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!
New services and resources to prepare for a virtual recruitment season of Gaucho connections:
- Explore our cost-effective Marketing ‘Buffet’ where you are able to select the marketing options that work best for your organization
- Save the date for our Winter Job & Internship Fair, Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Registration is open on Handshake!
Email Employer.Services@sa.ucsb.edu for assistance with your virtual recruiting plan
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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.
Companies who are most successful in recruiting at UCSB are constantly working to build a consistent presence on campus.
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.
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!
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).
- Pinned Event (on Handshake)
Have your opportunity or event showcased to a targeted audience for 2 weeks on Handshake.
- Event Reminder (via Handshake)
Schedule an email reminder promoting your opportunity deadline or event via Handshake
- Academic Department/Student Organization Advertising
Email to 10 (total) student groups or academic departments of your choice
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 Employer.Services@sa.ucsb.edu.
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.
How to Search for Students
How to Download Public Resumes
How to Send a Student a Message