Student and Academic Life

Stay up to Date on Career Center Events

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2021) — It's important to begin thinking about your future career as soon as you begin your time at the University of Kentucky. A large part of the college experience is discovering who you are and what you will be happy doing. The Stuckert Career Center is available to help students through this process from the beginning to the end.

While the ongoing pandemic has changed the backdrop of events, the Career Center understands, for students, the show must go on! To ensure students are exposed to the proper preparation before entering the job market, the Career Center has a jam-packed calendar of events planned for the next few months.

Below is a list of Career Center events in February and March.  

  • Feb. 22 - How to Persevere Panel | 4-5 p.m. EST
    • ​Learn from a group of professionals about how to persevere through college and land the dream job.
  • Feb. 24 - Kroger Talks: Leadership, Culture Opportunity | 3-4 p.m. EST
    • ​Hear from Kroger leaders on the culture of Kroger and the abundance of opportunities they have for every major.
  • March 2 - Careers & Coffee: Esports | 2-3 p.m. EST
    • ​Grab your coffee for an afternoon of talking all things esports! Rachel Brand and Jocelyn Gaydos will be joined by a panel of esports professionals who will share all about their jobs, how they got to where they are, and the future of the industry. They will be live on the Stuckert Career Center Facebook page at 2 p.m. EST March 2.
  • March 3 - PhD & Master’s Career Expo | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. EST
    • Connecting Ph.D. and master’s students, postdocs and alumni to employers for a virtual networking and recruitment experience. Interact real-time via live chat sessions and meet top-notch employers seeking candidates with advanced degrees. 
  • March 3 - U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency Lunch & Learn | 1- 1:30 p.m. EST 
    • Learn about the Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s employment opportunities and how you can be on the team! Receive a free on-campus lunch after attendance.
  • March 4 - KY Farm Bureau Insurance Resume Workshop | 2-2:30 p.m. EST
    • ​Grab your resume and head to this Resume Workshop with Mary Lyons (recruiter at Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance) and Mark Williams (career advisor at Stuckert Career Center) so you can learn their best tips and tricks for the best resumes.
  • March 9 - KY Farm Bureau Insurance Resume Drop-Ins | 1-1:30 p.m. EST
    • ​Mary Lyons from Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance is back to help with resume reviews! Drop in to see her and Stuckert Center career advisor Mark Williams.
  • March 10 - Kroger Talks: Tech Talk | 3-4 p.m. EST
    • ​Kroger leaders are back to talk all things tech. Learn about the newest technology (robots included) that Kroger is implementing in their day-to-day operations.
  • March 17 - Kroger Lunch & Learn | 1-1:30 p.m. EDT
    • ​Connect with Kroger and learn more about how you can join the team. Bring some questions for the Kroger leaders.
  • March 18 - Diversity Practice Interviews | noon-3 p.m. EDT
    • ​Practice interviews with real employers and get their feedback. All of the benefits with none of the risks of an actual interview!  
  • March 23 – Education Career Fair | 3:30-6 p.m. EDT
    • ​Calling all majors interested in the education career field. The Education Career Fair is being held virtually through Handshake. Register and sign up for sessions here. 
  • March 24 - Penske Lunch & Learn | 1-1:30 p.m. EDT
    • ​Come meet Penske reps and learn about the Penske work culture. Receive a free on-campus lunch after attendance.
  • March 29 - Diversity in the Workplace Employer Panel | 4-5 p.m. EDT
    • ​Join these employers to learn about their companies and how they recruit, hire and retain employees of diverse populations.  
  • March 31 - Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Lunch & Learn | 1-1:30 p.m. EDT
    • Connect with the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance team to learn more about their employment opportunities! Receive a free on-campus lunch after attendance.

For more information on the Stuckert Career Center and how the staff can provide assistance, visit www.uky.edu/careercenter.

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