Staying positive isn’t always easy. Especially when you feel like your career isn’t quite going to plan. That’s why, this year, the My Career@UTS expo is focused on giving staff the tools you need to stay positive in your career.
The expo, which will be held on Wednesday 18 April, includes presentations and workshops from internal and external specialists.
Project manager and Human Resources Unit Talent Specialist Blair Cornwel-Smith says the event is all about providing staff with the strategies and tools you need to adapt and evolve your career.
“This is an opportunity for professional and academic staff to take some time out for themselves, to focus on their career development and to hear from a variety of speakers,” explains Blair.
Founder and CEO of The Positivity Institute Suzy Green will present one of the most-anticipated sessions – Creating and Sustaining a Positive Career.
Suzy says, “The session will help you assess your current levels of workplace satisfaction and meaning, explore your values and strengths and their alignment, or not, to your current role and develop an action plan to implement post workshop.
“It will be particularly useful for anyone considering a job or career change and/or someone dissatisfied or languishing in their career. It will also be useful for someone without career goals or unsure of their career direction.”
Other must-see events are previously ‘sold-out’ workshops like the UTS Careers Service LinkedIn sessions, Career Conversation with our own Learning and Development Specialist Julie Wix, and a new practical workshop, Presentation and Authenticity with The Writers’ Studio’s Richard Cornally.
Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management Robyn Johns will also be running a session called The Good, Bad and the Future: Driving career success. Robyn says the session is aimed at anyone who wants to learn how to maximise and reach their potential, now and in the future.
“My session will focus on how you can pro-actively manage your career so that no matter what your work and life circumstances, you can be confident that you will always have options to pursue,” explains Robyn.
And that’s important for all UTS staff, says Blair. “Attila identifies career development as a priority focus area that will help us build UTS as a world-leading university.”
She adds, “HR wants to continue to provide all staff with learning and development opportunities throughout their career. This event is an opportunity for staff to specifically reflect on their career development and hear from industry experts, and hopefully gain a few areas to work on.”
As an added bonus, the first 200 people will receive a gift bag full of useful career development information. Plus, everyone who attends will be eligible for giveaways, prizes and complimentary refreshments provided by UniSuper.
My Career@UTS: Positive about your career will be held on Wednesday 18 April from 9am to 4pm on level 22 of the Tower. To find out more and register, visit uts.ac/1YzxIJP