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7 Steps to Help You Prep for the Fall 2021 Campus Career Fairs

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2021) — The Office for Student Success is excited to share that, next week, the Stuckert Career Center, in collaboration with Engineering Career and Co-op Office and the Graham Career Management Office in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, will host the fall semester career fairs. 

These are wonderful opportunities for students to connect with more than 150 employers, and all students, no matter where they are in their college career, are encouraged to participate in the career fairs. 

Here are seven things you can do to help you prepare for the career fairs:

1.     Update and upload resume to your Handshake account.

2.     Make your Handshake account profile public.

3.     Attend a virtual career fair prep workshop.

4.     Research employers. 

5.     Dress for success.

6.     Connect with recruiters on LinkedIn.

7.     Develop/practice your elevator pitch.

More information on the career fairs is available at: To learn more about the Stuckert Career Center and their resources, click here.

UK would like to acknowledge our employer partners whose support for the UK fall career fairs helps make these events possible.

Big Blue Partner

  • Enterprise

Wildcat Partners

  • Lexmark International, Inc.
  • Link-Belt Cranes
  • Thoroughbred Engineering
  • Chartwell Hospitality
  • Cintas Corporation

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 four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, 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 five 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.