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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.

Career Connections

This fall, we are excited to expand our Career Connections event to two days, September 12 and 13, 2019. We ask employer volunteers to help students with resume reviews, interview skills, LinkedIn profile reviews and networking practices. 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 a two or four-hour shift on one of these days, you can do so at https://rebrand.ly/FA19egrcareerconnections. There is no cost to attend this event, and it is a great opportunity to meet students, help them with their professional development and start a recruiting conversation.

Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair September 24, 2019 

The Fall 2019 Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair will take place September 24, 2019. Employer registration is live through UK's Handshake system. 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. 25), and organizations can choose whether to register for one or for both days.

If you have recruiting needs for engineering students and alumni, or need help posting jobs or registering for the career fairs, please contact us.


    SWE's Evening with Industry

The Society of Women Engineers hosts their Evening with Industry the night before the fall career fair for all engineering/CS students who are graduating between December 2019 and August 2020. The event is open to employers who are registering for the Engineering/CS career fair on September 24 and are recruiting full time engineers and/or computer scientists for their organization. Registration for this event can be completed as an "add on" to the hire blue Engineering/Computer Science Career Fair registration. Sponsorship levels, which will give you more exposure to students during Evening with Industry and the Career Fair, are available.

Fall 2019 Co-op and Internship Fair, October 25, 2019

The Co-op and Internship Fair in the College of Engineering is planned for Friday, October 25, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. The fair is intended for organizations who primarily recruit interns and/or co-ops rather than graduating seniors. Employer registration costs $175 and is live in Handshake.

Interviewing on campus

You can request interviews and interview rooms through our career management system, Handshake. Engineering employers can now request rooms in the College of Engineering’s James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success in the F. Paul Anderson Tower. The James W. Stuckert Career Center also offers interview rooms at their location on 408 Rose Street.

If you have questions about your organization’s interview location please contact John Beck, john.beck@uky.edu

New for Fall 2019: Recruiter-in-residence

Seeking a casual environment to promote your organization while marketing your internships, co-ops, part-time positions or career opportunities at the same time? We invite you to become a recruiter-in-residence, which will provide you with a half-day residency in the College of Engineering's James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success. You can host open office hours, review resumes or schedule one-on-one conversations from 9 am to 12 pm and host a tech talk or info session from 12-1 pm. Bring company signage, flyers and giveaways. You can sign up for a half day at: https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/10629/employer_preview

Other ways to engage with students with your company

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 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.

Upcoming Spring 2020 Events

Recruiter-in-residence every Wednesday morning during the semester:

Take over a student tutoring space for a morning to brand your organization and serve as a resource for our students to improve their professionalism, resumes, interview skills and help thembetter understand your organization. A typical day consists of open office hours followed by an info session or tech talk over lunch.

Spring 2020 Engineering Career Connections, January 30 and 31, 2020:

Volunteer to help our students with resume reviews, LinkedIn profile reviews, interview practice and/or networking skills. Once registration is live, you can sign up for a two or four-hour shift on either or both days.

Spring Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, February 11, 2020:

Employers come to campus to recruit students for co-ops, internships and full time positions. The Business/Humanities/All Majors fair will take place February 12, 2020.

Spring College of Engineering Co-op and Internship Fair, March 27, 2020:

Employers experiencing last minute co-op or internship openings, as well as those seeking to recruit co-ops and interns exclusively, can attend this smaller, more intimate fair. We encourage participating employers to be open to considering freshmen for upcoming co-ops and internships at this fair. 

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