fbpx Employer Resources | University of Kentucky College of Engineering

Employer Resources

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. 


Fall Career Connections, September 8-11, 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 one or more two or four-hour shifts during the event week, you can sign up at https://bit.ly/UKEGR_CC2020 , or e-mail Zachary.Fuqua@uky.edu.

Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair September 22, 2020

The Fall 2020 Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair will take place on September 22, 2020. Employer registration is now live through UK's Handshake career management system at https://bit.ly/FA20_UKEGR_CF. 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. If you are interested in hearing more about how the virtual career fair works, you can view a Handshake employer webinar that was recorded on July 16, 2020. 

The night before the fair, the Society of Women Engineers will host their annual Evening with Industry for graduating engineering/computer science students (BS, MS and PhD degrees). If you are recruiting for full time positions, please consider joining Evening with Industry on Sept. 21 to your career fair registration. The registration for this event will be through a separate system or fair registration. To be added to the mailing list for SWE's Evening with Industry, or to get your questions answered, please contact SWE's staff advisor, Kim Sayre, kim.sayre@uky.edu.

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

We are trying to minimize the traffic to campus this fall, due to COVID-19, and thus, will not offer any in person, on campus interviews. We are happy to help you coordinate an interview schedule, and our interview rooms are avaialble to students who need a quiet place to conduct interviews with you via phone, zoom or or other remote means.  If you are interested in interviewing candidates, please contact ilka.balk@uky.edu to see what options are available.

If you would like our help to coordinate interviews, you can 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.

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