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UK 2023 fall semester HireBlue Career Fairs

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2023) — In the coming weeks, the University of Kentucky will be welcoming more than 300 employers to the 2023 fall semester HireBlue Career Fairs happening on Sept. 19 and 20 in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballrooms. The events will give students an opportunity to connect with a wide variety of employers who will be here to meet them in person.  

Career fairs offer amazing opportunities to explore different career options as well as expand their networking connections. Students of all academic years and majors are encouraged to attend. Many employers also have internship and co-op positions in addition to full-time positions.  

Students attending a career fair for the first time are encouraged to sign up for a Career Fair Tour. Students can sign up for a Career Fair Tour through Handshake under the “Events” tab. 

While students are not required to register for this event in advance, they are encouraged to wear business-professional attire and to bring multiple copies of their résumés or curricula vitae (CVs). Attendees can also view and prioritize which employers they would like to speak with by downloading the Career Fair Plus app before the day of the career fair. The Career Fair Plus app is available through Apple and Android app stores.   

The HireBlue fall semester career fairs are a partnership between the Stanley and Karen Pigman College of Engineering Career and Co-op Office, the Graham Career Management Office in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, and the Stuckert Career Center.  

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