Equine Career Fair

By: Courtney Zimmerman

Today Susanna and I represented the Secretariat Center at the UK Equine Career Fair. The Equine Career Fair is a rather new event hosted every year by the UK Equine Initiative to bring local equine-related businesses together and give students an opportunity to network with them. This event was from 4-7:30pm in the E.S. Good Barn and was open to all students in the surrounding areas interested in a career with horses. While most of the students who attended were from UK, there were also students who were from Georgetown College, Midway College and Morehead State University. There were almost 20 vendors there advertising their unique business opportunities, including The Blood-Horse, Hagyard, the Kentucky Equine Management Internship program (KEMI), KESMARC, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (our neighbors at the Horse Park!), Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) and many more! The majority of these businesses also provide internships to further an equine student’s educational experiences.

Susanna and I interacting with students at the Equine Career Fair

I thought this was a great experience to practice my marketing and communication skills (I am the Communications Intern after all!) and I had fun meeting many new people who seemed genuinely interested in the mission and work that the Secretariat Center does. Explaining our mission to other people made me realize even more how much I enjoy what I do at the MMSC and how happy I am to be a part of this organization.