Each year, Cal Poly finance alumni and industry partners give thousands of dollars back to the Finance Area to ensure students continue Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing tradition. Individual contributions and matched gifts have supported the college’s unique capstone courses and student opportunities.
In 2015, a gift from alumnus Tom Alderman, vice president of semiconductor investment banking at Credit Suisse brought industry expertise to campus through the Training the Street workshop in October 2015. This course, which usually trains financial analysts on Wall Street at JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, broadened horizons and bolstered resumes for dozens of seniors interested in careers in investment banking. The event went hand-in-hand with our first ever Futures in Finance Career Fair, where dozens of top employers recruited Cal Poly’s most talented finance students.
Immersive opportunities such as the Training the Street workshop and industry tours further the college’s goal of career readiness among its 2,700 students. The Finance Area aims to host another workshop for seniors on May 21 and in the fall of 2016 through the support of alumni and industry partners invested in student success. To give back to the area, visit Cal Poly’s secure giving website or contact the Orfalea College of Business at 805-756-7446.