Employer Services - Career Fairs & Forums

Gain visibility and get to know Cal students and the UC Berkeley campus "up close and personal" by attending a career fair at UC Berkeley!  Whether you use career fairs as a preliminary pre-recruitment activity or as your primary sourcing tool, you will likely find an event that suits your needs.  See our Eight Best Practices for Career Fair Success for tips on making the most of a career fair.  

Student Career Fair Attendance Data

Questions? Contact the Employer Relations Office at (510) 642-0464 or by email.
 

Fall 2017 - Registration opened June 1

Investment Banking Forum - Aug 29, 2017 - 6pm-8pm

  • Provides employers a small, targeted event to meet with students exploring full-time jobs and internships in Investment Banking. This event is exclusively for companies that provide investment banking services to other companies.
  • Fees: $850 Investment Banking Employer (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking and light refreshments)  Optional: $75 electrical access; $20 per extra representative
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 11, 2017.  Confirmation upon payment.  
  • Registration has closed for this event.

Consulting Forum - Aug 31, 2017 - 6pm-8pm

  • Provides employers a small, targeted event to meet with students exploring full-time jobs and internships in consulting. This event is exclusively for companies that provide consulting services to other companies.
  • Fees: $850 Consulting Employer (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and light refreshments) Optional: $75 electrical access; $20 per additional representative 
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 11, 2017. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration has closed for this event.

EECS Career Fair - Sep 6, 2017 - 11am-4pm - invitation only

  • Invitation only fair. This fair is exclusively for companies that are members of the Career Center Berkeley Circle program or the EECS Department Corporate Access Programs.
  • Presented in partnership with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society.
  • Fees: Members $800 (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal) Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 18, 2017.  Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration has closed for this event.

Accounting & Professional Services Forum - Sep 7, 2017 - 5pm-7:30pm

  • Formerly the Big Four Forum, now open to the Big Four and other accounting firms recruiting for full-time, interns, & leadership programs. 
  • This event is exclusively for accounting companies
  • Presented in partnership with Ascend, the Berkeley Accounting and Finance Student Organization
  • Fees:
    • $1,400 Big Four firm (includes a maximum of 25 representatives and 10 reserved parking spaces per registration) 
    • $950 Business & Industry (Non-Big Four) (includes a maximum of 8 representatives and 2 reserved parking spaces per registration)
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 18, 2017. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration has closed for this event.

Cal Career Fair - Sep 12-14, 2017 - 11am-4pm

Sept 12, 2017 (Business/Public Service)
Sept 13, 2017 (Engineering/Tech)
Sept 14, 2017 (Engineering/Tech/Business)

UC Berkeley's largest career fair.  Serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase their visibility among the student population at the start of the campus-recruiting season.

  • Attracts 1200+ each day, primarily graduating students, representing all academic majors and 200+ employers.
  • Fees:
    • $900/day - Business, Government and Nonprofit (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $275/day - UC Berkeley Departments (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $1500/day - 3rd party recruiters (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 25, 2017. Confirmation upon payment. 
    • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list. 
  • Registration has closed for this event.

*CANCELED* Law & Graduate School Fair - Sep 27, 2017 - 11am-3pm

  • This event will be held outdoors in a high traffic area in the center of campus
  • More than 100 law, graduate, and professional schools' representatives discuss their programs and provide admission requirements and information.
  • Fees:
    • $450 University or College (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking and 1 meal) 
    • $200 UC Berkeley Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking and 1 meal) 
    • $1000 Test-Preparation organizations (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking and 1 meal) 
    • Optional: $25 per additional representative 
  • Registration & payment deadline: September 15, 2017.  Confirmation upon payment.
  • This event has been canceled.  If you have questions about your registration, please email employers@berkeley.edu.

Early Bird Internship Fair - Oct 11, 2017 - 12pm-4pm

  • For employers who have early internship application deadlines and/or plan to interview prospective summer interns late Fall semester or early in Spring Semester.
  • Opportunity to meet with highly motivated, prepared students eager to begin their Summer Internship search early.
  • Fees:
    • $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $500 Government & Military Agencies (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $325 Nonprofit Organizations (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $1500 3rd Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative.
  • Registration & payment deadline: September 22, 2017. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration has closed for this event.

Masters & PhD Career Fair - Oct 12, 2017 - 12pm-4pm

  • Presented since 2002, this afternoon fair is exclusively for graduate students.
  • Potentially attracts graduate students from disciplines campus-wide (see Graduate Division's list of Graduate Programs).  Note that MBAs and JDs are recruited directly through the career offices in the Schools of Business and Law.
  • Fees:
    • $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal) 

    • $500 Government & Military Agencies (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)

    • $325 Private Nonprofit (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)

    • $1500 Third Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)

    • $275 UC Berkeley Department (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)

    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative

  • Registration & payment deadline September 22, 2017. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration has closed for this event.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Career Fair - Oct 25, 2017 - 4pm-7pm

  • This early evening fair emphasizes efficiency - 3 hours.
  • Exclusively for employers seeking to hire Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) students at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Fees: $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 parking per registration and 1 meal. Optional: $75 electrical access; $20 per additional representative
  • Registration deadline: October 6, 2017 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration has closed for this event.

Spring 2018 - Registration opens early November

Spring Career Fair - Jan 24-25, 2018 - 11am-4pm

Jan 24, 2018 (Engineering/Tech)
Jan 25, 2018 (Business/Public Service/Tech) 

  • Provides an opportunity to interact with Cal students early in the Spring Semester for entry-level career positions, summer and internship opportunities.
  • Attracts 1200+ each day primarily graduating students, representing all academic majors, and 170+ employers.
  • Fees:
    • $900 Business & Industry, Government & Military Organizations, Private Nonprofit,  (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $1500 3rd Party Recruiter  (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Campus Department  (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative. 
  • Registration & payment deadline: January 5, 2018. Confirmation upon payment.
    • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list.
  • Registration for this event will open in early November

CED (Environmental Design) Career Fair - Feb 15, 2018 - 3pm-7pm

  • Presented in partnership with the College of Environmental Design (CED).
  • Employers are invited to recruit Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, Urban Design, City & Regional Planning, and Sustainable Environmental Design students.
  • The fair will be open to students in all academic disciplines.
  • Fees:
    • $500 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative,1 reserve parking per registration and light refreshments)
    • $250 Private Nonprofit (includes 1 representative,1 reserve parking per registration and light refreshments) 
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative 
  • Registration & payment deadline: February 2, 2018 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration for this event will open in early November

Internship & Summer Job Fair - Feb 21-22, 2018 - 12pm-4pm

Feb 21 (Engineering/Tech)
Feb 22 (Business/Nonprofit/Public Service)

  • 100+ employers seeking a variety of internship and summer job applicants.
  • Opportunity to interact with 1000+ students seeking summer jobs or internships (professional training opportunities) - paid and volunteer, year-round and summer, on and off campus.
  • Fees:
    • $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $500 Government & Military Agency (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $325 Private Nonprofit (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Campus Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    •  Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative
  • Registration & payment deadline: February 2, 2018 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration for this event will open in early November

Social Impact Career Fair - Mar 13, 2018, 3pm-7pm

Our 3rd annual Social Impact Career Fair!

  • More than 50 employers representing non-profit, public service, education, and socially responsible, for-profit companies
  • An opportunity to interact with hundreds of students seeking jobs & internships that empower them to work toward social good
  • The fair will be open to students in all academic disciplines
  • Fees:
    • $150 Non-Profit, Government, and UC Berkeley depts (includes 1 representative, 1 parking space, and refreshments for 1) 
    • $325 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 parking space, and refreshments for 1) 
    • additional fees for extra reps, electrical access
  • Registration & payment deadline: February 27, 2018 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration for this event will open in early November

Just in Time Job Fair - Apr 18-19, 2018 - 12pm-4pm

April 18, 2018 (Engineering/Tech)
April 19, 2018 (Business/Nonprofit/Public Service) 

  • Just in Time to fill summer jobs/internships.
  • Just in Time to fill full-time jobs for new graduates.
  • Just in Time for 3rd party recruiters to fill employer clients' staffing needs.
  • Fees:
    • $650/day Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal).
    • $450/day Government & Military Agency (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $325/day Nonprofit (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $1500/day 3rd Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275/day UC Berkeley Campus Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration, and 1 meal)
    •  Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative
  • Registration & payment deadline: April 2, 2018 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration for this event typically opens late February

To provide as many opportunities for Cal students as possible, this late spring fair is open to both employers and 3rd party recruiters.