LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2023) — This fall semester, students have the opportunity to participate in a career fair orientation that will help equip them for success at fall career fairs and other campus career development events. If you are a faculty or staff member who is looking to add a career development activity to a course or group, please consider the UK Career Fair Orientation. This event will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Gatton Student Center Social Staircase (Atrium).
This inaugural, interactive event will let students familiarize themselves with attending a career fair in a controlled setting before participating in a real fair. Students will have the experience of having their resume reviewed by an employer, writing and practicing their elevator pitch, learning how to search for employers, signing up for a UK HireBlue Career Fair Tour,and much more. Students will also have the chance to win raffle items by engaging within different areas of the orientation and marking off their Career Fair Orientation bingo card.
Whether this is a student’s first career fair or they are an experienced fair veteran, this orientation experience will be beneficial. Students from all academic programs, undergraduate students and graduate students, are encouraged to attend.
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.