Remember that little problem we have with the economy? Well if you’re in the Berkeley class of 2010-11 we have good news.

You actually have be an adult now, and like, be a real person… Not to rub it in or anything.

But that’s not what we wanted to say.

The good news has to do with the promising results of the Employment Recruitment trends survey sent out by UC Berkeley’s Career Center.

Responses reveal that 85 percent of employers plan to hire at the same rate as last year, or perhaps even better. Almost half the employers will recruit for full-time jobs at a rate of 15-30 percent greater than for the last graduating class. And 85 percent of employers say they are doing this internship conversion deal which is exactly what it sounds like: you get hired for an internship and they may just convert it into a job.

Career Center really does have cool opportunities and a broad range of fields, from the arts to engineering, and even international options. So now you don’t have to feel so bad about that whole growing up thing.

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Employement Opportunities Looking up for Berkeley Graduates [Career Center]

YOU!So, on Friday, we asked “the Twittersphere” (barf) what was happening on Lower Sproul Plaza that might require the large white tent that was being constructed. Tiffany (@noxinova) kindly responded (Thanks, by the by), “I think it might be for next week’s career fair.”

Lo and behold, when we walked past earlier today, there were tables in front of said large tent with large “Career Center” banners. And when we checked the Career Center’s website, it informed us that there is, indeed, a career fair this week.

The ’10 Cal Career Fair, to be exact. It’s going from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow (Sept. 14), Wednesday and Thursday. You can find more detailed information about who’ll be there on Callisto. But after extensive scouring of the interwebs, we can’t seem to find the official location. Thus, when we say that the Cal Career Fair will be located in the giant Career Center-affiliated mystery tent on Lower Sproul, take it with a grain of salt. We’re just assuming and you know what they say about that …

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’10 Cal Career Fair [Callisto]

This herd of kangaroos is yours, mate! Take it!

What with the shorter school year and the first phase of Tele-Bears mere days away, it’s about time to start considering the long haul. You know–the haul that starts after you graduate. And–let’s face it–you’ll have to come down from that whole “moving to Australia to adopt a koala and to take up the post of a retired boffin” cloud castle sometime.

When you do, you can gather up your resume, your Outback dust-covered dignity and your Berkeley ID so you can head over Pauley Ballroom. That’s where they’ll be having a graduate and professional school fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Wednesday and Thursday. read more »



As if venturing out of Berkeley’s academic bubble and into the real world wasn’t terrifying enough already, graduating seniors are in for an especially limp, possibly sweaty economic handshake these days. And they’re scared. While wwoofing

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is always a good option for the hippie escapist, UC Berkeley offers a range of other suggestions and strategies for seniors who intend to bite the bullet. Here’s what the Career Center has got to offer: read more »

The semester’s winding down, and you’re likely sick of anything that doesn’t involve watching tired old television reruns until your brains leak out your ears. But in case bumming around in that glamorous pink sweatshirt isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, the Cal Career Center is hosting its annual Just in Time Job Fair this week at the Pauley Ballroom. Apr. 23 features science and engineering opportunities, while Apr. 24 will find the ballroom host to business companies and public service providers, in addition to a number of holdovers from the previous day.

Possible future employers include IBM, Microsoft, Nike China, PG&E and a handful of investment groups, but if making scads of money on Wall Street and retiring to frolic comfortably ever after in Hawaii isn’t your idea of a life well lived, consider traveling to save humanity in Africa with the Peace Corps, or rigging George Clooney’s car with the CIA as a foreign intelligence operative. read more »