Career Services

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Student Services (124), Room 114
Phone:  805.756.2501

The mission of Career Services is to empower Cal Poly students to achieve a lifetime of meaningful career success. Career Services is available to work with students the first day they arrive on-campus and to help them every step of the way throughout their academic careers at Cal Poly.

Career Counseling

Career Counselors help students discover their strengths, interests and personality characteristics to help them develop a dynamic career plan and begin building a professional network. Students considering a change of major are encouraged to utilize Career Services so that they become better informed about career options. Career Counselors can help students explore the link between academic majors, their areas of interest and employment options. This includes helping them develop the skills and strategies needed to get there.

Job Search Exploration

Students are guided through the job search process, which includes identifying and researching employers, developing resume/cover letters, preparing for the interview, and connecting with employers through career fairs, networking sessions and other career-related events.

Student employment opportunities are available and easily accessible through MustangJOBS, the On-Campus Interview Program and Job Listing Service. This includes local part-time jobs (on-campus and off- campus), co-ops, internships, summer jobs and career positions.

Graduate School Exploration

Career Counselors can assist students with the graduate school admission process, which includes identifying and researching potential graduate programs. They help students learn about the process of applying to graduate school, prepare personal statements and complete the necessary requirements for admissions.