The Division of Career Pathways hosts four 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 each fair below.

 

2020-2021 Career Fairs

  • September 30, 2020: Fall Virtual Career Fair

    Ready your resume and Handshake profile because it’s that time of the year again! Register for the Fall Virtual Career Fair, where employers will be recruiting students from all majors and backgrounds for part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities!

    Handshake’s Virtual Career Fair format will allow you to:

    • Meet with employers. Interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat.
    • Never wait in line. Pre-schedule One-on-One or group sessions with employers you’re interested in or join an open session the day-of.
    • Make an impression. Bring your unique perspective to the table, ask great questions, and follow up with recruiters after the fair.
    • Don’t forget to review the list of employers and build your schedules to meet with employers when registration opens.

    Register on Handshake

  • October 15, 2020: STEM Virtual Career Fair

    Ready your resume and Handshake profile because it’s that time of the year again! Register for the STEM Virtual Career Fair, where employers will be recruiting students from all majors and backgrounds for part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities!

    Handshake’s Virtual Career Fair format will allow you to:

    • Meet with employers. Interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat.
    • Never wait in line. Pre-schedule One-on-One or group sessions with employers you’re interested in or join an open session the day-of.
    • Make an impression. Bring your unique perspective to the table, ask great questions, and follow up with recruiters after the fair.
    • Don’t forget to review the list of employers and build your schedules to meet with employers when registration opens.
    Student Registration Opens: October 1st at 8 a.m. 

    Register on Handshake

  • January 21, 2021: Internship and Career Fair

    Event Details Coming Soon

    Registration Link Coming Soon

  • May 7, 2021: Spring Career Fair

    Event Details Coming Soon

    Registration Link Coming Soon

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