See Blue Work Brings Career/Internship Fairs, Networking Events to Campus

Posted: April 06, 2016

As a part of its See Blue Work series, the University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career CenterEngineering Career Development and the Graham Office for Career Management will host career fairs and networking events for individuals looking for career or internship opportunities. All UK students and alumni are invited to participate and network with employers at two career fairs and a diversity networking reception scheduled for March 1-2.

A career fair is a great chance to meet prospective employers, learn more about career and internship opportunities in specific fields, receive career advice, expand one's professional network, and land interviews. "Meeting and interacting with recruiters face to face is still a critical part of the job search process. Our career events offer students seeking jobs and internships the unique opportunity to make personal connections that are not possible when submitting a résumé online," said Melanie Barber, employee relations director at the Stuckert Career Center.

Students wanting to work in engineering or technical industries are encouraged to attend the Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, which will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Memorial Coliseum.

Later that same day, a Diversity Networking Reception will be held with more than 25 organizations seeking to create a diverse inclusive workforce. The reception will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, in the foyer of the Singletary Center for the Arts.

The See Blue Work series will conclude with the Business Internship and Career Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Career fairs aren't only for upperclassmen. Students who attend a career fair as early as their freshmen or sophomore year report increased confidence in their ability to interact with employers and communicate their accomplishments. For juniors and seniors, these events are opportunities to secure interviews for valuable internships and full-time jobs through newly made contacts. For a list of participants at the See Blue Work events visit: https://uky-csm.symplicity.com/events/index.php/pid684070.

As part of the UK Division of Undergraduate Education, the James W. Stuckert Career Center mission is to prepare students to successfully connect with employers and post-graduate educational opportunities. The Stuckert Career Center is here to help students connect their passions with purpose by exploring their college major options and career goals, engage in the process of expanding their knowledge and experience of the work place, and to connect with those who can help students on their career path. For more information on the Stuckert Career Center and how the staff can provide assistance, visit www.uky.edu/careercenter.