2017 Fall Career & Internship Fair

2016 Fall Career & Internship Fair
2016 Fall Career & Internship Fair

The 2017 Fall Career & Internship Fair is a one-day event held in our Events Center venue that provides your organization an opportunity to recruit candidates for both full-time and internship positions. This career fair will be sectioned into two areas so that you can target the students that you desire and so that the right students can find you. The two areas are: "STEM" (for employers offering technical positions seeking Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics majors) and "All Majors" (for employers offering positions for STEM and Liberal Arts majors).

In addition to increasing your visibility on our campus, the Fall Career & Internship Fair is our most popular career fair with over 1500 students expected to attend. Our students look forward to networking with your organization’s representatives, learning about the variety of industries present and exploring the assortment of career opportunities. Students from all majors and levels are invited to attend.
 

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Early Admission Students 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Location: Events Center (Thunderdome)

2016 Fall Career & Internship Fair Demographics

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON HANDSHAKE

* Priority Registration is given to Career Partners from June 21 - July 5, 2017 *

 

For First-Time Handshake Users:

For first-time users, you will need to create a user account and link to your employer's Handshake page before you can register for the fair.

  1. REGISTER: Fill out the Registration form and click “Sign Up”. You will be asked to enter your recruiting interests and alma mater, agree to the Employer Guidelines, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy.
  2. VERIFY: Handshake will send you a verification email to the email you provided. Verify your account by clicking “Confirm Email” upon receiving it.
  3. CONNECT WITH YOUR COMPANY: After confirming your email, if your company already exists, Handshake should prompt you to connect with your organization. You can also use the search bar to find your company, or click the “Create New Company” button.
  4. CONNECT WITH UCSB: Use the search bar to find "University of California, Santa Barbara" and click the “+” to connect with us!
  5. CONFIRMATION: Your connection will be reviewed by UCSB Career Services staff. Once reviewed, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that you are now connected with UCSB.
  6. REGISTER FOR FAIRS: Once your user account has been created and approved, log on to Handshake. On the left-side navigation bar, click on "Fairs." Search for "UCSB" in the search bar and select the Fall Career & Internship Fair. Once you have completed all fields and submitted the career fair registration, our office will review your request. Please allow up to TWO business days for approval of registration. The registrant will receive a registration confirmation email via Handshake upon approval of registration. The registrant will also receive a separate email containing an invoice via Handshake. 

Please refer to the Handshake Help Center for FAQs and employer training videos: https://support.joinhandshake.com.
 

AGENDA

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Check-in, display set-up and continental breakfast
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Career Fair open to “early admission” students
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Career Fair to all students
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Employer lunch served (Career Fair will remain open)
2:00 PM: Career Fair ends

*** The optional student interview session will NOT be offered after the fair in the Events Center. Reserve a room through our On-Campus Interview Program to conduct interviews with prospective candidates. Please submit your reservation requests through Handshake. ***

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

Your organization must be recruiting to fill at least one full-time salaried or paid internship position within your organization. Graduate programs and fee based programs will not be considered.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

July 5, 2017: Registration opens
September 22, 2017: Event Sponsorship add on & cancellation deadline
October 4, 2017: Registration ends
October 4, 2017: Last day to modify registration form, add extra representatives, etc.
October 5, 2017: Cancellation deadline
October 5, 2017: Full payment due

REGISTRATION PRICING

Standard Registration: $700
Deluxe Registration: $1400
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Registration: $350 ***Organization will need to provide proof of 501(c)(3) designation for registration approval. ***
UC Campus Affiliate (Includes UC campuses & departments): $350
Additional Representatives (add on): $30 per (limit 4 per table)
Event Sponsorship (add on): $300

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Full payment is due prior to October 5, 2017 to secure your space. Payment must be submitted by credit card or check. Wire transfers are not accepted.

For credit card payments, please submit payment through Handshake.

For check payments, please address check to "UC REGENTS" and mail to:

UCSB Career Services
ATTN: Career Events
Building 599
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7140

***Cancellations received prior to October 5, 2017 in writing will be refunded the amount paid minus a $50 cancellation fee.***

DISPLAY SET-UP GUIDELINES

Employer tables will be placed according to the section chosen on the registration form. It is recommended that your organization provide a sign, banner or another means of display identification for students to locate your organization. Please do not rearrange your table(s), occupy an adjacent vacant table, or move to another location without securing approval from the Events Coordinator or Career Services staff.

Table Size

6’ X 30” banquet table

Space Limitations

In consideration of neighboring booths, your company display needs to fit within the space provided by the table(s) you will have at the event. Displays must fit either on or directly behind table(s). Displays cannot block aisles, doors or walkways. To avoid interfering with neighboring employer-student interactions, music is not permitted.

Giveaways

In addition to providing informational materials to inquiring students, it is recommended to include giveaways at your display to draw student attention to your organization. Giveaways include, but are not limited to: pens, t-shirts, tote bags, Frisbees, etc. Please note that food/candy/beverages that are not individually wrapped and unopened cannot be distributed to students as strictly enforced by our university and catering service policies. Organizations found distributing products that conflict with university policies will be asked to discontinue and/or remove the products from their booth or the venue.

Representatives

No more than (4) representatives per table can be accommodated.

Electrical Access

Electrical access is limited to the perimeter tables only and distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Electrical access must be indicated on the registration form and will not be available upon request on the day of the career fair.

Internet Access

Internet access will be available upon request at the employer check-in/registration area on the day of the career fair. Please be prepared to provide your full name, organization name, email address and phone number as required by our campus visitor policies.

 

DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION

Directions

Heading NORTHBOUND on Highway 101

  1. Take the 217 Exit (the Airport/UCSB Route) off Highway 101. This will take you to the main campus entrance near the ocean. Proceed through Henley Gate.
  2. At the roundabout, stay to the right and turn onto Mesa Road. Continue along this road.
  3. At the 3rd stoplight (Ocean Road) make a left. Continue along Ocean Road.
  4. When you reach the first stop sign, turn right.
  5. Continue straight, passing 2 stoplights.
  6. Parking Lot 22, which is a 6 level parking structure, will be on your left shortly after the stoplight.
  7. Stop at the Parking Lot 22 entrance to receive your parking permit.
  8. You can park on any floor, except DO NOT park in the “coastal access” reserved parking spaces.
  9. Volunteers will be located at the elevators on the first floor to direct you to the employer registration area.

Heading SOUTHBOUND on Highway 101

  1. Take the 108 Exit (Storke Road/Glen Annie Road) off Highway 101.
  2. Turn right onto Storke Road and continue to El Colegio Road.
  3. Turn left on El Colegio Road.
  4. Turn right onto Ocean Road.
  5. Parking Lot 22, which is a 6 level parking structure, will be on your left shortly after the stoplight.
  6. You can park on any floor, except DO NOT park in the “coastal access” reserved parking spaces.
  7. Volunteers will be located at the elevators on the first floor to direct you to the employer registration area.

Parking

All registered participants must park at Parking Lot 22 (See Campus Map). You can park on any floor, except DO NOT park in the “coastal access” reserved parking spaces. Please plan to arrive at least one hour before the career fair start time to allow for sufficient time to park, check-in and set up your table for the event.

Parking permits will only be distributed at the Parking Lot 22 entrance from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Each company will be issued one parking permit. Additional permits may be purchased for $8 at our automated machines (See Campus Map). Career Services is not liable for parking citations issued due to a failure to retrieve a parking permit or for parking at an incorrect location.

Please note that shuttle service will not be available for this career fair. Student volunteers will be located at the first floor elevators to direct you to the employer registration area.

Frequently Asked Questions
 

What does "Standard Registration" include?

  • Registration for TWO representatives
  • One 6' banquet table
  • Two chairs
  • Continental breakfast and lunch for TWO representatives
  • ONE parking permit

What does "Deluxe Registration" include?

  • Registration for FOUR representatives
  • Two 6' banquet tables
  • Four chairs
  • Continental breakfast and lunch for FOUR representatives
  • TWO parking permits

What does "Events Sponsorship" include?

The Event Sponsorship allows your school/program to gain additional marketing exposure leading up to the event date by:

  • Advertising your organization’s logo & weblink on the career fair webpage
  • Featured on Career Services’ social media feeds
  • Your organization’s logo displayed on day of the career fair
  • “Event Sponsor” decal recognition on all printed publications
  • Priority registration invitation to participate in our Resume+ event (held the week before the career fair)

*** Please note that any registrations submitted after September 22, 2017 are not guaranteed publicity in printed event advertising and collateral. ***

What is included in the "Additional Representative" fee?

The “additional representative” fee (per person) includes continental breakfast, (1) lunch and (1) parking permit.

How do I handle payment?

Payment must be submitted by credit card or check. Wire transfers are not accepted.

For credit card payments, please submit payment through Handshake.

For check payments, please address check to "UC REGENTS" and mail to:

UCSB Career Services
ATTN: Career Events
Building 599
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7140

***Full payment is due prior to October 5, 2017 to secure your space. Cancellations received prior to October 5, 2017 in writing will be refunded the amount paid minus a $50 cancellation fee. ***

Where do I ship my materials?

Shipping Before the Career Fair

Registered organizations may choose to ship displays and supplies before the career fair. We will deliver your materials to your table at the career fair. If you would like to ship your materials before the career fair, please follow these instructions:

  1. Packages must arrive October 9 – October 16, 2017. We will not allow materials to be shipped before October 9, 2017 due to limited space. We cannot guarantee delivery of your materials to your table if they arrive after October 16, 2017.
  2. Mark your packages clearly with the following:
    - Name of the event (UCSB Fall Career & Internship Fair)
    - Your organization name (as listed on your registration form)
    - Total number of boxes you are shipping (ie. 1 of 3)

*** We will use the information you mark on the outside of your package to ensure it is delivered to the correct table on the day of the career fair. ***

3. Send packages to:

UCSB FALL CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIR
Central Stores - Receiving & Shipping
ATTN: Jeff Goldman
University of California, Santa Barbara
552 University Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-8617

Please note: UCSB Career Services assumes no responsibility for damaged or undelivered parcels. We will make every effort to deliver your materials to your table, however we cannot be held responsible for undelivered items, damaged containers, or any other issues which may arise in the shipping or your materials to the career fair. By choosing to ship your materials, you agree to these terms.

Shipping After the Career Fair

  1. Complete all your shipping forms in advance. All packages must have a complete pre-printed shipping label or form along with your company’s account number. Packages that do not have a complete pre-printed shipping label or form will not be mailed.
  2. Attach the completed pre-printed shipping label or form to your packages. Volunteers will be present to assist in packaging your shipments.

Is there electrical access?

Electrical access is limited to the perimeter tables only and distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Electrical access must be indicated on the registration form and will not be available upon request on the day of the career fair.

How do I request a private interview room after the career fair?

The optional student interview session will not be offered after the fair in the Events Center. Reserve a room through our On-Campus Interview Program to conduct interviews with prospective candidates. Please submit your reservation requests through Handshake.

What is the cancellation & refund policy?

Cancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed to CareerEvents@sa.ucsb.edu to be valid and eligible for refund. The final date to cancel and still be eligible for a refund is October 5, 2017 by 5:00pm (PST). Cancellations received prior to October 5, 2017 will be refunded the amount paid minus a $50 cancellation fee. Telephone requests will not be accepted. Cancellations made after this date will not be refunded.

What if I register for the career fair and do not attend?

Registered organizations that do not check-in by 11:00am on the day of the event will be considered a "no-show." Any registration payments that have been collected will not be refunded and the payments collected cannot be used as a credit towards a future event. Any remaining registration balances will still be billed to compensate for not cancelling your registration according to the cancellation policy (via email to CareerEvents@sa.ucsb.edu by the cancellation deadline). Registration for future events will not be approved until full payment is received.

What is the "early admission" hour?

"Early Admission" is the hour before general admission, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Students who have demonstrated a high level of preparedness for the career fair are granted entry during this special hour to interact with employers. The Early Admission hour is for pre-approved UCSB registered students who have met the following criteria:

  1. The student had their résumé critiqued.
  2. The student is professionally dressed at the career fair.
  3. The student has researched the List of Participating Organizations to see which companies will be in attendance.

Recommended Hotels

The hotels listed below may provide discounted room rates to UCSB visitors. Please note that these hotels generally base their discounts on date and availability. Tell the reservationist that you are attending a UCSB-sponsored event.

Best Western South Coast Inn

3.6 miles away
5620 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117   
Phone: (805) 967-3200
Website

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta

3.7 miles away
401 Storke Road
Goleta, CA 93117    
Phone: (805) 968-0500
Website

Canary Hotel

9.5 miles away
31 West Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 884-0300
Website

La Quinta Inn & Suites

9 miles away
1601 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 966-0807
Website

Pacifica Suites

2 miles away
5490 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Phone: (800) 338-6722
Website

Fess Parker's Doubletree

11.1 miles away
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: (805) 564-4333
Website

Best Western Pepper Tree Inn

7 miles away
3850 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105            
Phone: (844) 223-9004
Website

Hyatt Santa Barbara

11.8 miles away
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone: (805) 882-1234
Website

Can I place an advertisement in your Career Manual?

Yes! The UCSB Career Manual is the official student guide for career planning, interviewing, job searching, and on-campus recruiting information published annually by Career Services. The manual is a great advertising opportunity for employers looking to expand their branding and presence on our campus. For pricing information, click HERE or contact Erin Ryan at erin.ryan@sa.ucsb.edu

 

 

Questions? Contact CareerEvents@sa.ucsb.edu