The fall career fairs take place beginning Welcome Week of fall quarter. To help you prepare, get to know our Career Education team and check out their recommended resources.
Save the Dates
- SEP 25: Fall Career Fair
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 25: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
LOCATION: Bren Events Center
Ready your suits and resumes, because it’s that time of the year again! Come check out the Fall Career Fair, where employers will be recruiting students from all majors and backgrounds for part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities!Don’t forget to review the list of employers and make your list of who to visit.We look forward to you joining us on September 25!
- OCT 17: STEM Career Fair
DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 17: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
LOCATION: Student Center Pacific Ballroom
Two days multiple opportunities!
October 16th Engineering Council is hosting their annual Networking Dinner. Watch the ESC website for student registration information, http://esc.eng.uci.edu/NDN-students.html.
October 17th the Division of Career Pathways will host the annual STEM Career Fair. Upper division and graduate students looking for Summer 2020 internships or full time positions are encouraged to attend this event. Over 125 companies will be on campus to meet the talented students from UCI.
Plan your time at the fair! Review who is attending and the majors they are looking to meet to develop your list of top 10 companies to connect with at the fair. We look forward to you joining us on October 17!
Tips & Recommended Resources
- Virtual Workshops
Can’t make it to campus for an in-person workshop? Join us remotely via Zoom for our next Interview Techniques webinar on July 17th at 1:00 p.m. to learn how to ace your next interview. Get tips on how to prepare and what to do before, during, and after the interview. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the webinar.
- Summer Drop-In Hours
We’re still open! Come to summer drop-in hours Monday – Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. to have your resume or cover letter reviewed or ask quick questions about all things related to your career goals, career development, or job/internship search. Don’t wait until fall to get this jumpstart!
- Big Interview
Utilize Big Interview to help you gain confidence and skills in interviewing. Access Big Interview anytime to gain tips and strategies for interviews as well as the opportunity to practice answering interview questions. Virtual practice interviews are available for all skill levels and dozens of industry areas. Review interview questions and gain tips on how to answer them.
- CareerSpots Videos
- Resume Examples
We offer a number of resources to help you perfect your resume in preparation for fall. View our Resume Examples page for samples and/or attend a resume workshop this summer to help you get started. We also welcome you to come to drop-ins with a copy of your resume to receive feedback from a member of our DCP team.
- Prepare for the Fair Workshop
Nervous about networking with potential employers at the upcoming fair? Attend the Prepare for the Fair workshop to learn networking tips, strategies, and ways to maximize your time at the fair!
- Elevator Pitch
Craft and practice your elevator pitch – a brief conversation starter – before visiting employer tables at the career fair. The goal is to generation interest from an employer in what you have to offer, leading to forming a new connection and expanding your professional network.
- Handshake Profile
Completing your profile is essential if you have made your profile public or are applying to any type of position. It is the first thing employers see when they click your name. Make it easy – copy and paste your resume to quickly fill in your information. Get started at uci.joinhandshake.com.
- After the Fair Follow Up
What you do after attending the Fall Career Fair can be just as important as showing up to the fair! Learn what next steps to take after the fair is over to maximize your employment opportunities and impact with employers.