Local Universities Team Up for Second Annual Hire San Diego Career Fair

San Diego’s three leading universities are collaborating, once again, 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 Friday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 Frito Lay, Taylormade-Adidas Golf, Hewlett Packard and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, are participating in what will be one of the largest graduate business career fairs on the West Coast. Employers can visit 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. UC San Diegooffers an MBAwith an emphasison providing leadersfor innovation-driven organizations and a master’s degreein international relations and public service.

Robert Sullivan, dean of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, said the career fair will benefitnot only benefit graduates, but the local economy as well. “The innovative nature of the San Diegoeconomy attracts talented students to the region's universities. By showcasing our local graduates we can helpkeep them in San Diego andattracteven morejobs and employers to the region.”

Peter Cowhey, dean of the UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, said “The San Diego region is a powerful magnet for those seeking the next generation of business leaders focused on innovation and risk-taking in a global economy.”


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.

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

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego educates global leaders for innovation-driven organizations. A leading professional school within one of the top-ten ranked institutions in the U.S. for higher education and research in the fields of science and technology, our lineage includes 16 Nobel Laureates (former and current faculty) and eight MacArthur Foundation award recipients. The Rady School transforms innovators into business leaders.

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.

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 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’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 recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that 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.


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