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Cal Poly’s American Marketing Chapter on top of LinkedIn’s San Francisco office after their corporate tour. They also visited Salesforce and WeWork on the trip and networked with alumni at each company.

Dean Scott Dawson speaks to 655 incoming freshman business students during the Week of Welcome.

The Quickstand, a product designed, sourced, built and sold by fifteen students in ITP 467 Applied Business Operations. The students sold out of all 164 units of this collapsible, portable table.


Christian Ford and Nick Tintoc from Orfalea’s Financial Management Association volunteer at San Luis Obispo Food Bank. From volunteer work to food drives, Orfalea student clubs find ways to give back each year.

Marketing Professor Lisa Simon and a panel of judges from corporate partners evaluate student sales pitches in the fall sales competition.

Amanda Chiu, Maria Shadchina and Madison Boyd take a photo break from their summer internships on the Global Securities team at Tesla.

Teams work quickly to launch their startups in 54 hours during the SLO Startup Weekend, organized by Cal Poly Entrepreneurs. By the end, they had launched 11 different companies.


Students Khushbu Patel and Meera Patel at a flower market on an International Business Tour to Colombia. On the trip, students visited flower farms and processers as they studied entrepreneurship and supply chain within the cut flower industry.

Men’s soccer athlete Sean Goode was named to the All-Big West Conference first team. The Accounting concentration became just the 12th player in program history with multiple multi-goal matches in one season.

Finance students Benjamin Consoli, Adam Pasco and Kian Ramezani with Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, at the Dreamforce conference, where Salesforce granted them special press access.

Entrepreneurship student Kieran Scandrett from Clove (CEO, Co-Founder), one of eight startups cultivated in the SLO HotHouse this year, gives his pitch at the CIE’s Demo Day in September.

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