Skill Building

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...

14 funny tweets that sum up suddenly having to wfh

14 funny tweets that sum up suddenly having to wfh

You may be among the vast population of people around the world who were catapulted into working from home earlier this year. A world of video conferencing, Teams chats or remote learning. I am still grappling with the fact that I haven’t sat through my daily commute...

Tips for working alongside tough coworkers

Tips for working alongside tough coworkers

We’ve all been there. For a long time, we have given our best contributions and long, stressful work days to our employer. We have formed close connections with certain co-workers, and although some of our closest colleagues may move on to other organisations, we also...

How to find an IRL engineering mentor online

How to find an IRL engineering mentor online

For many, the idea of finding a mentor may seem a bit daunting. How do you just find someone who’s willing to spend time talking you through your career aspirations? And isn’t that a kind of, well, awkward conversation to start having with a stranger? For UTS Civil...

WFH: Three ways I have maintained my sense of self

WFH: Three ways I have maintained my sense of self

I am here typing this whilst sitting in my bed. I am surrounded by all my creature comforts – I have a warm blanket draped over my knees, a Spotify playlist humming in the background, and the light scent of lavender essential oil floating through the air. This is...

4 tips for making meaningful connections at Zoom-iversity

4 tips for making meaningful connections at Zoom-iversity

So you’re new at uni. You’ve got all the notebooks and highlighters you’ll ever need (and will probably never use), you’ve sorted out your timetable, and you’ve stacked your pantry full of study snacks... now what? Uni can be an amazing opportunity to learn new...

Career lessons from the dance floor

Career lessons from the dance floor

Dance played a significant role in my youth. Whether it was mucking around with my friends, jazz dance classes in the school hall or watching anything dance focused on TV, it was a part of my every day.  As well as bringing endless joy, I see now that dance introduced...

How to ‘uni’ in 2020 (to get ahead in 2021)

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 may need...

You’re in a circus: juggle!

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

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...

Top tips to help international students find work

Top tips to help international students find work

Being an international student is one of the most exciting experiences you will have in your lifetime. You will meet tons of fascinating people, see a range of different things, and, overall, just be changed for the better (even if COVID has changed a few things). One...

Starting a new job?

Starting a new job?

At the end of last month, UTS Startups hosted an Ask Me Anything Q&A event with Heather Meeker, the Founder of Meeker Consulting Group. Below are just a few of her tips for successfully entering work (or read the original article here). Learning never stops, and...

Staying productive without burning out

Staying productive without burning out

I know what you’re thinking, another article on productivity, so original! While there are numerous tips and tricks you can find online to help you stay productive, I am here to share a few that work for me while maintaining my sanity. Let’s get right to it. Don’t...

How far can a smile go?

How far can a smile go?

How many times do we contemplate our very existence and life’s purpose when working – more specifically, when working within a fast food joint and dealing with hungry, can’t-be-bothered-with-anything kind of customers? Many (including myself, prior to working in the...