni can be an amazing opportunity to learn new...

Career lessons from the dance floor

Career lessons from the dance floor

Dance played a significant role in my youth. Whether it was mucking around with my friends, jazz dance classes in the school hall or watching anything dance focused on TV, it was a part of my every day.  As well as bringing endless joy, I see now that dance introduced...

How to ‘uni’ in 2020 (to get ahead in 2021)

How to ‘uni’ in 2020 (to get ahead in 2021)

Whether you’re starting at UTS for the first time, or are returning back from break, the beginning of session can sometimes feel a little stressful while you get settled into study. And if you want to start being proactive for your future on top of that? You may need...

You’re in a circus: juggle!

You’re in a circus: juggle!

As university students, we are all juggling several projects at a time. More students are working in part-time jobs, volunteering, interning, and of course working on those assignments all while trying to maintain a decent social life. While we are gaining useful...

Tips for starting your communications career

Tips for starting your communications career

If you’re interested in making your way in the communications industry, Gemma Clarke from Global Hobo has some advice on how you can leverage your skills to get ahead. If you haven’t already, check out last week’s post with Gemma to read about her career journey in...