The Division of Career Pathways hosts a variety of career fairs throughout the year for students to learn about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Learn more about our fairs below.

Download the 2023 Winter Career Fairs schedule/ flyer (PDF).

2022-2023 Career Fairs

  • Winter Quarter Career Fairs

    Winter Quarter Career Fairs

    Wed, January 18th - In-Person Winter Internship & Career Fair
    10am – 2pm  I Student Center Pacific Ballroom
    Student registration opens January 9th at 8:00am in Handshake

    Thurs, January 26th - Virtual Winter Internship & Career Fair
    10am – 2pm  I  Handshake 
    Student registration opens January 16th at 8:00am in Handshake

    Thurs, February 2nd  - In-Person Public Service & Social Impact Career Fair
    11am – 2pm  I  Outdoors on Upper Gateway/Langson Library Plaza
    Student registration opens January 16th at 8:00am in Handshake

    Visit Handshake to view the list of companies attending each fair and the opportunities available!

  • Spring Quarter Career Fairs

    Wed, April 12th - In-Person Spring Career Fair
    10am – 2pm   I   Student Center Pacific Ballroom
    Student Registration Opens: March 27th at 8:00am in Handshake

    Thurs, April 20th - In-Person Health Professions Graduate School Fair
    11am – 2pm  I  Outdoors: Biological Sciences Plaza
    Student Registration Opens: April 3rd at 8:00am in Handshake 

    Wed, May 3rd - Virtual Just In Time Career Fair
    10am – 2pm   I   Handshake
    Student registration opens: April 17th at 8:00am in Handshake

Career Fair Attendance Policy

UCI Division of Career Pathways Career Fairs are for all currently enrolled UCI students and UC alumni registered for UCI Division of Career Pathways Alumni Services. UCI Division of Career Pathways Graduate and Professional School Fairs are open to all UCI students, UC alumni, and community members. UCI faculty and staff are encouraged to visit all of our fairs to learn about opportunities for their students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Career Fair?

    A career fair is an event that provides students an opportunity to meet diverse employers looking to hire UCI students for part-time, full-time, and/or internship opportunities.

  • Why the Career Fair Attendance Policy?

    This Policy is in place to ensure that individuals paying UCI Student Services Fees or UCI Division of Career Pathways Alumni Services Fees have access to the career fairs funded by these fees. Additionally, the Policy assists the Division of Career Pathways in facilitating employers meeting the population of students they are seeking to hire through on-campus recruitment at UCI.

  • Why should I attend a fair?
    • Gain access to employers that are specifically looking to hire UCI students for:
      • Full-time positions
      • Internships
      • Part-time jobs
      • Seasonal jobs
    • Network and meet with recruiters and professionals in various industries
    • Find out what employers from various industries are looking for from applicants

  • Who will be there?

    Representatives from various employers will be in attendance looking to hire UCI students for part-time, full-time, and/or internship opportunities. Students interested in learning about various industries and career options are encouraged to attend.

  • What can I expect?
    • Each employer has a table with information about their opportunities
    • Approach each employer that you are interested in and introduce yourself
    • Ask them to share more about their available positions
    • Share how your skills and experiences meet their needs and offer them your resume

  • How should I prepare?
    • Attend Division of Career Pathways' workshops
    • Have your resume reviewed through VMock or during a career counseling appointment
    • Research the employers you're interested in in advance
    • Fine-tune your elevator pitch and practice articulating how you are career ready
    • Dress professionally, follow proper attire guidelines, and bring your Student ID card
    • Bring multiple copies of your resume