Skill Building Postgraduate

How to land an internship that ISN’T just getting coffee

How to land an internship that ISN’T just getting coffee

We’ve spoken a lot about internships over the years. In fact, it’s one of our favourite things about UTS – that we’re known for empowering our students to set themselves up to get their dream internship, dream job, dream career.But while we actively encourage students...

Bouncing back: The keys to resilience

Bouncing back: The keys to resilience

Look at that, it’s already March and session is well into swing. With the year already flying by following a crazy two-year blip in our personal timelines, change has already proven to be the key theme of 2022.We are already seeing the effects of the great resignation...

Make your career goals stick in 2022

Make your career goals stick in 2022

We’re officially three days into 2022. How are those New Year’s resolutions going so far? We won’t judge you if you haven’t made it to the gym yet (this may or may not be a cry for help for me).Those pesky resolutions can be hard to keep. Not because we don’t want to...

Maximising your mentorship

Maximising your mentorship

If you’re anything like me, having a mentor can feel a bit overwhelming. You might not know how to navigate this new kind of professional relationship or unsure about what to do once you have one. If that’s you, then learning how to maximise your mentorship is a...

Words, words, words – reframed!

Words, words, words – reframed!

I don’t know about you but, there are certain words from the last 18 months or so that when I hear I feel a virtual twitch in my eye. Besides the word for the reason we’re in the situation we have and are in (Covid), those in the top 10 include pivot and...

Building business experience while still in uni

Building business experience while still in uni

Balancing work, socialising and hobbies - all while still at uni - isn’t easy, so we wouldn’t blame you if gaining professional experience isn’t at the top of your list right now. However, upskilling doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, programs like Univative make...

Get the golden rules of goal setting

Get the golden rules of goal setting

Goals. Do you have any at the moment? Do you feel like SHOULD have some?I don’t know about you, but I personally find goal setting to be an arduous task. I particularly remember how daunting it was to set career-related goals whilst studying at university. Even more...

How to build skills in project management

How to build skills in project management

Managing a project is one of the toughest jobs in an organisation. As a project manager, you must be able to effectively move the project towards success. If you are aspiring to become a project manager or you want to sharpen your skills, you've come to the right...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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...

The best thing you can do in 2020? Get experience

The best thing you can do in 2020? Get experience

The idea of balancing study with attaining real-world industry experience can seem a little overwhelming, particularly if you’re also working throughout. However it’s one of the few things that can really help establish you in the eyes of future employers, and is...

Skill development in a changing career landscape

Skill development in a changing career landscape

In a changing world and an evolving job market how do we prepare ourselves for the jobs of tomorrow? You would be forgiven for thinking ‘how am I supposed to prepare for something that might not even exist yet?’ Younger generations today are going to have multiple...