Career Center Offers Diversity Career Mixer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2017) — The University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career Center along with 12 campus partners will host a Diversity Career Mixer 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

The Diversity Career Mixer is a networking event that will provide students and alumni with an opportunity to connect with employers and learn about internships, full-time jobs and shadowing. All UK students and alumni are welcome to attend.

“Students will want to prepare for the event by reviewing the list of employers on Handshake, UK’s new career management platform. Students already have an account pre-populated on Handshake and will simply use their Link Blue credentials to login,” said Melanie Barber, assistant director for employer relations and community partnerships at the Stuckert Career Center.

Detailed information about the event is available at

College students should prepare to enter the workforce by researching companies that interest them. Having knowledge of a company enables an informed conversation between the student and employer. 

"Students and young alumni are encouraged to take this opportunity to network with industry-leading companies and learn more about their opportunities," said Barber.

Business professional attire is encouraged and light refreshments will be provided.   

Currently, companies attending the events include:

  • Aldi;
  • Allconnect;
  • C.H. Robinson;
  • Cintas Corporation;
  • Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties;
  • Crowe Horwath;
  • Enterprise Holdings;
  • Jackson Life Insurance Company;
  • Lexmark International;
  • Rogers Group;
  • Sherwin Williams;
  • Greater Louisville Inc.; and
  • Forester’s Financial Services.

Campus partners include: CARES; Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives; College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Office of Diversity; College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Center for Student Success; College of Communication and Information; Engineering Career Development and International Programs; Gatton College of Business and Economics; James W. Stuckert Career Center; Martin Luther King Center; MANRRS; Office of LGBTQ* Resources; Office of Student Organizations and Activities; and the Graduate School.

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