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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 2021-22 Berkeley Circle Partners.

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

2021-22 Berkeley Circle Partner Benefits

Download a PDF of the Berkeley Circle 2021-22 Benefits Menu >



Academic Year Partnership

Employer of the Week on Handshake student desktops1 V 3
weeks / year
weeks / year

week / year

Employer logo with link on Career Center homepage and acknowledgement of Berkeley Circle partnership V Premier Placement Superior Placement Preferred Placement
Year-round visibility on Career Center Partner Recognition Display   Premier Placement Superior Placement Preferred Placement
Priority location at Career Center events V
Named sponsorship of one large event or service per year2 V    
Recognition in select Career Center publications V    
Access to "invitation-only" fairs, (e.g. EECS Internship & Career Fairs) V
Targeted Student Email Service3 V 3 /
3 / semester 2 / 
Priority invitation for special event participation4 V
Guaranteed access to all Career Center fairs V
Complimentary Resume Book(s) from Career Fairs5 V Unlimited
2 / year 1 / year
Host exclusive Students with Disabilities (DSP) career readiness event6 V
Handshake job postings promoted on Career Center website here  V
Early booking access to Career Center interview & info session space6   First
First access Early 
Complimentary Career Fair registration for one day7 V  
Complimentary upgrade of a Career Fair registration to Sponsor status OR complimentary registration for a second Career Fair day8 V  
Facilitated introduction to relevant Student Organization Leaders V 2 /
1 / semester  
Email blast to relevant Student Organizations V 2 /
1 / semester  
Targeted student invites to your events in Handshake6 V  
Customized social media announcements9 V 2 /
1 / semester  
Exclusive partner email address for priority customer service V
Ongoing support from Career Center staff V
Invitation to Berkeley Circle Employer Roundtable10 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:

Diane Dunn
Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Request to join the Berkeley Circle in Handshake >

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Berkeley Circle FAQs

Benefits Menu Notes Key (1-10)

  1. Prominent logo presence on targeted students' homepage (with pin to company profile, job posting, or event), subject to availability 

  2. Select virtual or in-person fairs/events only, subject to availability, may not be exclusive.
    Choose one:
    One Career Fair Day, excludes Diversity Career & Internship Fair
    One Career Development Service (conference, webinar, or other large networking event)

  3. Targeted to highlight events or jobs/internships and build your campus brand

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

  5. Applicable to fair registrants

  6. Subject to availability 

  7. Fall or spring (Includes up to 8 reps and/or electrical, if selected), subject to availability
  8. Upgrade to fair sponsorship may be combined with above-listed free fair registration

  9. Advertisement of your content through Career Center social media channels

  10. Exclusive campus recruiting strategy conference and networking opportunity in the spring

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, or blue)
  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.