University of Pikeville
Office of Career & Professional Development

CareerCounseling@upike.edu

Darwin V. Kysor
Director
DarwinKysor@upike.edu
(606) 218-4467
Learn More about Darwin

 

Sonia Smith
Campus Employment Specialist
SoniaSmith@upike.edu
(606) 218-5223
Learn more about Sonia

UPIKE offers employers a talented pool of students from a variety of backgrounds. Our employer services are free, easy to use and comprehensive. The Career Development staff will make work to assist you in meeting your human resource internship, part-time and full-time employment personnel needs.


Fields of Study

UPIKE students may choose from over 30 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs – www.upike.edu/academics/

These include Accounting, Biology, Communication, Education, History, MBA, Social Work and more. Click on the link above to see the full listing of available minors, majors and emphasis programs.


Campus Recruitment

UPIKE offers employers a talented pool of students from a variety of backgrounds. Our employer services are free, easy to use and comprehensive. The Career Development staff will make work to assist you in meeting your human resource internship, part-time and full-time employment personnel needs.

Connect with UPIKE students!  
Interested in recruiting on campus? Contact Darwin Kysor or Sonia Smith by emailing CareerCounseling@upike.edu or call (606) 218-5223

Internships
Interns work in substantive, pre-professional positions which support their academic and career goals. Students are given responsibilities in their position and work as “professional trainees.” An internship should promote critical thinking, inquiry, observation and application of classroom theory.

Students can do internships for credit or not for credit.

Benefits to Employers

  • A pool of highly qualified, motivated employees.
  • Release of professional staff from routine tasks to maximize contributions.
  • You can receive fresh new ideas from an intern who is an impartial observer of your operation.
  • Temporary help for employers with seasonal staff needs and special projects contributing to the bottom line.
  • A means of recruiting, screening and training potential permanent employees at a reduced cost before making a permanent hiring commitment.

How to Participate

  • Post your position electronically on Bears@Work and review student/candidate resumes once you are approved, or email the job description and instructions on how to apply to Darwin Kysor at darwinkysor@upike.edu . Appropriate students and faculty will be notified.
  • Consider attending the UPIKE College Career Day in February.

Hire a UPIKE Bear

Bears@Work, is a free job search website that links UPIKE alumni and students to employers with part-time and full-time job opportunities and internships.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Career and Professional Development at the University of Pikeville promotes equal opportunity employment and provides all students access to all services and job listings.

Information Table – Schedule an information table in high traffic areas. 

Let UPIKE connect you with qualified students and graduates!


Job Fairs

UPIKE Career Day –  A job, internship and networking event planned for February Provides employers the opportunity to recruit, evaluate and benefit from the energy and productivity of undergraduate students and soon to be graduates. Cost: Free. – A NEW event for 2022.

A Job, Internship and Networking Fair
February 2022 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Health Professions Education Building, 7th Floor

At Career Day, students can network with companies of all sizes, interested in a variety of majors to assess student match for internship and job opportunities.

Spotlight Career Fair – Spotlight Career Fair 2022 is an annual career fair sponsored by the 20 private colleges and universities in Kentucky as well as Hanover College in Indiana. Spotlight provides an opportunity to meet outstanding college seniors, internship candidates, and recent alumni from 21 colleges in one day. Spring event held in Lexington. Cost: For-Profit Organizations: $400; Non-Profit Organizations: $225 Visit: www.spotlightcareerfair.com