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Engineering Career Development


While our campus is closed, we can be reached for quick questions via our office phones, which forward to our remote work locations, during business hours. If you have quick questions about job searches, career fairs, networking, or anything else, please connect with us at:

John Beck: 859-218-1685; john.beck@uky.edu

Zachary Fuqua: 859-257-9145; zachary.fuqua@uky.edu

Ilka Balk: 859-257-4178; ilka.balk@uky.edu

As always,  you can make one-on-one appointments with any of us using uky.joinhandshake.com (go to Career Center Tab and then appointments). At this time, we will move all appointments to zoom, and we will send you the zoom link for your one on one appointment when we confirm you appointment request.

Please read our advice to current job seekers here

Our Assistant Director John Beck was recently interviewed by Dice about CS jobs and gave job search advice for CS students and graduates: https://insights.dice.com/2020/04/06/cs-grads-job-hunting-tips-covid-19-world/


The University of Kentucky College of Engineering strongly encourages students to gain experience in their field, because we understand the value those opportunities bring to a student’s professional and academic development. We offer two main options: an internship and the Cooperative Education Program (Co-op).

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to:

  • assist students in developing job search skills
  • build career networks that benefit both employers in their search for skilled talent, as well as students and alumni
  • help students and graduates secure rewarding careers in their chosen fields of study and succeed in them

Our Vision

The UK College of Engineering Career Development Office will assist students majoring in engineering and computer science with finding summer, part-time, co-op or permanent employment in their field of study. 

The UK Engineering Career Development staff will work with students to educate and prepare them for the application process, as well as help students through the transition from academic studies to the workplace.

The UK College of Engineering Career Development Office will maintain and expand the employer base for UK students. Staff will identify and work with companies to connect students and fulfill industry recruiting needs.

Get in Touch with Us:

Get immediate assistance through our zoopm drop-in hours for a brief 15-minute meeting, Monday - Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, https://uky.zoom.us/j/573478147 . If you need additional help, you can make an appointment at that time. 

Schedule an appointment with us via Handshake

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