Spring Career Fairs Are Here

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2020) — Next week, the University of Kentucky will welcome nearly 200 employers to campus for the spring semester career fair series. The Engineering, Computer Science and STEM Career Fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, and the Business, Communications, Liberal Arts and Humanities Career Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. 

Both career fairs will be held in the Gatton Student Center ballrooms. The spring career fairs offer students an important opportunity to network and connect with employers representing a wide variety of industries. Participating employers will range from Fortune 500 companies, startups and large regional organizations, to government agencies and nonprofit and service organizations. 

Employers are interested in connecting with students from all academic majors, and they’re eager to share information with students about internships, co-ops and job opportunities, so students from all class years are encouraged to consider attending. 

“Our message to students is, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with employers who are spending the day on our campus," said Ray Clere, the director of UK’s Stuckert Career Center. "It’s important to have career options, and career fairs are one of the best places to identify opportunities and make networking connections.”

No advance registration is required to attend the spring career fairs, but students are encouraged to wear business-professional attire, and to bring multiple copies of their résumé/CV. The spring career fairs are a partnership between Engineering Career Development, the Graham Career Management Office in the Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Stuckert Career Center. Students are encouraged to review the list of employers attending the spring career fairs using UK’s Handshake career management platform and/or the UK Career Fair Plus app available for free through the Apple and Android app stores.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $501 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.