A student demonstrates her project prototype at the Jacobs Institute's Design Showcase.A student demonstrates her project prototype at the Jacobs Institute's Design Showcase. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)

Industry engagement


Julia Zolinsky
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
College of Engineering
308 McLaughlin Hall #1722
Berkeley, CA 94720-1722
(510) 642-2614

Berkeley Engineering is rich in resources that can amplify the impact of your business.  There are a variety of ways in which companies can partner with Berkeley Engineering students and faculty.

Campus recruiting

Berkeley Engineering attracts the world’s best and brightest students. If you would like to reach Berkeley Engineering students across the college with employment, internship or research opportunities, please read more about recruiting students.

For information on career fairs and general campus recruiting, please visit Berkeley’s Career Center.

Diversity initiatives

Berkeley Engineering is committed to promoting equity in engineering, and believes that a diverse student body is critical to its mission of Educating Leaders, Creating Knowledge and Serving Society. Berkeley Engineering offers a number of programs that support underrepresented students including first generation college students, women, transfer students, veterans and others. To learn more about how your company can get involved, please contact Julia Zolinsky.

Executive and professional education

Berkeley Engineering’s executive and professional education programs are tailored to the needs and demands of your company — in content, length and location. We draw on the talents of our faculty and industry practitioners to design educational programs that create global technology leaders.

Research centers

In Berkeley Engineering’s research centers, our faculty collaborate with industry colleagues and provide students with advanced training in fields that serve your business. Many centers offer industrial liaison programs that offer access to research results, faculty and student expertise and other benefits.

Students and professor Alice Agogino with Tensegrity robot

Students joined by mechanical engineering professor Alice Agogino display their Tensegrity soft robot at a Fung Institute capstone showcase.

Student projects

Capstone design projects provide students with a hands-on opportunity to create a product or solve a real world challenge supplied by companies and entrepreneurs. These companies and entrepreneurs benefit from having a student team address their business goals, and provide unexpected insights and solutions.

Students spend a semester working on an engineering project, one that will challenge them and allow them to put into practice what they have been learning in the classroom. These programs provide a unique opportunity for companies and entrepreneurs to partner and interact with students and faculty both in and out of the classroom. Please contact Julia Zolinsky for additional information.

Corporate Partners Program

Companies who support multiple key initiatives across the college are considered Berkeley Engineering Corporate Partners. The college’s office of Corporate Relations provides support to Corporate Partners to create holistic partnership packages that offer opportunities to recruit top talent, form strategic alliances with specific departments, support college-wide events and programs, champion diversity initiatives and support philanthropic initiatives across the college. Please contact Julia Zolinsky to learn more and create a tailored package for your company.