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Beyond the Classroom: Jobs & Careers

Career and Major Exploration

In today's workplace, you're not limited to just a handful of careers by your major. As you'll discover at the Career Center, any major naturally lends itself to dozens of fields and possible careers.  The UK Counseling Center offers assistance with career decision-making which may be particularly helpful for those whose process is complicated by anxiety, global indecisiveness, family pressures, low self-confidence, and challenges joining selective-admission programs.

Career Fairs

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.

Career Planning

Don't wait until your senior year to think about your career! It's important to begin thinking about your future career as soon as you begin your career at UK. A large part of the college experience is finding out who you are and what you will be happy doing.

Finding a Job

Job searching is a multi-step process that can take some time. The average job search takes 3-6 months! That's why it's important to use your time as wisely as you can and to be targeted in your job search strategies. 

Graduate School Applications

Once you have found information on the field you desire, evaluated programs and graduate schools, prepared and taken the graduate exams for your area of study, then it is time to prepare your graduate school application.

Intern Abroad

Education Abroad at UK offers dozens of programs through which students can have an international internship.

Internships

An internship is a professional-level learning experience in the workplace. It provides an opportunity to apply learning from the classroom in a real situation.

Interviewing and Etiquette

Remember that regardless of how much experience you have, what your GPA is, who you know, or how great your resume appears, if you are not able to interview successfully, you will not get the job.

Hall Government and the Resident Student Association

These leadership roles can include involvement in their residence hall government, the Resident Student Association (an umbrella organization for all residence hall governments), or National Residence Hall Honorary, involvement as officers in Greek houses, or involvement in paid student positions such as Assistant Hall Director, Senior R.A., Resident Advisor, or Desk Clerk.

Mentoring / Shadowing Network

The UK Mentoring & Shadowing Network provides an opportunity for UK students and alumni to obtain career guidance from professionals in a variety of industries.

Resumes, Letters, CV

Your resume is a marketing tool created to market you. It may be your first contact with an employer, whether applying for an internship, co-op or job opportunity.

STEPS Temporary Employment

Temporary employment opportunities at UK.

Student Employment

Explore the resource for student employment at UK.

Work Study

The purpose of FWS is to provide students with part-time employment to help meet college costs and, if possible, provide work experience in a related field.