Launching A Startup and Tackling Employability: A Chat with Rewardstudents’ Dana Achrafi
Dec22

Launching A Startup and Tackling Employability: A Chat with Rewardstudents’ Dana Achrafi

By Mia Casey Being a parent of two, studying a Masters in Interactive Multimedia, and taking part in (what feels like) almost every extracurricular program available at UTS, may make most people feel more than a little stressed out, but this has been Dana Achrafi’s life for the last couple of years. On top of this already heavy workload, she has completed a program at UTS Hatchery, landed a job at AUSTRAC as a User Experience...

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How to Achieve a Great Work and Study Balance
Dec21

How to Achieve a Great Work and Study Balance

 By Winnie Yip Living the #unistudentlyf is an awkward phase between high school chills and adulting for real. Perhaps some of you have read Bernard Salt’s article where he stresses that millennials should stop eating #smashedavo toast for brunch if they want to afford a house in the future (or you have read the oh-so-many critiques of that article from frustrated millennials in response). Either way, as most of you have figured, the...

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Dealing with Career Setbacks
Dec20

Dealing with Career Setbacks

By Monique Ryan We’ve all had to deal with setbacks at work. I can remember my first job as an eager employee at a bakery. I had turned up early for my first shift, excited and ready for the day. What unfolded was a series of embarrassing events which included (but were not limited to): dropping a tray of bread rolls, getting the loaf of bread stuck in the slicer, miscounting change and forgetting customer orders. Cut to today: I’m...

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Is Freelancing the Way of the Future?
Dec19

Is Freelancing the Way of the Future?

By Mia Casey The nine to five slog isn’t what it used to be. Across the world, more people are calling out for flexible work hours as new technologies are introduced, and working remotely becomes a more achievable reality. This means that we’re now seeing the expansive rise of the ‘freelance economy’. So what does this mean for those of us still studying and preparing to enter the workforce? The push for more flexible work In a recent...

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Know Where You Want to Go and DON’T Plan How to Get There
Dec16

Know Where You Want to Go and DON’T Plan How to Get There

By Aaron Ngan When I ask “If you could be doing anything at all in 5 years’ time, what would it be?” I usually get one of two common responses. Think about your own answer to this question for a moment – do you know answer straight away? If you do – good job! Only a few people come back with a confident answer. The most common response I usually get is a blank stare, while the person fumbles for an answer  or idea. It’s a big...

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