Connect with Employers
Throughout the academic year, the Career Center offers numerous events to help you meet employers and assist you in your job/internship search.
A career fair is a great chance to meet prospective employers and to learn more about career options in your field. Students who attend a career fair as early as their freshmen or sophomore year - report increased confidence in their ability to interact with employers and communicate their accomplishments. Juniors and seniors land interviews for valuable internships and full-time jobs through contacts made at career fairs.
A casual, catered event like a hiring social or networking dinner to meet and greet with employers in an informal setting. Socials are ideal if you seeking to learn more about a certain industry or employer. They allow for you to interact with employers and learn more about their organization in a relaxed environment.
Workshops such as "Do what you are", Job Search Bootcamps, Resume Basics and Job Search networking are offered throughout the semester at the James W. Stuckert Career Center. The Stuckert Career Center offers additional non-workshop events throughout the year to assist you in meeting employers and polishing your job search skills.
Employer Information Sessions
Employers schedule information sessions to interact with students for recruiting purposes. This is an excellent chance to learn more about the company than what you can read on the website. Information sessions are often conducted by recent UK alumni. After a presentation on the company, there is usually time for brief conversations with the employer. At some information sessions, companies will conduct brief screening interviews at the end of the presentation. Take advantage of the information session to make a personal connection with the recruiter or company representative.
Tips to impress at an information session:
- Take the initiative and meet 1:1 with a recruiter or human resources representative.
- Remember that first impressions matter!
- Introduce yourself, highlighting your accomplishments and interests that match the opportunity.
- Dress appropriately — business casual or nice campus casual preferred.
- Bring a copy of your resume and work samples if appropriate for your field.
- Expand your network of professional contacts for the future.
The Stuckert Career Center will be offering these types of non-workshop events throughout the year to assist students in polishing their job interviewing skills.
Employers schedule times to table on-campus to interact with students for recruiting purposes. This is an excellent chance to learn more about the company's job opportunities. Employers can be found around the UK campus in multiple locations, in front of Bowman's Den, Johnson Center, Blazer Hall and inside the 90. During colder months, you will find employers in building such as the lobby of the Gatton College of Business, Ralph G. Anderson Atrium and the Kemper Library in the Stuckert Career Center.