Career Services

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Student Services (Bldg. 124)
Phone:  805.756.2501

Career Services empowers students to achieve a lifetime of meaningful career success and supports them throughout their academic journey at Cal Poly.

Career Counseling and Exploration

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. Students 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.

Internship and Job Search

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

Various opportunities, on-campus employer interviews, career fairs, and networking events are listed through the  MustangJOBS online platform. 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). Students may also schedule career counseling appointments through MustangJOBS with a Freshman Focus Team member or specific College Specialist.

Graduate School Exploration

Career Counselors can assist students with the graduate school admission process, which includes identifying and researching potential graduate programs. As part of this service, students learn about the process of applying to graduate school, preparing personal statements and completing the necessary requirements for admissions.