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How to establish job security in a new career

A couple of generations ago it was normal to get a job at a large company and then settle down to a multi-decade tenure before retiring with a pension. If you go back even further in history, individuals didn’t just maintain the same job, they were literally born into...

2021: No to resolutions, yes to aspirations

It’s a new year… and honestly it feels weird. I can’t remember a time before this where we entered a new year with such a feeling of trepidation or uncertainty. The whole ‘new year, new me’ motif was already getting cringey but this year it’s nowhere to be seen - even...

Don’t do something you’ve GOT to do, do something you GET to do

My housemate is an avid sports fan. For me, this means getting woken up early on Sunday mornings to the dulcet tones of mixed martial arts, spending too many evenings watching documentaries about players he can’t believe I haven’t heard of, and avoiding invites to “go...

Going into 2021 while mourning 2020

There’s no denying that 2020 has been tough. Wearing facemasks, staying 1.5m away from everyone, and terms like “contract tracing”, “flattening the curve”, and “viral load” became commonplace even while feeling like a bad dream. This became our reality.The COVID-19...

How to make the most of your festive break

It’s here! It’s finally here! The holiday break has arrived and the end of this crazy year is in sight! Hasn’t it been a rollercoaster? The passage of time between staying home and socially distancing, to new waves of civil rights and social justice movements all...

New Posts

Can I design my life during a pandemic?

Can I design my life during a pandemic?

It’s been 12 months since I wrote the blog Career chaos meets life design. Fresh from attending the Life Design Studio for University Educators at Stanford, I was inspired to experiment with design thinking as a way to tackle the “wicked problem” of career and life...

Student hacks: 3 tips for landing a Summer internship

Student hacks: 3 tips for landing a Summer internship

An internship can be one of the most valuable experiences that you can have at university, but this doesn’t mean the process of getting or achieving one is simple. The pressure to get industry experience can feel overwhelming, especially when your friends seem to have...

Pride Week: 5 alumni championing diversity and inclusion

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

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

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

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...

5 ways to make your workplace more LGBTIQA+ inclusive

5 ways to make your workplace more LGBTIQA+ inclusive

Look, 2020 has been wild and while many of us having been working from home and finding ourselves with a little more time on our hands there’s one thing we don’t have time for: discrimination. It’s old news (and illegal!) so let’s help our workplaces up their game a...

The importance of “Tuning In” at work

The importance of “Tuning In” at work

There’s no denying mental health has taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with feelings of stress, anxiety, and isolation dramatically increasing. Many workplaces have faced tumult over the last few months, with the transition to working from home, increased...

Survive working from home in a share house

Survive working from home in a share house

Working from home can bring out the best and worst out of us, and if you’re living in a share house while working from home, it can bring out the good, the bad, and the ugly. 70% of people living in share houses are aged 18-35, so it’s likely many uni students are...

How to overcome an instant gratification bias

How to overcome an instant gratification bias

Patience isn’t my strong suit. It never has been.As an 8 year-old bee in a bottle with big dreams and no time to waste, I thought ‘taking my company public’ meant pulling my lemonade stand from the backyard out to the street.After a short and sour taste of reality...

4 Simple Ways to Advance Your Career

4 Simple Ways to Advance Your Career

Whether you are looking for an entirely new career or you simply want to move up the ladder in your current company, career advancement can be a challenge. Particularly during the pandemic, finding the motivation to job search or put in extra time at work can be...

Make a difference: be a mentor

Make a difference: be a mentor

There are a tonne of benefits to finding a career mentor - we’re talkin’ building your network, identifying career goals, and having someone in your corner to help encourage you. But what’s in it for the mentor? Turns out… a lot!For some, the benefit of being a mentor...

Where are they now? Life as a Top100 finalist

Where are they now? Life as a Top100 finalist

As the deadline for GradConnection Top100 applications quickly approaches, we wanted to introduce you to two of UTS’ past Top100 finalists to hear about their experiences with the Future Leaders competition, how it has benefited their careers, and what advice they...

There’s no escaping video interviews now

There’s no escaping video interviews now

Before the global pandemic, video interviews were something you had heard about from a friend, or perhaps done one yourself, but they probably seemed like a foreign concept. What’s the point of doing a video interview when you can just go to their office and meet in...