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Recruit on Campus

Recruit on Campus

Keep Your Brand Visible with Tomorrow’s Decision Makers

We know you have many options to consider when selecting universities to recruit from. However, we would like you to consider the following reasons to recruit at UC Riverside.

  • An elite student body of more than 25,000+ students representing the top 12 public universities in the U.S. (Money Magazine, 2020), and the top 1 percent of universities worldwide (2019-2020 Center for World University rankings). 
  • A university of distinction and diversity - UC Riverside is currently ranked #1 in the nation for advancing Social Mobility (U.S. News and World Report, 2020), enrolling more students who receive Pell Grants than nearly every university in the country — and more than the entire Ivy League combined.  
  • A diverse, inclusive, and globally focused research institution offering over 80 Bachelor’s, 55 Master’s and 42 Ph.D. programs.   

Having a campus strategy where students understand your brand, your values and why your company is a good match is key. Some of the ways that you can do that at UCR include posting a job, attending Career Fairs, or hiring an Intern. Are you a nonprofit organization? If so, consider our Federal Work-Study Program. These are all great cost-effective ways to reach tomorrow’s decision-makers.

Ways to recruit on UCR Talent:

What does it offer my company?

Gain access to a pool of highly-educated, diverse, motivated, prospective employees. Communicate information about your brand and values to UC Riverside Students. Whatever your organization's hiring needs, from graduating students seeking Full-Time career positions to current students interested in Part-Time or Internship Opportunities, UCR students form a resource not to be overlooked.

How do I post a job?

Posting job and internship listings at the University of California, Riverside is free. Click on the Employer log in button under the UCR Handshake icon on the right of any Career Center page. Job and internship listings are available 24 hours a day to the student population online via our password-protected UCR Handshake site. Opportunities posted are exclusively for UCR students and UC alumni.

To use UCR's job posting service, UCR Handshake, you need to register if you haven't done so already. The process is quick and easy: click the Employer Log In link (found to the top right of every employer-related screen), select "Sign up for an account". Soon after you register, you will receive a confirmation email providing login information.

Post a Job

What does it offer my company?

The Virtual “Campus” Recruiting Program is a great cost-effective way to meet our top students, get to know our UCR community, and project your brand. Virtual interviews include promotion and the coordination of interviews, while you have the flexibility of hosting your interviews through your own platform of choice. Choose from 4 Preselect or Open template options at no cost or elect for a customized schedule for a small fee. Reserve your date as soon as possible as schedules fill up fast. 

How do I Schedule a Virtual "Campus" Interview?

You can schedule virtual “campus” interviews during fall, winter and spring quarters. Available dates for the academic year can be viewed below. To reserve a date, indicate your virtual “campus” interview preference through this Employer and Graduate School Engagement Form. Employer information sessions may be arranged in advance to support virtual “campus” interviews. 

Fall 2020: October 8 – December 9 
Winter 2021: January 14 – March 10 
Spring 2021: April 8 – June 2 

Interview Schedules

This program is reserved for employers looking to fill full-time career positions or full-time paid internships. 

There are four primary ways to meet with students:
  • Pre-Select - Screen resumes and invite only those students that you select.
  • Open Sign-Up – Establish base level qualifications and eligible students sign-up.
  • Room Only – (Unavailable during Fall 2020) Already identified students at a career fair or via other means and you just need a private place to interview.

Schedule a Virtual Interview Date

What does it offer my company?

This Fall, our Career Center will be utilizing Handshake to offer virtual career fairs. We have tailored our virtual career fairs to allow for a more targeted and meaningful experience for our employers and students. Here you will find options ranging from Engineering and Technical Careers, Teaching, Accounting, Graduate and Professional Schools, Internships, Government and Non-profits Careers, a Diversity Career Expo, and more!  At every Fair, our students connect with employers, find jobs and come to understand where their education can best contribute in the workforce. We’re proud of the impressive array of employers from all over the country that have a footprint at our career fairs.  

How do I participate in a Career Fair?

To Register: Visit our Career Fair page for a complete list of upcoming fairs and don’t miss out on the early bird registration deadlines.  

What does it offer my company?

The partnerships developed between the employer, the university and the student has proven beneficial to all concerned. The program is a valuable source for completing special or temporary projects and potentially filling permanent positions. Our students are dedicated, bright and highly motivated. Many employers tell us that the students bring new ideas and fresh insights to the workplace. Employers have found the program to offer a great resource for one-time projects; providing completion of special projects or simply complement the organizational or corporate goals that focus on community involvement. Interns are often recruited to career positions reducing recruitment costs and lowering training costs. 

How do I get started?



An internship is generally a short-term learning experience and can be offered in-person or remote. The most popular type of internship is part-time, 10 to 20 hours per week during the academic year. This schedule allows a student to continue with course work during the internship. Summer is the preferred time for a full-time internship. A well-designed internship will provide students with professionally-oriented activities that will enable them to experience work similar to that of a new entrant in the field. Clerical or non-professional tasks must be limited to 20% or less of the overall responsibilities. Internships can be paid or non-paid. Most for-profit businesses will find it to their advantage to offer paid internship positions, particularly with regard to state and federal labor regulations. 


Looking for a low commitment on-ramp opportunity to provide hands-on professional experience for students? Is your team overloaded with projects? Then, you will want to explore the opportunity to host a micro-intern in-person or remotely through Parker Dewey, a platform which matches UCR students to short-term professional projects from employers all across the country. 
To learn more, visit Parker Dewey’s website at http://info.parkerdewey.com/ucr.  

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education experiences are similar to internships with respect to providing students with work experience that both enhances their academic progress and increases their employability upon graduation. 

Cooperative Education typically requires a greater time commitment than an internship does. Students may alternate periods of full-time work with full-time classroom study, or they may work part-time for two or more academic quarters while also attending classes. Co-op students are always paid for their services. 

Academic Credit

At UCR, students have the choice of applying for academic credit or doing the internship simply for professional development. With either an internship or co-op, UCR has mechanisms in place where eligible students may earn academic credit. Internships and co-ops for academic credit require a faculty sponsor. If a student is seeking academic credit, they are referred back to their academic department for appropriate approvals and academic assignments. 

Step one is to post an internship on Handshake. Questions can also be addressed to our Industry Outreach Specialists.

Hire an Intern

What does it offer my company?

Hosting a virtual information session is one of the easiest ways to attract students and establish a corporate presence on campus. These events help you provide students with information about career opportunities in your organization and enable students to ask questions in an informal manner. These information sessions can be exceptionally successful when done in partnership with student organizations, a featured alumni from your organization, or prior to virtual “campus” interviews. 

What does this include?

Virtual information sessions may be scheduled for 60-minute sessions with optional space for networking post-event. This service includes coordination and promotion of your event via Handshake and our social media platforms, as well as a dedicated host the day of your event.  

How do I get started?

Contact our Industry Outreach Specialists for a consultation regarding your recruitment needs. If you would like to proceed with requesting an information session, please complete this Employer Engagement Form to get started. 

Virtual information sessions are typically held at the noon hour or in the early evening between 4 and 7 PM. The fee is $200 for private organizations, and $100 for non-profits, government agencies, and start-ups. After 5 PM, sessions will be assessed an additional $80 per hour.

This Summer, the UCR Career Center launched the first-ever Resume Drive so that employers can access targeted and up-to-date resume books from active internship and job seekers. The student response was strong with over 300 resumes collected from both undergraduate and graduate students.

We would like to invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to receive quality, targeted resumes from job and internship-seeking students at a fraction of the cost. For under $100, you can walk away with anywhere from 50-100 resumes that were reviewed by our team. If you would like to purchase 3 resume books or more, the cost per book will be discounted. 

The following resume books organized by college and class level are available to you through the Fall 2020 quarter.

  • STEM (Undergrad)
  • STEM (Master’s & PhD)
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences/School of Public Policy/Graduate School of Education (Undergrad/Master’s/PhD)*
  • School of Business/A. Gary Anderson School of Management (Undergrad/Master’s)*

*priced at undergraduate rate

Resume Book Rates:

  • Undergraduate (range from 75-100) – $75/book
  • Master’s & PhD only (up to 50) – $65/book
  • Bulk discounts (3 or more) – $60/book

Customized Resume Books by position type (internships/full-time) and graduation date are available by request. 

  • The number of resumes included in a customized resume book is not guaranteed, and the following rate applies: $100/customized book

Purchase your Resume Book Today

Thank you for your interest in our students. Please reach out to careerrecruiting@ucr.edu for questions.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Third-party recruiting organizations are not permitted to purchase Resume Books. Third-party recruiters seeking to post jobs in Handshake can email our Industry Outreach Specialists to inquire.
  • All Resume Books purchases are final and non-refundable.
  •  We reserve the right to refuse service to employers at the discretion of the Career Center due to any objectionable activities, including, but not limited to: requiring at the time of application personal information such as bank and social security numbers; misrepresentation by dishonest information or absence of information; student complaints; fraud; harassment of UC Riverside students, alumni, or staff; breach of confidentiality as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); failure to adhere to UC Riverside Career Center policies or any violation of University of California, local, state, or federal laws.   
  • We reserve the right to make exceptions to our policies for situations we deem to be acceptable and beneficial to our students, our department, or recruiters using our service. Such exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis, and do not constitute a change in policy, or a decision that this exception will be made again in the future.
  • UC Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employment Affirmation employer and heed to the following Non-Discrimination Policy Statement: The University of California, Riverside, Career Center does not make its interviewing facilities and online job listing services available to employers who unlawfully discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of age, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state and federal laws. We reserve the right to refuse service to employers due to any violation of University of California rules and regulations. We reserve the right to refuse UCR Handshake access at UCR to employers requiring at the time of application personal information such as back and social security numbers; misrepresentation by dishonest information or absence of information; fraud; harassment of students, alumni, or staff; breach of confidentiality; and failure to adhere to stated policies.
What does it offer my company?

If you are a public or private non-profit organization and classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt, this program may be for you. The Federal Work-Study Program is a fabulous way to stretch your dollars. It is one component of funds granted by the Federal Government to aid individuals in financial need to achieve a college education. The funds under the Federal Work-Study Program assist employers by paying a portion of the qualified students' hourly wage. Depending upon the nature of the job, once approved, the portion paid will range from 50% to 100% in the case of America Reads and America Counts programs. 

How do I know if I qualify?

Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Employers

In order to participate in the Federal Work-Study program, the organization must complete an Agreement Form. These documents must be approved by UCR prior to posting Federal Work-Study positions. Additional documents will be sent once the university has approved the agreement. The Federal Work-Study agreement must be completed each academic year even if there has been prior participation. 

To get started and request a contract, connect with us at careerrecruiting@ucr.edu.  

On-Campus Federal Work-Study Employers

UCR Departments may submit Job Postings using Handshake online. 

New job postings are required each year. Students must submit a Work-Study Allocation Form each academic year even if they are returning to the same position. 

Important dates and deadlines

September 8, 2020 Work-Study positions and Placement Forms are viewable to students
September 8, 2020 Students may begin to apply for Work-Study positions
September 20, 2020 Students may begin to work using Work-Study
December 20-30, 2020 Students are eligible to work up to 39 hours
March 21-27, 2021 Students are eligible to work up to 39 hours
June 11, 2021 Last day students may use Work-Study
June 12-September 19, 2021 Students are not eligible to use Work-Study award

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