Student Contracts

Students working with companies and other organizations can benefit from practical experience, access to information and technology, and opportunities for forging professional relationships. The organizations have an interest in protecting their own intellectual property and trade secrets and ensuring that students will protect them, and often also seek to own the intellectual property students create during the engagement. These opportunities and legal obligations can be navigated successfully with planning.

The following guidance addresses students not employed by UC Berkeley.

University employees, including employed students, considering a part-time contract with a company, should reference the Consulting Guidelines for Faculty and Staff.