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The Berkeley Circle Partner Program helps organizations maximize recruitment efforts, increase student connections, and promote a positive brand. The generous support of our partners is essential to keeping premium career services accessible to all UC Berkeley students. Meet our current Berkeley Circle Partners.

Four levels of partnership provide various benefits that can be customized to your organization's needs. 

2022-23 Berkeley Circle Partner Benefits

Download a PDF of the Berkeley Circle 2022-23 Benefits Menu >



Academic Year Partnership

Employer logo with link on Career Center homepage and acknowledgement of Berkeley Circle partnership V Premier Placement Superior Placement Preferred Placement Preferred Placement
Employer Profile Signal Boosted on Handshake: new feature that exclusively highlights your organization to Berkeley students V  
Year-round visibility on Career Center Partner Recognition Displays   Premier Placement Superior Placement Preferred Placement Preferred Placement
Priority location at Career Center events V  
Named sponsorship of one large event or service per year1 V      
Targeted Student Email Service2 V 3 / semester 3 / semester 2 / semester 1 / year
Priority invitation for special event participation3 V  
Career Center office room use for a day for recruiter in residence, coffee chats, office space   4 days / year 2 days / year 1 day / year  
Day Parking Pass   4 / year 2 / year 1 / year  
Handshake job postings promoted on Career Center website here  V
Targeted student invites to your events in Handshake4 V    
Access to "invitation-only" fairs, (e.g. EECS Internship & Career Fairs) V
Guaranteed access to all Career Center fairs V
Host exclusive Students with Disabilities (DSP) career readiness event V  
Complimentary Resume Book(s) from Career Fairs V

Unlimited Access

2 / year 1 / year  
Complimentary Career Fair registration for one day5 V    
Complimentary upgrade of a Career Fair registration to Sponsor status OR complimentary registration for a second Career Fair day6 V    
Priority booking access to premium info session venue rental at the Career Center when it re-opens7      
Exclusive partner email address for concierge partner service V
Ongoing support from Career Center staff V  
Strategic recruitment meeting with Employer Relations staff V    

V = Virtual option OR virtual option available subject to current health guidelines

Request Berkeley Circle Partnership

To discuss becoming a Berkeley Circle partner, please contact the Career Center:


Request to join the Berkeley Circle in Handshake >

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Berkeley Circle FAQs

Benefits Menu Notes Key (1-7)

  1. Select virtual or in-person fairs/events only, subject to availability, may not be exclusive.
    Choose one:
    One Career Fair Day (including premier booth and marketing)
    One Career Development Service (conference, webinar, or other large networking event)

  2. Targeted to highlight events or jobs/internships and build your campus brand; if you do not have access to Google forms, email bcircle@berkeley.edu

  3. Career conferences, panels, workshops, alumni/industry networking events, etc 

  4. Subject to availability

  5. Fall or spring, includes electrical, subject to availability
  6. Upgrade to fair sponsorship may be combined with above-listed free fair registration

  7. Blue & Gold Rooms currently not available, but may re-open in the fall of 2022. Berkeley Circle partners will have priority booking access if/when this space re-opens. 50- or 100-seat event space including A/V

How to Register on Handshake

How to register for Berkeley Circle on Handshake

  1. You will need to register using a Handshake account
  2. Once logged in to Handshake, follow this link to the Berkeley Circle Partner Program (housed in the Handshake career fair module).
  3. Click register
  4. On the New Registration page, fields not mentioned are optional to complete
  5. In the Booth Options section, choose your “Booth Type” (= partner level: platinum, gold, blue, or silver)
  6. Next, enter the number 1 in the “Total Representatives Count for Session” field
  7. In the Basic Information section, be sure that your “Company/Organization Description” is less than 725 characters
  8. In the Looking For section, “*Jobs on Handshake” - choose jobs or one of the check boxes below
  9. “*Do any of the positions that you are hiring for require work authorization” - this field requires a response
  10. In the Payment section, for “*Payment Method” - choose Credit Card or Manual (NOTE: if you are unsure about method, choose Credit Card - as this will still allow your company to pay by check in the invoicing process)
  11. Check the “I have read and agree to the refund policy” box
  12. Click Create Registration (lower right) to complete
  13. You may encounter Warning messages after creating your registration - go ahead and click Create (lower right)
  14. After completing registration for a partnership tier, the Career Center will review your request for approval.
  15. Upon approval, you will receive an invoice via email with payment instructions.


Partnership Duration

Berkeley Circle Partnership is annual, June through May, in alignment with the academic year.