Student and Academic Life

Spring Career Fairs Are Here

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2020) — Next week, the University of Kentucky will welcome nearly 200 employers to campus for the spring semester career fair series. The Engineering, Computer Science and STEM Career Fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, and the Business, Communications, Liberal Arts and Humanities Career Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. 

Both career fairs will be held in the Gatton Student Center ballrooms. The spring career fairs offer students an important opportunity to network and connect with employers representing a wide variety of industries. Participating employers will range from Fortune 500 companies, startups and large regional organizations, to government agencies and nonprofit and service organizations. 

Employers are interested in connecting with students from all academic majors, and they’re eager to share information with students about internships, co-ops and job opportunities, so students from all class years are encouraged to consider attending. 

“Our message to students is, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with employers who are spending the day on our campus," said Ray Clere, the director of UK’s Stuckert Career Center. "It’s important to have career options, and career fairs are one of the best places to identify opportunities and make networking connections.”

No advance registration is required to attend the spring career fairs, but students are encouraged to wear business-professional attire, and to bring multiple copies of their résumé/CV. The spring career fairs are a partnership between Engineering Career Development, the Graham Career Management Office in the Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Stuckert Career Center. Students are encouraged to review the list of employers attending the spring career fairs using UK’s Handshake career management platform and/or the UK Career Fair Plus app available for free through the Apple and Android app stores.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.