Job Hunting? Pursue a Trophy Job at Career Center's Job and Internship Fair

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2018) ― The University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career Center staff has impeccable timing.

Before the slightest sign of true spring sweeps the campus, the professionals at the Career Center are focused on their Spring Hire Blue Job and Internship Fair, slated 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building.

UK alumni Heather Gogel and Paris Crosby each attest to the job fair’s efficacy.

“I did obtain a job at the career fair,” said Gogel, who is now employed by Boosterthon. “I wasn’t planning on finding a job (right out of college) that has challenged me and helped me grow both personally and professionally. Luckily, I took the time to go to the job fair!”

Paris Crosby is working at Lords Legacy Life Ministries as a direct service professional. “I got this job connection when I dropped my résumé at their booth. They were in touch with me within a week of the career fair. This work experience has been beneficial to me because it has introduced me to a new demographic of people to work with and has provided me insights into the health care world.”

Students can visit this site for an entire list of the employers expected at the event.

However, one confirmed attendee is Apple. After the Spring Hire Blue Job and Internship Fair, Apple has slated an info session at 5 p.m., March 1, in Room 311 Gatton College of Business and Economics Building.

“Since (Apple representatives) first arrived on campus to attend our Part-Time Jobs Fair this past fall, Apple has hired seven students from UK,” said Melanie Barber, Career Center assistant director.

Barber said the Spring Hire Blue Job and Internship Fair is a “fair for all majors but we are specifically partnering with the Colleges of Arts and Sciences: College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; and the College of Social Work."

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