The Engineering Career Development Group meets the unique needs of UK engineering students and employers. Our mission is to assist students develop job search skills, build career networks and help secure rewarding careers in their chosen fields of study.

To connect with us, please contact engrcareer@uky.edu or 859-218-1685.

Engineering Career Development offers career counseling services for current students and resources for finding a job or internship. Employers should click here.

For a detailed calendar of our events as well as other campus career development events click here.

Spring Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, February 21, 2017, noon to 4 pm

The Spring Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair will have a new venue this year: On February 21, 2017, engineering, science and computer science students are invited to meet with employers in their field for the Spring Career Fair. It will take place at the Gatton College of Business and Economics from noon to 4 pm. VIP Students are admitted into the fair as early as 11:30 am.

Employers: Click here to register for the fair. The Business Fair will take place the day after, and there is a discount to for companies who register for both fairs.  The venue is more limited in space than previous venues, so we can only register about 80 employers, and registration will be on a fist come, first served basis.

Students: to find out more about VIP, please contact john.beck@uky.edu;

Spring Engineering Co-op and Internship Fair, March 23 from 10 am to 1 pm, Mining and Minerals Resources Bldg.

Companies seeking only interns or co-op students for the following summer or fall can register for the Co-op and Internship Fair to be held on March 23, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Mining and Minerals Resources Building. Employer Registration is now live.

Career Fair Prep and Networking Events

Engineering CAREER CONNECTIONS, February 9, 2017 at the Stuckert Career Center:

This event takes place once a semester before the career fair.  Have an employer critique your resume or give you a quick mock interview. Students can register for a time slot with an employer through Wildcat Carer Link from Tue., Jan 31 – Tue., Feb. 7. No need to dress up, just bring your resume with you.

Engineering Resume Review/Interview Drop Ins

Quick 10-15 min meetings for help with your resume, letter writing, interviewing or searching for an job or internship opportunity. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 pm in Room 289 in the Ralph G. Anderson Bldg. We are also available for appointments. Please e-mail John Beck with a 2-3 days/times that work for you and he will schedule an appointment with you.

Career Fair Prep Workshop

In preparation for the Career Fair, Engineering Career Development and the Graham Office Of Career Management in the Gatton College of Business and Economics are offering a number of career fair prep workshops.

Wed., Feb. 8 – 3:30-4:15pm FPAT 255
Fri., Feb. 10 – 2:00-2:45pm FPAT 255
Tue., Feb. 14 – 12:30-1:15pm B&E 311
Wed., Feb. 15 – 2:00-2:45pm B&E 157
Thu., Feb. 16 – 2:00-2:45pm B&E 330
Thu., Feb. 16 – 6:00-6:45 pm FPAT 255
Fri., Feb. 17 – 11:00-11:45am B&E 399

Completion of a Career Fair Prep Workshop, as well as a one on one resume review with a career advisor or at the Career Connections event, as well as a few other career related tasks will grant you VIP status, which allows entry into the career fair 30 minutes before non-VIP students.

About the UK VIP Program

The VIP program is an interactive program designed to develop career-ready students at the University of Kentucky and offer-exclusive exposure to employers.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
– Network with employers starting 30 minutes before the Career Fair officially opens.
– Receive a special VIP nametag.
– Prepare for your professional career.

You can pick up a participant card for VIP at the Engineering Career Development offices, outside RGAN 287 (inside the glass doors) or by attending on of the VIP workshops. The VIP program is an interactive program designed to develop career-ready students at the University of Kentucky and off-exclusive exposure to employers. The completed card must be turned in by Friday, Feb. 17 before 12:00noon to RGAN 289.

VIP Requirement Checklist: (MUST complete all 4 steps below)
  1. Set up or Update your Wildcat CareerLink account.
    ~ You may need to set up a Wildcat CareerLink account and/or Update your account profile. Visit www.uky.edu/careercenter and scroll down to the bottom of the page to get started.
    ~ Upload an updated resume to your profile
  2. Attend a 45 minute “Career Fair Prep Workshop” and collect presenter signature (See times above)
  3. Complete Mock Interview / Resume Critique (Choose one of the two options below)
    1. Participate in EGR Career Connections on Thur., 2/9 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Stuckert Career Center. Complete a mock interview or have an employer critique your resume
    2. Have an on campus career professional critique your resume and collect signature
  1. PLUS choose 2 of the following: (MUST complete at least 2 items)

– Download the Career Fair+ app
-Create or Update your LinkedIn profile
-Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/ukyengrcareer
-Follow us on Twitter: @UKEngCareers
-Complete a practice interview on InterviewStream at www.uky.interviewstream.com and email -EngrCareer@uky.edu after you complete the interview

Employer Information Tables

Most Wednesdays during the semester from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Ralph G. Anderson Atrium – meet employers who are on campus to discuss your resume, their recruiting needs or the engineering professions with you.  Every Wednesday, we will have 1-3 employers on hand to answer questions about careers in their company for you.

Information Sessions

Please check back in the spring semester for information sessions.

Past info sessions this semester included Norfolk Southern, Honda of America,Cummins Engines, FM Global, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Cypress, 84.51, Dynetics, and American Woodmark, Arkema and SRG Global

Job Search

Wildcat Career Link

The University of Kentucky uses a system, Wildcat Career Links, where employers will post positions in your major. To set up a profile, and to search for positions, or to set up regular job search agents, please get started at https://uky-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php/pid367525?signin_tab=0

Mailing lists

We send announcements about events and job openings for engineering majors on a regular basis. To join our engineering mailing list job announcements, please follow these steps:

1. Go to http://lists.engr.uky.edu
2. Pick the major lists you want to be on (bae-jobs, ce-jobs, ee-Jobs, compe-Jobs, chem-jobs, mse-jobs, me-jobs, mng-jobs, coe-jobs – the latter is all College of Engineering jobs)
3. Enter your name and e-mail address on the subscription form

 

For the CS-jobs mailing, please contact Paul Linton in the Computer Science Department:

paul@cs.uky.edu

Alumni

The UK Alumni Association’s career services office helps members of the UK Alumni Association with resume critique and career advice.  The Office hosts regular job club meetings for networking and professional development .