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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. 

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.