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Are you actively seeking an internship or full-time career opportunity that aligns with your career goals? Are you early in your career decision making, but interested in networking to learn more about your options that align with your interests? Or are you on a track to pursue continuing education after graduation? Then, you will not want to miss out on these upcoming Fairs!  

We will be featuring both in-person and virtual fairs and we encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to make connections that will advance your career options.   

All UC Riverside Career Fairs are reserved for currently enrolled students, alumni and other UC campuses. Contact us at careerevents@ucr.edu if you have any questions related to upcoming events. 

Fall Career Fairs

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Virtual Career & Internship Fair (10/5/2022)
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    Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Job Fair (STEM)
    Date & Time:

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


    Location:

    Handshake Platform

     

    Category: Job Search & Recruiting, Internships, Career Exploration

    About the fair: The 2022 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Virtual Career & Internship Fair will take place on the Handshake Career Fair platform. Virtual career fairs are a great way to meet with multiple employers in 1:1s or group sessions all from the comfort of your own home!

    Register

    Interested? Here are some next steps: 

    • RSVP for the Fair on Handshake! To participate in employer 1:1 meet-ups and employer group sessions, you MUST be registered! 

    • Update your resume and upload to your Handshake profile making your resume visible to employers. 

    • Make sure your Handshake profile is up-to-date and completed. Employers have the ability to set student qualifications for their 1:1 sessions (if your GPA is missing and an employer marks that as a qualification, your profile will be excluded) 

    • View participating employers (and corresponding opportunities) to prioritize your fair schedule (keep checking back as some employers take a little longer to set up their sessions). 

    • Sign up in advance for 1:1 and group sessions. This is highly recommended to secure your spot (day-of sign-ups may be available, but the most popular slots may already be filled) 

    • On the day of the fair, be sure to dress professionally, be in a quiet location when interacting with employers, and research the employers you will be meeting with. We want you to stand out! 

  • On-Campus Student Employment Job Fair (10/6/2022)
    On-campus student employment fair
    Date & Time:

    Thursday, October 6, 2022
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


    Location:

    Highlander Union Building, HUB 302

    UC student ID is required for entrance. Dress professionally. Bring ample copies of your resume. 

    Category: Job Search & Recruiting, Internships 

    About the fair: Are you looking for on-campus or work-study positions? Join us for the first On-Campus Student Employment Fair this Fall! You will have the opportunity to connect with on-campus employers about seasonal and temporary part-time opportunities. We also highly encourage our work-study student community to participate.

    Register

    Prepare for this career fair in advance: 

     

    Please be advised, according to UCR event and gathering guidelines, attendees will be required to adhere to the following campus safety protocols: 

    • Since this will be an indoor fair, face coverings are strongly recommended, but not required. 

    • Whenever possible, we encourage attendees to keep a 6 ft distance from one another. 

  • Business & Diversity Expo (10/13/2022)
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    Business & Diversity Expo graphic
    Date & Time:

    Thursday, October 13, 2022
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Location:

    Highlander Union Building, HUB 302

     

    UC student ID is required for entrance. Dress professionally. Bring ample copies of your resume. 

    Meet with employers offering full-time, part-time, and internship positions. Open to all majors. 

    Category: Job Search & Recruiting, Internships & Summer Jobs, Career Exploration

    About the fair: Meet with employers interested in recruiting for full-time, part-time and internship positions. This event is open to all majors and class levels. UC student ID required for entrance. Dress professionally. Bring ample resumes.  

    Register

    Prepare for this career fair in advance: 

    • Prepare with Scotty the Bear: 

     

    Please be advised, according to UCR event and gathering guidelines, attendees will be required to adhere to the following campus safety protocols: 

    • Since this will be an indoor fair, face coverings are strongly recommended, but not required. 

    • Whenever possible, we encourage attendees to keep a 6 ft distance from one another. 

     

  • Graduate, Professional & Law School Fair (11/2/2022)
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    GPLS
    Date & Time:

    Wednesday, November 2, 2022 
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Location:

    Rivera Walkway

    UC student ID is required for entrance. Dress professionally. Bring ample copies of your resume. 

    Category: Continuing Education

    About the fair: Meet with Graduate and Professional school representatives in an informal setting to discuss the value of their graduate and professional program, admission requirements, and why their program is the right fit. 

    Register

    Preparing for Graduate & Professional Schools: 

    • Graduate School Planning resources 

     

    Please be advised, according to UCR event and gathering guidelines, attendees will be required to adhere to the following campus safety protocols: 

    • Since this will be an outdoor fair, face coverings are strongly recommended, but not required. 

    • Whenever possible, we encourage attendees to keep a 6 ft distance from one another. 

     

Prepare for the Fair

  • Virtual Fairs via Handshake

    In order to have a successful virtual career fair experience, you will want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the features of the Handshake platform. The Handshake virtual fair allows students to sign up in advance of the event for 10-minute 1:1s and 30-minute group sessions with registered organizations. Available slots and session type are pending how the organization set up their schedule, and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Here are 5-steps you need to prepare for the virtual fair! 

    1. Register in advance for sessions: You’re going to want to register beforehand via Handshake. Not only will this prevent any last-minute hiccups before the career fair, but it will allow you to get a glimpse at the employers participating in the fair.  Day-of sign-ups are possible, but some employer schedules may be full.
    2. What you need to know about 1:1 and Group sessions: 
      • 10-minutes moves very quickly in the 1:1 session and you will want to come prepared with your elevator pitch and some questions to make the most of your time. 
      • Students can only sign up with the same person in a 1:1 once, so if you miss it, you are not able to sign up with them again. However, you can meet with different representatives from the same organization. 
      • Group sessions are an opportunity for you to explore and are more informational in nature. Take advantage of these to learn more about an organization you’ve never heard of and take advantage of the opportunity to network. 
      • Handshake Group sessions with more than 15 participants automatically disable student audio and video to preserve session quality (providing a live presenter/s webinar with live chat experience)  
    3. Update your profile: Employers can set certain qualifications for 1:1 sessions. If your profile is not complete, you may not see all sessions available to you. To maximize opportunities, ensure your GPA is visible (uncheck "hide from employers" in your profile) and work authorization status is updated (in settings and privacy).  
    4.  Change your profile setting: Set your Handshake profile privacy to “Community” which allows you to schedule 1:1 and group sessions. This setting will allow you to attend both 1:1 and group sessions.  
    5. Update your resume and make visible: Resumes play a vital role in providing an opportunity for employers to access a student's professional experience. For this reason, update your most recent resume and make it visible on Handshake. You can do this by going to “Documents” and clicking “Visible” next to your resume.    

    Virtual Fair Resources 

  • In-Person Fairs

    Career or Graduate School Fairs are an opportunity to meet representatives, many of whom are alumni, who are interested in connecting with you about their opportunities. Treat this like a networking opportunity and an opportunity to expand your network, identify job and internship openings, and/or secure an interview. 
    Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the In-person Fair: 

    • Research the organization and opportunities before attending the fair. Mention your research as you ask questions. 
    • Dress professionally. Employers will make decisions based on professional appearance. Looking for professional attire? Visit the R’Professional Career Closet during open hours for 3 FREE professional attire items each quarter. 
    • Polish up your resume and print an appropriate amount of copies for the fair. 
    • Make a strong first impression. When meeting employers, introduce yourself, make eye contact, state your purpose, ask questions, listen and act professionally.  
    • Communicate your interest. State the type of position that interests you. Doing research in advance, such as job descriptions and open positions, can help develop targeted questions. 
    • Expand your focus. Approach employers that appear unrelated to your major. A technical company may have openings in human resources, marketing, public relations or accounting. Employers do look for candidates with a strong liberal arts background and internship experience. 
    • Highlight your strengths. Be prepared to discuss your qualifications that are most related to the job. Include clear, concise examples to demonstrate your qualifications. Practice your verbal presentation, or otherwise known as your “30-second elevator pitch”, so you can approach employers with confidence. 

    In-person Fair Resources

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