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The University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career Center and the University of Kentucky Alumni Association are proud to offer Alumni Career Services (ACS).

As a benefit to our members, career counseling appointments are available in person, by phone, and through email. Members are eligible for two individual career counseling appointments per year.

UK Alumni Career Services

Caroline Francis, Ed.S., NCCC, MCC, BCC

UK Alumni Career Counselor

Email: Caroline Francis

Phone:1-888-9-UKCATS (press 1)

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Job Club

The purpose of the Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. Each Job Club meeting will consist of a brief career-related program and provide time for sharing and networking among attendees. Some program topics include: job search strategies, a personal 30-second commercial, resumes, networking, interviewing, finances, unemployment benefits, social media and goal setting. Each session will be presented by a UK Alumni Association career counselor, UK HR career development manager, Cooperative Extension agents or other content experts. Business attire is encouraged.

When and Where Will Job Club Be Held?

The free group is open to the public and will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way (Just off Red Mile Rd), Lexington, KY. Convenient, free parking is available. See the meeting schedule for specific meeting times.

Is Job Club for You?

Job Club is for you if you are currently out of work, underemployed or motivated and looking to make a career transition. For more information, call the UK Alumni Association at 859-257-8905 or the Fayette Cooperative Extension Office at 859-257-5582.

Employer Involvement

Recruiters and employers are always welcome to attend to network with attendees and share hiring needs. Time is reserved following each meeting for employers to share a bit about their hiring needs and connect with attendees. If you are unable to attend, Job Club meeting facilitators would be happy to announce job leads on your behalf. Job descriptions and other position information can be emailed to Caroline Francis under the subject of “Employment Opportunities for Job Club"

Fall 2017 Job Club Schedule

Sep. 12
Behavior Based Interviewing: What Is It & Why It Matters - Presented by Thomas Keene, PHR, Cooperative Extension HR Personnel Director

Sep. 26                 
Networking Your Way To A New Job - Presented by Angela Keene, PHR, SHRM-CP, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy HR

Oct. 10
Brace Yourself: Resume Advice Is Coming; and More Career Lessons from the Game of Thrones - Presented by Robin Fleischer, Master Career Counselor

Oct. 24
The Business & Personal Value of LinkedIn - Presented by Marc Whitt, UK Office of Philanthropy

*FREE resume reviews immediately following Job Club*

Nov. 14
A Life Ring for Those Who Have Given Up Hope in Their Job Search - Presented by Doug Bruce, President Covenant Executive Search

Nov. 28
Capitalizing on Your Personality Strengths in Your Job Search - Presented by Melody Nall, MS, MCHES, Extension Specialist Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)

Dec. 12
The Best of 2017: Stand-out Resources for Job Seekers and Career Changers - Presented by Diane Kohler, UK HR Staff Career Development & Caroline Francis, UK Alumni Career Services

Handshake

The University of Kentucky’s Career Services has a new fast and powerful recruiting platform for UK students and alumni.  Handshake uses cutting-edge technology to help students, employers and alumni more easily connect with employers and source jobs and internships, event information, and on-campus recruiting opportunities. Employers and Alumni can use Handshake as a recruitment tool, to identify qualified candidates for open positions and employers can manage on-campus recruitment activities.

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