Fall Career Fairs – A Little Bravery Can Lead to Big Opportunities Published: September 4, 2018 By: Linda Louie Fall is the perfect time to start scoping out jobs and internships—especially if you want to boost your work experience with a summer internship or are graduating this spring. Fortunately, the Berkeley Career Center’s fall career fairs are coming right up. Don’t miss these opportunities to connect with employers, practice talking about your skills, or just learn more about your post-grad options. If you’re considering attending but nervous about what to expect—don’t worry, you’re not alone! The Career Center offers great tips for preparing in advance. You can also schedule an appointment with one of the Career Center’s dedicated Graduate Student and PhD Career Counselors to learn more about how to make the most of the fair. And remember—these career fairs are for everyone, whatever your discipline or program, and whether you’re graduating this year or still have several years of graduate school ahead. While employers may not be hiring with your specific degree in mind, don’t let that deter you—all Berkeley grad students have incredibly valuable skills (like teaching, writing, and research) that are in high demand. If you can explain the skills you bring to the table, you’ll find lots of job opportunities waiting for you. (For more on this topic, check out our article about what it’s like to attend a career fair as a humanities PhD.) Bring a friend for moral support, take a deep breath, and head over to one of the fall career fairs! Career Center: Upcoming Fall 2018 Career Fairs Cal Career Fair* September 12: STEM Opportunities, 11 am – 4 pm September 13: Business/Public Service, 11 am – 4 pm September 14: STEM/Business/Public Service, 11 am – 4 pm Fall Internship Fair* October 10, 12 pm – 4 pm Masters & PhD Career Fair October 11, 12 pm–4 pm Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Career Fair* October 17, 4 pm–7 pm *Note: These Fairs are open to all degree levels (in other words, be prepared to see undergrads there as well).