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Alumni Career Services Hosting Virtual Events in May

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2020) — During this challenging time, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association is opening a number of Alumni Career Services resources to all alumni (12 or more credit hours earned) throughout the month of May. Here are some tools and opportunities to be proactive in your career management and stay relevant and competitive in your career field.

May 21 – Q&A Session with Alumni Career Services, Noon EDT

Join nationally certified UK alumni career counselors as they respond to job search and career management FAQs on topics such as resumes, LinkedIn, networking, interviewing and job search strategies. There is no registration required — simply visit the UK Alumni Association Facebook page on the day of the event at

May 26 – Central Kentucky Job Club: Panel of Job Club Success Stories, 9–10:15 a.m. EDT Job Club will be held digitally through a free online Zoom webinar. The program is presented by a panel of former Job Club attendees. Registration is limited to the first 500 participants:

May 28 – Virtual Networking with Alumni Career Services, Noon–1 p.m. EDT

Practicing safe social distancing does not mean you have to become socially disconnected. Back by popular demand, you won’t want to miss this chance to chat with fellow University of Kentucky alumni and friends from around the world! Share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network — all online from any device:

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit or call 800-269-2586.

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