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Career Development Events

Fall Networking and Recruiting Events

Fall Career Connections, September 12-13, 2019

This two-day event will allow students to get a resume review, conduct a mock interview and/or have their LinkedIn profile reviewed by an engineering employer. Employers volunteer to help make this event possible and students have an opportunity to speak with a "real life" employer about what it takes to set themselves up for success at career fairs, online applications, networking events and interviews. Students must sign up in advance to participate because spots are limited. The sign up period will be from August 28 to September 9 through the jobs -> on campus interview section of Handshake. Download the registration instructions here.

 DAY 1 - SEP. 12, 1-5 pm:

20-minute resume reviews and 30-minute LinkedIn profile reviews

DAY 2 - SEP. 13: 10 am-4:30 pm

45-minute mock interviews, professional photographs and networking skills practice


Fall Evening with Industry, hosted by the Society of Women Engineers, September 23, 2019, 7-9 pm

Engineering and computer science students who are graduating between December 2019 and August 2020 will be invited to this special networking event on the eve of the Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair. If you are graduating between December 2019 and August 2020, you will receive an invitation with an Eventbrite link to sign up. Students will register with a deposit that will be refunded at the event. If you have questions, or have not received an invitation by Sept. 10, please e-mail Kim.Sayre@uky.edu


Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, September 24, 2019, 12-4 pm

The Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, which is the first day of a two-day "hire blue" career fair, is the largest fair at the University of Kentucky. About 1,000 students and 140 employers attend this event. You can view a list of registered employers at: https://uky.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/9444/student_preview. Starting in late August, you can also download our Career Fair Plus app to start preparing for the fair and research employers.

VIP Program

The fair will take place from 12:00 to 4:00 pm in the Bill Gatton Student Center. VIP students will enter at 11:30; all other students and alumni have access at noon. To find out more about becoming a VIP, please e-mail John.Beck@uky.edu.

To become a VIP, you must go through a series of career fair preparatory steps, which includes participation in an upcoming Career Fair Prep seminar. The seminars take place on the following dates in 354 F. Paul Anderson Tower:

Wednesday, 9/11/19 at 3:30 pm

Tuesday, 9/17/19 at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, 9/18 at noon

You can pick up a VIP program card at the Engineering Career Development office, 355 F Paul Anderson Tower, offices, D, E, F. The completed requirements will be documented on the card and are due at 5 pm on 9/19 (Thursday close of business).

Other requirements for the VIP program include a one-on-one resume review with a staff member. You can complete this by stopping by during our drop-in hours Tuesday 1-4 or Wednesday 3-6 pm. Once you are a VIP, you will always be a VIP and can enter future Engineering and Computer Science Career Fairs as a VIP.

Fall College of Engineering Co-op and Internship Fair, October 25, 2019

Join engineering employers seeking students for internships or co-ops on Friday, October 25, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Buell Armory. You can view an updating list of registered employers here.

Career Fair+

All Engineering Fairs will be using the "Career Fair Plus App," which will allow you to research employers in attendance ahead of time. A fair map will go live a few days before the fair and you can easily find your favorite companies on the map. Once you "favorite" them, they will show up on the map as soon as the map is live. 


Career Fair Prep and Networking Events

Engineering Resume Review/Interview Drop-ins - every Tuesday 1-4 pm and Wednesday 3-6 pm

Drop-ins meetings last 10-15 minutes and are designed to help with your resume, letter writing, interviewing or searching for a job or internship opportunity. During the semester, you can stop by every Tuesday 1:00-4:00pm & Wednesday 3:00-6:00pm in the Career Development offices in the James & Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success, thirdFloor FPAT. We are also available for appointments, which you can schedule via Handshake.


For the first time this fall, we are hosting companies a half day each Wednesday for open office hours, info sessions and/or tech talk. Employers spend the morning in the college’s James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success for drop-in questions or office hours, then conduct an info session or tech talk during the lunch hour. You can find out which employer is visiting via Handshake's  "events" tab. Just search for "Recruiter" or "Residence" in the searchbar on the right hand side.