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Students and alumni are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting off-campus employment. Career Services staff are available for consultation on how to research prospective employers. Questions about safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment are appropriate and should be discussed before accepting employment. The University of Kentucky cannot guarantee terms of employment posted by an employer and is not responsible for employer misconduct.
Course Credit for Internships
B&E 396 and B&E 397 internship reflection courses are available for business internships. Business majors no longer need to secure a faculty sponsor. The courses are web-based and the content and assignments are managed on Canvas. If you have secured an internship and would like to receive academic credit, please submit an enrollment form on Handshake.
Steps to submit your enrollment form:
- Login to handshake using your linkblue username and password
- Select the Career Center tab and choose Experiences as the drop-down option
- Select Request an Experience
- Select B&E396 or B&E 397 Internship under "Experience Type"
- Complete the entire form for approval
- Your enrollment form will be reviewed for approval within two weeks
Students must complete the request within two weeks of starting their internships. Once the mid-term point of the semester occurs, students may not add these courses in the current semester. Please contact the Graham Office with any questions regarding earning academic credit for your internship.
Consult our Internship Course Guide to learn more about the course options and the related guidelines for earning academic credit for an internship.
Job Search Tips
Handshake is the ultimate job search tool for UK students. Search internships, part-time jobs, co-ops, and full-time opportunities.
The CareerShift Search tool returns results from every career site and job board. Save and organize relevant jobs that meet specific search criteria, and filter search by job title, company name, keywords or location.
Log into Handshake and click resources on the left to access CareerShift and set up a free account for access.
The GoinGlobal Database contains country-specific career and employment resources for more than 80 locations worldwide. Topic areas include work permit/visa regulations, country-specific resume guidelines and samples, interview and cultural advice, employment outlook, and more. The H1B Plus Database provides a customized sort of all Department of Labor H1B visa applications by job title, occupation, company, location and wage.
Click below and enter your LinkBlue credentials or log into Handshake and click resources on the left to access the GoinGlobal link for free access.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service. Students can manage their professional network, conduct company research, join interest groups for networking, and use LinkedIn's job board.