Employer Resources

Connect with the School of Information (I School), UC Berkeley’s fastest growing professional school! Recruit talented students and alumni with expertise in diverse fields such as: data science, user experience design & research, product management, engineering, information policy, cybersecurity, and more.

We are happy to partner with you in building a strong presence at the I School and tailoring a recruiting plan that best fits your needs. Below are a few examples of ways to connect with students. If you are interested in learning more about ways to partner with the I School, please contact us at careerservices@ischool.berkeley.edu

Programs & Recruiting Timelines

The Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) degree is a 2-year interdisciplinary program providing students with a holistic view of technology and product life cycles. You can learn more about student outcomes by viewing our career reports. Students typically seek an internship for the summer between their first and second years, and then full-time positions for after graduation in May.

The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree is a part-time, online degree for working professionals, featuring a multidisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare data science professionals to solve real-world programs using complex and unstructured data. Students can make career transitions at multiple points in this program and we graduate cohorts three times a year (December, May, August). MIDS students who are newer to the field are interested in internships, although most seek full-time employment.

Post a Job or Internship

Employers are always invited to share job and internship announcements with the I School. Posting directly with the I School is a great way to build your brand with our community and reach students and alumni directly.

Email your job listing to careerservices@ischool.berkeley.edu, and we will share it with our students and alumni via our internal job board.

For more information on summer internships for I School students, please see our internship guidelines.

Join the I School’s Complimentary Employer Partnership Program!

Gain visibility as an engaged employer partner affiliated with the UC Berkeley graduate school community and the School of Information. As a member in our program, you will receive:

  • advance invitations to recruiting events
  • brand promotion as a UC Berkeley partner
  • access to a robust student and alumni recruiting pipeline

Interested in customized recruiting strategies? As a premium partner in our program, you can reach students on multiple platforms, including student email lists and social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Slack). We will partner with you directly to achieve your recruiting goals and develop opportunities to mentor future talent through tech talks, panels, networking, and more.

Learn more.

Recruit at the I School

The School of Information hosts recruiting events throughout the year targeted towards our students and alumni. Annual activities are outlined below. Please contact us at careerservices@ischool.berkeley.edu if you are interested in participating or learning more!

Applications in Data Science & Virtual Data Science Panels (Ongoing): Our applications in data science industry talks showcase the unique field of data science, highlight practitioners and thought leaders in this area. Virtual data science panels provide insight for students into what data science really looks like in different industries and use cases.

Startup Stories & Strategies (Ongoing): Our new series of lectures focuses on innovators, entrepreneurs, and the stories behind working for a startup to build a new movement.

MIMS Resume Review Night (Sept): Students present resumes for feedback as they gear up for the fall recruiting cycle.

MIDS Data Science Immersion (Nov): Students from our datascience@berkeley program come to campus for a 3-4 day immersive experience, including networking opportunities with industry leaders in data science (e.g., Data Dialogs conference) and company visits which allow students to see data science “in the wild.”

MIMS Portfolio Review Night (Dec): Students present online portfolios for feedback to recruiters and professionals in product management, user experience, and data science.

Annual MIMS Career Fair (Spring): Employer showcase opportunities in UX design, UX research, software development, product management, data science, information policy, and more! New for 2017, students will showcase current academic project and portfolios.

Startup Networking Night (Spring): Startups are invited to network at this event jointly hosted by the School of Information, Master of Engineering, and Haas MBA programs.

MIDS Data Science Immersion (May): Students from our datascience@berkeley program come to campus for a 3-4 day immersive experience, including networking opportunities with industry leaders in data science  (e.g., DataEDGE conference) and company visits which allow students to see data science “in the wild.”

Contact Us

Rebecca Andersen
Director of Career Services
randersen@ischool.berkeley.edu
(510) 664-4915

We look forward to working with you! Contact us today to explore these opportunities as well as other ways to connect with the I School.

Last updated:

December 2, 2016