University of Pikeville
Office of Career & Professional Development

CareerCounseling@upike.edu

Darwin V. Kysor
Director
DarwinKysor@upike.edu
(606) 218-4467
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Sonia Smith
Campus Employment Specialist
SoniaSmith@upike.edu
(606) 218-5223
Learn more about Sonia

The outstanding career and life achievements of our graduates since 1889 clearly demonstrate that the UPIKE education and experience leads to success. Your UPIKE education prepared you for a lifetime of fulfillment in a variety of endeavors.

We want to continue to build on that tradition of success with our alumni. If you need personal support in your job search or career and professional development, we continue to be available to you after graduation. The Career & Professional Development Office provides lifetime service to alumni including resume writing, networking, job search and graduate school assistance.

We also seek alumni support as we help current University of Pikeville students with their career development, internships, full-time employment and graduate/professional school needs. If you’re in the position where you want to recruit your fellow alumni or a current student, please visit Handshake to promote your position(s) and connect with students and recent alumni. 

Career Services for Alumni

UPIKE is known for a robust and loyal alumni network and we are here to assist you. We offer you the same career counseling services that current UPIKE students receive. We will be happy to help you develop or update a resume, practice interview skills, apply to graduate school, and/or establish contacts with the UPIKE Network and develop your next steps. Career Advice available via email, telephone or in-person

  • Attend UPIKE events on-campus, online and in your area.
  • Get involved with your UPIKE Alumni Group.

Questions – call 606-218-4467 or email careers@upike.edu to get the conversation started.

Employ a UPIKE Bear

Assisting graduating students and alumni in their job search is one more way to demonstrate your commitment to the UPIKE community.

The Employ a UPIKE Bear initiative is simple. If you are aware of any internship, entry-level job or experienced job opportunities with your company or organization, please let us know.

  • Post the internship and job opportunities on Handshake, our career management/job search website that links UPIKE students and alumni to employers.
  • Attend UPIKE Career Day, planned for March 2023.
  • Contact us and we will help you get the word out.

If you have any questions or need any additional information on our Employ a UPIKE Bear initiative please call at 606-218-4467 or email Darwin Kysor.

Offer an Internship

Assisting students in securing an internship is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to the UPIKE community.

If you are aware of any internships with your company or organization, please let us know.

  • Post the internship on Handshake. It is a free career management/job search website that links UPIKE students and alumni to employers with internships and part-time and full-time job opportunities.
  • Attend UPIKE Career Day, planned for March 2023.

If you have any questions or need any additional information on our Offer an Internship initiative please call at 606-218-4467 or email Darwin Kysor, Director of Career & Professional Development at darwinkysor@upike.edu.