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Recruit students

Interested in recruiting Berkeley Engineering students to join your company? There are several ways to engage with the College of Engineering and recruit students for jobs and internships:

  1.  Post your positions on Handshake, the platform UC Berkeley uses to manage recruiting activities on campus
     
  2.  Join a departmental recruiting program that offers high-touch service from college staff and long-term relationship-building with students:

For more information, please contact Julia Zolinsky.

Job offer guidelines

Recognizing that students need time to make informed decisions when comparing and responding to offers, and that employers need to be able to effectively manage their time-sensitive recruitment processes, the following guidelines are intended to provide students and employers a fair and transparent framework for managing the offer phase of the process in this increasingly competitive job market:

  • For all offers extended for summer internships or full-time employment, employers should allow until November 1 or a minimum of two weeks from the date of the written offer, whichever is later, for students to accept or decline any offer.
  • For all offers extended during Summer 2019 for accelerated recruitment for Summer 2020 internships, students must be given a deadline of Sept 4, 2019 or a minimum of two weeks from the date of the written offer, whichever is later.
  • Employers are recommended to be flexible in granting offer extensions on a case-by-case basis if circumstances warrant. 
  • The written offer should clearly state all appropriate terms and conditions, including but not limited to, position title/description, location, benefits, start date, salary, bonuses, etc. 
  • All bonuses or other incentives are to remain in full effect for the entire duration of the offer period.
  • Students will be encouraged to contact employers directly if they have any questions or concerns about their offers, including needing more time to make their decisions. 

Note that Berkeley Engineering’s guidelines differ slightly from the campus guidelines on job offers, which state that employers should allow until October 1 or a minimum of two weeks from the date of the written offer, whichever is later, for students to accept or decline any offer.