UTS Careers Blog

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’re may...

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

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...

An extrovert trapped in an introvert’s fantasy world

I’ve always been a person who likes to keep busy – work, life and everything in-between means my colour-coded Google calendar looks like a bag of Skittles.  I’m constantly pulled in different directions but honestly love the fast paced life I lead.For me the toughest...

In conversation with Gemma Clarke: freelancing, writing and self-employment

Ever thought about working for yourself? Curious about how you can make your communications degree work for you? Gemma Clarke is the founder and editor of independent publication, Global Hobo: ‘…an accessible community built around storytelling that provides a space...

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Graduating in a financial crisis: my story

Graduating in a financial crisis: my story

This year the world has changed, everything has been affected. There’s a lot of uncertainty about the job market for graduating students. Are there going to be less jobs? Will you struggle to get a job after graduating? Realistically, the answer is yes. There are...

What’s it like working at a startup?

What’s it like working at a startup?

While things may not be back to normal just yet, 2020 has made many of us question just what it is we look for in a successful career. And, as more traditional ways of working have been disrupted, it might be a good time to consider working at a startup. So, what’s it...

4 easy to learn skills that increase employability

4 easy to learn skills that increase employability

When you’re applying for a job, you’ll usually have access to a job description that highlights all of the crucial skills and demands that a business leader is looking for. For instance, a marketing role might ask for someone who knows their way around different...

4 certifications to add to your resume

4 certifications to add to your resume

The job market can be extremely competitive no matter the industry you’re aiming for. But when you’re about to communicate with different companies, you need to put your best foot forward if you want to earn a chance to impress them at all. That translates not only to...

Acing Your Assessment Centre

Acing Your Assessment Centre

It’s that time of year again when you would normally be anxiously checking your inbox to see if you had progressed to the next round of the recruitment process for that graduate or vacation program you have always dreamed of. You keep hitting refresh until – there it...

Getting your foot in the Door

Getting your foot in the Door

When you’re studying, you might also be working casually or part-time in industries you’re not planning on sticking to long-term. Sure it pays the bills, but do you ever suddenly feel overwhelmed by the pressure to find a job related to what you’re studying before you...

Mindfulness, WFH and social distancing

Mindfulness, WFH and social distancing

It’s a strange time to be working and studying right now. The events and activities that usually made up most of our days have gone digital, and our social lives are now basically reliant on a good internet connection, social media, and finally nailing your perfect...

Graduating into a world of uncertainty

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

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

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 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...

Why ‘know thyself’ should be your 2020 mantra

Why ‘know thyself’ should be your 2020 mantra

Classes are starting back, grad roles are recruiting, and the stressors of a new year are fully kicking in. So now is basically the perfect time to enact a new mantra to see you reaching for success this year: know thyself. We’ve been down this road before –...

Don’t get caught out in a job scam

Don’t get caught out in a job scam

When you are applying for work and sending out multiple applications each day, job advertisements can all start to blur together. It is important to make sure what you are applying for is legitimate as, unfortunately, you may come across fake accounts and job...

What matters? Diversity

What matters? Diversity

Mardi Gras may be coming to an end for this year, but its message of respect, inclusion, diversity and equity is an important one to incorporate into our daily lives.The theme of this year’s Mardi Gras is ‘What matters’, and in a careers context what matters is the...

How to start your marketing career while studying

How to start your marketing career while studying

If you’re currently studying marketing, or are considering a career in marketing, you might be wondering how you can get a head start whilst studying. While marketing roles are increasing in demand[1], this doesn’t make the industry landscape less competitive....