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Business Students and Alumni Shine at Entrepreneurship Forum

Students, alumni and faculty from the Orfalea College of Business gathered at the Performing Arts Center for Cal Poly’s first Entrepreneurship Forum of the academic year, hosted by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The event attracted campus-wide participation in the student pitch competition and a panel discussion on the entrepreneurial journey. The final round […]

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Marketing Professor Named Senior Faculty Fellow for Entrepreneurship

Lynn Metcalf, Marketing Area Chair in the Orfalea College of Business, was named Senior Faculty Fellow of Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Metcalf will coordinate resources within the CIE’s Faculty Fellows program, a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort to facilitate and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across campus. “I’m most interested to understand each Faculty […]

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Cal Poly Accounting Club Hosts Fall Symposium Recruiting Fair

The Cal Poly Accounting Club (CPAC) hosted its annual recruiting fair, Fall Symposium, with record attendance by students as well as local, regional and national corporations. Orfalea College of Business students graduating with degrees in accounting, finance and information systems attended the event to make critical connections with corporate recruiters in advance of fall interviews […]

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Cal Poly Students Earn Praise and Scholarships at Corrugated Fiberboard Structural Design Competition

Two teams of Cal Poly business students took second and third place in the structural design portion of the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) Student Competition. The students were challenged with using corrugated fiberboard and other paper materials to create a family of products that would help their university recruit new students. The guidelines […]

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Orfalea College of Business Appoints New Associate Deans

Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business has appointed three associate deans to the leadership team that will support Dean Scott Dawson as he implements a strategic vision for the college. Sanjiv Jaggia is associate dean for graduate programs, Kevin Lertwachara is associate dean for undergraduate programs, and Rami Shani is associate dean for faculty and […]

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Cal Poly Students Excel on Chartered Financial Analyst Exam

A group of finance students from in Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business achieved outstanding success on the latest Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 Exam with a pass rate of 61 percent — well above the exam’s average pass rate of 42 percent. The CFA Charter designation is the “gold standard” for finance professionals […]

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Cal Poly Appoints New Joint Business/Engineering Faculty Member to Promote Entrepreneurship

Tom Katona, an engineer with extensive experience in technological innovation and startup ventures, has been appointed to a joint teaching position in Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business and College of Engineering, with an eye toward fostering student entrepreneurial activity. Katona will play a pivotal role in expanding collaboration among the College of Engineering, the […]

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Doug Cerf Named Interim Executive Director of Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Doug Cerf, former interim dean of the Orfalea College of Business, has been named interim executive director of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE). In his new role, he will help guide Cal Poly programs in entrepreneurship and hospitality. CIE leaders made the announcement last week to the center’s Founders’ Circle, comprised […]

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