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Recruiting Tech Talent for 2023—Join us!

Our second annual in-person recruiting opportunity for tech students, alumni, and members of the community of all experience levels in computer engineering, electrical engineering, games, and/or semiconductor fields.

You'll meet with Silicon Valley employers and recruiters to explore internship and career opportunities.

Oct. 10, 4–7:30 p.m

UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Employers are looking for candidates with skills in:

AI and Machine Learning • Game Development: Design, Programming, Art, UI/UX, and Sound • Implementation: Circuit, Memory Design, Physical Design, and Timing Closure • Natural Language Processing • RTL/IO/FPGA Design • User Experience Research and Design • User Interface Design • Verification (Functional and DFT)

Here's our current list of recruiters so far:

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Job Seekers

Curious about how to best prepare for the fair?

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  1. Research the organization
    1. Explore which employers will be participating. Identify the top 3-5 companies you're interested in—but be sure to stay open to engaging with multiple organizations at the event.
    2. Do your research by reviewing company websites. What's the company's mission? values? What positions are open for internships and full-time roles? Check out social media for the latest news from the organization. Company representatives are impressed by candidates who take the time to do this!

  • Prepare your introduction and questions
    Have you researched participating organizations?
    • Reflect on reasons why each company resonates with you. Perhaps it's the specific technology they're developing, the research they're leading, or the world problem they're working to solve.
    • What relevant experiences do you have? How can you be of service to the organization?
    • Exercise critical thinking skills to develop questions to ask recruiters and hiring managers.

  • Dress with confidence
    Each industry and each company has different work attire expectations and organizational culture. Do your research, ask mentors in advance for advice, and dress with confidence!

  • Plan your time
    Be sure to manage the time you have to ensure you're able to connect with the companies you're most interested in but remember to be open to different companies you haven't heard of. You may find an opportunity at a startup or a business-to-business organization that doesn't directly serve consumers.

Job Seeker Questions

Job seekers with questions about the fair can contact Nisa Dorrego at

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Thank you for your interest in registering for the UCSC Silicon Valley Career & Internship Fair. We are excited to welcome employers and talent with professional backgrounds, as well as students in master’s, doctoral, and undergraduate programs.

We're handling employer registrations through Handshake. Please select your registration type. Once your fair registration has been approved by UCSC, you’ll receive a notification of approval with a link to pay. All emails will be sent through Handshake.

If you are not receiving Handshake emails, please check your spam/junk mail folder or email Jim Kostecka at for support.

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