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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 ponder these reasons to recruit at UC Riverside.

  • An elite student body of more than 19,000 students representing the top 12% of California High School graduates.
  • A university of distinction and diversity - UC Riverside is currently ranked #5 in the nation in ethnic diversity (U.S. News & World Report, 2009).
  • Degrees offered at the level of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. in more than 60 distinct fields of study including high demand majors such as business administration, computer science, engineering, nano-technology, bio-engineering, chemistry and biological sciences.

Make sure students’ understand your brand, your values and why your company is a good match. Post a job, attend Career Fairs, or hire 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 campus:

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.

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What does it offer my company?

An on-campus interview is a great cost-effective way to meet our top students, get to know our UCR community, and project your brand. Our private interviewing suites offer internet access, so let our office be your office for the day while you search for great talent. Schedules fill quickly, so reserve your date as soon as possible.

How do I Schedule a Campus Interview?

You can schedule an On-Campus Interviews during fall, winter and spring quarters. Available dates for the academic year can be viewed on the Recruiting Calendar. To reserve a date, contact the Employer Relations Team via e-mail at Because of demand, organizations are limited to two (2) On-Campus Interview dates per quarter. Employer information sessions may be arranged in advance to support on-campus interviews.

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 – Already identified some students at a career fair or via other means and you just need a private place to interview.
  • Virtual / Web Technology – Conduct interviews via Skypes or other conferencing options.

Schedule a Campus Interview Date

What does it offer my company?

We’re proud of the impressive array of employers from all over the country that have a footprint at our Career Fairs. In addition to more general Career Fairs, UC Riverside has targeted Career Fairs in Engineering and Technical Careers, Teaching, Accounting, and Graduate and Professional Schools. At every Fair, our students connect with employers, find jobs and come to understand where their education can best contribute in the workforce. Be sure and check the Career Fair Calendar for a complete list of upcoming fairs.

How do I participate in a Career Fair?

To Register: Select the event(s) of interest on the Career Fair page.

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. 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.

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, or 951.827.3631.

Hire an Intern

What does it offer my company?

Hosting an information session or reception 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 and prior to on campus interviews.

How do I get started?

Contact our Industry Outreach Specialists or phone (951) 827-3631.

Information sessions are typically held at the noon hour or in the early evening between 4 and 7 p.m. The hourly fee is $300. To schedule an information session please complete the Employer Engagement Form.

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 Student Employment Coordinator, or 951.827.2735.

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 placement form each academic year even if they are returning to the same position.

Important dates and deadlines

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