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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 at James W. Stuckert Career Center

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. The mission of the James W. Stuckert Career Center is to serve students, alumni, and employers with high-level career education programs and to provide students with work-based experience and employment opportunities.

Drop-in hours at Stuckert Career Center (408 Rose Street): Tues - Thur 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
http://www.uky.edu/careercenter/ | Phone: 859 257-2746 | Email: ukcareercenter@uky.edu

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 Preparation

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. Career counselors at the James W. Stuckert Career Center can help you be prepared with the following: graduate application form (often online), transcripts, test scores, personal statement, letter of intent, letters of recommendation, and writing samples. 

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.

Leadership Opportunities

The Career Center Ambassadors (CCA) program is designed to provide assistance to the University of Kentucky students and alumni at a peer-to-peer level.

Student Government Association

The University of Kentucky Student Government Association (UKSGA) represents all undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled at the University in several critical ways. 

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.

SOAR

SOAR focuses on professional and leadership development that enhances the career preparedness for juniors and seniors entering the job market or attending graduate/professional school.