UTS Careers Blog

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

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

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...

Lessons I’ve learned whilst running a student society

The thought of having to balance work whilst studying can be quite daunting especially when you are trying to gain exposure in a new industry. Now, what if you also wanted to make the most of your university experience and join a student society to organise events and...

Bias to action: why it’s so important in 2020

From a young age, friends and family have always called me a doer, a mover and a shaker. As a child I remember every night I would ask my mom where we would be going the next day. I needed to plan out my morning accordingly. Depending on her answer, I would decide how...

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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....

How to be more like Billy in the workplace: CONFIDENT

How to be more like Billy in the workplace: CONFIDENT

Regardless of where you’re at in your career – entering the workforce, re-entering it, changing jobs – it’s pretty common to experience some moments of self-doubt, low confidence, or even the dreaded imposter syndrome. Whatever type of funk you’re feeling, there’s...

First love vs your first career

First love vs your first career

It’s Valentine’s Day this week, but rather than talking about your One True LoveTM let’s have a chat about finding your first ‘One True Career’. Unlike ye olden days, it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself in just one career; chances are you’ll have several throughout...

How to land a job in sales as a business student

How to land a job in sales as a business student

Though it may come as a surprise, business students (and those studying a related field) can leverage their studies to land a role in sales. More importantly, with so many industries that you can go into after working in sales, it could be the ideal stepping stone...

Juggling work AND creative side projects?

Juggling work AND creative side projects?

What happens when the thing you think of as your true calling isn’t the same thing as your day job? What if your true calling is a creative side project that doesn’t make enough money to support you? What if, for example, you’re training to be a teacher and you’re...

Being the new kid on the block

Being the new kid on the block

Do you remember your first day at school? Not knowing anyone in your class or where to go, and asking yourself who to sit with when taking that awkward first look at the classroom, scanning the room for a vacant chair? This is the exact moment that you find yourself...

Does your resume spark joy?

Does your resume spark joy?

If you’re familiar with tidying expert Marie Kondo, author of the bestselling book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,’ and star of the Netflix show, ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,’ you know that her philosophy revolves around the idea that simplifying, organising...

From surviving first year to thriving in your career

From surviving first year to thriving in your career

With orientation fast approaching, whether you’re about to start your first year of uni or have long since graduated, it’s good to reflect on the lessons you learn when commencing university study and how it can continue to positively impact your work life. So, how do...

20 tips for 2020

20 tips for 2020

Welcome to the new decade! To celebrate (and help you get a head start on those 10 year plans), here are some words of wisdom to help you achieve success this year. 1.  Extracurricular activities are a great idea while you study, and can help you make friends and...

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...