Career Planning and Advising

The James W. Stuckert Career Center is a resource available to help all University of Kentucky students and alumni with career decision making, career deciding/exploring, development of career goals, considering graduate or professional school options, resume development, job search strategies, finding an internship, improving interviewing skills, and more. We offer career advising and coaching by a variety of professionals.

How can we assist you in in your career management?

1.Drop-in appointments are provided to current undergraduate students and alumni up to 6 months after graduation. Drop-ins are on a walk-in basis and you will be seen on a first-come first-served basis. Simply come in during the scheduled hours and sign-in when you arrive and a staff member will see you as soon as possible. During the academic year we accept walk-in appointments from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. on Tuesday to Thursday. Students are required to have a Wildcat CareerLink account with the Stuckert Career Center, which takes about 5 minutes to complete. Please bring relevant materials such as a paper copy of your resume, cover letter, or job descriptions to which you are applying. These sessions are designed for needs that can normally be addressed by a staff member within 15 minutes.
Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 3pm

2. Individual Appointments: We strongly prefer that students attend drop-in hours first to meet with an advisor who can help you determine the appropriate next step.If you are absolutely unable to attend drop-in hours you can schedule an appointment by calling 859-257-2746.  Appointments are scheduled during the normal business hours 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. or special arrangements can be made at the request of students. These appointments are reserved for current undergraduate students and recent alumni who have the most need and arranged at the discretion of the James W. Stuckert Career Center.

3. Kemper Career Library is a great place to review career development and management resources, such as books, brochures, magazines, company materials, and graduate and professional school information. You will also have online access with a wireless environment and workstations. The Library is open from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. on Monday to Friday during a normal business week. Located in our Library you’ll find topics such as:

  • · Graduate and Professional School
  • · Salary Negotiation
  • · Job Search Assistance
  • · Resume and Cover Letters
  • · Interview Preparation
  • · Job Hunting
  • · Industry Information
  • · and much more!

JWSCC Address:
University of Kentucky
Kemper Career Library
408 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40506

Appointment Eligibility

The Stuckert Career Center offers drop-ins for all current, University of Kentucky undergraduate students. Individual appointments are available to all undergraduate students except those in the College of Business & Economics and the College of Engineering. Student in the College of Business and Economics should contact the Graham Office of Career Management or attend their drop-in hours Mon-Thur 1-3pm. Engineering students should contact Melanie Barber with Engineering Career Services for an appointment.

The University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career Center and the University of Kentucky Alumni Association are proud to offer Alumni Career Services (ACS). Alumni who graduated within the last 6 months may utilize the James W.Stuckert Career Center staff for assistance. Alumni who graduated more than 6 months ago and current UK graduate students are referred to ACS.  

 Alumni Career Services are a benefit to Alumni Association members. Career counseling appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in person, by phone, through email and via Skype. An alumni career counselor can assist you in all phases of your career, including: administering career assessments and exploring career fields, identifying marketable skills, updating your resume, customizing a job search campaign, researching employers, or preparing for an interview.

UK Alumni Association members are eligible for up to four complimentary individual consultations with an alumni career counselor per year.

If you are not a member and would like to take part in this valuable member benefit, joining is easy. Simply call 859-257-8905 or 1-800-269-ALUM or join online.

You may make an appointment with an alumni career counselor by calling 1-888-9-UKCATS (852287) and follow the prompt (press 0) to schedule an appointment.