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Career Development

You're Next!

When UK Engineering students land a full-time job or are accepted into grad school, they get to ring the brass bell at the Career Development Office. Upon hearing that glorious sound, staff members gather to celebrate that student’s defining moment.

From the moment you first step onto campus, we’ll help you position yourself to ring that bell and embark on the career of your dreams.

Ways we help you take charge of your career:

  • Fall and spring engineering and computer science career fairs
  • Networking and recruiting events
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Interview coaching
  • Employer information sessions
  • Handshake Career Management System

Meet With Us!

As always, you can make one-on-one appointments with any of us using uky.joinhandshake.com (go to Career Center Tab and then appointments). You can request your appointment to be in person, or via web conference.

Make An Appointment Today

Cover Letter and Resume Critiques

Do you want to put your best foot forward on paper? Your cover letter and resume are the documents you use to market yourself to employers — so you can’t afford to have mistakes. We will assist you in polishing these documents to highlight the skills employers are seeking. Bring a paper copy of your cover letter and/or resume to the meeting.

 

View Sample Cover Letters

A detailed webinar recording on basic resume writing.

Practice Interviews

Do you want to improve your interviewing skills? Practice interviews are an excellent way to get better. Schedule a practice interview with us today. Plan to dress professionally, bring a copy of your resume and the position for which you are interviewing if you would like the interview tailored for a specific position. Want to practice from the privacy of your own computer? Access our new tool, "Big Interview" directly from your computer through the Handshake Career Management System.

Example Questions and Etiquette Information

Interview Rooms

The James and Gay Hardymon Center for Student Success on the third floor of F. Paul Anderson Tower has an interview room available that can be reserved for phone or web/video interviews. To reserve the room, please log in to our system, Handshake, and create a new "appointment" with EGR Interview Room for the appointment type use “EGR Interview Room Reservation,” which will automatically give you a 2-hour window of time. If you need more time, email EngrCareer@uky.edu so we can change the appointment to a longer time block for you.

Stay in the Loop on New Job Opportunities

We maintain job-seeker listserves in each of majors. Feel free to subscribe to more than one of the listservs.

To subscribe, go to https://lsv.uky.edu, select "View public list archives." You can scroll through the very long list looking for lists that sound interesting, or you can search for particular ones, like “jobs, which will show you the following ones:

BAE-JOBS (Biosystems) EE-JOBS (Electrical)
BIEN-JOBS (Biomedical) LEAN-JOBS (Lean Systems)
CE-JOBS (Civil) ME-JOBS (Mechanical)
CHE-JOBS (Chemical) MFS-JOBS (Manufacturing)
COE-JOBS (All Engineering) MNG-JOBS (Mining)
COMPE-JOBS (Computer Eng.) MSE-JOBS (Materials)

For Computer Science, all CS students will be automatically added to a departmental CS-jobs listserve by the Computer Science Department.

Finding a Co-op Position

We highly recommend finding a co-op position to help you find the perfect career path.

Co-op Program Information