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.
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
Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
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
Frankfort Plant Board
Gerald R. Ford School if Public Policy U.S. Department of State
Indianapolis Metro Police Department
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
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
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
Walmart Distribution Ctr. – 6097