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How to stand out: your first day at a law firm

A first impression doesn’t end with an interview – your first day in the office is just as important. Meeting your new colleagues, learning the lay of the land, and settling in to your role can be daunting when you first start out, but you can certainly solidify...

Set your fears this scary season

As Halloween fast approaches (T-minus two weeks people!) many of us begin to prepare for the annual celebration of fear… and some sneaky treats of course!So, what better time to sit down and re-evaluate your fears? Now, as silly as it sounds, I promise it’s a...

5 tips to prepare and nail your first day at work

First impressions at a new job really matter – but no pressure! The way you waltz into the office on your first day of work and the way you conduct yourself for the following eight to ten hours will have an influence on the way people perceive you as a person and a...

Why you don’t need a STEM degree to work for a tech company

In today’s increasingly tech-driven economy, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you need to study STEM to eventually end up working for a startup or tech company, but I’m here to tell you, that isn’t entirely the case. In July 2019, Forbes wrote a story about...

What career-centric skills will students need in the future?

One of the key issues for higher education is the employability of graduates, as they face a rapidly changing and a highly competitive employment sector. Last month at UTS we held the Careers event, Your Future in Science and Maths, with a lively discussion on...

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The story behind “It’s Who You Know”

The story behind “It’s Who You Know”

Around this time last year UTS Careers was gearing up to pilot “It’s Who You Know” – an event for international students to practise their networking skills and to learn from former international students now working in Sydney. After the event, I wrote about “Why the...

A day in the life: Sinead Nolan

A day in the life: Sinead Nolan

Last week we spoke to The Learned Crew's (TLC) founder, Jessie Porteus, about her career journey in the legal field and how TLC began. Partnering with UTS Law and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia, TLC have created Australia's first ever in-house legal...

5 top tips for finding happiness in the law

5 top tips for finding happiness in the law

My name is Jessie Porteus and I am a happy lawtrepreneur!Last year I started my own legal training business called The Learned Crew (TLC for short), which aims to prepare the next generation of lawyers for the real world of law in an ever-changing legal industry, and...

Maintaining mental health during your career search

Maintaining mental health during your career search

Searching for a new career can be extremely stressful. Even if you are currently employed and you are looking for a career change, there can be a lot of stress and anxiety associated with the search. If you are between jobs, you have added financial stress while you...

Plan your career like a road trip

Plan your career like a road trip

Just like that Aussie road trip you’ve been saying you’re going to do at some point, your career needs a little planning. Aptly named, a career plan is a good thing to have in your glovebox, otherwise you might find yourself having a career crisis down the track.So...

How to quit a well-paying job for a lifelong dream

How to quit a well-paying job for a lifelong dream

Letting go of a job you worked hard to get and is now paying handsomely is a daunting thing. Just when you are ready to walk out of that cubicle, the reassurance of a steady paycheck and a comfortable life pulls you back in. However, once you’ve entertained the...

The Knopes in your office

The Knopes in your office

We all need a Leslie Knope in our lives. She's warm, happy, and completely uplifting to her co-workers. Identifying the Leslie Knope in your office early on, means that you're setting your office life up for happiness, support and all round good work vibes. Find out...

Be kind at work

Be kind at work

To show kindness is one of the most powerful things you can do for someone. This is as true in the workplace as it is at home. It’s a shame that we are sometimes conditioned to think of work as somewhere we go to shut down our emotions and humanity. This way...

What to consider when working overseas

What to consider when working overseas

My name is Megan and I’m the cliché British backpacker on her working holiday visa.I moved to Sydney in February for a job opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. I started working as an SEO Specialist for Employment Hero over a month ago and I am loving the learning...

The ultimate survival guide to your first internship

The ultimate survival guide to your first internship

Entering into your first internship can be just as daunting as your first job. It might even be more so if your internship is in the field you want a career in.So we compiled a survival guide to get you through the first couple of days at your internship, and to get...

Why networking can feel like the Bachelor

Why networking can feel like the Bachelor

You’re standing in a room full of people with a drink in your sweaty palm. You’re trapped in a sea of chatter, wondering if you should slyly squeeze into the small circle of people talking beside you. All of your confidence and your ideas for conversation have gone...

Taking care of yourself at work

Taking care of yourself at work

Chances are that at some point in your career your work environment is going to change. You could be moving from an active job in hospitality or retail, to your first ever office role. You could go from making your own schedule as a freelancer, to being expected to...

How Finding a Job is Like Buying a House

How Finding a Job is Like Buying a House

Changing jobs and moving house is up there amongst the top 10 most stressful life events. Having spent the past few months searching for and eventually buying a new house, it was apparent how similar the process and the emotions can be. There are disappointments,...

3 Tips for Recent Grads on Getting into Non-Profit

3 Tips for Recent Grads on Getting into Non-Profit

You’ve just graduated from uni and a fine graduation robe now hangs in the wardrobe.Unlike your peers, you don’t feel like toiling for a pay-check in one of those Fortune 500 corporations. You want to do something meaningful for the world and give back to the...

Chats With Adecco Group’s Student CEO

Chats With Adecco Group’s Student CEO

"I’ve always had the mindset of: ‘What’s my next step? How do I get there? What can I do today to maximise my opportunity?"John Huang is a UTS student studying a Bachelor of Business. In May he won CEO for One Month, a program awarded by Adecco Group Australia. This...

Round the Office Chats

Round the Office Chats

I'm finding it more and more difficult to end conversations with colleagues these days. Why? Because conversations, and I mean physical in person conversations, are becoming obsolete in the workplace. So when it comes time to have a chat I often find it difficult to...

4 Side Hustles That Can Make You a Full-Time Income

4 Side Hustles That Can Make You a Full-Time Income

If you’re a student, you might be looking for some side hustles to boost your spending power or to kickstart your career. There are a bunch of different options like Uber and Fiverr, but not all platforms can give you a reliable source of income. You’re better off...

A Novice’s Guide to Video Interviews

A Novice’s Guide to Video Interviews

I just finished one of my first ever video interviews. It was an interesting experience, we couldn't get the video to work for a start. It ended up being a phone call via computer. The whole process, from me figuring out the platform my interviewer wanted to use, to...

Should You Do Postgraduate Studies?

Should You Do Postgraduate Studies?

I recently decided to go back to university to study a master’s degree, more than ten years after finishing my undergraduate degree. Scary, I know! This was a difficult decision to make because there are no guarantees that this is the right thing to do. I struggled...

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