Career Advice

Careers to look into with your Communications degree

Careers to look into with your Communications degree

As you complete your university classes, you will be considering your career options and searching for an exciting, fulfilling job that you will enjoy.If you are graduating with a Communications degree, there are many positions available that allow you to use what you...

The rise of remote working: how to do it right

The rise of remote working: how to do it right

More university graduates are going straight into remote work roles than ever before. In fact, 41% of Australians now work remotely.David Zago, head of the ABS Head of Household surveys, has stated:“...most Australians expect work from home arrangement to continue...

The future of work in 2022 – what the experts think

The future of work in 2022 – what the experts think

There’s no way around it – 2021 was a weird year for work. With different lockdowns around the country and world, businesses and employees alike had to change their processes, many adopting hybrid ways of working.So where does that leave us? As we wrap up another...

How to make lemonade out of the lemon that was 2021

How to make lemonade out of the lemon that was 2021

As we look back on the year (or two) that was, it’s easy to go down that negative path of regret and frustration about what could have been.Perhaps you didn’t have the thriving social life that you hoped for on campus. Maybe you barely stepped into a lecture theatre...

Graduating and starting a law career in COVID

Graduating and starting a law career in COVID

I’m lucky to be a graduate lawyer at prominent LGBT law firm, Dowson Turco Lawyers. My career at the firm has been dynamic and started off while I was completing a Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Law at UTS. I have been at the firm for more than four...

How to take a sick day

How to take a sick day

When you are feeling unwell, taking a day off early into your career can be a worrying time. Here are some tips to ensure you look after yourself and your responsibilities too.Before you need to take sick leave, it’s helpful to know in advance some basics about your...

The secrets to landing a graduate job

The secrets to landing a graduate job

Uni can be hard, but graduating might be even harder.You’ve studied for three or more years, got your last assignments in, and said goodbye to your tutors. Success! But now you’ve got to enter the real world. Even worse - the world of work 😱And that’s where graduate...

All I want for Christmas is…work experience!

All I want for Christmas is…work experience!

With Christmas only a few months away, it’s time for Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey to start popping up on your “for you” page. It’s also time to start applying for “Christmas casual” or seasonal jobs to make the most of the university break by adding work experience...

Securing a cadetship in construction

Securing a cadetship in construction

UTS Careers are regularly approached by Construction Project Management students who are eager to get some advice and support on how to secure a cadetship. All students undertaking an undergraduate degree in Construction Project Management are required to complete a...

Make mentorship a part of every interaction

Make mentorship a part of every interaction

The word ‘mentor’ has a bit of stigma to it. It sounds formal. It sounds like a lot of work. It’s perceived to be something that only ‘keen beans’ set up when they want a promotion. My experience suggests that you should not overcook it and just use every interaction...

How to test-drive a potential career

How to test-drive a potential career

When you’re buying a new car, there are so many options to choose from. What kind of vehicle suits your lifestyle? Which makes and models have the features you’re looking for? You’ll likely spend some time researching, narrowing down a list of favourites, then taking...

Creativity and your career: job search perks

Creativity and your career: job search perks

Summer is almost here, which means you’ll have freedom to be as creative as you like in the company of others! Why not use this time to create a piece of work that sings true to your interests and what you value?Create something that inspires you to really lean into...

4 ways a creative internship can benefit your career

4 ways a creative internship can benefit your career

Everyone, no matter your degree, can benefit from the valuable experience of an internship.For those of us in creative fields, internships can provide more than just the normal first job stuff or foray into our industry; they can show us what’s possible in...

Your 2021 digital career toolbox needs these tools

Your 2021 digital career toolbox needs these tools

It’s to nobody’s surprise that the past few years have felt like a major limbo. Every day on the social feed is filled with an abundance of variety.Whilst some of our friends and family are busy grinding toward success and posting about it each day, others are just...

Work sux, so be grateful

Work sux, so be grateful

Work seems like an endless grind; you don’t love your job, you feel like your manager is un-supportive, you dislike your work environment, you don’t feel valued, or maybe there is not enough opportunity for professional development. On top of all that there is a...