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Looking for an intern, co-op or full-time employee?

Please post open positions to our online career management system, Handshake, which is available to all current students and all UK alumni. You can also request an on-campus interview date and information session through the system or by contacting us directly.

You can also contact the Engineering Career Development Office to share your openings with us. We will target the desired majors and students to advertise your position.

Alumni Recruiting

UK Alumni have access to our career management system, Handshake (uky.joinhandshake.com), so please consider posting positions for alumni there as well.  In addition, we have created an "engineering alumni jobs" page, which pulls positions posted on Handshake for alumni onto one easy to find place.  If you would like your posting included there, please e-mail ilka.balk@uky.edu to make sure we pull it off Handshake and list it on the alumni jobs page.

Our UK Alumni Association also has two dedicated career counselors on staff.  They organize biweekly job club meetings, and are available for one on one consultations. 

VIRTUAL Spring 2020 College of Engineering Co-op and Internship Fair, March 26, 2020

 If you are recruiting for Summer or Fall 2020 internships and co-ops, consider joining us for the Virtual Spring Co-op and Internship Fair. Students will sign up for one on one phone calls with employers, each lasting 10 minutes. You will have a chance to review their resumes at or before your phone meeting.

Registration is now live: If you have any questions, please contact Zachary Fuqua, Zachary.Fuqua@uky.edu. 

Skip the Line/Virtual Career Fair – How this works

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving our March 26 Co-op and Internship Fair to a virtual format with the help of our Career Fair App provider, Career Fair +. The virtual fair will still take place on March 26, 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm. There will be no in person event on UK’s campus.


Refunds and Changing your registration:

If you had already signed up for the on-campus fair, we will transfer your registration to the virtual fair. To cover the cost for technology, we will charge $50 for the virtual fair. If you have already paid, we will refund the difference between the amount paid and the $50 for the virtual fair. Please note that our provider might charge a 5% credit card transaction fee on the refund end (we are covering the fees on the initial payment). 


Once signed up, we will create a schedule for each of your representatives willing to conduct one on one virtual meetings with students (you can add as many representatives as you want to - each will have a schedule of students to contact). 


How does the fair work?

Each student can sign up for a 10 minute meeting with as many companies as they'd like using the Career Fair Plus app which they have used for a number of years to navigate in person fairs. Students are not allowed to schedule back to back meetings to prevent them from being unavailable if a prior meeting runs a bit late.

Representatives will receive a schedule before the start of the fair as well as student contact information for each scheduled student and their resume; Each representative will call the student candidate at the scheduled time.


Virtual Career Fair Info for employers

In order to get you set up for Skip The Line (STL), we need a few pieces of information as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, 3/18/2020 close of business.

How many schedules would you like?  

  • We recommend 1 schedule per recruiter who will be participating in STL/virtual career fair – you can have as many recruiters/schedules as you’d like.
  • We recommend having at least 2 recruiters if you can make them available for the 10 am to 1 pm timeframe, but you can have as many as you’d like.

For each schedule please send us the following information:

  • Short Description (i.e if you have one recruiter that handles one major and another that handles different majors, you could mention that here; likewise, if you have multiple divisions and each representative recruits for a particular division)
  • The name and email address of the primary recruiter for that schedule
  • The name and email address of the company’s primary contact for this event

Once we have the responses, you will likely receive an activation link to download the app and create a very brief profile to gain access to the system. Students will start signing up for timeslots after noon on Friday, 3/20/2020.


Get more information here: http://help.careerfairplus.com/en/articles/1890849-skip-the-line-answers-for-employers

Fall Career Connections, September 11, 2020

Every semester, our office hosts a career connections event where employers help students prepare for the career fair and the job search. We ask employer volunteers to help students with resume reviews, interview skills, LinkedIn profile reviews and networking practice. The event is not a recruiting event per se, but will help students start building networks as well as prepare their resume and professional and interviewing skills before the fall career fair. If you are interested in volunteering a two or four-hour shift, you can sign up starting in July 2020, or e-mail Zachary.Fuqua@uky.edu to be added tot he e-mail notification list when registration goes live.

Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair September 22, 2020

The Fall 2019 Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair will take place on September 22, 2020. Employer registration will go through UK's Handshake system on June 2, 2020. The Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair is the first day of a two-day career fair event (Business, Liberal Arts and all non-engineering/non-CS majors on Sept. 23), and organizations can choose whether to register for one or for both days.

The night before the fair, the Society of Women Engineers hosts their annual Evening with Industry for graduating engineeirng/computer science students (BS, MS and PhD degrees). If you are recruiting for full time positions, please consider adding Evening with Industry on Sept. 21 from 7-9 pm to your career fair registration. The registration for this event can be completed in the "extra items" section of the Career Fair registration. 

If you have recruiting needs for engineering students and alumni, or need help posting jobs or registering for the career fairs, please contact us.


Interviewing on Campus

You can request interviews and interview rooms through our career management system, Handshake. Engineering employers can now request rooms in the College of Engineering’s James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success in the F. Paul Anderson Tower. The James W. Stuckert Career Center also offers interview rooms at their location on 408 Rose Street.

If you have questions about your organization’s interview location please contact John Beck, john.beck@uky.edu

Other ways to engage with students

Our office will be happy to help you get in front of students through events such as employer information sessions, classroom presentations, student organization meetings or tabling in the college buildings. We can also help you post your positions on Handshake, provide you with salary statistics for engineering majors, connect you with faculty for research or senior design project work or find other creative ways to connect your organization with UK. Please contact Ilka Balk at 859-257-4178 or ilka.balk@uky.edu to discuss opportunities.

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