Skill Building

Is it time to leave your job?

Is it time to leave your job?

I vividly remember the exciting energy of NYE 2019. I was in Queensland with some friends at a music and arts festival – it was hot, colourful, and loud. We danced joyously under the moonlight as we spoke about the dreams and aspirations we had for the next year, the...

Finding jobs in the future of finance

Finding jobs in the future of finance

If your idea of a career in finance is sitting behind a desk and poring over numbers – you may need an update. Finance in 2020 rests on the forefront of global markets, cryptocurrency, technology, and big data. Finance isn’t just “accounting” or “lending” – it’s a...

A year of change: expectations vs reality 2020

A year of change: expectations vs reality 2020

When every year commences, I have high hopes of what I would like to achieve. I don’t write a list of New Year’s resolutions or anything, but I do have a general agreement with myself on how I see my year progressing. If someone had told me that 2020 would bring with...

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...

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...