Employers and alumni are crucial partners in the career development and employment success of current and former students. Hire CI serves as a hub to connect employers planning to recruit students and alumni from the 12 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the UK College of Communication and Information. Employers and internship supervisors will find a wide variety of job-ready candidates prepared for work in everything in the communication and information industries.
Job and Internship Postings
Advertise your job and internship opportunities to our students and alumni using Handshake, the University of Kentucky’s career services system. Handshake is used by more than 14,000 universities to help students and alums find opportunities, register for career fairs and schedule interviews. Our college career services coordinator will also assist in connecting you to our internship coordinators and students via email, social media, faculty, staff and LinkedIn.
Click “Sign up as an Employer".
Select “Employer” and then fill out your information. This should only take about five minutes.
Handshake has a great support page to help you walk you through what you can do with this system.
Get your company in front of students by presenting, in person or virtually, to a relevant class. Faculty are interested in hosting guest speakers in their classes to provide concrete examples of the content they are teaching students. Advanced planning and screening is necessary to ensure the proper fit with the class and schedule.
Explore opportunities to host groups of students at your organization for shadowing, course locations or Career Week site visits.
The better we know your corporate culture and values, the more effective we can be in referring specific candidates to you. Our goal is to help promote your opportunities among our students and alumni and then follow up by making specific connections that meet your criteria.
Host an informal presentation about your company and opportunities during the lunch hour. Students appreciate having lunch with recruiters and learning what they need to know about the hiring process. This format works well in combination with a visit or on-campus interview.
CI Career Week
Our College Career Week takes place once a semester, and we are always looking to feature employers and alumni at our college-wide career fair, networking events and panels.
Career and Internship Fairs
Register for our Career and Internship Fairs, held each Fall and Spring semester.
Ways to Connect