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To intern or not to intern: is this internship right for you?

While undertaking an internship is pretty vital to your career success, deciding which ones to apply for can be a bit confusing. To help you decide whether an internship opportunity is right for you, here’s a quick and easy checklist to help you decide! Plus, if...

Summer Internships and why you should do one

With the impending arrival of summer, much of your semester will be coming to an end and exams are slowly wrapping up. If you’d rather not sleep the days away, escape the Australian heat and invest some time in your career this summer! Whilst you may be looking,...

How to write a stand out cover letter

“I love writing cover letters.” Said no one, ever. Most people don’t want to write a cover letter, and if they aren’t specifically asked for then very few people will do it. However, if you know how to use it the cover letter can become your secret weapon in...

I took the road less travelled, but did it make a difference?

Navigating your career can be as difficult as finding your way through some of the world’s largest super highways (just google ‘Spaghetti Junction’). One minute you’re on a straight trajectory for ultimate success, and the next you are standing at the crossroads of...

What is a portfolio & why do I need one?

You’re on CareerHub, looking at a job at your dream company that seems perfect for you, and you’re about to hit that ‘apply now’ button but something stops you. You see the word ‘portfolio’ included as part of the application process, but you’ve never put together...
Acing an interview as a first-timer

Acing an interview as a first-timer

Eek! You’ve been called in for a job interview and it’s your FIRST TIME! First off, congratulations this is very exciting news. Secondly, don’t worry – we’ve all had that pre-interview nervous feeling where your stomach drops to your feet, totally normal. There are...

Inside the InsideSherpa Virtual Intern Experience

Inside the InsideSherpa Virtual Intern Experience

Summer break is coming.With STUVAC over, we’re fast approaching the final leg of a 13 week long marathon. And at the end of the mountain of due dates and final exams, lies the sweet promise of 3 months of summer vacation.Whilst the summer break is a great time to...

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...

4 important things to look for in a first job

4 important things to look for in a first job

So… you just graduated! Now what? Well, you’re going to need a job. And like most people, you’re probably going to search and decide on a job based on industry, job title, salary, etc. Yet there are also four underrated things that many people don’t look for, but can...

Why PR pros are the future of digital marketing

Why PR pros are the future of digital marketing

Digital marketing is a kaleidoscopic puzzle that brands continue trying to solve. Throwing cash into paid search, and social media isn’t always the answer. However, all too often, businesses are ignoring their secret weapon: the PR pro.  PR’s value on the rise The...

Why I don’t always follow my passion

Why I don’t always follow my passion

We have all heard this classic piece of career advice before: follow your passion, and you’ll never work a day in your life.If this were the case – I would be getting paid big bucks to swim in the ocean, think critically about the meaning of life, and listen to true...

How to stand out: interviewing with a law firm

How to stand out: interviewing with a law firm

When going for an interview with a law firm, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what the recruiter is looking for, and the ways in which you can best present what you could bring to the company. Over the next few months we’ll be featuring posts from Sally...

A day in the life: Daphne Zhou and Lisa Nguyen

A day in the life: Daphne Zhou and Lisa Nguyen

We’re back again with another discussion with the interns taking part in  The Learned Crew’s (TLC) in-house clerkship program (created with UTS Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel Australia). Chatting with Daphne Zhou and Lisa Nguyen, we learn about the...

Finding the perfect role for you in a tech startup

Finding the perfect role for you in a tech startup

Australia is flourishing with a range of tech startups and a range of different roles you might fit into. Juniors, recent graduates and even those looking to change career paths might find the perfect place at a tech startup. Some of these companies are looking for...

How to ace your next design job interview

How to ace your next design job interview

You’ve got an interview for a design role and need a refresher on how to tackle the design interview process?  How do you approach this design interview differently to your casual hospitality or retail interviews?There are certain qualities and characteristics many...

Balancing work and studying

Balancing work and studying

As a student, it can be difficult to juggle studying with other activities in your life – particularly if you’re working or undertaking an internship. If you're a student in this position, you likely have an obligation to earn money and sustain yourself so that you...

Living in Australia

Living in Australia

Do you hesitate when thinking of moving to new country, or even when thinking of moving to a new apartment from one suburb to another? I do, and I think everyone hesitates when thinking of moving! All the hassle of moving, the fear of losing their family and close...

The story behind “It’s Who You Know”

The story behind “It’s Who You Know”

Around this time last year UTS Careers was gearing up to pilot “It’s Who You Know” – an event for international students to practise their networking skills and to learn from former international students now working in Sydney. After the event, I wrote about “Why the...

A day in the life: Sinead Nolan

A day in the life: Sinead Nolan

Last week we spoke to The Learned Crew's (TLC) founder, Jessie Porteus, about her career journey in the legal field and how TLC began. Partnering with UTS Law and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia, TLC have created Australia's first ever in-house legal...

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