Career Advice

Motivation is a slippery little sucker

Motivation is a slippery little sucker

Motivation is a slippery little sucker. Sometimes I feel like I have a good grasp on motivation and I use it to do all the things. Other days it is nowhere to be found. NO. WHERE. So what do you do when you have really important things to do (um, like study) and you...

10 things to master in your 20s

10 things to master in your 20s

We are all aware that the quarter-life struggle is real. In your 20s you’re supposed to grow into yourself, get your career on track, lay down a serious relationship, save for a house, start putting money away and saving for the future… it’s a lot!Studies show that...

4 career lessons I’ve learnt from reality TV

4 career lessons I’ve learnt from reality TV

Reality TV. Highly controversial. Highly addictive. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s produced some of the most iconic (and controversial) moments of all time, from Kim losing her diamond earring in the ocean to the Honey Badger choosing no one at the...

Starting a business without an extended education

Starting a business without an extended education

Our society often emphasises attaining a postgraduate degree in order to enter the business world. Yet, this doesn’t really mesh with the reality of the contemporary world we live in. For many people, traditional further education is prohibitively expensive — in 2021,...

Make working from home bearable with a work BFF

Make working from home bearable with a work BFF

Since March 2020, the number of Australians working from home has doubled, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics reporting 41% of people with a job now work from home at least once a week.When UTS Careers shifted to a hybrid model – providing staff the option for...

3 things I would do differently at university

3 things I would do differently at university

I graduated from university many years ago. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do for a career (Bachelor of Arts students – hello!) I had a handful of good friends picked up through being in the same classes, group projects and the odd night out. I was a ‘good’...

Myth-busting your career: misconceptions vs reality

Myth-busting your career: misconceptions vs reality

It’s a confusing world out there when it comes to choosing the “right” career.Let’s break down three common misconceptions that might be holding you back. Myth #1: My uni degree / major will determine my career optionsReality: Here’s a little experiment – talk to...

Internships: the good, the bad, and the reality

Internships: the good, the bad, and the reality

When it comes to internships, there are lots of different opinions. Some people love them – hello professional experience, networking opportunities, and confidence building! Others might think of internships as a bit of waste of time, just a chance to get coffees for...

Make the most of mentoring

Make the most of mentoring

2020 was the gift that kept on giving – bushfires, Covid, lock downs, job market collapse, more lock downs and more recently flooding.After digging myself out from under the rubble of 2020’s trauma and devastation (high fives to any fellow parents out there), I felt a...

From shy to fly: networking tips for introverts

From shy to fly: networking tips for introverts

Have you ever walked into a Careers Fair or a networking event and found yourself too anxious to approach industry professionals or start conversations with unfamiliar faces? Well, you are not alone. Between one third and one half of all people are introverts,...

How to design a career change

How to design a career change

Bold career change stories are inspiring. We all know what it’s like to feel stuck, or in need of something new, but actually taking the steps to make a change is challenging. Seeing someone else take that leap can be a powerful motivator.I sat down with my friend and...

The 4 types of procrastinators and how not to be one

The 4 types of procrastinators and how not to be one

THINGS I HAVE DONE THIS MORNING INSTEAD OF WRITING THIS BLOG:put on, and hung out, a load of laundryscrolled through TikToktried to teach my cat to shake handsstared at a blank wall for “thinking time”This is not an atypical day for me – it’s very easy to get locked...

3 things I wish I knew before graduating

3 things I wish I knew before graduating

It’s been nearly three years since I finished my last university exam and said goodbye to the student life forever. Meeting a variety of new people in my new life as a full-time working professional, I’m continually surprised just how different this transition can be...

3 reasons The Office is work goals

3 reasons The Office is work goals

Let’s get one thing clear: there’s no way in hell I would want to work for Dunder Mifflin. The dynamics of the fictional paper company in NBC’s The Office are painful to watch. There’s gross mismanagement, workplace bullying, hours of pointless meetings, and don’t...

Not just another “to-do” list

Not just another “to-do” list

If you’re like me, you lay in bed at night remembering all the things you need to do the next day and start to write a mental list in the hope you can finally fall asleep and not forget anything that you’ve thought of in the morning. To help with this midnight list...

Can working for free pay off in the long run?

Can working for free pay off in the long run?

There’s no substitute for experience, which is why internships are so valuable as an undergraduate student. They can provide exposure to your chosen field and help you gain relevant skills and experience, often the coin of the realm in a job interview.The downside is...

Overcoming the fear of starting your own business

Overcoming the fear of starting your own business

Are you waiting for the ideal moment to start your own business? If that's the case, you might be in for a long wait because, unfortunately, the timing will never be perfect.In business, there will always be challenges and obstacles. From economies recovering from a...