UTS Careers Blog

Pride Week: 5 alumni championing diversity and inclusion

From 26-30 October, we’re celebrating Pride Week here at UTS. To celebrate, we’re taking a look at the proud members of the LGBTIQA+ community who have graduated from UTS and gone on to do amazing things with their careers.The queer community at UTS is a vibrant and...

Honing skills for career longevity

Once upon a time the average person honed very specific skills for their career, applied to a single company, was given gainful employment for decades, and then retired with a pension from that same employer. Nowadays, the average amount of time someone spends at a...

Moving with the times

If someone had said to me at the start of this year that I would move back to my home town, work from home full-time, start singing lessons and lose 7 kilos then I would have never believed them! Yet here I am in October having done all of these things and more.One...

Improving your career one TikTok at a time

Since March we’ve all spent a lot more time at home, leading to lots of baking misadventures, skyrocketing screen time, and hours of online shopping. Since then, TikTok — one of the new kids on the block — captured our attention with its addictive dance, lipsync, and...

2020 Student Forum: creating a sense of belonging in an online world

How do you create a sense of belonging in an online world? Rather than come up with ways to help students feel like they belong, we asked students to use design thinking principles to come up with innovative solutions at our annual Student Council Liaison Group’s...

New Posts

4 tips for making meaningful connections at Zoom-iversity

4 tips for making meaningful connections at Zoom-iversity

So you’re new at uni. You’ve got all the notebooks and highlighters you’ll ever need (and will probably never use), you’ve sorted out your timetable, and you’ve stacked your pantry full of study snacks... now what? Uni can be an amazing opportunity to learn new...

Career lessons from the dance floor

Career lessons from the dance floor

Dance played a significant role in my youth. Whether it was mucking around with my friends, jazz dance classes in the school hall or watching anything dance focused on TV, it was a part of my every day.  As well as bringing endless joy, I see now that dance introduced...

How to ‘uni’ in 2020 (to get ahead in 2021)

How to ‘uni’ in 2020 (to get ahead in 2021)

Whether you’re starting at UTS for the first time, or are returning back from break, the beginning of session can sometimes feel a little stressful while you get settled into study. And if you want to start being proactive for your future on top of that? You may need...

You’re in a circus: juggle!

You’re in a circus: juggle!

As university students, we are all juggling several projects at a time. More students are working in part-time jobs, volunteering, interning, and of course working on those assignments all while trying to maintain a decent social life. While we are gaining useful...

Tips for starting your communications career

Tips for starting your communications career

If you’re interested in making your way in the communications industry, Gemma Clarke from Global Hobo has some advice on how you can leverage your skills to get ahead. If you haven’t already, check out last week’s post with Gemma to read about her career journey in...

Top tips to help international students find work

Top tips to help international students find work

Being an international student is one of the most exciting experiences you will have in your lifetime. You will meet tons of fascinating people, see a range of different things, and, overall, just be changed for the better (even if COVID has changed a few things). One...

Starting a new job?

Starting a new job?

At the end of last month, UTS Startups hosted an Ask Me Anything Q&A event with Heather Meeker, the Founder of Meeker Consulting Group. Below are just a few of her tips for successfully entering work (or read the original article here). Learning never stops, and...

How to upskill during COVID-19

How to upskill during COVID-19

Even with the strictest lockdown measures behind us, the world still isn’t quite back to normal. Despite this, it’s important not to lose sight of your career goals or give up on your professional development for the year. So, with so many places still closed and...

Staying productive without burning out

Staying productive without burning out

I know what you’re thinking, another article on productivity, so original! While there are numerous tips and tricks you can find online to help you stay productive, I am here to share a few that work for me while maintaining my sanity. Let’s get right to it. Don’t...

How far can a smile go?

How far can a smile go?

How many times do we contemplate our very existence and life’s purpose when working – more specifically, when working within a fast food joint and dealing with hungry, can’t-be-bothered-with-anything kind of customers? Many (including myself, prior to working in the...

RuPaul’s ‘Career Race’

RuPaul’s ‘Career Race’

Taking the time to reflect, sit with our thoughts and plan our next steps can be daunting.  We all need support and mentorship during our career journey and who better to turn to than RuPaul for advice?Sometimes reality strikes and your career plans might not be...

Can Bluey help you sniff out your transferable skills?

Can Bluey help you sniff out your transferable skills?

Bluey is undoubtedly the best children’s animation from the ABC, period. And look, I know I might not be hitting the target demo on the head here, but I’m pretty sure you all know the show I’m talking about – I mean, with guest starts like Zoe Foster-Blake you must...

Exercising your resilience

Exercising your resilience

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones more resilient and responsive to change…”- Darwin The three attributes being compared in this quote are strength, intelligence and resilience – with resilience being the key to...

Making WFH work for you under quarantine

Making WFH work for you under quarantine

If you’re one of the millions of students whose universities abruptly shut down midterm or transitioned to online-only work in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the shock of in-person classes being cancelled and accommodations closed (with some even becoming...

How NOT being productive can increase your productivity

How NOT being productive can increase your productivity

You’re probably spending a little more time than usual at home right now and feeling the pressure to tick everything off your ongoing to-do list. There are influencers on Instagram telling you Shakespeare wrote King Lear during quarantine, those go-getters releasing...

Seven reasons to volunteer right now

Seven reasons to volunteer right now

During a society-wide upheaval volunteering might not be front of mind. But here are some reasons to consider volunteering right now.  1. Volunteering is an essential service. The NSW government has classed volunteering as essential work. Over 5.8 million people in...