Thursday, January 11

Academic Advising and Support

  • Learning contracts for ICT 596 internship course are due no later than Wednesday, January 24. Submit them to The learning contract should be completed in collaboration with the internship supervisor and faculty advisor. If you are planning an internship, but haven’t submitted a contract, please visit the ICT Internship Website, read the information provided, and; if you are eligible, begin the learning contract so that you may be enrolled this semester. Copies of the learning contract are attached to this email. 


Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship applications are due by Thursday, February 1. You can browse additional study abroad scholarships here.


Experiential Opportunities

  • Applications for UK Education Abroad summer programs are live. Review programs tailored for ICT majors on the UK Education Abroad website.


Club Meetings

  • ICT Student Association will meet on Thursday, January 18 from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the Little Library, room 314.


Job Openings

  • Part-time Information Officer needed in the Department of Military Affairs-Division of Emergency Management in Frankfort, Kentucky. If interested, complete this state application form and return to Crystal Simpson before the closing date listed on the job announcement.
  • College of Arts & Sciences seeks Student Developer to contribute to creation and maintenance of data models in an enterprise data warehouse. Specific requirements include the ability to follow programming standards and best practices to create views, tables, and procedures. Ideal candidate has knowledge of analytics and reporting tools like Tableau. Visit UK Jobs site for more information.
  • UK Libraries seeks a Library Student Assistant to assist with processing incoming journals and newspapers, retrieving and shelving microform, assisting patrons at the Periodicals Desk, shelving reference materials, etc. Visit UK Jobs site for more information.
  • UK International Center is seeking a Public Relations/Marketing Assistant to work in content development, social media communications, design, and event programming. To apply, visit the UK Job site.
  • AVAIL seeks an intern to assist with sales and marketing duties. This person may be interested in technology, marketing, and the B2B sales process. This position pays $11/hr. Apply on Handshake.
  • UK Internal Audit seeks a spring intern to assist with writing reports to communicate results to managers of the department, in addition to assisting in evaluating data from surveys and communicating results through blogs, memorandums, UKIA’s website and tools. Apply on Handshake.
  • Buchart Orthodontics is looking for a Social Media Manager ($10/hr) to help put together social media advertisements, track social media content and statistics as well as coming up with innovative marketing strategies. Apply on Handshake.
  • Insight is hiring a Desktop Support Technician on its JD Edwards (JDE) team to help support end-users in person and over the phone with customer service, install, configure, and troubleshoot end user desktop issues with MAC/Windows, track fixed assets and inventory, and other duties as assigned. Interested and qualified applicants can apply here.
  • Valvoline hiring for a Help Desk Tier 1 position in its Lexington office. Apply for this job on the Valvoline careers page.


Contact ICT Internship Coordinator, Harlie Collins ( if you are seeking any of the aforementioned positions for ICT 596 academic internship credit.     


Event Promotion

  • The Kentucky Kernel, UK’s independent student newspaper, will have an Open House on Friday, January 19 from 10:00 to 11:00am and from 1:00 to 2:00pm in 026 Grehan Journalism Building. They are looking for new writers, photographers, designers, and videographers.
  • Education Abroad Spring Expo is Tuesday, January 23 from 3:00 to 6:00pm in the Hub at Willy T. Library. The fair is a one-stop shop for all international education abroad opportunities available to students. The College of Communication and Information will have a table to promote programs tailored for majors in the college, as well as partner providers.
  • The first ICT Collective, a monthly, on-campus technology meetup for ICT students will be Friday, January 26 at 12pm in the Chan Conference Room in the Little Library (LCLI 310C). We’ll be talking with Katy Brown, program director at Awesome, Inc. and executive director of the Technology Association of the Bluegrass (TAB). Refreshments will be provided! Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
  • ICT Student Association, on behalf of the School of Information Science will host the 2018 School Social on Thursday, February 1 from 4:00 to 7:00pm on the third floor of the Little Library. All library science and information communication technology students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Attendees are welcome to come-and-go anytime. Click here for more information.  
  • The Engineering and Computer Science Spring Career Fair is Tuesday, February 20 from 12:00 to 4:00pm in Gatton. Check out the attending employers and register via Handshake.
  • The School of Information Science’s upcoming guest lecture, Leaders of LexGig, will take place on Monday, February 26 at 5:30pm in Gatton College of Business and Economics’ Woodward Hall (B&E 307). The guest lecture is led by two of LexGig’s leaders, Aldona Valicenti, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Scott Shapiro, Chief Innovation Officer at the Office of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. LexGig is a project that will bring high-speed, gigabit Internet to Lexington, Kentucky as soon as summer of 2018. Register for this lecture via Eventbrite: