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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-218-1685.
For a detailed calendar of our events as well as other campus career development events click here.
Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, September 26, 2017
Our Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from noon to 4 pm. VIP students will be allowed to enter at 11:30 am. To view a list of all employers registered for the September 26 fair, as well as the Business fair on September 27, look at Handshake. Employers, if you are interested in registering for the fair, or finding out more about pricing, please click here.
2017-2018 Graduating Seniors and Grad Students – Evening with Industry
Seniors and graduate students: please RSVP to attend Evening with Industry, a networking event with about 25 employers seeking to hire for full time positions. The event takes place on September 25, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm at the Hilary Boone Center on Campus. It requires a $25 deposit, but the deposit will be returned to you if you attend. Employers, if you are interested in attending this event for exclusive access to graduating seniors and graduate students, you can register through the fall career fair registration.
Career Fair Prep and Networking Events
Career Connections allows students to get their resume review or give a mock interview by an engineering employer. Students can sign up for a time slot through our new career management system, Handshake, in early September. The event will take place in the newly opened James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success, on the third floor of the F. Paul Anderson Building.
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. Starting after labor day, we will be available for drip ins every Tuesday and Wednesday 3:00-5:00 pm in the James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success, which is located on the third floor of the F. Paul Anderson Building. 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.
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.
replaces Wildcat Career Link
The University of Kentucky uses a career management system, Handshake, where employers will post positions in your major. All student records have been imported, and you can enter your account by using your @uky.edu email as your username. The system will then take you to the link blue login screen. Please note that you must use your linkblue user name and then @uky.edu, so please do not include your g.uky.edu or l.uky.edu in the user name as that would create a duplicate account which we will not approve. Handshake’s system is connected to our secure link blue system, which means you will not have to juggle another login/password, and you will not have to update your major, GPA etc, as the system will automatically enter that.
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:
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 . Handshake is also open to all alumni of the University of Kentucky. Go to app.joinhandshake.com.