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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!  

All FALL 2021 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).

Registration for fall fairs opens on June 14, 2021. Spring dates will be announced by December.

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


 

Virtual 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.

Fall Semester 2021 - Career Fairs & Forums

Consulting Forum - Sep 1, 2021 - 2-5 pm

The Consulting Forum is a targeted event for employers to meet with students exploring full-time jobs and internship opportunities in consulting. This event is exclusively for companies that provide consulting services to other companies.

  • Fees: 
    • $550 per Consulting Employer 

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $1,200 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021
  • Registration deadline: August 18, 2021 
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: August 18, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

Accounting & Professional Services Forum - Sep 2, 2021 - 12-3pm

The Accounting & Professional Services Forum, formerly the Big Four Forum, is now open to the Big Four and other accounting firms recruiting for full-time, internships, and leadership programs This event is exclusively for companies that provide accounting services. 

  • Fees:

    • $550 per Accounting Firm 

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $1,200 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: August 19, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: August 19, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

EECS Career Fair - Sep 8, 2021 - 12-5pm

Invitation Only - The EECS Career Fair is exclusively for companies that partner with the Career Center's Berkeley Circle program or the EECS Department's Corporate Access Program. The EECS Career Fair on Sep 8 is strictly for hiring full-time career opportunities. Presented in partnership with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society and UPE, the Computing Sciences Honor Society.

  • Fees:

    • Berkeley Circle Partners:

      • $600 - For employers only hiring full-time roles 

      • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • EECS CAP Affiliates:

      • $600 

      • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

      • Note: The EECS Internship Fair on Sep 9 is $0 cost for EECS CAP Partners, however, you must register for that fair separately.

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: August 25, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: August 25, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

EECS Internship Fair - Sep 9, 2021 - 12-5pm

Invitation Only - The EECS Internship Fair is exclusively for companies that partner with the Career Center's Berkeley Circle program or the EECS Department's Corporate Access Program. The EECS Internship Fair on Sep 9 is strictly for hiring internship opportunities. Presented in partnership with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society and UPE, the Computing Sciences Honor Society.

  • Fees:

    • Berkeley Circle Partners:

      • $600 - For employers only hiring internship roles

      • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • EECS CAP Affiliates:

      • $0 Base Registration

      • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

      • Note: this fair replaces the EECS Department's historical Internship Fair/Expo 

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: August 26, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: August 26, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

Business & Non-Technical Career & Internship Fair (All Majors, Fall) - Sep 15, 2021 - 12-4pm

The Business & Non-Technical Career & Internship Fair (All Majors, Fall) is expressly for employers recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in non-technical business fields including finance, corporate banking, insurance, real estate, business analysis, marketing, communications, sales, customer service, rotational programs, management, and other related fields.

  • Fees:

    • $600 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $150 for UC Berkeley Department

    • $1,000 for Third-Party Recruiter

    • $1,200 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: September 1, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 1, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

Biotech & Life Sciences Forum - Sep 22, 2021 - 12-4pm

The Biotech & Life Sciences Career Forum is expressly for companies recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities involving the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, including the areas of pharmaceuticals, genetic testing, research labs, and other related fields.

  • Fees:

    • $500 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $150 for UC Berkeley Department

    • $1,000 for Third-Party Recruiter

    • $1,200 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: September 8, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 8, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

 

Data & Analytics Career & Internship Fair - Sep 23, 2021 - 12-5pm

The Data & Analytics Career Fair is expressly for companies recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in the areas of data science, AI, machine learning, statistics, economics, mathematics, industrial engineering and operations research (IEOR), and other related fields.

  • Fees:

    • $600 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $150 for UC Berkeley Department

    • $1,000 for Third-Party Recruiter

    • $1,200 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: September 9, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 9, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

Engineering & Physical Sciences Career & Internship Fair (Fall) - Sep 29, 2021 - 12-5pm

The Engineering & Physical Sciences Career & Internship Fair (Fall) is expressly for employers recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in the areas of electrical engineering, robotics, design, mechanical engineering, medical devices, automotive and autonomous vehicles, materials science and engineering, and other related fields.

  • Fees:

    • $600 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $150 for UC Berkeley Department

    • $1,000 for Third-Party Recruiter

    • $1,200 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: September 15, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 15, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

Software & IT Career & Internship Fair - Sep 30, 2021 - 12-5pm

The Software & IT Career Fair is expressly for employers recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in the areas of software engineering, IT, networking, cloud computing, cybersecurity, fintech, and other related fields.

  • Fees:

    • $600 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $150 for UC Berkeley Department

    • $1,000 for Third-Party Recruiter

    • $1,200 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: September 16, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 16, 2021.Confirmation upon payment.

Public Service, Nonprofit, Health, & Education Career & Internship Fair - Oct 7, 2021 - 12-4pm

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

 

  • Fees:

    • $400 for Business, Government, or Nonprofit Employer

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $125 for UC Berkeley Department

    • $800 for Third-Party Recruiter

    • $1,000 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: September 23, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 23, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

 

Master’s & PhD Career Fair - Oct 14, 2021 - 12-4pm

Presented since 2002, this fair is exclusively for graduate students and typically 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, respectively.

  • Fees:

    • $300 for For-Profit Employers 

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $250 for Government or Military Employers

    • $150 for Nonprofit Employers

    • $125 for UC Berkeley departments

    • $800 for Third-Party Recruiters

    • $1,000 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: September 30, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 30, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

Graduate & Law School Fair - Oct 20, 2021 - 2-5pm [For Universities, Colleges & Professional Schools]

More than 100 graduate, law, and professional schools’ representatives discuss their programs and provide admission requirements and information. 

  • Fees:

    • $300 for Graduate or Law Schools

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $125 for UC Berkeley departments

    • $700 for Test preparation organizations

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: October 6, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: October 6, 2021. Confirmation upon payment.

 

 

 

Fall Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Career Fair - Oct 27, 2021 - 4-7pm

This fair is exclusively for employers seeking to hire Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) students at the undergraduate or graduate level for both full-time and internship opportunities.

  • Fees:

    • $500 for Standard Registration

    • NEW! $100 Optional Digital Resume Book (available to registered employers)

    • $1,000 for Named Sponsorship of the event (see full benefits in Handshake)

  • Registration opens June 14, 2021

  • Registration deadline: October 13, 2021

  • Payment and cancellation deadline: October 13, 2021.Confirmation upon payment.