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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 2020 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 August 3, 2020. 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 can set schedules for 10-minute 1:1 video or text chats with students and 30 minute group sessions (currently three 30-minute 50-student capacity group sessions per fair). At present, 15 representatives per employer are able to participate in each fair. 

Employers will 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 The Virtual Career Fair on Handshake.

Not Sure which Fairs to Attend?

Our in-person fairs typically serve more than 18,000 students and 1,200 employers!
Review our historical Student Career Fair Attendance Data and Employer Directories to learn more.

Fall Semester 2020 - Career Fairs & Forums

Consulting Forum - Sep 2, 2020 - 5-8pm

  • 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: 
    • $500 per Consulting Employer (includes up to 15 representatives) 
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming. 
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: August 19, 2020 
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: August 26, 2020. Confirmation upon payment.

Accounting & Professional Services Forum - Sep 3, 2020 - 5-8pm

  • Formerly the Big Four Forum, 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:
    • $500 per Accounting Firm (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline August 19, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: August 26, 2020. Confirmation upon payment.

EECS Career Fair - Sep 9, 2020 - 11am-4pm - Invitation Only

  • Invitation Only - This 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 9 is strictly for hiring full-time career opportunities
    • The EECS Internship Fair on Sep 10 is strictly for hiring internship opportunities.
  • Presented in partnership with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society and Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the Computing Sciences Honor Society
  • Fees:
    • Berkeley Circle Partners:
      • $500 (up to 15 representatives) - For employers only hiring full-time roles
    • EECS CAP Affiliates:
      • $500 (up to 15 representatives)
      • Note: The EECS Internship Fair on Sep 10 is $0 for EECS CAP Partners, however, you must register for that fair separately.
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020 (invite only)
  • Registration deadline August 26, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 2, 2020.  Confirmation upon payment.

EECS Internship Fair - Sep 10, 2020 - 11am-4pm - Invitation Only

  • Invitation Only - This 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 10 is strictly for hiring internship opportunities
    • The EECS Career Fair on Sep 9 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 Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the Computing Sciences Honor Society
  • Fees:
    • Berkeley Circle Partners:
      • $500 (up to 15 representatives) - For employers only hiring internship roles
    • EECS CAP Affiliates:
      • $0 Base Registration (up to 15 representatives)
      • Note: This fair replaces the EECS Department's historical Internship Fair/Expo
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020 (invite only)
  • Registration deadline August 26, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 2, 2020.  Confirmation upon payment.

Cal Career Fair Business Series: Finance, Banking, Business Analysis, & More - Sep 15, 2020 - 11am-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

The Finance, Banking, Business Analysis & More Career Fair is expressly for companies recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in areas of finance, corporate banking, investment banking, private equity, insurance, asset management, real estate, business analysis, and other related fields.

  • Fees:
    • $500 per Business, Government or Nonprofit Employer (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 8, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Cal Career Fair Business Series: Marketing, Communications, Business Development, & More Sep 16, 2020 - 11am-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

The Marketing, Communications, Business Development & More Career Fair is expressly for companies recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in areas of marketing, communications, business development, sales, customer service, rotational programs, management, and other related fields.

  • Fees:
    • $500 per Business, Government or Nonprofit Employer (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 8, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Cal Career Fair Public Service Series: Healthcare, Health, & Social Services - Sep 17, 2020 - 12-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

The Healthcare, Health, & Social Service Career Fair is expressly for companies recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in areas of COVID-19 tracing, behavioral health, mental health, social work, therapy, and all aspects of health.

  • Fees:
    • $400 per Business, Government or Nonprofit Employer (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 8, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Cal Career Fair STEM Series: Biotech & Life Sciences - Sep 22, 2020 - 12-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

The Biotech & Life Science Career Fair is expressly for companies recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in areas of pharmaceuticals, genetic testing, research labs, and other related fields.

  • Fees:
    • $500 per Business, Government or Nonprofit Employer (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 8, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 15, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Cal Career Fair Public Service Series: Government, Public Service, & Nonprofit - Sep 23, 2020 - 12-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

The Government, Public Service & Nonprofit Career Fair is expressly for companies recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in areas of public service, community leadership, government, politics, philanthropy, legal/law enforcement, nonprofits, policy, NGOs, and other related fields.

  • Fees:
    • $400 per Business, Government or Nonprofit Employer (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 8, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 15, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Cal Career Fair Public Service Series: Education, Ed Tech, & Youth Services - Sep 24, 2020 - 12-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

The Education, Ed Tech & Youth Services Career Fair is expressly for companies recruiting for full-time and internship opportunities in areas of education, higher education, educational technology, education policy, youth services and other related fields.

  • Fees:
    • $400 per Business, Government or Nonprofit Employer (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 8, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 15, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Cal Career Fair STEM Series: Data & Analytics - Sep 29, 2020 - 11am-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

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

  • Fees:
    • $500 per Business, Government or Nonprofit Employer (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 22, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Cal Career Fair STEM Series: Engineering & Physical Sciences - Sep 30, 2020 - 11am-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

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

  • Fees:
    • $500 per Business, Government, or Nonprofit Employer (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 22, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Cal Career Fair STEM Series: Software & IT - Oct 1, 2020 - 11am-4pm

Historically, the Cal Career Fair has been a 3-day event. This year, we redesigned that event into the Cal Career Fair Series, a group of nine smaller, targeted virtual events. This fair series serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase visibility among students at the start of the campus recruiting season. These events attract more than 5,000 students - primarily graduating students - representing all academic majors, and typically feature more than 250 employers. 

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

  • Fees:
    • $500 per Business, Government and Nonprofit (includes up to 15 representatives)
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming 
    • Special fees will apply for third party recruiters and UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: September 22, 2020. Confirmation upon payment. 

Masters & PhD Career Fair - Oct 15, 2020 - 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 per For-Profit Employers (includes up to 15 representativesl) 
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming
    • Special fees will apply for Government & Military Agencies, Private nonprofit, third party recruiters, UC Berkeley Departments
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration closes on October 1, 2020 
  • Payment deadline October 8, 2020. Confirmation upon payment.

Graduate & Law School Fair - Oct 27, 2020 - 11am-3pm

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

  • Fees: 
    • $300 per University or College (includes up to 15 representatives)
  • Registration Opens on August 3
  • Registration deadine: October 13, 2020
  • Payment and confirmation deadline: October 20, 2020.  Confirmation upon payment.

Fall Civil & Environmental Engineering Career Fair - Oct 28, 2020 - 4-7pm

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

  • Fees:
    • $400 per Business, Industry, or Government Employer (includes up to 15 representatives). 
    • Sponsorship opportunities forthcoming.
  • Registration opens August 3, 2020
  • Registration deadline: October 14, 2020
  • Payment and cancellation deadline: October 21, 2020. Confirmation upon payment.