Affiliates Program

Why Join the Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP)?

Joining the Corporate Affiliates Program gives companies a unique opportunity to be a strategic partner with UCSB’s College of Engineering.

The goals of CAP are:

  1. To get companies the pipeline of students they need
  2. To get students the jobs they want
  3. To contribute to the technology ecosystem broadly, with special emphasis on the local Santa Barbara economy
  4. To raise awareness about the strengths of the College of Engineering

Our team has senior level staff dedicating to achieving these goals by providing a variety of services and opportunities to our member companies:


  • Individualized annual strategic recruitment plan
  • Advertisement (to the College of Engineering and additional departments as requested), planning and execution of recruiting events (e.g., panels, tabling, info sessions, workshops, interview office space)
  • Advertisement of current company job opportunities (social media, listserv announcements)
  • Company branding/marketing (e.g. company logo posted on physical job board, industry website, etc.)
  • Candidate vetting for internships and full-time positions
  • Organization of classroom presentations/guest lectures
  • Access to more than 30 STEM student organizations
  • Organization of student tours of company sites


  • Invitation to twice-yearly board meetings (includes deans’ overview, faculty and student organization presentations, breakout sessions, networking, etc.)
  • Opportunity to suggest and collaborate on new initiatives (e.g. workplace experience programs, educational offerings, etc.)
  • Connections/introductions to deans/faculty
  • Notification of campus events reflecting individual company interests


Connections and introductions to:

  • Faculty of interest to discuss potential research partnerships
  • Campus resources to discuss UCSB’s IP portfolio/licensing opportunities
  • Capstone instructors
  • Shared-facility managers

Contact murr [at] ucsb [dot] edu for more information.