Career Advice

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...

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to say no at work

Overwhelmed? Here’s how to say no at work

When we’re first starting out our careers, it’s common to just jump at every opportunity – to say yes to everything. While this can be a good thing (hello building a professional brand), it can also lead to a too-full plate, feelings of being overwhelmed, and...

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...