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Unlocking Growth at the Gatton Student Center

As part of your employment at the Gatton Student Center, you will:
  1. Enhance Problem-Solving Skills: Tackle real-world challenges, honing your ability to analyze situations and devise effective solutions.
  2. Conduct Technical Operations: Engage in hands-on technical tasks, gaining practical experience that is invaluable in today's tech-driven landscape.
  3. Personal and Professional Confidence: Experience personal and professional growth, boosting your confidence in navigating both academic and career pursuits.
  4. Sharpen Interpersonal Skills: Interact with diverse individuals, refining your communication and interpersonal abilities for a well-rounded skill set.
The Power of Internships:
  • Gain Hands-On Experience: Immerse yourself in your chosen field, applying classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios.
  • Learn Professionalism: Understand the nuances of professional conduct, setting the stage for a seamless transition from academia to the workplace.
  • Impress Future Employers: Acquire skills that stand out on your resume, making you a compelling candidate in the eyes of prospective employers.


Job Opportunities

Gatton Student Center

  • Student Service Representative  
    • A Student Service Representative of The Gatton Student Center (GSC) Student Hospitality Team is responsible for staffing the Information Desk, assisting various departments under Auxiliary Services, directing guests and clients to nearby locations, providing information to patrons, and setting up and assisting events. The position would report to the student Building Manager on staff and Student Program Specialist.
  • Building Manager 
    • A Building Manager of the Gatton Student Center Student (GSC) Hospitality Program is responsible for managing the day-today operations within the GSC, including but not limited to: assisting various departments under Auxiliary Services, directing guests and clients to nearby locations, providing information to patrons and setting up events (Students cannot apply to this position unless they are first hired as the Service Representative Role).
  • Art Curator 
    • Each semester, a dedicated curator intern from the UK College of Fine Arts curatorial studies program, manages the exhibit outside of the Harris Ballroom within the Gatton Student Center. The internship and exhibits are supported and supervised by the UK HealthCare Arts in HealthCare program in partnership with the Gatton Student Center, UK College of Fine Arts and the UK School of Art and Visual Studies. 

University Events

  • University Events Student Coordinator 
    • The student coordinators are responsible for managing, approving, and aiding in the success of events/meeting on campus.
  • Graphics & Marketing Intern 
    • This internship is project-based where design and marketing materials are created based on upcoming events, various needs within Auxiliary Services, and other related occurrences. Projects include but are not limited to print designs, various forms of graphic design for social media, campaigning and the yearly UK-hosted CBMI promotion.
  • CBMI & University Events Graduate Assistant  
    • The CBMI & University Events Graduate Assistant serves to assist the University Events team with hosting the College Business Management Institute (CBMI) each summer. Throughout the year, the Graduate Assistant is responsible for coordinating with faculty and attendees, working alongside campus partners, and planning for future conferences.
  • Commencement Graduate Assistant 
    • The Commencement Graduate Assistant serves the University Events team by assisting in managing and hosting the commencement ceremonies held in fall and spring each semester. The role requires communications and coordination with faculty, staff and attendees. Assist in diplomas, gowns and more. 

Marketing, Communications and Design

  • Social Media Internship 
    • This internship consists of assisting with accounts on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and LinkedIn. Social Media Interns are expected to create static graphics and reels that could be shared across all platforms. Content is reviewed by supervisors before posting. It is expected that Social media content should be presented each week. 
  • Website Development Internship 
    • This Internship consists of assisting in updates for Auxiliary Service managed sites, assisting in building sites, pages and provide information needed to provide accurate updates on dates, times, and information. 
  • Publications Internship 
    • This internship provide articles and editorial materials that are featured on LinkedIn and in the Auxiliary Service Newsletter email. This position is responsible for producing at least three articles per month. 
  • Campus Hospitality Specialist 
    • This internship position is responsible in assisting during Tabling events for areas such as Housing. 
  • Interior Design 
    • In collaboration with UK College of Design and supported by UK’s Interior Designer, Auxiliary Services created an internship for interior design students interested in the hospitality and residential industry. Interior Design interns have the opportunity to engage in surveys and focus groups to address needs collaboratively with Auxiliary Services.   

Production Services

  • University Events Production Services Student Technician  
    • The Student Technician provides audio/visual support for events across campus. As an entry level position, the technician is trained in basic sound reinforcement, video production, lighting principles and equipment. Students who work with University Events’ Production Services can expect an experience that allows them to work in a fast-paced environment while developing critical thinking and active problem-solving skills, as well as gaining customer service and live event production knowledge.

Employment Policies

UK Policies and Procedures

Student employees are expected to adhere to all department-specific policies and procedures. New student employees should ask their supervisor for details concerning department-specific policies.

Drug-Free Policy

In the case of a passed screen, an e-mail communication or a call from the Human Resources Employment Specialist should be expected.

Failed Screen: however, if an adverse result is found, Human Resources will discuss with the hiring official the next step taken.

The University of Kentucky is committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace for its employees. 

Any employee who engages in the unlawful possession, use, dispensation, distribution or manufacture of controlled substances, while on University property or on University business or who is convicted of a criminal drug statute violation which occurred in the workplace or while on University business is subject to corrective action up to, and including, termination of employment.


Environmental Health & Safety

All new employees of the University are required to view the "UK Safety Begins With You" video, which covers rules and regulations related to maintaining safe working conditions for everyone. New student employees should view the video presentation online. A printable acknowledgement form is included, which must be filled out by the new student employee and returned to Human Resources.



Discrimination and Harassment

The University of Kentucky does not tolerate sexual harassment of any kind. Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical actions of a sexual nature. Racial Harassment of any kind is also prohibited by UK policy. No individual or identifiable group of persons shall on the basis of race, color or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the context of employment or participation in a university course, program, service or activity. Racial harassment is a form of race discrimination.

Student employees are required to familiarize themselves with UK policy by completing the Discrimination and Harassment Training on Blackboard. Student employees are also expected to familiarize themselves with UK policy by reading, printing, and retaining a copy of the Discrimination & Harassment brochure.

Separation From Employment

All employees of the University are considered "at will," which means that employment may be terminated at any time by either the employee or the University. Separation from University employment is considered either "voluntary," through resignation, or "involuntary," through termination, layoff, or abolishment of position. Other forms of involuntary separation may result from misconduct or from job-related performance reasons based on the nature and severity of the act or problem.