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Employer Services - Career Fairs & Forums

Gain visibility and get to know Cal students by attending a virtual career fair at UC Berkeley!  

Spring 2022 career fairs are open for registration in Handshake.

The majority of our Spring 2022 career fairs will be hosted virtually within Handshake. The Handshake virtual career fair module includes 1:1 video or text chat for employer representatives and students, as well as group video sessions. (See first accordion item below for more information). We hope to host an in-person career fair in April 2022.

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


 

Learn about Career Fairs & Forums

More information about Virtual Career Fairs

Employers register through Handshake for one or more of the career fairs listed below. Employers will be able to customize registrations (booths) similarly to how profiles are customized in Handshake. Employers will set their schedule for 10-minute 1:1 video or text chats with students and 30-minute group sessions (currently 30-minute 50-student capacity group sessions within the Handshake platform; employers may use an external platform for groups larger than 50). 

Employers have the opportunity to set preferences on their 1:1 meetings. Registered students will be able to scroll through each fair’s list of employer attendees to review which organizations are participating, what their respective opportunities are, and what, if any, prequalifications are listed to qualify for 1:1 chats. Text based chat will be an option for students who don’t have access to video.

For more information from Handshake, view Virtual Fairs in Handshake: A Guide for Employers

Not sure which fairs to attend?

Our in-person fairs typically serve more than 18,000 students and 1,200 employers each year! Review our historical Student Career Fair Attendance Data and Employer Directories to help you decide which fairs might be a fit for your recruiting needs.

Spring Semester 2022 - Career Fairs & Forums

STEM Career Fair, February 9, Noon-5:00 pm PT

The virtual STEM Career Fair is strictly for hiring full-time career opportunities and is focused entirely on opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, and math.

  • Fees:

    • $700 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $250 Digital Resume Book - Optional extra add-on item

    • $150 for UC Berkeley departments

    • $1,250 for 3rd party recruiters

    • $1,400 Official Fair Sponsor
      Named sponsor of the event, benefits include:
      + Employer name included prominently on student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer video (10MB max file size) or PDF attached to student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer name and Handshake link (or preferred URL) included in student welcome email
      + Employer name included in social media and email marketing campaigns to students and academic departments
      Note: up to three employer sponsors may be accepted per career fair. No third-party recruiters. 

Sponsorship requests subject to Career Center approval.

  • Registration deadline: January 26, 2022
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: January 26, 2022 

STEM Internship Fair, February 10, 2022, Noon-5:00 pm PT

The virtual STEM Internship Fair is strictly for hiring internship opportunities and is focused entirely on opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, and math.

  • Fees:

    • $700 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $250 Digital Resume Book - Optional extra add-on item

    • $150 for UC Berkeley departments

    • $1,250 for 3rd party recruiters

    • $1,400 Official Fair Sponsor
      Named sponsor of the event, benefits include:
      + Employer name included prominently on student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer video (10MB max file size) or PDF attached to student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer name and Handshake link (or preferred URL) included in student welcome email
      + Employer name included in social media and email marketing campaigns to students and academic departments
       

Note: up to three employer sponsors may be accepted per career fair. No third-party recruiters. 
Sponsorship requests subject to Career Center approval.

 
  • Registration deadline: January 27, 2022
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: January 27, 2022 
  • Register Now!

Business & Non-Tech Career Fair, February 16, Noon-4:00 pm PT

The virtual Business & Non-Tech Career Fair is strictly for hiring full-time career opportunities in non-technical business fields including finance, investment banking, private equity, asset management, corporate banking, insurance, real estate, business analysis, marketing, communications, sales, customer service, rotational programs, management, and other related field

  • Fees:

    • $650 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $150 Digital Resume Book - Optional extra add-on item

    • $150 for UC Berkeley departments

    • $1,050 for 3rd party recruiters

    • $1,250 Official Fair Sponsor
      Named sponsor of the event, benefits include:
      + Employer name included prominently on student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer video (10MB max file size) or PDF attached to student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer name and Handshake link (or preferred URL) included in student welcome email
      + Employer name included in social media and email marketing campaigns to students and academic departments
       

      • Note: up to three employer sponsors may be accepted per career fair. No third-party recruiters. 
        Sponsorship requests subject to Career Center approval.

         

  • Registration deadline: February 2, 2022 
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: February 2, 2022
  • Register Now!

Business & Non-Tech Internship Fair, February 17, Noon-4:00 pm PT

The virtual Business & Non-Tech Internship Fair is strictly for hiring internship opportunities in non-technical business fields including finance, investment banking, private equity, asset management, corporate banking, insurance, real estate, business analysis, marketing, communications, sales, customer service, rotational programs, management, and other related fields.

  • Fees:

    • $650 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $150 Digital Resume Book - Optional extra add-on item

    • $150 for UC Berkeley departments

    • $1,050 for 3rd party recruiters

    • $1,250 Official Fair Sponsor
      Named sponsor of the event, benefits include:
      + Employer name included prominently on student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer video (10MB max file size) or PDF attached to student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer name and Handshake link (or preferred URL) included in student welcome email
      + Employer name included in social media and email marketing campaigns to students and academic departments
       

Note: up to three employer sponsors may be accepted per career fair. No third-party recruiters. 
Sponsorship requests subject to Career Center approval.

 

  • Registration deadline: February 3, 2022  

  • Payment and cancellation deadline:February 3, 2022 

  • Register Now!

Public Service, Environment, & Nonprofit Career Fair, March 2, 2022, Noon-3:00 pm PT

The Public Service, Environment, & Nonprofit Career Fair is expressly for employers recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in the areas of nonprofits, environment, sustainability, clean energy/technology, education, community leadership, government, public service, policy, NGOs, higher education, health & social services, and other related fields.

  • Fees:

    • $100 for Nonprofit 

    • $100 Government or Military Employer

    • $200 for For-profit Employer 

    • NEW! $100 Digital Resume Book - Optional extra add-on item

    • $100 for UC Berkeley departments

    • $800 for 3rd party recruiters

$1,000 Official Fair Sponsor
Named sponsor of the event, benefits include:
+ Employer name included prominently on student fair page in Handshake
+ Employer video (10MB max file size) or PDF attached to student fair page in Handshake
+ Employer name and Handshake link (or preferred URL) included in student welcome email
+ Employer name included in social media and email marketing campaigns to students and academic departments

Note: up to three employer sponsors may be accepted per career fair. No third-party recruiters. 
Sponsorship requests subject to Career Center approval.

  • Registration deadline: February 16, 2022  

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: February 16, 2022 

  • Register Now!

Environmental Design (CED) Career Fair, March 3, 2022, Noon-4:00 pm PT

The Environmental Design (CED) Career Fair is expressly for employers recruiting undergraduate and graduate students for full-time and internship opportunities in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture & environmental planning, urban design, city & regional planning, sustainable environmental design, and other related fields.

  • Fees:

    • $400 for Standard Registration

    • $200 for Nonprofit Employer 

    • NEW! $150 Digital Resume Book - Optional extra add-on item

    • $1,100 Official Fair Sponsor
      Named sponsor of the event, benefits include:
      + Employer name included prominently on student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer video (10MB max file size) or PDF attached to student fair page in Handshake
      + Employer name and Handshake link (or preferred URL) included in student welcome email
      + Employer name included in social media and email marketing campaigns to students and academic departments
       

Note: up to three employer sponsors may be accepted per career fair. No third-party recruiters. 
Sponsorship requests subject to Career Center approval.

 

  • Registration deadline: February 17, 2022

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: February 17, 2022 

  • Register Now!

Summer Internship & Career Fair, Day 1: Virtual, April 13, 2022, 1-5pm (*tentative*)

The Summer Internship & Career Fair is our last fair of the recruiting season! This fair is for all opportunities, class levels, and majors.

 

The current tentative plan for the Summer Internship & Career Fair is to host a 2-day event with Day 1 on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 as a virtual fair in Handshake, and Day 2 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 as an in-person fair on campus. Employers will be able to register for one or both days.

 

More details (including fees and deadlines) TBA.

 

Summer Internship & Career Fair, Day 2: In-Person, April 14, 2022, 1-5pm (*tentative*)

The Summer Internship & Career Fair is our last fair of the recruiting season! This fair is for all opportunities, class levels, and majors.

 

The current tentative plan for the Summer Internship & Career Fair is to host a 2-day event with Day 1 on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 as a virtual fair in Handshake, and Day 2 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 as an in-person fair on campus. Employers will be able to register for one or both days.

 

More details (including fees and deadlines) TBA.