Student and Academic Life

Part-Time Jobs Fair Slated for Sept. 5

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2019) — The University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career Center, in partnership with Human Resources Student Employment, is hosting the fourth annual Part-Time Jobs Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Gatton Student Center Atrium. All UK students are invited and encouraged to participate.

The career fair will provide students of all class years with an opportunity to meet prospective employers, learn more about career opportunities in specific fields, receive career advice and expand one's professional network. 

Attending students will have the opportunity to connect with over 30 employers looking to fill part-time positions. The fair will provide students with a wide variety of employers to network with, including 21c Museum Hotel, Keeneland Association Inc., Panera Bread and multiple UK departments. 

All participating employers are willing to accommodate and support the schedule demands of full-time college students, while also providing students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

Students are encouraged to dress business casual and bring multiple copies of their résumé. 

Below are additional helpful tips for the event. 

  • Review list of employers and their opportunities prior to the fair via Handshake or on the Career Fair Plus App.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor to review your résumé.
  • Visit the Wildcat Wardrobe for a possible outfit for the fair.

No advance registration is required to attend the career fair. For more information on the Fall 2019 Part-Time Jobs Fair and the other career-building services offered by the Stuckert Career Center, visit the center's webpage at To search student job opportunities on and off campus throughout the year, visit and select the Student Positions tab.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for," and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.