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Special Designations from Recruiters


“Cal Poly continues to be a premium source of talent for PwC. Hires from Cal Poly thrive in the PwC environment and excel at delivering quality assurance, tax, and advisory services. Our commitment to corporate responsibility, diversity, work-life flexibility, career coaching, and training makes our firm one of the best places for Cal Poly graduates to work, learn, and succeed. The rapid pace of innovation in technology has changed how and where work gets done. Recently PwC and Google have launched a joint business relationship. We have also introduced Google for Work products to our daily operations, transforming our business for the digital era ahead. PwC also completed its acquisition of Booz & Company (now named Strategy&) bringing superior value and strength to clients and stakeholders. PwC continues to make strategic acquisitions to achieve smart and accelerated growth across our business. This is an exciting time for PwC and the Orfalea College of Business to continue to strengthen our long-standing relationship. We encourage students to thoroughly examine the marketplace and join PwC for the exciting road ahead. PwC shares Cal Poly’s belief that it is a learning approach that turns everyday lessons into life experiences, by requiring real solutions to real-world problems. PwC will continue to be a leading employer on campus for a long time to come!”

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Steve McCann
PwC Assurance Partner & Cal Poly Alumni

Ernst & Young

“We at Ernst & Young would like to thank you, the Orfalea College of Business, and the Accounting Area for your ongoing commitment to higher education. The California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo students have outstanding credentials and our firm has recognized the campus as an excellent source for well qualified candidates.

Cal Poly students have distinguished themselves in our firm, and have contributed greatly to our overall success. We realize that we are fortunate to partner with a university like Cal Poly, and we hope to continue to make investments in our relationship with the university. To this end, Cal Poly has been designated as one of our prime source campuses, and is the only California State University that has received this designation.

This is an important distinction within our firm, one held for universities with a commitment to excellence, and a tradition in providing us what we need most: quality professionals. As a result, we hope to maintain our close working relationship with the university to better understand your needs, and we hope to provide the students with the guidance they need in finding a profession that will allow them to meet their goals, and the jobs that will allow them to do so. We hope that we can continue to be a leading employer on your campus.”

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Ellen Glazerman
National Director of Campus Recruiting
Director, Ernst & Young Foundation


“We are very pleased to inform you that KPMG  has designated California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) as a “Key School” as it relates to University Recruiting. This is due to our recognition of Cal Poly’s outstanding business program. The caliber of students that graduate from the program is of extremely high quality. In addition, the diversity of the students’ backgrounds enables KPMG to hire them into several of our offices and practices. KPMG has designated less than 40 schools nationwide as “Key Schools,” of which only six are located in the West, including Cal Poly.”

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James P. Lynch, Partner
Mountain View, CA

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