Employer Services - Coffee Chats

Like an information session, a coffee chat is a way for students to meet with company representatives and find out about jobs, internships, and company culture, although in a more informal venue.  For a successful event:

  • Plan the coffee chat around other campus recruiting activities, such as your formal information session, interview dates, and career fairs;
  • Schedule the coffee chat between the hours of 12:00pm and 4:00pm;
  • To avoid too many students coming by at one time, create a sign up process where students sign up for 15-20 minute slots.
  • Notify the Career Center via Handshake so that we can advertise the coffee chat on the Handshake events calendar

To schedule a coffee chat, you'll need to contact a venue directly and make all of the arrangements.  The Career Center provides a list of venues below that are often used for coffee chats.  Remember!  Request an Event via Handshake to notify the Career Center of the final details for inclusion on the Handshake events calendar.

Recommended Venues

Cafe Blue Door
Near the Career Center at 2244 Bancroft Way.  Call 510-665-6000.


Cafe Milano
Near the Career Center at 2522 Bancroft Way.  Call 510-644-3100.


Caffe Strada
Near the Haas School of Business at 2300 College Ave.  Call 510-843-5282.


International House Cafe
Near the Haas School of Business at 2299 Piedmont Ave.  Call 510-643-9932.


Musical Offering
Near the Career Center at 2430 Bancroft Way.  Call 510-849-0211.


Northside Cafe
Near the College of Engineering at 1878 Euclid Ave.  Call 510-845-3663.


Sodoi Coffee
Near the Career Center at 2438 Durant Ave.  Call 510-990-6487.


You'll find additional campus cafes via the Cal Dining web site.

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