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Employers Who Want You: November Career Center Events

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2021)  The Stuckert Career Center is excited to bring lots of employer events to campus this November. Learn how to negotiate your first job offer, have a conversation with a Disney television and animation executive, or prep for a career in esports with Gen.G. The Stuckert Career Center makes it wildly possible to connect with employers from different industries who want to see Wildcats on their team.

Take action and attend one of the events below that most interest you:

Negotiating an Offer: A Panel of Professionals Discussing How to Get the Best Job Offer: 4-5 p.m. Monday, Nov.1 (virtual)

  • Ever wondered what comes after the job offer? The career center will have several employers, including Deloitte, Cintas and GE Appliances, here to chat with you about how to negotiate your first job offer. Join us and get your questions answered. 

United Talent Agency: An Introduction to the Agency5-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 (virtual)

  • Curious about how to break into the entertainment industry? Join the career center for an open discussion about life working at a leading talent agency and gain insight into different career opportunities both within an agency and the entertainment industry.  

Disney Television & Animation Q&A4-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11  (virtual)

  • Join Disney TV Animation Vice President Jay Francis for a live Q&A. Francis, vice president of current series, diversity and inclusion, will discuss careers in the screenwriting, production and animation departments at Disney Television Animation. He'll provide insight on the various platforms, including Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+, as well as provide information on internship opportunities, hiring processes, the Disney brand and so much more!

Career Gamification: Prepping for Careers in Esports (in partnership with Gen.G): noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 13 (in-person)

  • Wondering how to prep for a career in esports? Want to network UK’s leading esports partner, Gen.G? This event is for you. Learn how to perfect your elevator pitch and refine your resume for this industry. We will have short workshops on resumes, cover letters, elevator pitches and the power of networking. You get an opportunity to practice with the experts, all while building your esports network. Please register for one date. Registration is required to participate. This event is in-person. Masks will be required for all indoor UK campus buildings. 

Fayette County Public Schools Information Session: 4-4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 (virtual)

  • Want to work with kids? Come learn about the many part-time and full-time employment opportunities at Fayette County Public Schools.

Graduate School Employer Panel: noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 (virtual)

  • In graduate school and want to learn how to prepare for the workforce? Hear from employers who want to hire you. Employers include Medpace, GAO and Alltech. 

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 $476.5 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.