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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!

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See Virtual Tips

Email Employer.Services@sa.ucsb.edu for assistance with your virtual recruiting plan

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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 and promoting 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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Recruit Virtually

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

Recruit Students Virtually

COVID-19 challenged all of us to come up with new and different ways to recruit students and virtual recruiting is here to stay. So, keeping and maintaining a virtual relationship with UCSB is a smart recruiting strategy. 

Handshake: Having a robust presence on Handshake transcends in-person and virtual recruiting and is the first step in maintaining an electronic connection with UCSB students. Every student has access to Handshake and this is the first place they go when looking for opportunities. Make sure to keep your postings active! Click HERE for directions on how to register for a Handshake user account and post positions.

Virtual Information Sessions: Information sessions are vital for information sharing and brand building on campus and have these virtual sessions have broken down geographic challenges to recruiting students. Because you can host one from your office/remote workspace and you can invite multiple schools to participate, virtual sessions are essential to recruiting success. Requests go through Handshake and you can host the session via your conferencing platform. Log in to Handshake, selecting “+Create an Event,” and then selecting “virtual” as the format. Don’t forget to include a URL to your session.

Email Blasts: An email blast is an easy and effective way to get your opportunity in front of qualified and interested students. An email blast is a message we craft specifically for your program or posting, working collaboratively with you to create the message and identify students based on certain qualifications. We streamline the application process, including links to your job(s) and carefully schedule the timing of delivery for maximum exposure. Click HERE to learn more.

Schedule Virtual Campus Interviews (VCI): If your company is looking to conduct interviews virtually, you can manage those schedules through Handshake! Click here to learn more: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045688654-Hosting-Virtual-Interviews. We recommend step 2 - adding the virtual meeting link to the interviewer slots. 

To bolster your online presence, be sure to check our Marketing "buffet".

Additional Useful Options on Handshake:

Recruiting relationships and employer brand are important to any University Recruiting program and we know that a presence on campus helps maintain that relationship. Remote technology and connecting with UCSB students virtually can be easy and effective and we want to help you with that. We hope you will reach out to us so we can work together to maintain your campus presence. 

Recruitment Resources

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About UCSB

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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
Students: careerhelp@sa.ucsb.edu
Recruiters: employer.services@sa.ucsb.edu
Events: careerevents@sa.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address

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

 

Location

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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