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Job Club Releases 2021 Fall Schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services and UK Human Resources STEPS Temporary Employment have announced that the fall Job Club sessions will resume its in-person format. Due to the outstanding success and reach in offering Job Club in an online format due to COVID-19, this schedule and future schedules will be offered both in-person and online.

For more information about UK’s COVID-19 policies and procedures, please visit The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service office is a UK facility, and all in-person attendees will be required to comply with UK’s COVID-19 policies while in the space.

The purpose of Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. The free group is open to the public and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 9-10:15 a.m., at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, located at 1140 Harry Sykes Way (formerly Red Mile Place) in Lexington. Business attire is encouraged. Convenient, free parking is available. Job Club is for you if you are a motivated professional and currently out of work, underemployed or looking to make a career transition. In addition, recruiters and employers are always welcome and introduced to Job Club attendees.

For more information, call the UK Alumni Association at 859-257-8905, the Fayette Cooperative Extension Office at 859-257-5582 or UK Human Resources STEPS Temporary Employment at 859-257-9555, Option 2. Additional information including recordings from previous Job Club meetings and testimonials from former Job Club participants can be viewed at:

Fall Job Club Meeting Schedule:

Sept. 14 — Job Search Tips & Strategies from a Panel of Recruiters and HR Professionals. Free resume reviews immediately following Job Club for in person attendees. Online attendees register at

Sept. 28 — LinkedIn Best Practices for Networking Success, presented by Tamika Tompoulidis, career counselor, UK Lewis Honors College Center for Personal Development. Free LinkedIn headshot photos immediately following Job Club for in person attendees. Online attendees register at

Oct. 12 — Zoom Through Your Next Interview, presented by Sarah Pitt, vice president human resources, Associations International, and Alex Howard, human resources operations manager, Associations International. Free mini mock interviews immediately following Job Club for in person attendees. Online attendees register at

Oct. 26 — Resumes that Rock, presented by Jennifer Duncan, program manager, University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Career Services. Online attendees register at

Nov. 9 — Job Search Strategies, presented by Caroline Francis, director, UK Alumni Career Services, and Amanda Schagane, associate director, UK Alumni Career Services. Online attendees register at

Nov. 23 — Take Charge of Your Career, presented by Karen Hill, CEO/chief nursing officer emeritus, Baptist Health Lexington. Online attendees register at

Dec. 14 — Goal Setting for Career Development, presented by Audrey Bachman, senior training specialist, UK Human Resources Training and Development. Online attendees register at

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 or call 800-269-2586.

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