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Networking and Recruiting Events

College of Engineering Career Connections, September 8-11, 2020

Employer representatives volunteer their time to review resumes, conduct practice interviews, simulate virtual networking and critique LinkedIn profiles in one on one meetings with students. This is excellent preparation for the career fair, and a way to network with potential employers in a casual setting. Sign ups for this event will end on September 4, 2020, and you can find instructions on how to sign up for the different events in this PDF document.

 

Tue 9/8

Wed 9/9

Thu 9/10

Fri 9/11

9:00 – 12:45

Resume Reviews

Online Networking

LinkedIn Advice

Mock Interviews

1:00 – 4:45

LinkedIn Advice

Resume Reviews

Mock Interviews

Practice Virtual Career Fairs

 

Engineering and Computer Science VIRTUAL Career Fair, September 22, 2020, noon to 4 pm

The largest recruiting event at UK typically attracts up to 150 employers and 1,100 students who can network to find co-op, intern, or full-time positions. Many employers stay over to conduct one on one interviews soon after. You can research employers using UK's career management system, Handshake (uky.joinhandshake.com), which you have access to with your link blue ID and password. The fair will take place virtually via Handshake, and you can RSVP for the fair and then sign up for group sessions and/or 1:1 slots with employers of your choice on August 28 at 5pm.

Career Fair and Job Search Prep Events

Engineering Resume Review/Interview Practice

You can reach out to the career development team members for a quick 1:1 meeting using the following contact information; if we are not in another meeting, we can schedule these quickly:

John Beck, Full time positions, general resume advice, interview advice, salary negotiation, networking, LinkedIn: john.beck@uky.edu or call him at 859-218-1685

Zach Fuqua, Co-ops and Internships, general resume advice, juggling multiple co-op or internship offers: Zachary.Fuqua@uky.edu or call him at 859-257-9145

Ilka Balk, miscellaneous career related questions, career fairs, connecting with particular employers and alumni: Ilka.Balk@uky.edu or call her at 859257-4178

Or, you can schedule an appointment in advance via Handshake

Career Fair Prep Seminars

We have a large number of topics and workshops prepared for you. You can access all of these via different zoom links and you can also find them listed in the Handshake events schedule. The list below is organized by topic, and within each topic in chronological order. 

Career Development 

Date (EST) 

Time 

Handshake registration link 

Utilizing Handshake to find a job, co-op or internship   

Tue, Sep 1 

4:00pm 

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540066

You got the Position! Now…, Tips on Being Successful 

Wed, Sep 30 

3:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540072

You got the Position! Now…, Tips on Being Successful 

Wed, Sep 30 

6:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540081

You got the Position! Now…, Tips on Being Successful 

Wed, Nov 4 

12noon  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540083

 

 

 

 

Career Fair Prep 

 

 

 

Attend Virtual Career Fairs with Confidence  

Tue, Aug 25 

12:30pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540089

Attend Virtual Career Fairs with Confidence  

Thur, Sep 3 

3:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540099

Attend Virtual Career Fairs with Confidence  

Tue, Sep 15 

4:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540101

Attend Virtual Career Fairs with Confidence  

Thu, Sep 17 

12:30pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540094

Attend Virtual Career Fairs with Confidence  

Wed, Oct 21 

12noon  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540105

 

 

 

 

Co-ops 

 

 

 

What is a Co-op?  

Wed, Oct 7 

12noon  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540240

What is a Co-op?  

Tue, Oct 20 

12:30pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540246

What is a Co-op?  

Tue, Oct 20 

4:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540244

 

 

 

 

Resumes & Letter Writing 

 

 

 

Resumes 101   

Thu, Aug 27 

12:30pm 

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540254

Resumes 101   

Wed, Sep 2 

12noon 

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540259

Career Fair Ready Resumes 

Tue, Sep 15 

12:30pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540262

Career Fair Ready Resumes 

Tue, Sep 15 

6:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540265

Writing a Quality Letter  

Tue, Sep 29 

12:30pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540277

Career Fair Ready Resumes 

Tue, Oct 6 

12:30pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540273

Career Fair Ready Resumes 

Tue, Oct 6 

6:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540268

Writing a Quality Letter  

Tue, Oct 27 

12:30pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540279

Writing a Quality Letter  

Tue, Oct 27 

6:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540282

Writing a Quality Letter  

Wed, Nov 11 

3:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540285

 

 

 

 

Interviewing 

 

 

 

Excel in your Interviews 

Wed, Sep 16 

 12noon  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540292

Excel in your Interviews 

Thu, Sep 17 

4:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540299

Excel in your Interviews 

Wed, Oct 28 

3:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540301

 

 

 

 

Networking 

 

 

 

How do I Network in Virtual Times?  

Wed, Sep 16 

3:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540313

Using LinkedIn Successfully  

Thu, Oct 1 

4:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540303

How do I Network in Virtual Times?  

Thu, Oct 8 

4:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540316

Using LinkedIn Successfully  

Thu, Oct 29 

12:30pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540311

How do I Network in Virtual Times?  

Wed, Nov 18 

3:00pm  

https://uky.joinhandshake.com/events/540318