Our College hosts a college-specific Career Week for our students each semester full of career and internship focused events to help connect our students with employers, alumni and peers with similar interests.
Spring 2024 CI Career Week will take place March 18-22, 2024. Get a glimpse of what CI Career Week has to offer with the schedule below or our Fall 2023 CI Career Week recap here.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
310 Lucille Little Library or Virtual at ci.uky.edu/cipowerhour
Learn how mentorships can help propel your academic and career prospects with the help of CI Career Coordinator, Brooke Nowicki. Plus, CI HR representative Heidi Metzger shares her advice on resumes.
Monday, March 18
Ask the Intern Panel
9 a.m., 122 White Hall Classroom Building
Whether you are looking for an internship for credit or just some amazing experience, ask students who have done it! Our Ask the Intern panel allows current students to hear from previous interns.
Scripps' Journalism Panel
10 a.m., 158 Taylor Education Building
Learn the ins and outs of life as a professional journalism with wisdom from working journalists and our expert moderators, JAM faculty members Jen Smith and Allyson DeVito. Hosted in partnership with the Bluegrass Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Tuesday, March 19
12-2 p.m., 310 Lucille Little Library
Tired of asking your roommate to look over your resume? Stop by our 310 Suite to polish your resume before the career fair tomorrow! This is your chance to make some of those last minute touch ups and gain advice from an expert.
Event Management Panel
6-7 p.m., White Hall Classroom Building
Interested in event management? This is the panel for you! Sit down with successful event planners and managers across the city to get a glimpse into what the field is like.
In the Business of Bourbon
7-8 p.m., via Zoom
Tune in on March 19 at 7 p.m. ET to gain insights into the fast-growing bourbon industry and its importance to Kentucky. Hear from four UK alums involved in the $9 billion bourbon industry, moderated by a member of the UK College of Communication and Information faculty.
Wednesday, March 20
1-4 p.m. - CI Career and Internship Fair (professional dress required)
Ballroom C, Gatton Student Center
- on-site professional headshots
- confidence table
- thank you cards
- employer research/Handshake/LinkedIn
Thursday, March 21
CI Grad Chat: Virtual Alumni Office Hours
1-3 p.m. via Zoom
We will have drop in hours available for students to meet with CI alum, Marie Emedi. This is an opportunity for you to ask for guidance and tips on your career search and path.
Marie is a New York-based publicist. She works at Edelman & Associates as a Senior Account Executive on the Multicultural Brand Team and Earned Media Team where she supports several lifestyle accounts. Over the years she has worked with ASICS, Samsung Mobile, Capital One, and BMW to help advance their brand messaging and lifestyle coverage as well as the Health team, supporting Johnson & Johnson Janssen in an FDA Approval for their first ever lung cancer drug. Her past work has included media relations and business development work with ROC Nation as well as being actively and consistently engaged in education advocacy and community building with premiere advocacy agencies in her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. Outside of her corporate job, Marie writes and publishes work centered on her own personal experiences and how they relate to current social issues and is actively engaged in the New York City fine arts scene where she offers communications consulting to art institutions.
Friday, March 22
Virtual Sales Panel
10 a.m. via Zoom
Join us for an engaging virtual career panel featuring a diverse group of young professionals who have found success in the dynamic world of sales. Whether you're a first-year student exploring career interests or an upcoming grad looking for career options, this event is designed to provide valuable insights and practical advice from individuals who have excelled in various sales roles.