Student Services (Building124)
The mission of Career Services is to empower Cal Poly students to achieve a lifetime of meaningful career success. Career Services supports students throughout their entire time at Cal Poly.
Career Counselors assist students with discovering their strengths, interests and personality characteristics, creating dynamic career plans, and building their professional network. Students considering a change of major are encouraged to utilize Career Services so that they become better informed about career options. They will learn how to explore the link between academic majors, their areas of interest and internship, co-op, fellowship, job, and graduate school choices. Through advising, workshops, and interactive experiences, students will develop the skills and strategies needed to achieve their professional goals.
Job Search Exploration
Students are guided through the search process, which includes identifying and researching employers, developing resume/cover letters, preparing for the interview, and meeting with employers through career fairs, networking sessions and other career-related events.
Various opportunities, on-campus employer interviews, career fairs, and networking events are listed through MustangJOBS, an online platform connecting employers with students. Employers enthusiastically recruit our students for local part-time jobs (on-campus and off-campus), co-ops, internships, summer jobs, fellowships, and career positions (state, regional, and national).
Graduate School Exploration
Career Counselors can assist students with the graduate school admission process, which includes identifying and researching potential graduate programs. Students learn about the process of applying to graduate school, preparing personal statements and completing the necessary requirements for admissions.