Open Your Doors to UC San Diego Talent

UC San Diego is committed to the professional success of its students and alumni. The University's Career Center connects employers with qualified talent who can make an immediate impact on your success.


Get started by creating a FREE Handshake account to:

  • Post job and internship opportunities for our students and alumni
  • Request on-campus interviews, office hours and information sessions
  • Register for career fairs

Handshake is a centralized online job board accessed by more than 20,000 active UC San Diego students and alumni.

Handshake is the best and most effective way to promote your job and internship opportunities.

It is used by more than 500 universities and 250,000 employers to reach collegiate talent nationwide.

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Information sessions

Information sessions allow you to connect with a targeted group of students. Sessions are held in-person Monday – Thursday 5-6:30pm and 7-8:30pm in the Career Center or virtually.

Virtual Sessions

Capacity Unlimited
Cost $500

Space Capacity and Costs

Space  Capacity  Cost 
Round Room 20 $200
Career Lab 50 $300
Horizon Room  80 $500

With your space reservation, we include:

  • A/V
  • Employer concierges to assist with student check-in and provide logistical assistance during the session.
  • Marketing and branding your event, including distributing emails to targeted student populations

Career Center staff will recommend catering options and assist with logistics including parking.

How to Request an Information Session:

Create an event on Handshake


The Career Center has eight rooms available to employers at no cost for on-campus interviews and office hours year-round, including on career fair days. We can assist in scheduling students through Handshake.

On-Campus Interview Models:

  • Preselect: Employers post a job opportunity on Handshake and select students applicants to interview on campus. Your selected students are automatically notified and are prompted to sign up through Handshake for the interview.
  • Preselect to Alternate: Same features as Preselect. Also allows employers to choose additional students as alternates. If space becomes available on your schedule, then alternate students may sign up to interview.
  • Open: Employers post a job opportunity on Handshake, but do not select students to interview. Student applicants have the opportunity to sign up for an interview on a first-come, first-serve basis. This model can also be used when employers host office hours.
  • Room Reservation Only: The employer reserves a room on campus, without posting a job on Handshake. All interviews are generated on your own, independently from the Career Center and Handshake.

How to Schedule On-Campus Interviews:

  • Log onto Handshake and select “Request an Interview” and let us know what model you’re interested in.
  • Questions? Contact us at (858) 534-9297 or
  • For COVID 19 related updates, please contact us at (858) 534-9297 or

Request an Interview on Handshake

Triton Career Fairs

Our quarterly Triton Career Fair is open to all UC San Diego students and alumni. We also host two graduate school career fairs each year.

Our career fairs attract recruiters and admissions representatives from hundreds of organizations, and professional and graduate schools from around the world, as well as thousands of students and alumni.

2019-2020 Triton Career Fairs

  • Science & Technology Career Fair: Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 2019
  • Triton Fall Career Fair: Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 2019
  • Triton Winter Career Fair: January 7, 2020 
  • Triton Spring Career Fair: April 7, 2020 

2020-2021 career fair dates are not available at this time.

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More information on Career Fairs

Custom Programs


The MicroFair is a new and innovative company specific recruitment event format that allows employers to have high quality interactions with a large group of targeted students utilizing a larger event space with multiple recruiter “engagement stations”. The model works particularly well for employers that are hiring specialized talent across different business units and that plan on bringing a team of company representatives and alumni to campus.

Special Events

We offer a wide variety of special recruitment events throughout the year allowing employers to create tailored programming and and engagement with certain student populations. This includes, TritonTreks, Coding Competitions, Diversity Events, Case Studies, Speaker panels, Workshops, etc.

How to register for a Triton Career Fair or Custom Program:

  • Contact our Industry Engagement team at (858) 534-9297 or
  • Plan your recruitment platform by checking out our Recruitment Calendar
  • For COVID 19 related updates, please contact us at (858) 534-9297 or

Contact the industry engagement team

Become a Triton Alliance member

We established the Triton Alliance to recognize employers who support our innovative programs and initiatives, and who invest in the professional development of our students and alumni.

Talent Engagement Opportunities

A partnership with UC San Diego provides employers with compelling engagement opportunities with top student and alumni talent, the University, community leadership, and cutting-edge research.We focus on co-creating customized recruitment platforms to help you achieve your talent goals. Please visit Triton Alliance or contact your Industry Engagement team. 

Contact us at (858) 534-9297 or

For COVID 19 related updates, please contact us at (858) 534-9297 or

Contact the industry engagement team