Associate Director of Employer Relations
University of California, Berkeley
Dara Patton is the Associate Director of Employer Relations at the University of California, Berkeley Career Center and has worked at the Career Center for 20 years. She manages the 7-person employer relations team which includes oversight of all employer recruiting services, including on campus interviews, career fairs, the Berkeley Circle Employer Partnership program, the Handshake career management system, and a wide variety of other employer and alumni engagement programs. A significant portion of her time is spent consulting with employers about optimal strategies for building their brand on campus.
Prior to joining the Employer Relations team in 2011 Dara was Assistant Director for Counseling, providing guidance and programming for students pursuing business-related careers. Before starting her career in higher education, Dara worked in Human Resources development for a manufacturing company and as a recruiter and account executive for a technical staffing agency. Dara has a MS in Counseling from San Francisco State University and BA in Psychology from UC Irvine.