2024 Business Career & Internship Fair
Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 4 – 7 p.m. (PDT)
UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Network like a pro
You're invited to join us in person at the upcoming Business Career and Internship Fair for students, alumni, and professionals in business to meet with Silicon Valley employers and recruiters.
Polish up your resume and update your LinkedIn profile page (See: LinkedIn Unleashed, our next Career Center event. Explore your internship and career opportunities.
Bring multiple copies of your resume.
Employers will be looking for candidates with skills in the following areas:
- Administration Professionals
- Business Administration
- Business Analytics Science
- Digital Marketing Science
- Human Resource Management
- Lean-Agile Project Management
- Legal Studies
- Marketing Management
- Project and Program Management
- Sales Development Science
- Sales Operations Science
- Social Media Marketing
- Supply Chain Management
Register for the Business Fair today!
Curious about how to best prepare for the fair?
Research the organization
Before the fair opens, you'll be able to explore which employers will be participating. Identify your top 3-5 companies you're interested in (but be sure to stay open to engaging with multiple organizations at the event). Do your research by reviewing company websites (what's the company's mission? values?), currently open/available opportunities (are they hiring for interns? full-time roles?), and perhaps check out their social media for the latest news from the organization. Company representatives are impressed by potential 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 trying 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 also be open to different companies you may not have heard of because they may be startups or business-to-business organizations that don't directly serve consumers.
Want more support?
- Visit a peer coach during drop-in hours
- Schedule a career coaching appointment with a Career Engagement Specialist
- For PhD students looking to pursue careers in industry, explore Beyond the Professoriate
(Scroll over "Login to Platform" at the top navigation bar and click "Through your institution")
- For questions about the fair, contact event organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.