ICT Partners with eLink Design in Industry Showcase

The Information Communication Technology (ICT) program teamed up with national web design, application development and search engine optimization firm, eLink Design in an on-campus industry showcase. 

The industry showcase was designed to allow hiring managers and professionals to meet with ICT majors over an employer-sponsored lunch. The event is student-oriented and typically held from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., which gives them a chance to drop-in before heading to class. 

Ben Jacoby, Web Developer at eLink Design met with 10 ICT majors throughout the hour and introduced them to his organization. 

eLink Design has 4 different teams: Design, eCommerce, Mobile and Application Development, and Support. 

Jacoby went into detail about the experience that each team required. For example, on Jacoby's team, it's important for a student to have some knowledge of HTML, CSS, and WordPress. On the other hand, if a student were interested in a security role they would need experience in server administration in order to be a part of the support team. Since Fall 2015, eLink Design has hired two ICT majors as interns. 

Click here for a video spotlight on eLink Design and their work. You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

The ICT program regularly hosts employers on campus for professional development workshops, in-class presentations, speed networking nights, and industry showcases. 

Please contact Marketing Communications Specialist, Harlie Collins (harlie.collins [at] uky.edu) if you're an employer who's interested in recruiting students with prowess in communication technologies. 

About eLink Design 

eLink Design is a premiere, client-oriented Website Development and Internet Marketing company providing a diverse array of web-based services to many industry types, with a client base exceeding 700 websites under active management across the U.S.., and a large presence throughout Kentucky. 

Specialties include web development and content management, SEO web design, search engine marketing and application development.