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Triton Winter Career Fair
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 10am-2:30pm
Price Center Ballroom West, UC San Diego

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Become a Sponsor

Register as a Corporate Sponsor of the Winter Career Fair to amplify your employment brand in front of 1,500+ students! $2,500 Sponsorship includes:

  • Career Fair Registration - Two 6x3 table, four representatives, four chairs, four parking permits
  • Premium fair location – front & center
  • Logo on UC San Diego’s Career Fair App
  • Logo on fair print materials, special recognition on Career Center website, and social media
  • Pre-event marketing to highlight job opportunities and successful new grad hires within the company
  • Opportunity to host office hours prior to or after the career fair
  • Priority scheduling for information sessions and on-campus interviews accompanying the career fair


Winter Career Fair print deadline is December 9, 2016. All registrations submitted after this date will not be part of career fair maps. The final registration deadline is January 11, 2017.

Timeframe - dates

Registration type

Registration cost

Early Registration: July 6 to October 19



Non-Profit/Small Business**


October 20 to December 9



Non-Profit/Small Business**


Late Registration: December 10 to January 11



Non-Profit/Small Business**


*Standard Registration: One 6x3 table, two chairs, two representatives, two lunches and two parking permits.

*Non-Profit/Small Business: One 6x3 table, two chairs, two representatives, two lunches and two parking permits. To qualify, companies must employ fewer than 15 full-time employees or qualify as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Excludes federal agencies. Companies must not be affiliated with a company that does not fit these qualifications. UC San Diego Career Services Center reserves the right to request necessary documents to verify eligibility.

All cancellation requests must be received in writing within 48 hours of registration. No requests received after this time period will be accepted. Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Email written cancellation requests to Kristen Itahara at Cancellations made prior to this date will be refunded in full, minus a $50 processing fee. All refunds will be made in the same way payment was originally made (example: paid by Visa, refunded on Visa).

Print or view the career fair registration Policy and Terms.

List of 2017 Participants            List of 2016 Participants

Pre-Event Logistics

If you have not already submitted attendee contact information, please fill out this form prior to the career fair. Valid contact information is important! We will use it to create name badges and to keep you informed on career fair updates via email. 

The UC San Diego main campus, including the Career Center, will officially close for seven (7) days between Monday, December 26, 2016, and Tuesday, January 3, 2017. We will not be able to receive materials shipped for the career fair during this time. Materials must arrive at least 5 business days prior to the fair. In a time crunch? Please use overnight delivery to ensure timely arrival. All company materials shipped in advance will be at your table when you arrive.

UC San Diego, Career Services Center
Kristen Itahara, Winter Career Fair
9500 Gilman Drive, 0330
La Jolla, CA 92093-0330


Visit the LODGING/VISITOR INFO page for a list of hotels, including those that provide UC San Diego visitors with a discounted rate.

Connecting with Students

Maximize your time at the career fair! Our goal is to connect you to the greatest number of students and alumni within your target audience. In order to gain visibility, build interest in your organization and prepare students and alumni for meaningful conversations, please take the time to consider these tips:

  • Prepare a team recruiting strategy. Know what your goals are. Is your organization recruiting for full-time, part-time or internship positions? What majors is your organization interested in? Are you a new organization to UC San Diego? Will you need to build brand awareness or are you looking to maintain your presence and visibility at UC San Diego?
  • Choose the right individuals to represent your organization. The ideal career fair team would be comprised of UC San Diego alums, current students working or interning, hiring managers and enthusiastic team members.
  • Set up on time. The career fair opens at 10:00 am. Typically, our most motivated students arrive early, so you’ll want to be ready for them. Plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the fair begins to allow time to park, catch the shuttle, check-in, and set-up your table for the event. Parking, material drop-off, and check-in services will be available at 8:00 am. Material drop-off service promptly ends at 10:00 am when the event starts.
  • Prepare your organization’s representatives with talking points about (1) Your organization; (2) The job description(s) of the position(s) for which you are recruiting; (3) Your hiring procedures/policies. Be sure to prepare pre-qualifying questions for those who express an interest in your company. Lastly, have multiple answers to your questions on hand. Ensure that your representatives are presenting a consistent message; it would be confusing to students if they received conflicting information from multiple recruiters.

  • Prepare students by posting position(s) or scheduling an information session through Port Triton. Include a comment in the description informing students that you will be participating in the upcoming career fair.
  • Avoid telling students to “apply online.” If your organization would rather not collect resumes at the career fair, OR if your procedure includes resume collection in addition to an online application, please make these expectations clear. A good practice would be to explain: (1) Why; (2) What your company’s application procedures are, and (3) Why the student’s in-person interaction holds additional value with your company.
  • Get Social. Are there any tips you have for students and alumni preparing for the career fair? Let us know by connecting with us on Facebook or Twitter! #hireUCSD #ucsdcareerfair

Getting Here. Transportation Drop-Off and Parking Instructions

Plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the fair begins to allow time to park, catch the shuttle, check-in, and set-up your table for the event. Parking, material drop-off, and check-in services will be available at 8:00 am. Material drop-off service promptly ends at 10:00 am when the event starts.

Are you getting here by Uber, Lyft, or Taxi? Follow these directions.
Inform the driver that the drop-off location is Croutons (UCSD), Rupertus Lane, San Diego, CA. There is a loading zone where you can be dropped off. Follow the yellow arrow to the Price Center in our location map.

Are you driving? Follow these directions.
Event parking is at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive. San Diego, California, USA, 92122. Click here for custom driving directions. Lost? Call: (858) 552-1234

If you have materials with you, drop-off your recruiting materials then park. Staff will unload your materials and load them onto the charter bus. Two parking permits are included in registration. Permits will be handed out at the parking garage by a parking attendant. Place the permit on your dashboard, park and walk over to the charter bus loading area.

Career Services is not liable for parking citations issued due to a failure to retrieve a parking permit, for parking at an incorrect location or for failure to abide by posted parking rules. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property.

Use our hotel map to help you navigate the Hyatt parking entrance.                       


Shuttle service will be available all day from 8 am-4:30 pm. Shuttles will take attendees from the Hyatt Aventine Parking Structure to the Price Center. At the end of the event, shuttles will return participants to the Hyatt.

During the event, if you arrive or need to depart during non-peak hours please contact 858-534-3750 or visit the Information Table.

Employer Check-In

Schedule an Information Session or On Campus Interviews!

Information sessions during the Winter Career fair week, January 16-20, 2017, are held Monday through Friday from 5:00-6:30 pm and 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Career Center. During other weeks, information sessions are held Monday through Thursday from 5:00-6:30 pm and 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.

We have three rooms available for Information Sessions:
1)      Round Room which seats up to 25 and costs $275
2)      Career Library which seats up to 45 and costs $275
3)      Horizon Room which seats up to 70 and cost $ 400

A/V is included in the costs but catering is extra. We have an Employer Concierge to assist with student check-in and provide any logistical assistance you may need during the event. The Career Center also helps market your information session to students by sending out two emails out prior to your information session date.

To request an information session:

  • Please log into your Port Triton account.
  • In order to reserve your space for an information session, you will need to login on to Port Triton as an employer and make your request - Then, I will confirm the details.
  • On the Right side of the home page, under shortcuts, Click on Request New Information Session.
  • Please fill out request and event details. Click Submit when you are finished.

Questions? Contact Nadia Espinoza, Administrative Projects Specialist, at 858-534-9297.

On-Campus Interviews are available to employers free of charge Monday through Friday, from 8:30am-8:00 pm. Along with hosting the venue, we also provide assistance with scheduling students with the use of Port Triton. On-Campus Interviewing is an option year round.

Please submit your OCI request by following these directions:

  • Log into Port Triton
  • On your right-hand side are your Shortcuts. Click “Request an OCI Schedule”
  • Complete the request form and hit the submit button at the end of the page.
  • I will review and approve your request. You will receive a confirmation email once your OCI has been approved.

Questions? Call 858-534-9297.

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