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HireUC Alumni Career Fair

Save the Date in San Jose:
August 24, 2023

About the career fair

The HireUC Alumni Career Fair, in partnership with Hire Talent, is a hiring event organized for University of California (UC) alumni who are looking for early-and mid-level career opportunities. It offers a special chance for alumni to connect with employers from diverse fields and industries. UC alumni can attend the fair for free, but it’s important to register in advance to secure participation.

If you work for a company looking to connect with University of California alumni talent, please use the employer link to register for the event.



Job seeker   Employer

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Club Sportiva, 521 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131

Download a parking map for Club Sportiva.

Download the employer floor plan and roster.

Dress code:  Business

Health and safety:  Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Proof of being up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations or a recent negative COVID-19 test result (taken within 72 hours of the start of an event) are not required for indoor events. Masks, while not mandatory are strongly recommended by campus leadership and local public health officials regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.


10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Keynote Workshop

11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Career Fair
List of employers attending
Employer floor plan and roster

11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Professional Headshots

11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

UC Campus Networking Breaks

11:00 a.m.

UCOP Workshop, “Working with UC as a Supplier”

12:00 p.m.

UC Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Association presents “Becoming a Genuine Leader — Navigating as Latinx Professionals”

Cancelled: UCOP Workshop, “Working at the University of California — Illuminating What’s Possible”. For more information please view the How to Land a Job at the University of California webinar.

Informational sessions and panels

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10:00 a.m.

Keynote Workshop by Laura Francis UC Davis alumna

Prepare for an exciting day of networking with employers by attending UC alumna Laura Francis’ keynote workshop. In this workshop, Laura will talk about important elements in networking and how to enhance your elevator pitch.

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11:00 a.m.

Working with UC as a Supplier

Are you an alumni-owned business? The University of California welcomes suppliers interested in doing business with us and strives to provide fair, open and efficient opportunities for all companies. Come learn more about how to become a UC supplier in this informational session hosted by Procurement Services at the UC Office of the President. Are you an alumni-owned business? This career fair will also include an informational session on how to become an official UC vendor.

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11:00 a.m.

UC Campus Networking Breaks

Looking to reconnect with your alma mater? Each campus alumni association will be hosting a break during the fair to give campus updates, alumni resources and a space for alumni to connect with each other.

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12:00 p.m.

UC Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Association presents — “Becoming a Genuine Leader — Navigating as Latinx Professionals" 

Join us for a conversation by Chicanx/Latinx alumni who will share their professional pathways within and outside the UC system that helped them to become genuine leaders. The UC alumni panel will engage in storytelling, sharing resources and networks that have transformed their lives and changed the institutions and organizations they have worked for. 

Need a break?

Connect with your campus during the Campus Networking break.

11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

UC Santa Cruz (Bar room)
UC Santa Barbara (Conference room)

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

UC San Diego (Bar room)
UC Merced (Conference room)

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

UC Los Angeles (Bar room)
UC Irvine (Conference room)

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

UC San Francisco (Bar room)
UC Riverside (Conference room)

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

UC Berkeley (Bar room)
UC Davis (Conference room)

Resources for Job Seekers: A UC Alumni Career Digital Library

Get ready for the event with these great webinars hosted by fellow UC alumni! Explore a digital library of resources from your Alumni Career Network and our 10 campus alumni associations.

For questions, please contact mayra.marquez@ucop.edu.

UC Career Webinar

Career Design + Crafting a Stand-out Resume

Tips for Career Fair Success + Effective Networking Strategies

UC Berkeley Alumni Association

Informational Interviewing for Career Exploration

UC Davis Alumni Association

Perfecting the Elevator Pitch

UC Irvine Alumni Association

Interview attire

UCLA Alumni Association

Job Search Starter Kit

UC Merced Alumni Association

Resume and Cover Letter Guide

UC Riverside Alumni Association

Career Coach Workshop - Maximize your LinkedIn

UC San Diego Alumni Association

Designing Your Career and Life | UC San Diego Career Podcast

UC San Diego Career Center | YouTube

UCTV Career Channel

UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association 

Interviews and Offers

UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association

How to Network Successfully

UC San Francisco Alumni Association

Strategies for Career Exploration in Uncertain Times