Career Advice

Starting a new job?

Starting a new job?

At the end of last month, UTS Startups hosted an Ask Me Anything Q&A event with Heather Meeker, the Founder of Meeker Consulting Group. Below are just a few of her tips for successfully entering work (or read the original article here). Learning never stops, and...

Staying productive without burning out

Staying productive without burning out

I know what you’re thinking, another article on productivity, so original! While there are numerous tips and tricks you can find online to help you stay productive, I am here to share a few that work for me while maintaining my sanity. Let’s get right to it. Don’t...

How far can a smile go?

How far can a smile go?

How many times do we contemplate our very existence and life’s purpose when working – more specifically, when working within a fast food joint and dealing with hungry, can’t-be-bothered-with-anything kind of customers? Many (including myself, prior to working in the...

RuPaul’s ‘Career Race’

RuPaul’s ‘Career Race’

Taking the time to reflect, sit with our thoughts and plan our next steps can be daunting.  We all need support and mentorship during our career journey and who better to turn to than RuPaul for advice?Sometimes reality strikes and your career plans might not be...

Exercising your resilience

Exercising your resilience

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones more resilient and responsive to change…”- Darwin The three attributes being compared in this quote are strength, intelligence and resilience – with resilience being the key to...

Making WFH work for you under quarantine

Making WFH work for you under quarantine

If you’re one of the millions of students whose universities abruptly shut down midterm or transitioned to online-only work in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the shock of in-person classes being cancelled and accommodations closed (with some even becoming...

Seven reasons to volunteer right now

Seven reasons to volunteer right now

During a society-wide upheaval volunteering might not be front of mind. But here are some reasons to consider volunteering right now.  1. Volunteering is an essential service. The NSW government has classed volunteering as essential work. Over 5.8 million people in...

Bias to action: why it’s so important in 2020

Bias to action: why it’s so important in 2020

From a young age, friends and family have always called me a doer, a mover and a shaker. As a child I remember every night I would ask my mom where we would be going the next day. I needed to plan out my morning accordingly. Depending on her answer, I would decide how...

Graduating in a financial crisis: my story

Graduating in a financial crisis: my story

This year the world has changed, everything has been affected. There’s a lot of uncertainty about the job market for graduating students. Are there going to be less jobs? Will you struggle to get a job after graduating? Realistically, the answer is yes. There are...

What’s it like working at a startup?

What’s it like working at a startup?

While things may not be back to normal just yet, 2020 has made many of us question just what it is we look for in a successful career. And, as more traditional ways of working have been disrupted, it might be a good time to consider working at a startup. So, what’s it...

Getting your foot in the Door

Getting your foot in the Door

When you’re studying, you might also be working casually or part-time in industries you’re not planning on sticking to long-term. Sure it pays the bills, but do you ever suddenly feel overwhelmed by the pressure to find a job related to what you’re studying before you...

Mindfulness, WFH and social distancing

Mindfulness, WFH and social distancing

It’s a strange time to be working and studying right now. The events and activities that usually made up most of our days have gone digital, and our social lives are now basically reliant on a good internet connection, social media, and finally nailing your perfect...

Graduating into a world of uncertainty

Graduating into a world of uncertainty

Years of late-night assignments and group presentations have all lead up to this moment.You feel the piece of paper in your hands and see your name embellished on the certificate. Congratulations! You are now officially a UTS graduate.  Some of your peers would have...

It’s okay to ask for help

It’s okay to ask for help

We’re living in a strange and unprecedented time in history, and it’s safe to say that a majority of us may be feeling more than a little off-kilter. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone, and it’s more than okay to ask for help.There is so much news and so...