Recruit @ UCSB

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We are excited about your interest in hiring Gauchos! We have hundreds of students at any given time looking for full-time, part-time, on-campus, and internship opportunities. UCSB has more than 200 majors, degrees, and credentials offered through five schools and a graduate division. Whether you are looking to hire a Ph.D. researcher, a mid-level manager, or an entry-level employee, our talented students possess the right skill set to meet your hiring objectives.

Browse our tips and resources below to learn more about recruiting at UCSB and our premium recruitment platform, Handshake. We look forward to connecting you to our beautiful campus and helping you find the talent you need for your organization’s growth and success!

Recruiting Made Easy

See Virtual Tips

  • Save the dates for our Spring Job and Internship Fair on April 13, 2022, and our End of Year Job Fair on May 18, 2022 
  • Explore our cost-effective Marketing ‘Buffet’ where you are able to select the marketing options that work best for your organization

Email for assistance with your virtual recruiting plan

Start Recruiting Gaucho Talent

Begin Your Search Today

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Post a Position

Handshake is UCSB’s online gateway to posting positions. Every student has access to Handshake and this is the first place they go when looking for opportunities.

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Recruit On-Campus

Companies who are most successful in recruiting at UCSB are constantly working to build a consistent presence on campus.

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Hire an Intern

An internship program can be a cost-effective method for identifying candidates for full-time hires and interns become goodwill ambassadors for your intern pipeline.

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Build Your Brand

Make sure students’ understand your brand, your values, and why your company is a good match.

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Advertise and Promote

We offer a variety of ways to advertise and highlight your business, open positions and upcoming events.

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Recruit Virtually

It is possible -and easy- to create and maintain a recruiting relationship with UCSB and our students through virtual means.

Advertise and Promote

We offer a variety of ways to advertise and highlight your business, open positions, and upcoming events. Contact us with any questions. The Employer Services Team looks forward to connecting you to our beautiful campus and helping you find the talent you need for your company’s growth and success!


Marketing 'Buffet'

Career Services is offering a ‘buffet’ of useful marketing options for your organization to get the word out about your organization and your opportunities on our campus. This process is completely individualized based on the needs/desires of your organization and you have complete control.  

  • Targeted Handshake Email Blast
    Career Services will send an organization-specific email to the target student group that best fits your hiring needs. Links to your website, program, or position may be included to streamline information sharing.
  • Visibility Tabling Event
    Set up in a high-traffic student walkway designed to provide you with lots of student access, you can chat with students and share your swag as they walk between classes. We provide 1 six-foot table and 2 chairs. 
  • Spotlight Slide (social media promotion)
    Create yourself or provide content for us to create a social media slide highlighting your recruiting activity. Slides will be posted to our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts prior to your event(s).

Each activity costs $100, with increasing discounts applied for multiple activities: 

  • 2 activities 10% discount 
  • 3 activities 15% discount 
  • 4+ activities 20% discount

* NOTE: Career Fairs are not included in the marketing buffet options and are registered for separately.

For more information on this or any other marketing needs, please contact


Table on Campus

Promote your opportunities to all students by tabling outdoors in a high-traffic student walkway. If you're looking to hire seasonal employees, part-time workers, or have general employment opportunities open to all students, visibility tables can be a great, low-cost option ($100 per day).

What's included:

We provide 1 siz-foot table and 2 chairs during peak traffic times (10am-2pm) on the high-traffic student walkway adjacent to our building. Visibility  Tables can be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday throughout most of each academic quarter excluding school holidays.

Reserve your Visibility Table by emailing

Connect With Students via Handshake

Via Handshake, you can search for students, download public resumes, and send messages. Review the following resources from the Handshake Help Center that provide detailed instructions on how to do the aforementioned. Career Services does not provide a resume book service.

Recruitment Resources

Tools for Recruiting Success


About UCSB

Helpful Information for About Our Campus


Contact Us


Building Hours

M–F 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Call for hours during university breaks
Closed during official university holidays
See Students page for service-specific hours

Phone and Email

(805) 893-4412

Mailing Address

Career Services, Bldg. 599
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106-7140



Career Services is located in Building 599, the pink building next to Storke Tower

Directions and Parking

See Visit UCSB and Campus Maps; convenient parking in Lot 22 (permit required)

Meet the Team

Get to know Our Team of staff members at Career Services


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