The EECS Department recognizes corporations and other institutions which give to the department annually as CAP (Corporate Access Program) members, formerly known as SILA. CAP members enjoy the student recruiting benefits below:
On-Campus Recruiting Events
CAP membershave the exclusive privilege of hosting two on-campus recruiting events per academic year, such as info sessions, tech talks, and hack-a-thons. Additional events will cost $1,500 each. Companies will have the opportunity to build a partnership with student organizations by working closely with them to organize the recruiting events. Student organizations can assist on talk topics, flyer design, catering orders (paid by the companies), marketing plan, SWAG orders, and other logistics. XRG will advertise recruiting events via email announcements and bulletin boards, department website and calendar, and TV monitors throughout our buildings.
The list of the EECS student organizations can be found at: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Students/organizations.shtml
On-campus promotional opportunities
XRG can reserve the outdoor breezeway between Soda and Etcheverry Halls for one lunch hour per semester for CAP members to promote their upcoming recruiting event. A table will be provided, but recruiters will be responsible for all other logistics.
XRG will advertise CAP members’ jobs, internships, and recruiting events via email announcements and bulletin boards, department website and calendar, and TV monitors throughout our buildings.
XRG reserves rooms in the EECS buildings (Cory Hall and Soda Hall) for on-campus interviews. Members get up to two days with up to three interview rooms per day. Additional interview rooms cost $500 each per day.
On-campus office hours
XRG reserves rooms in the EECS buildings (Cory Hall and Soda Hall) for CAP members’ office hours. Members get one room for half day use in conjunction with their recruiting event. Additional office hours rooms cost $250 per day.
Graduate Student Résumé Directory
XRG produces an annual directory of graduate student résumés to aid recruitment efforts of member companies.
Priority invitation to the UCB Start Up Fair (ideal for small companies)
This annual event in October is organized by IEEE, HKN, and CSUA. Members will receive a discounted registration fee.
Invitation to the EECS Internship Fair
XRG organizes this annual event in November. Registration fee is included for CAP members.
Exclusive invitation to the EECS Career Fair (discounted registration fee)
This annual event in September is organized by the Cal Career Center. Members will receive a discounted registration fee.
Invitation to attend EECS seminars
Employees of member companies may attend EECS seminars, which are listed on our web page at http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu.
Invitation to attend BEARS (Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium)
Each year in February XRG produces a day-long research conference—BEARS—featuring a variety of informative talks and laboratory open houses offered by distinguished faculty members and advanced graduate students. By giving industry members a look at the very latest exciting work being carried out in electrical engineering and in computer sciences, BEARS promotes strong bonds between industry and the department.
EECS Policies and Guidelines for Employers
UCB EECS CAP Recruiting and Hiring Policies for Employers
In this competitive job market, we recommend the following guidelines to assist employers and to provide students a fair opportunity during the offer phase of the recruiting process for internships and full-time positions. We encourage a professional exchange in a timely manner for both parties following the policies and guidelines set by UC Berkeley Career Center as outlined below. For more details, please visit https://career.berkeley.edu/Employers/EmpPolicy.
For all offers extended for summer internships or full-time employment employers should allow a minimum of two weeks from the date of the written offer, but preferably longer, for students to accept or decline any offer.
The written offer should clearly state all appropriate terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, position title/description, location, benefits, start date, salary, bonuses, etc.
All bonuses or other incentives are to remain in full effect for the entire duration of the offer period.
Students will be encouraged to contact employers directly if they have any questions or concerns about their offers, including needing more time to make their decisions.
Employers are requested to be flexible in granting offer extensions on a case-by-case basis if the circumstances warrant it.
Students can report to EECS External Relations Group at email@example.com if they encounter employers not abiding by these guidelines.
The UC Berkeley Career Center defines an exploding offer as any offer which does not conform with the offer guidelines listed above. Students should not be pressured to accept offers “on the spot” or "early,” whether this is based upon a shorter timeframe for consideration overall and/or due to any special diminishing incentives attached, e.g., tiered or expiring bonuses, reduced options for location preferences, etc. The Career Center expects all employers to refrain from such practices when recruiting Cal students and alumni.
The EECS Department requires that any recruiting organization or individual utilizing our services must abide by all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws, including Equal Employment Opportunity laws, University of California rules and regulations, and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals.
Employment and Event Opportunities Postings
Effective March 1, 2015, the EECS department will only post job listings and event opportunities for companies who are members of the Corporate Access Program (CAP). These postings will appear on the EECS Student Job Listings website. If you are not a member of CAP, you can post employment or event opportunities at no charge on the Callisto job listing website which is sponsored by the Berkeley Career Center.If you have additional questions, please contact Bennett Agnew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact:
External Relations Group (XRG)
231 Cory Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776