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Employers and Recruiters

Corporate and Employer Relations

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

You can start by taking a look at our student demographics, posting a career employment opportunity, contacting us for a resume referral or engaging with our students on campus through our customer-centric team.  Here are just a few of the ways you can engage to build your pipeline of talent:

  • Post internships, career track positions, and skill building experiences on Handshake.
  • Set up a customized campus visit to reach your targeted student audience and brand your company on the UC Merced Campus
  • Arrange a resume referral for your paid professional opportunity
  • Participate in one of our employer events or Career Fairs
  • Support our Silicon Valley Internship Initiative -  connecting our tech talent to Bay Area employers
  • Support one of our signature programs and services through corporate partership

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. Sponsorship amounts and associated benefits focus on key career readiness initiatives, facilitate employer engagement with UC Merced's diverse students and align with overarching institutional strategic goals. We deeply appreciate the support from our corporate partners and work diligently to ensure that companies are recognized for their support and contributions. If you would like more information, please contact Liz Atilano; Director, Student Career Center at .

Employer Partner Impact Award

Goal of the Program 

Attracting diverse talent is critical to our employers. UC Merced students and alumni seek early career opportunities with employers that demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  To support students and employers, the Student Career Center has created the Employer Impact Partner Award program. The program recognizes employer partners who demonstrate excellence in University and Diversity recruiting at the University of California, Merced. This recognition elevates the branding of our award recipients and brings visibility to the organization as employers of choice among UC Merced candidates.   


The program recognizes up to three employers annually; one of which is dedicated to an employer focused on retaining talent in the California Central Valley region. 

  • Broadly engages with the UC Merced campus community in meaningful ways and in support of student career success. Activities may include recruiting activities, career events, professional panels, on campus interviews, networking events, in-class presentations, involvement with and support of student professional clubs and organizations, and engaging with academic leaders and faculty.  
  • Hire University of California, Merced students and alumni for internships and early career employment opportunities. 
  • Employer exercises a diversity retention and recruitment strategy. 
  • Has not received the award within the last 3 years 

Benefits of the Program 

  • Recognized with an award to display 
  • Presentation ceremony attended by key UC Merced faculty, administrators, students and colleagues with whom employer has engaged 
  • Included in the Student Career Center Website 
  • Featured in a UC Merced Press Release  
  • Priority scheduling of recruiting activities for next academic year