Employer Services - Career Fairs and Forums

Gain visibility and get to know Cal students and the UC Berkeley campus "up close and personal" by attending a career fair at UC Berkeley!  Whether you use career fairs as a preliminary pre-recruitment activity or as your primary sourcing tool, you will likely find an event that suits your needs.  See our Eight Best Practices for Career Fair Success for tips on making the most of a career fair.  

Not sure which fairs to attend?  In 2018-2019, our fairs served more than 18,000 students and 1,200 employers!  Review our historical Student Career Fair Attendance Data and Employer Directories.

Save the dates!  Registration for Fall Semester 2019 fairs will open June 3.  Registration for Spring Semester 2020 fairs will open November 1.  Register early, as some fairs sell out!

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


 

Fall Semester 2019 - Registration Now Open!

Consulting Forum - Aug 29, 2019 - 5pm-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: 
    • $850: Consulting Employer (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and light refreshments) 
    • $2000: Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • Optional add-ons: Electrical Access ($75), Additional Representative ($25 each), Oversize Booth Display ($75)
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 9, 2019. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration for this event has closed.

Accounting & Professional Services Forum - Sep 5, 2019 - 5pm-7:30pm

  • Formerly the Big Four Forum, now open to the Big Four and other accounting firms recruiting for full-time, internships, & leadership programs. 
  • This event is exclusively for accounting companies
  • Co-hosted by Ascend, a Berkeley accounting and finance student organization
  • Fees:
    • $1,400: Big Four firms (includes a maximum of 25 representatives and 10 reserved parking spaces per registration) 
    • $950: Other Business & Industry (Non-Big Four) (includes a maximum of 8 representatives and 2 reserved parking spaces per registration)
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 16, 2019. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration for this event has closed.

EECS Career Fair - Sep 11, 2019 - 12pm-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.
  • NEW! - Due to record attendance, the EECS Career Fair has been split into two distinct fairs this year:
    • The EECS Career Fair on Sep 11 will be strictly for hiring full-time career opportunities. 
    • The EECS Internship Fair on Sep 12 will be strictly for hiring internship opportunities.
  • Presented in partnership with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society.
  • Fees:
    • Berkeley Circle Partners:
      • ONE-DAY-ONLY RATE - $800 (includes 3 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 3 meals) - For employers only hiring full-time roles and not attending the following day's EECS Internship Fair
      • DISCOUNTED RATE - $600 (includes 3 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 3 meals) - Must also register for the EECS Internship Fair, September 12 (add'l $600). By attending both fairs you save a total of $400. 
    • EECS CAP Affiliates:
      • $800 (includes 3 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 3 meals). Note:
      • The EECS Internship Fair on Sep 12 is $0 cost for EECS CAP Partners, however, you must register for that fair separately.
    • Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 20, 2019.  Confirmation upon payment.
  • REGISTRATION CLOSED to partners & affiliates

EECS Internship Fair - Sep 12, 2019 - 12pm-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.
  • NEW! - Due to record attendance, the EECS Career Fair has been split into two distinct fairs this year:
    • The EECS Career Fair on Sep 11 will be strictly for hiring full-time career opportunities.
    • The EECS Internship Fair on Sep 12 will be strictly for hiring internship opportunities.
  • Presented in partnership with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society.
  • Fees:
    • Berkeley Circle Partners:
      • ONE-DAY-ONLY RATE - $800 (includes 3 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 3 meals) - For employers only hiring internship roles and not attending the previous day's EECS Career Fair
      • DISCOUNTED RATE - $600 (includes 3 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 3 meals) - Must also register for the EECS Career Fair, September 11 (add'l $600). By attending both fairs you save a total of $400. 
    • EECS CAP Affiliates:
      • $0 Base Registration (includes 3 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 3 meals)
      • Note: this fair replaces the EECS Department's historical Internship Fair/Expo 
    • Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 20, 2019.  Confirmation upon payment.
  • REGISTRATION CLOSED TO PARTNERS & AFFILIATES

Cal Career Fair - Sep 17-19, 2019 - 11am-4pm

UC Berkeley's largest career fair!

This fair serves as the primary campus pre-recruiting event for employers who want to increase their visibility among the student population at the start of the on-campus recruiting season.  It attracts more than 5,000 students across the three-day event—primarily graduating students—representing all academic majors, and it typically features more than 240 employers.

DAY ONE - Sept 17, 2019 - Business & Public Service roles
DAY TWO - Sept 18, 2019 - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) roles
** Day 2 is SOLD OUT as of 8/5 (except Berkeley Circle Partners or sponsorships) **
DAY THREE - Sept 19, 2019 - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) roles

Note: There is no difference between the two STEM-focused days.  Please register for whichever day(s) best fit your recruiting schedule.  Employers are welcome to register for multiple days, space permitting.

  • Fees:
    • $900/day - Business, Government and Nonprofit (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $2500/day Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • $275/day - UC Berkeley Departments (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $1500/day - 3rd party recruiters (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 23, 2019. Confirmation upon payment. 
    • Please note: Registration will close early if all booths sell out for a specific day
  • REGISTRATION CLOSED

Law & Graduate School Fair - Sep 25, 2019 - 11am-3pm

More than 100 law, graduate, and professional schools' representatives discuss their programs and provide admission requirements and information.  This event will be held outdoors in a high traffic area in the center of campus

  • Fees:
    • $450 University or College (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking and 1 meal) 
    • $200 UC Berkeley Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking and 1 meal) 
    • $1000 Test-Preparation organizations (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking and 1 meal) 
    • Optional: $25 per additional representative 
  • Registration & payment deadline: September 6, 2019.  Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration for this event has closed.

Fall Internship Fair - Oct 16, 2019 - 12pm-4pm

This fair is ideal for employers who have early internship application deadlines and/or plan to interview prospective summer interns in the fall semester or early spring semester.  It is an opportunity to meet prepared, highly-motivated students who are eager to begin their summer internship search early.

  • Fees:
    • $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $2000: Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • $500 Government & Military Agencies (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $325 Nonprofit Organizations (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $1500 3rd Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: September 27, 2019. Confirmation upon payment
  • REGISTER NOW!

Masters & PhD Career Fair - Oct 17, 2019 - 12pm-4pm

Presented since 2002, this afternoon fair is exclusively for graduate students.  It 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:
    • $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal) 
    • $2000 Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • $500 Government & Military Agencies (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $325 Private Nonprofit (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $1500 Third Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Department (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline September 27, 2019. Confirmation upon payment.
  • REGISTER NOW!

Fall Civil & Environmental Engineering Career Fair - Oct 30, 2019 - 4pm-7pm

This early evening fair emphasizes efficiency - only 3 hours!  Exclusively for employers seeking to hire Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) students at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • Fees:
    • $650 Business, Industry, Government (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $2000: Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative, $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration deadline: October 17, 2019 Confirmation upon payment.
  • REGISTER NOW!

Spring Semester 2020 - Registration opens November 1

STEM Career & Internship Fair - Jan 29-30, 2020 - 11am-4pm

Based on popular demand, our historical Spring Career Fair morphed into a two-day event focused entirely on opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields.  This fair provides an opportunity to interact with Cal students early in the spring semester for entry-level career positions and internship opportunities. We expect more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in attendance across the two days. 

Register for whichever day(s) suits your schedule—there is no differentiation between the fair days.  Employers may register for both days, space permitting.

  • Fees:
    • $900/day Business & Industry (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $2500/day: Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • $750/day Government & Military Organizations (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals) 
    • $500/day Private Nonprofi (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $1500/day 3rd Party Recruiter (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $275/day UC Berkeley Campus Department (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative, $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: January 10, 2020. Confirmation upon payment.
    • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list.
  • REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1

CED (Environmental Design) Career Fair - Feb 13, 2020 - 3pm-7pm

Presented in partnership with the College of Environmental Design (CED).  Employers are invited to recruit Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, Urban Design, City & Regional Planning, and Sustainable Environmental Design students.  Note: the fair will be open to students in all academic disciplines.

  • Fees:
    • $500 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative,1 reserved parking per registration and light refreshments)
    • $250 Private Nonprofit (includes 1 representative,1 reserved parking per registration and light refreshments)
    • $2000: Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: January 17, 2020 Confirmation upon payment.
    • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list. 
  • REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1

Winter Career and Internship Fair - Feb 19, 2020 - 12pm-4pm

The Winter Career and Internship Fair is great opportunity to interact with 1000+ students seeking summer internships and full time entry-level career positions.  This fair is open to all industries and attracts a variety of students across majors and class levels.

  • Fees:
    • $750 Business & Industry (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $2500: Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • $625 Government & Military Agency (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $425 Private Nonprofit (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Campus Departments (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $1500 Third Party (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 2 meals)
    •  Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: January 31, 2020 Confirmation upon payment.
    • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list. 
  • REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1

Social Impact Career Fair - Mar 10, 2020, 3pm-6pm [Tentative]

Our 5th annual Social Impact Career Fair!  We expect 80+ employers representing non-profit, public service, education, and socially responsible, for-profit companies.  This is an opportunity to interact with hundreds of Cal students seeking jobs & internships that empower them to work toward social good.  The fair will be open to all Cal students in all academic disciplines

  • Fees:
    • Non-Profit, Government, and UC Berkeley depts: $0 FREE (includes 2 representatives, 1 parking space, and refreshments for 2. No additional representatives) 
    • For-Profit: $200 (includes 2 representatives, 1 parking space, and refreshments for 2. No additional representatives) 
    • Note: there will be NO electrical access, extra reps, or oversized displays permitted at this fair
  • Payment and Cancellation Deadlines:
    • For-Profit - Payment and cancellation deadline is February 21, 2020.  No-shows or employers cancelling after February 21, 2020 will not be refunded.  Confirmation upon payment.  
    • Non-Profit - For cancellations after February 21, 2020 or no shows, a $50 late cancellation fee will be invoiced for administrative cost.
      • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list. 
  • REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1

Investment Banking Forum - March 4, 2020 - 5pm-8pm

This is a targeted event for investment banks to meet with students exploring full-time jobs and internship opportunities. Exclusively for companies that provide investment banking services to other companies.

  • Co-hosted by UFA | UMCG
  • Fees: 
    • $850: Investment Banking Employer (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserved parking space, light refreshments)
    • $2000: Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • Optional add-ons: Electrical Access ($75), Additional Representative ($25 each)
  • Registration & payment deadline: February 18, 2020.  Confirmation upon payment.  
  • REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1

Spring Career & Internship Fair - Apr 15, 2020 - 12pm-4pm

Spring Career & Internship Fair - All Opportunities

Formerly the "Just In Time Job Fair," this fair is the last chance of the academic year to recruit for summer jobs, internships, full-time career roles for new graduates, and for 3rd party recruiters to fill employer clients' staffing needs.  We expect more than 1,200 students and 100 employers at this annual event.

  • Fees:
    • $650: Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal).
    • $2000: Official Sponsor (includes premium placement, more space, special branding and other benefits—more details on the registration page)
    • $450: Government & Military Agency (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $325: Nonprofit (includes 1 representatives, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $1500: 3rd Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275: UC Berkeley Campus Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserved parking per registration, and 1 meal)
    • Optional add-ons: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: March 26, 2020 — Confirmation upon payment.
    • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list. 
  • REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1