UK Teaming With Georgetown College For Equine Career Fair

Mar 5, 2012

An area that prides itself as the “Horse Capital of the World” should offer a variety of equine related career opportunities.  Just how many and what kind of jobs are available will be showcased at the University of Kentucky this week.

UK College of Agriculture Internship Coordinator, Elizabeth Labonty says the event is a joint effort with the Georgetown College Equine Scholars Program.

“We have about 30 equine businesses that either take interns or have part time jobs or full time jobs, and they will have a booth area where they can speak to students and we will also be having five sessions of speakers from the industry that will be talking about specific tracks that students could take.”

Labonty says the goal of the fair is to highlight the variety of opportunities available in Central Kentucky.

“There are a lot of jobs related to the equine industry where students never touch a horse, and we have a lot of students that come and don’t come from horse backgrounds.  They can work with breed associations, they can go to grad school, they can work with pharmaceutical companies they can work on the farms, in offices, they can work at vet clinics, but not as a veterinarian.  So there’s a lot of opportunities for students in equine industry jobs that support the industry, that don’t have anything to do with the day to day management of the horses.”

The career fair takes place this Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the E.S. Good Barn on the UK Campus.  It is free and open to the public.