UK’s online career management system, Handshake, allows you to apply for jobs and internships, and sign up for on-campus interviews online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in the world! Many local, state, national and even international employers conduct interviews on UK’s campus during the fall and spring semesters. Don’t miss out on this chance to land an interview! You can also publish your resume to a resume book for review by employers, find specific contacts at an organization and view company information sessions through Handshake. You can access the student site here.
The University of Kentucky has a resource available to UK students to help them find internships or full time positions abroad. The site also gives you detailed country career guides on common customs and information on a number of foreign countries.
F 1 Visa Students: Goin’ Global provides statistics on companies in the United States that have sponsored prospective employees’ visas in the past. This can be a valuable resource for your job search, as it gives you an indication of whether a company commonly sponsors, or hardly ever does.
Goin Global can be accessed through the Career Center -> Resource tabs in the Handshake system, as it is limited to students with a UK Handshake account.
Use CandidCareer.com, A FREE and convenient way to explore careers – to view informational videos online, anytime, anywhere. Hear first-hand the personal stories of professionals and get insight and advice about their jobs. This resource can be accessed through the Career Center -> Resource tabs in the Handshake system, as it is limited to students with a UK Handshake account.
Practice answering interview questions by recording yourself; consider forwarding the interviews to others for feedback. This resource can be accessed through the Career Center -> Resource tabs in the Handshake system, as it is limited to students with a UK Handshake account.
Find and apply for jobs with a streamlined approach to managing and saving job search documents and information. This resource can be accessed through the Career Center -> Resource tabs in the Handshake system, as it is limited to students with a UK Handshake account.
This is a convenient website that helps you connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, you can find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
O*NET OnLine is an application that was created for the general public to provide broad access to the O*NET database of occupational information. O*NET OnLine offers a variety of search options and occupational data, while My Next Move is a streamlined application for students and job seekers. Both applications were developed for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Center for O*NET Development. https://www.onetonline.org/; https://www.onetonline.org/help/onet/mynextmove
Engineering industry specific job search sites
These sites are not sponsored or endorsed by the College of Engineering, but they are excellent ways to start looking for a job! Be sure to contact us to get resume and interview advice.
Zip Recruiter Job search resources:
LinkedIIn Job search resources:
Civil Engineering Jobs:
Search by geographic region: http://www.ceecareers.com/
Careers in the Plastics Industry:
Career Networking and Job Search for Women Engineers:
Women Engineers Recruitment Center (WERC): www.womenengineers.com. The WERC environment enables both sides to connect, in real-time, and from the convenience of the home or office. This is open to all levels of Women Engineers ranging from current students to highly experienced. When you create a profile on the site, you will have access to leading companies such as; Intel, Boston Scientific, Facebook, Google, Boeing, Microsoft, Apple, General Electric, 3M, Ford, Verizon and more. Companies will host their own virtual career fairs, open houses, and chat sessions, and we will also host multi-company engineer focused virtual career fairs throughout the year.
TalentDesk Career Finder
Our Career Finder is a free-to-use tool that leverages US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, tens of thousands of job postings, and data from over 2 million respondents with 360 careers and over 140 majors to help students find career paths and current job openings related to their field of study, including civil engineering, environmental engineering, and many other disciplines.