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UK Alumni Career Services Hosting Career Management Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Career Services is hosting a virtual Career Management Week, Oct. 25-28. The sessions are designed for UK alumni and friends looking to proactively manage their careers, seeking professional development opportunities and wanting to attend a conference but do not have the budget.

The schedule for the week:

Books That Impact Careers

Noon-12:45 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 25, via Zoom webinar and Facebook Live.

A panel of prominent UK alumni will share their favorite professional development book and how it has influenced their careers and lives. Mary Shelman, 2021-2022 president of the UK Alumni Association and founder of the Shelman Group, will serve as moderator. 

Panelists include:

  • Willis Bright ’66, president, Bright Visions;
  • Haviland Argo ’03, project manager, architect at Hermitage Farm; and
  • Erin Logan ’06, director/general manager/new verticals, Chewy.

Register for the session here.

Central Kentucky Job Club: Resumes That Rock

9-10:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 26, Fayette County Extension Office or Zoom webinar.

This presentation will help the audience build a solid resume foundation by addressing preferred resume formats and how to target your resume and skills to the specific position. Learn strategies to get through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and highlight your accomplishments. 

The session is presented by Jennifer Duncan, program manager, University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Career Services.

Online attendees can register for the session here.

Networking for Introverts

Noon-12:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 26, via Zoom webinar

Calling all introverts! Join us as we discuss networking strategies specific to introverts. Conversation openers and tips will be shared among attendees. 

The session is presented by Amanda Schagane, associate director, UK Alumni Career Services, and Grace Haring, graduate assistant, UK Alumni Career Services.

Register for the session here.

CliftonStrengths® Assessment Workshop,

2-3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 27, via Zoom. Audio capacity required; video capacity preferred.

Discover your greatest talents and maximize your potential by using your CliftonStrengths®. This workshop will help you identify your strengths and learn how to utilize them for career success. Living your best life begins when you tap into your unique talents. Go beyond a foundational awareness of your strengths, identify ways to invest in the development of your talents and apply them in your work and life.

This assessment workshop costs $10 per person. The workshop will be facilitated by an alumni career counselor with a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach credential.

The session is presented by Amanda Schagane, associate director, UK Alumni Career Services, and Grace Haring, graduate assistant, UK Alumni Career Services.

Register for the session here.

Calming the Internal Butterflies: 7 Tips to Present Yourself More Confidently and Professionally 

Noon-12:45 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 28, via Zoom webinar.

It is no coincidence that successful people are often excellent communicators. Are poor public speaking and underdeveloped communication skills unknowingly holding your career back? Attend this session to learn how to put your best foot forward and advance your career.

The session is presented by Dwayne Buckles ’83, president/founder, Rainmaker Ideas, and Caroline director, UK Alumni Career Services. 

Register for the session here.

Building Your Personal Board of Directors   

2-2:45 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 28, via Zoom webinar

Who will guide you through office politics, advocate for your promotion or engage you in crucial conversations? Learn more about why having a personal board of directors can help you progress in your career — no matter your age or stage. 

The session is Presented by Tauyna Phillips ’87, director, UK Office of Technology Commercialization, and Caroline Francis, director, UK Alumni Career Services.

Register for the session here.

For more information about Career Management Week, call the UK Alumni Association at 859-257-8905, email us at or visit

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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