I’ve Employed Over 550 UTS Students, and Here’s Where Applicants Go Wrong
Jun30

I’ve Employed Over 550 UTS Students, and Here’s Where Applicants Go Wrong

By Georgina Barratt-See I employ 116 people. 116 student leaders. Yes, that’s 116 this semester. And yes, they all report to me. Hi, I’m the Manager of the U:PASS program at UTS, which supports 60 early stage subjects with study sessions, run by trained student leaders, typically in upper years of university. Since I started at UTS in 2008, I’ve hired over 550 students and interviewed over 1200, if not more (crazy, I know!). That...

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What Is Background Stress, And How Do You Overcome It?
Jun26

What Is Background Stress, And How Do You Overcome It?

By Mia Casey Some causes of stress are obvious – an increased workload, exams and assignments, family or friend drama, or a hectic workplace. But sometimes, it’s a lot of little things that build up without us even noticing, and suddenly we’re stressing out without really knowing why. So what sorts of things could be causing this background stress? And how can we minimise its effects? Read on! Causes of stress Lack of weekly stability...

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Living and Working Abroad: The London Life
Jun23

Living and Working Abroad: The London Life

By Nicole Woll All throughout my latter years in high school and university, I dreamt of travelling Europe and the UK. I couldn’t wait to throw on my (huge) backpack and create memories on the other side of the world. The idea of not knowing who I would meet, where I would work or where I would live was exhilarating! A few weeks prior to jumping on the plane, reality set in. I realised I’d be on the other side of the world… where I...

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Treat Yo’self: A Chat With the Winners of the Million $ Challenge
Jun19

Treat Yo’self: A Chat With the Winners of the Million $ Challenge

By Mia Casey (Interview conducted by Jocelyn Airth) They’re not always talked about, but competitions are a fantastic way to increase your employability and build your network. There are new ones running every year for different organisations and they allow students and graduates alike to work of their skills, win some awesome prizes, and make a name for themselves in the process! Recently, a couple of UTS teams took part in the...

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Career Advice With Colleen
Jun16

Career Advice With Colleen

By Jocelyn Airth As I punch in the string of digits belonging to my Grandparents’ landline up in Old Bar, I know exactly what my Grandma is doing. She’ll be perched on a beige leather arm chair, knitting to the beat of Phil Gould’s commentary of this afternoon’s NRL Bulldogs game. Grandma answers the phone with a warm, “Hello love!” I ask about Grandpa, my cousins, and her ginger cat. She rants about how terrible the Bulldogs are...

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