UTS Careers Blog

10 things to master in your 20s

We are all aware that the quarter-life struggle is real. In your 20s you’re supposed to grow into yourself, get your career on track, lay down a serious relationship, save for a house, start putting money away and saving for the future… it’s a lot!Studies show that...

Getting a job after graduating with a business degree

If you're a business major, you're probably a practical, goal-oriented, career-minded person. All of these are excellent qualities that can serve you well along your intended career path. However, personal qualities can only take you so far. If you want to get a job...

4 career lessons I’ve learnt from reality TV

Reality TV. Highly controversial. Highly addictive. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s produced some of the most iconic (and controversial) moments of all time, from Kim losing her diamond earring in the ocean to the Honey Badger choosing no one at the...

3 ways to nail your next job interview

Originally published by Vertigo magazine So, you’ve sent out dozens of polished resumes to prospective employers and you finally hear something back. Thrilled at the idea of getting through to the next round of a potential new gig, the reality sinks in. No more hiding...

How Harry Potter could land you your next job

Here’s the worst kept secret in careers: pretty much no one likes doing job interviews.And here’s the even worse worst kept secret: no one likes the question “tell me about yourself”.The reason it’s so tricky is because of just how broad this question is; do you talk...

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Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Preparing for virtual careers fairs: top tips

Virtual careers fairs are fast becoming a common way for employers and industries to connect with up-and-coming talent (aka you!). They are a great opportunity for you to network with professionals in your field, discover where your career could take you, and help you...

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Unexpected things that could affect your job search

Having to search for a job can be overwhelming and stressful. But, the more you know about certain factors that could impact your search, the easier it can be. By now, most people know that your social media presence and having a “clean” online footprint can make a...

Finding and landing a creative internship

Finding and landing a creative internship

We all know internships are one of the best ways to gain meaningful work experience while studying. But how do you go about finding one, especially in a pandemic? At the end of last year, 10 talented UTS students took part in a creative advertising internship—the...

Cultivating self-love at work

Cultivating self-love at work

With Valentine’s Day having just passed, we’ve got romance on the mind. Sure, who doesn’t enjoy the chance to exchange gifts and chocolate, spoil the people around them, and read a kind word or two? But that’s not what we’re celebrating – this year, it’s all about you...

Working smarter not harder: Career hacks for lazy people

Working smarter not harder: Career hacks for lazy people

Raise your hand if you spend your life moving clean washing from your bed to a hamper back to the bed, or have ever texted someone in the next room rather than get up, or ordered UberEats despite having perfectly good food in your fridge. Ok you don’t actually have to...

How to keep your business tech operating smoothly

How to keep your business tech operating smoothly

Technology and business have long been partners in crime. These two pillars of human civilisation often benefit and complement each other, and that has resulted in a modern commercial landscape characterised by heavy use of top of the line technology. Making good use...

Putting your best foot forward for a new year of uni

Putting your best foot forward for a new year of uni

A new autumn session is coming up here at UTS, and what a semester it promises to be. The way we work and study has changed dramatically over the last year thanks to the pesky pandemic (or pandeezy/panny as we have affectionately started calling it). That being said,...

How to beat the ‘Mondaze’

How to beat the ‘Mondaze’

Mondays… ammiright? It’s no secret that most of us aren’t huge fans of the first day of the week. With the weekend quickly fading into a distant memory, enduring arduous small talk in the staffroom or – even worse – on staffZoom, and the fact that the average person...

How to establish job security in a new career

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

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...

Going into 2021 while mourning 2020

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

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...

4 tips for balancing your life and career

4 tips for balancing your life and career

The ongoing pandemic has become the perfect example of how we often need to navigate the murky waters of life while all individually battling unique challenges. Whether you’re still a student eager to start a meaningful career, or you’re preparing to make a career...

5 career resolutions to make and keep in 2021

5 career resolutions to make and keep in 2021

The New Year: a time to reflect on the successes of the last twelve months and plan for your next adventures. It’s likely you weren’t able to achieve quite as much as you set out to at the beginning of 2020 (remember that pesky pandemic throwing a wrench in the...

Mentors: the more the merrier

Mentors: the more the merrier

Careers! If you are reading this blog post the chances are there is something about your career you want to change. Time and time again you’ll hear about the importance of mentors in people’s careers, but who are they and how do you find one?I have great news: at UTS...