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Wildcat Network Success Story: Extra Credit Opportunity Leads to Internship Lead

UK junior Logan McIntosh is interested in a career in personal wealth management and financial planning. He reached out to alumni on Wildcat Network seeking someone working in the finance industry who would be willing to speak with him as part of an extra credit opportunity in one of his courses, CIS 300: Strategic Business and Professional Communication. 

UK alumna Elizabeth Greer, who serves as chief recruiting officer at Northwestern Mutual, noticed McIntosh’s request on Wildcat Network and worked to connect him with the company’s internship program coordinator Mary Hayes. 

Hayes and McIntosh met for an hour over Zoom. Hayes shared helpful information about how McIntosh could get his foot in the door in the financial planning industry as well as the possibility of working as an intern with Northwestern Mutual.

“Wildcat Network put me in contact with some UK alumni who have a great internal perspective of the financial industry, an industry I’m striving to become a part of,” McIntosh said. “Wildcat Network has already opened up a lot of doors for me and I will definitely be taking advantage of it during my time here at UK and as an alumnus in the future.”

Are you a student or young alumni looking for career advice, mentorship, resume review, networking and more? Follow the steps below:

  1. Log on to your Wildcat Network account. 
  2. Locate the Directory tab on the left side.
  3. Reach out to Wildcats who are willing to serve by clicking “Request Help” or “Request Mentoring” in their profile.

Are you an alumnus looking to give back to UK? Follow the steps below:

  1. Log on to your Wildcat Network account.
  2. Locate the Mentoring tab on the left side and click Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Offer Help and Offer Mentoring sections.
  4. Select categories you are willing to serve in.
  5. Click “Update Mentorship Settings.”   

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