Employer Services - Career Fairs & 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 2017, our fairs served more than 20,000 students and 1,000 employers!  Review our historical Student Career Fair Attendance Data

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

Save the dates!  Registration for Fall 2018 fairs will open June 1.  Registration for Spring 2019 fairs will open November 1.  Register early, as large fairs tend to sell out!

 

Fall 2018 - Registration opens June 1

Investment Banking Forum - See Spring 2019

Due to industry recruiting trends, this annual event has moved from fall semester to spring semester. 

Consulting Forum - Aug 30, 2018 - 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 reserve parking per registration and light refreshments) 
  • Add Ons: 
    • Electrical Access ($75)
    • Additional Representative ($20 each) 
    • Oversize Booth Display ($75)
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 10, 2018. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open June 1, 2018

EECS Career Fair - Sep 5, 2018 - 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.
  • Presented in partnership with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society.
  • Fees: Corporate Partners - $800 (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)  Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 17, 2018.  Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open June 1, 2018

Accounting & Professional Services Forum - Sep 6, 2018 - 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, the 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 17, 2018. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open June 1, 2018

Cal Career Fair - Sep 12-14, 2018 - 11am-4pm

Sept 12, 2018 (STEM only)
Sept 13, 2018 (Business/Public Service only)
Sept 14, 2018 (STEM & Business)

UC Berkeley's largest career 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 campus-recruiting season.

  • Attracts 1200+ each day, primarily graduating students, representing all academic majors and 200+ employers.
  • Fees:
    • $900/day - Business, Government and Nonprofit (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $275/day - UC Berkeley Departments (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $1500/day - 3rd party recruiters (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: August 24, 2018. Confirmation upon payment. 
    • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list. 
  • Registration will open June 1, 2018.

Law & Graduate School Fair - Sep 26, 2018 - 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 reserve parking and 1 meal) 
    • $200 UC Berkeley Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking and 1 meal) 
    • $1000 Test-Preparation organizations (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking and 1 meal) 
    • Optional: $25 per additional representative 
  • Registration & payment deadline: September 14, 2018.  Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open June 1, 2018

Fall Internship Fair (formerly Early Bird Internship Fair) - Oct 10, 2018 - 12pm-4pm

  • For employers who have early internship application deadlines and/or plan to interview prospective summer interns in the Fall semester or early Spring Semester
  • An opportunity to meet highly-motivated, prepared students eager to begin their Summer Internship search early
  • Fees:
    • $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $500 Government & Military Agencies (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $325 Nonprofit Organizations (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $1500 3rd Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: September 21, 2018. Confirmation upon payment
  • Registration will open June 1, 2018

Masters & PhD Career Fair - Oct 11, 2018 - 12pm-4pm

  • Presented since 2002, this afternoon fair is exclusively for graduate students.
  • Often 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.
  • Fees:
    • $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal) 

    • $500 Government & Military Agencies (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)

    • $325 Private Nonprofit (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)

    • $1500 Third Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)

    • $275 UC Berkeley Department (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)

    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display

  • Registration & payment deadline September 21, 2018. Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open on June 1, 2018.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Career Fair - Oct 17, 2018 - 4pm-7pm

  • This early evening fair emphasizes efficiency - 3 hours.
  • Exclusively for employers seeking to hire Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) students at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Fees: $600 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 parking per registration and 1 meal. Optional: $75 electrical access; $20 per additional representative, $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration deadline: October 2, 2018 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open on June 1, 2018.

Spring 2019 - Registration opens November 1

STEM Career & Internship Fair (NEW!) - Jan 30-31, 2019 - 11am-4pm

Jan 30 & 31 - STEM Opportunities

  • Based on popular demand, our historical Spring Career Fair has morphed into a two-day event focused entirely on opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  
  • Register for whichever day(s) suits your schedule—there is no differentiation between the fair days.  
  • Provides an opportunity to interact with Cal students early in the Spring Semester for entry-level career positions, summer and internship opportunities. 
  • We expect more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in attendance across the two days.
  • Fees:
    • $900/day Business & Industry, (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $750/day Government & Military Organizations,(includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals) 
    • $500/day Private Nonprofit,  (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $1500/day 3rd Party Recruiter  (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • $275/day UC Berkeley Campus Department  (includes 2 representatives, 1 reserve parking per registration and 2 meals)
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative, $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: January 11, 2018. Confirmation upon payment.
    • Please note: Registration may close earlier once there is a long wait-list.
  • Registration will open November 1, 2018.

CED (Environmental Design) Career Fair - Feb 7, 2019 - 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.
  • The fair will be open to students in all academic disciplines.
  • Fees:
    • $500 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative,1 reserve parking per registration and light refreshments)
    • $250 Private Nonprofit (includes 1 representative,1 reserve parking per registration and light refreshments) 
    • Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: January 18, 2018 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open November 1, 2018.

Winter Career and Internship Fair (NEW!) - Feb 20, 2019 - 12pm-4pm

Winter Career and Internship Fair

  • Opportunity to interact with 1000+ students seeking internships and full time positions (professional training opportunities) - paid, year-round and summer, on and off campus.
  • Fees:
    • $750 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $625 Government & Military Agency (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $425 Private Nonprofit (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Campus Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $1500 Third Party (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    •  Optional: $75 electrical access; $35 per additional representative; $75 oversize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: February 1, 2018 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open November 1, 2018.

Social Impact Career Fair - Mar 12, 2019, 3pm-6pm

Our 4th annual Social Impact Career Fair!

  • More than 50 employers representing non-profit, public service, education, and socially responsible, for-profit companies
  • An opportunity to interact with hundreds of students seeking jobs & internships that empower them to work toward social good
  • The fair will be open to students in all academic disciplines
  • Fees:(TBD)
    • Non-Profit, Government, and UC Berkeley depts (includes 2 representatives, 1 parking space, and refreshments for 1) 
    • Business & Industry (includes 2 representatives, 1 parking space, and refreshments for 1) 
    • additional fees for extra reps, electrical access
  • Registration & payment deadline: March 1, 2018 Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration for this event has closed

Investment Banking Forum - Apr 11, 2019 - 5pm-8pm

  • Due to industry recruiting trends, this annual event has moved from fall semester to spring semester.
  • A targeted event for investment banks to meet with students exploring full-time jobs and internship opportunities. This event is 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)
  • Add-Ons:
    • Electrical Access ($75)
    • Additional Representative ($20 each)
  • Registration & payment deadline: March 22, 2019.  Confirmation upon payment.  
  • Registration will open November 1, 2018.

Spring Career & Internship Fair (formerly Just in Time Job Fair) - Apr 17, 2019 - 12pm-4pm

Spring Career & Internship Fair

  • You 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.
  • Fees:
    • $650 Business & Industry (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal).
    • $450 Government & Military Agency (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $325 Nonprofit (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $1500 3rd Party Recruiter (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration and 1 meal)
    • $275 UC Berkeley Campus Departments (includes 1 representative, 1 reserve parking per registration, and 1 meal)
    •  Optional: $75 electrical access; $25 per additional representative; $75 oersize booth display
  • Registration & payment deadline: March 28, 2018 — Confirmation upon payment.
  • Registration will open early February. 

To provide as many opportunities for Cal students as possible, this late spring fair is open to both employers and 3rd party recruiters.