Employers

Corporate and Employer Relations

The Center for Career & Professional Advancement prides itself on connecting student talent with employer needs. In today’s dynamic and global marketplace employers demand the intellectual capacity, diverse perspective, unbending ambition, and driving passion of a UC Merced student.

UC Merced Talent at a Glance

Corporate Partners

The Partners Program is designed to optimize your recruiting experience at UC Merced. As a Partner, you will benefit from more opportunities to connect with highly talented and diverse students, greater brand awareness and visibility on campus, and highly attentive service from the Center staff. The levels of participation at which a company or an employer may participate are described below.

Platinum Bobcat Partner: $10,000 for 6 semesters/2 calendar years

  • Everything the Gold Bobcat Partner receives
  • Exclusive sponsorship of a mutually agreed upon major Center for Career & Professional Advancement event (such as, Etiquette & Networking Dinners, Elevator Pitch Contest, Mobile App Challenge, etc.) including naming, signage and promotional activity
  • Predominant plaque placement on "Corporate Partner’s Wall" in the Center for Career & Professional Advancement
  • High profile reception and ribbon cutting to honor partnership
  • Sponsor one Center for Career & Professional Advancement Campus Ambassador (Student Worker). The student will work as liaison between academic departments and the Center to enhance your organization on campus through the development of outreach programs with the academic departments, student organizations and the UC Merced community
  • Designated Center for Career & Professional Advancement staff liaison
  • Preferred participant status in speaker’s forums, workshops, classes, and practice interviews
  • Highly responsive recruiting services including customized emails to students to promote your open positions (up to three email blasts per year)

Gold Bobcat Partner: $5,000 for 6 semesters/2 calendar years

  • Everything the Silver Bobcat Partner receives
  • Company logo with hyperlink displayed on Career web site and social networks acknowledging the partnership
  • One Showcase Event per year including a public relations table, access to classes for the combination of recruiting and career development activities of your choosing
  • Highly responsive recruiting services including customized emails to students to promote your open positions (up to two email blasts per year)
  • Career Fair registration waived for duration of partnership
  • Premium location on Partner’s Row at Career Fairs

Silver Bobcat Partner: $2,500 for 6 semesters/2 calendar years

  • Company logo displayed on Center for Career & Professional Advancement web site acknowledging the partnership
  • Plaque placement on "Partner’s Wall" in the Center for Career & Professional Advancement
  • One public relations table outside the Career Center, per semester
  • Invitation to annual Partner’s Networking event with UC Merced administrators, faculty, and student leaders
  • Partner’s retreat invitation

We deeply appreciate support from our corporate partners and work diligently to insure that companies are recognized for their support and contributions. If you would like more information, please contact the Center for Career & Professional Advancement Director, Brian O’Bruba at 209.228.2958 or bobruba@ucmerced.edu.