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Session to Give Grads Upper Hand on Impressing New Employers

By Whitney Hale

(April 28, 2015) — Just in time for graduation, the University of Kentucky James W. Stuckert Career Center aims to give soon-to-be graduates the knowledge to succeed in their chosen workplace. 

"Career success isn’t about out-witting or just surviving the job market, but about thriving within it," said Reba Carroll, senior assistant director at the UK Stuckert Career Center.

The Stuckert Center will host an event titled “How to impress your boss in the first 90 days” beginning 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 28.

During the event, a panel of employers will advise students on navigating work climate, anticipating organizational needs, confronting workplace challenges and more. The employer panel will include representatives from First Investors, Big Ass Solutions and Lexmark.

"For some, graduation can be just as frightening as it is exciting, regardless we’re here to help," Carroll said.

UK graduates are able to use the Stuckert Center’s services, such as resume critiques or mock interviews, up to six months after graduation. 

Members of the UK Alumni Association can use its Career Services, including two individual appointments per year, for the life of their membership. 

Caroline Francis from UK Alumni Career Services will also be a part of the employer panel to offer insight and share other career-related services from the UK Alumni Association.  

As part of the UK Division of Undergraduate Education, the James W. Stuckert Career Center mission is to prepare students to successfully connect with employers and post graduate educational opportunities. The Stuckert Career Center is here to help students explore their college major options and career goals, engage in the process of expanding their knowledge and experience of the work place, and to connect with those who can help students on their career path. For more information on the Stuckert Career Center and how the staff can provide assistance, visit