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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

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