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Triton Winter Career Fair
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 10am-2:30pm
Price Center West and East Ballrooms, UC San Diego

Registration has closed.

Please contact the Career Fair Coordinator for further assistance.

858.534.6710 or

Bring UC San Diego Alumni to represent your organization at the Career Fair for FREE!

Offer is only valid with registration. Up to three free alumni representatives per table. Five maximum attendees per table still apply.
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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.
    • The organization highlighted on all social media outlets pre-event, during, and post-event.
    • Organization's logo on the Career Fair App, print materials, Career Center website, and email blasts.
    • Priority scheduling for information sessions, on-campus interviews, and office hours to compliment your career fair attendance.



Winter Career Fair print deadline is December 15, 2017. All registrations submitted after this date will not be part of career fair maps. The final registration deadline is January 03, 2018.

Timeframe - dates

Registration type

Registration cost

Early Registration ends 11/15/17



Non-Profit/Small Business**


November 16 to December 15, 2017



Non-Profit/Small Business**


Late Registration: December 16 to January 03



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.

Bring alumni to represent your organization! UC San Diego is engaging in new and concerted efforts to strengthen the connection between our talented alumni working at top companies with the next generation of Triton professionals. Only a maximum of five representatives is allowed per table. Each standard registration comes with two representatives. Standard registrations are allowed, three additional representatives. Please note, any additional representatives (up to table max) that are UC San Diego alumni are FREE!

Print or view the career fair Policy and Terms.

Shipping Your Recruiting Materials

The UC San Diego main campus, including the Career Center, will officially close for seven (7) business days beginning Monday, December 25, 2017, and re-opening Wednesday, January 3, 2018. 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
Samantha Steele, Winter Career Fair
9500 Gilman Drive, 0330
La Jolla, CA 92093-0330


Tips on Connecting with Jobseekers

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

Lodging & Visitor Information

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

Support UC San Diego by staying at one of Bartell Hotels eight distinguished properties. A percentage of the total room cost will be donated to UC San Diego to support student scholarships and enhance university events. Family-owned and operated, many Bartell Hotels including the Sheraton La Jolla, is just a short driving distance to campus. All seven Bartell Hotels gladly extend a 15% discount off their best available room rate to alumni and employees associated with UC San Diego. 

Additionally, university guests will be treated to a daily continental breakfast and welcome beverages (up to 2 adults per room). For more information or to book your stay, click here or call 800-345-9995 and mention that you're affiliated with UC San Diego.

EXPLORE SAN DIEGO! Don't forget about everything you can see and do around town – from hiking and beer tasting to surfing and the Birch Aquarium. And that’s just for starters. Hang out and play in San Diego! More Ideas

Driving and Parking Directions

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 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.

Print or view the driving directions and maps for the PARKING LOCATION.                  


Shuttle services will be available all day from 8 am-4:30 pm. Shuttles will make continuous loops taking attendees to and from the Hyatt Aventine Parking Structure and UC San Diego, Rupertus Lane unloading zone.

Drop-off Instructions

Plan to arrive at least 90 minutes to allow time to 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.

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.

If you have recruiting materials with you, staff will unload the vehicle, label materials, and take them to your organization’s table.

Schedule an Information Session or On Campus Interviews!

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

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:

  • In order to reserve your space for an Information Session, you will need to login on to Port Triton. Use this link to submit your request.
  • Please fill out request and event details. Click Submit when you are finished.

On-Campus Interviews are available to employers free of charge Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am-4:15 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:

  • In order to reserve your space for an On-Campus Interview, you will need to login on to Port Triton. Use this link to submit your request.
  • Please fill out request and event details. Click Submit when you are finished.