Kentucky State University hosted a career fair Thursday in the ballroom of the Carl M. Hill Student Center. More than 40 employers including Coca-Cola, U.S. Border Patrol and AAA insurance company conducted interviews with students about entry-level and seasonal positions and internships.


Photo by Shantel Booth

About 13 colleges and universities also provided information about a variety of graduate programs. To aid students, the office of Career Counseling and Placement hosted a preparation week to help them get ready for the fair.

There are usually two career fairs each semester, and so far this one was the biggest success due to the abundance of employers, said Ron Banks, director of Counsel and Placement. The office sends about 3,000 to 4,000 emails to various companies, inviting them to participate, he said.

Also, KSU alumni bring companies they work for back to their alma mater to participate in the fair. Companies such as Sam’s Club and the Federal Highway Administration target their job openings especially for KSU students.

The career fair is just one of numerous ways office of Career Counseling and Placement assist students.

— Shantel Booth, KSU staff writer


Listing of employers and colleges at fair: 

AAA East Central Insurance Agency

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass

Bellarmine University

Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter

Campbellsville University

Cengage Learning

Central Bank


Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Co-Alliance, LLP

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated

Country Oven Bakery – Kroger

Department of Veterans Affairs Lexington VA Medical Center

Drug Enforcement Admin.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Fed-Ex Ground

Frankfort Plant Board

Galmont Consulting

Gerald R. Ford School if Public Policy U.S. Department of State

Indianapolis Metro Police Department

Johnny Rockets


Kentucky Department of Corrections

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance

Kentucky State University Graduate Studies

Kentucky State University Military Student Services

LG&E Kentucky Utilities

Lindsey Wilson College

Louisville Metro Police Department

Lowe’s Home Improvement



United States Navy

Northern Kentucky University Office of Graduate Programs

Personnel Cabinet, Division of Career Opportunities

The Rawlings Group

Sherwin Williams

Thrivent Financial

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Trueblue, INC.

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

University of Kentucky Colleges of Public Health & Health Sciences

University of Kentucky Health Colleges, Student Diversity Services

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

University of Louisville Office of Diversity and Inclusions

University of Louisville School of Interdisciplinary & Graduate Studies

University of Louisville College of Business – MBA Programs

U.S. Border Patrol

USDA Forest Service

Waffle House

Walmart Distribution Ctr. – 6097

Xerox Corp.