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8 Steps to Help You Prep for the Spring 2022 Campus Career Fairs

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Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2022) — The Office for Student Success is excited to share that the Stuckert Career Center, in collaboration with Engineering Career & Co-Op Office and the Graham Career Management Office in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, will host several spring semester career fairs. These events are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

The Engineering, Computer Science and STEM Career Fair will take place noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. The Business, Communications, Liberal Arts and All Majors Career Fair is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, and the All Majors Virtual Internship and Career Fair is from 2-6 p.m. Feb. 24.

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

Here are eight 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. Do some career fair prep.
  4. Research employers.
  5. Dress for success.
  6. If it is virtual, schedule virtual career sessions with employers.
  7. Connect with recruiters on LinkedIn.
  8. Develop and practice your Elevator Pitch.

More information on the career fairs is available at: https://www.uky.edu/careercenter/hireblue-career-fairs. To learn more about the Stuckert Career Center and its many resources for students, click here.

 

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