UTS Careers Blog

Figuring out what I want from my not-dream-but-pretty-awesome job

While 2020 has gotten off to an extremely rocky start, and finding your dream job may not be at the forefront of your mind right now, it’s always a good idea to really clarify what it is you want when you do head back out into the wide world of work. What do you value...

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

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...

Here’s how to network with industry from home

We’ve talked before about how important networking is in any successful career, and while social distancing measures mean in-person meet-ups are no longer advised, there are a number of effective ways you can foster new (and existing) relationships with industry from...

Social distancing and job seeking?

Social distancing isn’t something we’d typically recommend when looking for opportunities, but it’s March 2020. If you are self-isolating, or perhaps spending an increased amount of time at home, here are 10 things you can do online to help your career: Take the...

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The truth about individuality in the workplace

The truth about individuality in the workplace

I have always been someone who has been loud and clear about who I am, what I stand for, and how I want to express myself. I remember when I was about 14 in high school, being called into the year coordinator’s office for wearing blue glitter eyeshadow, an armful of...

Maintaining your mental health into the New Year

Maintaining your mental health into the New Year

Many workplaces start back this week, and as the New Year starts kicking off so too comes the stress of balancing work, study, family and a social life. Because of this, it’s important to start making decisions that support your mental health and wellbeing – and not...

New year. New me. New job?

New year. New me. New job?

I consider myself very fortunate to have had a colourful career, full of ups and downs and lots in between. This year, I have found myself reflecting on 2018 and the pivotal moment I decided to step up and really take ownership of my career. This is how I did it: It’s...

3 resolutions to make 2020 YOUR year

3 resolutions to make 2020 YOUR year

Resolutions. Most of us make them, not many of us keep them. So in keeping with this bit of realism, we’ve come up with three broad resolutions that aren’t toooooo hard to keep for 2020. We’ve even broken it down into three simple categories for you, so you can feel...

New Year’s resolutions you can keep

New Year’s resolutions you can keep

I’m not ashamed to say that over the years I’ve contributed to the 1.3 million #newyearnewme tags on Instagram and I doubt that 1 January 2020 will be any different. The question is, why do we feel the need to start a #newme with the New Year? Is it the same unspoken...

The skills you’ll need in 2020 (and the future)

The skills you’ll need in 2020 (and the future)

2019 is at an end, and as we look forward into the approaching year I figured now’s as good a time as any to start considering what skills you might want to start cultivating in 2020. As the world of work shifts and develops, certain skills are gradually becoming more...

How to handle interview rejection and feedback

How to handle interview rejection and feedback

Rejection is part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to face. But there are a few things to keep in mind to get through an interview rejection.Community Coordinator, Sarah Graham, runs the UTS Peer Network and has a few pieces of advice that can help...

What’s your social style?

What’s your social style?

How knowing your social style can help you be more effective in life. Have you ever wondered why some interactions with people leave you feeling frustrated, annoyed or even down-right angry? While conversations with others feel effortless, easy and constructive. I...

How curiosity can make (or break) your career

How curiosity can make (or break) your career

I recently hosted a discussion panel about emerging career paths in technology. The five panelists came from diverse fields ranging from cybersecurity to UX design.Each panelist had a unique career journey to share but there was one story that I found really...

The best thing you can do in 2020? Get experience

The best thing you can do in 2020? Get experience

The idea of balancing study with attaining real-world industry experience can seem a little overwhelming, particularly if you’re also working throughout. However it’s one of the few things that can really help establish you in the eyes of future employers, and is...

Why the holiday season is THE pinnacle networking period

Why the holiday season is THE pinnacle networking period

It’s the start of December and the holiday season has officially begun. For many, this likely means being accosted by festive décor at your local shopping centre, weekends suddenly filling up with catch-ups you’ve been putting off for most of the year, and inboxes...

A passion for fashion (and a good cup of coffee)

A passion for fashion (and a good cup of coffee)

A colleague recently pointed out that my work attire resembled a Frank Green keep cup – a plain block of colour on the top and a block of colour or a pattern below. Each morning they ask, "What KeepCup are we rocking today, Shell?". Why do I absolutely love this?...

Summer Internships and why you should do one

Summer Internships and why you should do one

With the impending arrival of summer, much of your semester will be coming to an end and exams are slowly wrapping up. If you’d rather not sleep the days away, escape the Australian heat and invest some time in your career this summer! Whilst you may be looking, have...

How to write a stand out cover letter

How to write a stand out cover letter

“I love writing cover letters.” Said no one, ever. Most people don’t want to write a cover letter, and if they aren’t specifically asked for then very few people will do it. However, if you know how to use it the cover letter can become your secret weapon in landing...

What is a portfolio & why do I need one?

What is a portfolio & why do I need one?

You’re on CareerHub, looking at a job at your dream company that seems perfect for you, and you’re about to hit that ‘apply now’ button but something stops you. You see the word ‘portfolio’ included as part of the application process, but you’ve never put together a...

Career chaos meets life design

Career chaos meets life design

I chose my undergraduate course of study based on slick movie thrillers about clever crimes and the interesting lives of others, almost always with a savvy out-witting psychologist at the centre. I chose at least my first three jobs based on what was easy to access –...

How to de-spook your career future

How to de-spook your career future

When thinking about what your future holds makes you want to scream and dive for cover, you know it’s time to make some changes. Many people have a lot of anxiety around their career options and can get pretty spooked whenever the subject comes up. Luckily, we have a...

Hackathon internship winners: Design Summer at UTS

Hackathon internship winners: Design Summer at UTS

This September, the Student Council Liaison Group hosted a forum for UTS students to voice feedback on their UTS experience – an annual session that gives us a chance to let the uni know what we’d like to see on campus. In years past, we’ve had a fairly static Q and A...