Local Universities Team Up to Hire San Diego

San Diego’s three leading universities are collaborating for the first time to host Hire San Diego, a graduate business career fair. The goal of Hire San Diego is to serve graduate business students looking for jobs and also to provide companies and recruiters convenient access to top talent in the region.


A pool of more than 1,500 graduate business students from the University of San Diego, San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, will be eligible to participate in the Hire San Diego career fair on Friday, November 3 at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.


“We realize that by working together we can better serve our graduate students and provide them with access to the best employers,” said Andrew Allen, interim dean of USD’s School of Business Administration.


Some of the region’s leading employers including Biogen Idec, Northrop Grumman Corporation, the San Diego Padres and Wells Fargo are participating in what will be one of the largest graduate business career fairs on the West Coast. “By participating in Hire San Diego, Wells Fargo has the unique opportunity to explore exciting career opportunities with local graduates interested in a career in the financial services industry,” said Lori Woolf, Wells Fargo senior vice president.


A full list of participating employers follows this release. Employers can visit http://www.hiresandiego.org/ to sign up to participate in the fair and access more than 1,500 resumes for jobs and internships.


“Graduate business programs at the University of San Diego, University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University offer a wide range of specialized business programs that serve regional business needs,” said Gail Naughton, dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University.


In addition to its MBA programs, USD offers graduate programs in real estate and supply chain management while SDSU has graduate programs in sports business management, entrepreneurship and the life sciences. UCSD offers an MBA with an emphasis on providing leaders for innovation-driven organizations and a master’s degree in international relations and public service.


Robert Sullivan, dean of the Rady School of Management at UCSD, said the career fair will benefit more than just graduates of the three schools. “WE believe this effort will be a boost to the San Diego region’s economic development efforts. By showcasing the impressive depth and breath of our local graduates we can help attract jobs and employers to the region.”


Takeo Hashi, acting dean of the UCSD Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies agreed. “The San Diego region is a powerful magnet for those seeking the next generation of business leaders focused on innovation and risk-taking.”




Current List of Employers Participating in the Higher San Diego Career Fair

Ajilon Finance

ANI Homes

Biogen Idec


CoStar Group

Defense Contract Audit Agency

Foundation Capital Group

Frito Lay


Goodrich Aerostructures

Hewlett Packard

ICW Group

Moss Adams LLP

New England Financial

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

San Diego Padres

Target Corporation

The Home Depot Supply

The Upper Deck Company, LLC

Viejas Enterprises

Wells Fargo


About the University of San Diego School of Business Administration


The University of San Diego School of Business Administration is committed to developing socially responsible leaders and improving global business practice through innovative, personalized education and applied research. http://www.sandiego.edu/business


About the San Diego State University College of Business Administration


With over 5,500 students, the San Diego State University College of Business Administration is one of the largest business schools in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks its program in international business and graduate entrepreneurship among the top programs in the country.



About the University of California, San Diego, Rady School of Management


Established as part of the University of California, San Diego, the Rady School of Management is on the forefront of educating leaders for innovation-driven organizations. Situated within one of the top institutions in the U.S. for higher education and research in the fields of science and technology, the Rady School offers a full-time MBA program, a FlexMBA program for working professionals and executive education programs. The Rady School faculty draw upon their research and passion for innovation to educate the next generation of leaders who will shape the practice of business globally.



About the University of California, San Diego, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies


Founded in 1986, the University of California’s only Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) has become a new blueprint for international affairs and international management education. IR/PS is dedicated to training skilled leaders to address the challenges of the region, creating new ideas through research, and linking people with networks supported by the reputation, strengths and scope of the UC system. Approximately 325 students are enrolled in the masters and Ph.D. programs, and in the Global Leadership Institute (IR/PS’s executive training program). IR/PS is recognized internationally for its innovative programs, superb faculty and outstanding students. http://www.irps.ucsd.edu

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.