By Raymond Clere, Ilka Balk, and Sarah Madison
Next week, the University of Kentucky will welcome more than 150 employers to campus for the hireblue Spring Career Fairs, taking place noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Gatton Student Center ballrooms.
The hireblue Spring Career Fairs offer students an important opportunity to network and connect with employers representing a wide diversity of industries. Participating employers will range from Fortune 500 companies and large regional organizations to government agencies and nonprofit and service organizations.
Students from all class years are encouraged to attend. Employers are interested in connecting with students from all academic majors and are eager to share information with students about internships, co-ops and job opportunities.
“The time period between the beginning of January and spring break is the peak season for hiring for summer internships," said Ray Clere, director of the UK Stuckert Career Center. "Our message to students is don’t miss this opportunity to connect with employers who are spending the day on our campus. It’s important to have career options, and career fairs are one of the best places to identify opportunities and make networking connections.”
No advance registration is required to attend the hireblue Spring Career Fairs, but students are encouraged to wear business-professional attire and to bring multiple copies of their résumé/CV. These career fairs are a partnership between Engineering Career Development, the Graham Career Management Office in the Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Stuckert Career Center.
Students are encouraged to review the list of employers attending the spring career fairs using UK’s Handshake career management platform and/or the UK Career Fair Plus app — available for free through the Apple and Android app stores.