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University of California Merced Talent

Diversify your talent acquisition through UC Merced new college hires and internship pipelines.

The University of California Merced is the newest of the 10 UC campuses. As a young, growing and Hispanic Serving Research University in the San Joaquin Valley, our students bring unique perspectives and talents to the workforce:

  • Diverse - Student demographics: 53% Hispanic, 22% Asian, 10% Caucasian, 7% African American, 7% two or more
  • STEM - 60% of students are enrolled in science, technology, engineering or math
  • First Gen - More than 75% of our students are first in their families to attend college
  • Growing & Innovating - At 8500 students, we are on track to double the physical size of our modern, sustainable campus by 2020

Top companies hiring our students last year: LinkedIn, Google, Intel, Northrop Grumman, Vanguard Financial and many more.

Helping You Reach Top Prospects

We offer a broad range of customizable options to connect with our students and recruit qualified interns and full-time employees. There are many ways to increase your visibility, promote your organization and recruit UC Merced students. We find that more successful recruiters stay active on campus and utilize a diversified recruiting strategy. Please review the options and resources below and contact us to tailor a recruitment strategy to meet your organization’s needs.

1. Handshake

Use UC Merced's online system Handshake to post job and internship announcements, search resumes, screen candidates, manage on-campus interview schedules and pre-recruiting events, and register for employer showcase events and career fairs.

2. On-Campus and Virtual Recruiting

Based on your specific needs and preferences, we can host you on campus for interviews, presentations, and "meet and greet" receptions. For your convenience, we're equipped for web/video-based interviews and presentations. Request interview schedules for the fall and spring semesters via the Handshake or contact Magali Torres, Employer Services Manager by Email at Prime recruiting dates are mid-September through late November and mid-February through April.