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Alumni Career Services Hosting Online Career Events to All UK Alumni

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 6, 2020) Employment uncertainty has been an unfortunate side effect of the COVID-19 global health crisis. During this challenging time the University of Kentucky Alumni Association is opening a number of Alumni Career Services resources to all alumni (12+ credit hours earned). Here are some tools and opportunities to be proactive in your career management and stay relevant and competitive in your career field.

April 7 – Alumni Career Services Digital Drop-In Hours, noon–2 p.m. EDT

Join us for these first-come, first-served sessions limited to five individuals per hour. Certified career counselors will be on Zoom with registered attendees to work on resumes, cover letters, interview preparations and other career related topics. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/acsdropin.

April 8 – Wildcat Career Conversation: How to Be Hopeful, Even in Uncertain Times, noon–1 p.m. EDT

Adjusting to a “new normal?” Join our timely Zoom conversation on topics that impact you. Space is limited to 10 people per session to maximize discussion time. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/ACSApril8.

April 14 – Job Club: How to Play the Job Search Game, 9–10:15 a.m. EDT

Job Club will be held digitally through a free online Zoom webinar. The program today is presented by Everett Bracken, CEO, VOLO Careers International Inc. Registration is limited to the first 500 participants. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/jsgame.

April 15 – Wildcat Career Conversation: Tried-and-True Tips for Remote Working, noon–1 p.m. EDT

Adjusting to a “new normal?” Join our timely Zoom conversation on topics that impact you. Space is limited to 10 people per session to maximize our discussion time. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/ACSApril15.

April 22 – Wildcat Career Conversation: Simple Ways to Relieve Stress & Anxiety, noon–1 p.m. EDT

Adjusting to a “new normal?” Join our timely Zoom conversation on topics that impact you. Space is limited to 10 people per session to maximize our discussion time. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/ACSApril22.

April 23 – Virtual Networking, noon–1 p.m. EDT

Practicing safe social distancing does not mean you have to become socially disconnected! Don’t miss out on this chance to chat with fellow University of Kentucky alumni and friends from around the world! Share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network — all online, from any device. LINK: bit.ly/virtualnetworking423.

April 28 – Job Club: Job Search Tips & Strategies, 9–10:15 a.m. EDT

Job Club will be held digitally through a free online Zoom webinar. The program is presented by a panel of recruiters and HR professionals. Registration is limited to the first 500 participants. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/JobClubApril28.

April 29 – Wildcat Career Conversation: Work-Life Balance — How to Work From Home Without Burning Out, noon–1 p.m. EDT

Adjusting to a “new normal?” Join our timely Zoom conversation on topics that impact you. Space is limited to 10 people per session to maximize our discussion time. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/ACSApril29.

May 5 – Alumni Career Services Digital Drop-In Hours, noon–2 p.m. EDT

Join us for these first-come, first-served sessions limited to five individuals per hour. Certified career counselors will be on Zoom with registered attendees to work on resumes, cover letters, interview preparations and other career related topics. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/acsdropin.

May 12 – Job Club: Working for State Government - Insights into the Job Application Process, 9–10:15 a.m. EDT

Job Club will be held digitally through a free online Zoom webinar. The program is presented by Rebekah Singleton, administrative branch manager, Kentucky Personnel Cabinet. Registration is limited to the first 500 participants. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/JobClubMay12.

May 26 – Job Club: Panel of Job Club Success Stories, 9–10:15 a.m. EDT

Job Club will be held digitally through a free online Zoom webinar. The program is presented by a panel of former Job Club attendees. Registration is limited to the first 500 participants. LINK: www.ukalumni.net/JobClubMay26.

Alumni Career Services is offering more resources and creating new programs to help people affected by COVID-19 insecurity. Going to www.ukalumni.net/career, job seekers will find a list of career resources and links covering a range of topics from job searching, lifelong learning, to applying for graduate school. ACS also offers professional development and job search programming including timely webinars, virtual, in-person networking events and online resources for all UK alumni and friends.

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit www.ukalumni.net or call 800-269-2586.

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