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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. 

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

Career Connections, September 9&10, 2021

Help our students prepare for the career fair by signing up for a half day shift to review resumes or give mock interviews on September 9 or 10. Each shift runs from 9-12 and 1-4 pm.  Thursday and Friday morning shifts are hosted in person in the James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success on the 3rd floor of FPAT, and the Friday afternoon shift is going to be conducted using Zoom. To register yourself or others in your organization, complete the form at: https://bit.ly/FA21UKCC.

Employer Partner Welcome (Back) Picnic on the Patio, August 26, 2021, 4-6:30 pm

If you are interested in mingling with incoming and returning engineering students in the Engineering Courtyard, consider joining us on August 26 from 4 - 6:30 pm. We expect about 400 students available to chat, play a game of cornhole and learn about opportunities at your organization. This is not a career fair and students will be dressed casually. You do have the opportunity to have a sign up sheet so you can follow up and request resumes or applications after the event. Registration is now live at on Handshake

Fall 2021 IN PERSON Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, September 21, 2021, 12-4 pm, Bill Gatton Student Center 

The Fall 2021 Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair is scheduled to take place in person on September 21, 2021 at the Bill Gatton Student Center. Registration is live in the Handshake Career Management System: https://bit.ly/FA21EGRFair

Fall 2021 VIRTUAL all campus career fair (Engineering and all other colleges), September 29, 2021 2-6 pm

If you are unable to travel, consider joining the University of Kentucky at their virtual all majors career fair. This fair is hosted throught he Handshake Career Management platform and registration is now live in Handshake.

Interviewing on Campus

Starting this fall, we will again be offering in person on campus interviews. We are happy to help you coordinate an interview schedule. If you are interested in interviewing candidates, please contact ilka.balk@uky.edu to see what options are available.

You can also request interviews and interview rooms through our career management system, Handshake.  If you request them within the College of Engineering, we will be in touch to help you set up the schedule and contact students (if needed).

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 (all can be planned virtually or in person), 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.

Employer Resources