Recruiting at UK

The University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career Center is here to serve students, alumni and employers with high-level career education programs and to provide students with work-based experience and employment opportunities. We serve employers who are seeking to fill full-time permanent salaried positions and/or experiential opportunities, such as internships, cooperative education, practicum, or field experiences requiring a bachelor's degree or higher.

If your organization seeks students, graduating seniors or alumni with an excellent education and potential for success, let us help you connect with our pool of talented students to achieve your recruiting goals. Many of our services utilize Wildcat CareerLink, a Web-based NACElink career services management tool that will allow you to post job and internship opportunities, manage campus interview activities, and review student and alumni resumes. You can begin your recruiting process by accessing Wildcat CareerLink as a new or returning company via this portal.


As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the Stuckert Career Center abides by the guidelines of professional standards and ethics as outlined by NACE. We hope that recruiters and students follow the same guidelines and standards. Please visit the NACE Web site for more information. To aid in recruiting candidates, the Stuckert Career Center offers several options you can take advantage of below. 

Post a Job Description
Employers may post professional level full-time positions and internships online for free on Wildcat CareerLink, our online job and internship management system for students and alumni powered by Symplicity©.  Wildcat CareerLink offers you 24/7 access to post jobs at your convenience, make edits to postings, create the appropriate screening criteria, and manage applications all online.

Campus Interviews
You are invited to host your interviews at the Stuckert Career Center. This serves as a convenient way for our students to meet with employers in a professional and convenient location. You may request an on campus interview date through Wildcat CareerLink and you will receive confirmation from a staff member on the Employer Relations teams. Our aim is to work with you in marketing to faculty, students, and targeted student groups to increase the potential for a good pool of candidates. You may choose to have your interview schedule built through the system or you can reserve an interview room only and create your own schedule. For more details please visit our On-Campus Interview page.

Strategy Session
Do you need ways to increase your organization’s visibility to University of Kentucky students and graduates? Our staff can help you connect with students, student organizations, and faculty — simply contact our Employer Relations Team at 859-257-0550 to schedule a strategy session with a staff member from the James W. Stuckert Career Center and other key stakeholders at the University of Kentucky. You’ll receive an opportunity to benchmark and/or customize your campus recruitment program. We offer meet-and-greet opportunities and workshop opportunities to connect with faculty and students. Our aim is to provide consultation that will provide you with maximum exposure on one of America’s top universities. 

To maximize your recruitment strategy at the University of Kentucky, please review and visit the comprehensive recruiting resources:

Experiential Education Program
On-Campus Interviews
Upcoming Events
Targeting Your Hiring
Partnership Opportunities
Employer in Residence
UK Facts
Contact Us, Directions

Employer Quotes

Thank you again for all that you do and helping us work with the university and students to meet our employment needs - Scott Reed. Blue, LLC

You are by far the best career office I have ever worked with. - Bob Ringering, Sigma Aldrich

It is always a pleasure coming back to the University of Kentucky. You have a wonderful facility, staff, and campus. – Suzanne, Aldi