Career Readiness


Career Readiness Office

The Orfalea College of Business provides students with comprehensive support and opportunities to be career ready graduates. Orfalea Student Services and Cal Poly Career Services work together to connect and prepare students with employers to land successful internship and career positions.

Mission

Our mission is to empower Orfalea College of Business students to develop the career readiness skills they need to succeed in college and their careers by providing opportunities to build meaningful connections and engage in immersive experiences.

Vision

The Career Readiness Center envisions that each Orfalea College of Business student:

  • Understands their own unique story, strengths, values and interests;
  • Feels empowered to make career decisions that align with their own values and strengths;
  • Posses the necessary career readiness skills to successfully navigate the recruitment process and the transition to full-time employment

Visit Us

Building 03, Room 300D
Within Room 300, 3rd Floor Business Lab
Monday – Thursday | 10 AM – 3 PM
Friday | 10 AM – 1 PM

Contact Us

Phone: (805) 756-7119
Email: ocobcareers@calpoly.edu

CAREER PEER ADVISING

Career Peer Advisors support career readiness initiatives and college-wide career programming in the Orfalea College of Business by connecting students to the right resources, assisting them on professional development, and guiding them through the career planning process. By providing one-on-one career advising and mentorship, this dynamic team of student leaders helps instill confidence in fellow students so they can successfully land competitive internships and job opportunities.

Need to have your resume reviewed? Preparing for an upcoming interview? Unsure how to write a cover letter? Not sure how to prepare for the career fair? Schedule an appointment today!

Drop in Hours:

  • Room 03-300D (Business Lab)
  • Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

  • (805) 756–7119
  • ocobcareers@calpoly.edu

PROFESSIONAL CAREER ADVISING

The Orfalea College of Business is committed to your career success. We are the only college on campus that provides additional career support for students outside of Career Services. That means that you have more than one professional advisor available to discuss your career goals and questions! Meet our professional Career Advising Staff below:

Mallory Stoffel
Career Readiness Advisor for Transfer Students, CP Scholars & Multicultural Business Program
Coordinator, Career Readiness Programs & Initiatives
Advisor, Business Council & Women in Business

To schedule an appointment, visit calendly.com/mallorystoffel.

Travis Raynaud
Career Counselor, OCOB
Career Services

To schedule an appointment, log into MustangJOBS through your Cal Poly portal or call Career Services at (805) 756-2501.

The Orfalea College of Business Career Coaching Program aims to provide career-related support to Orfalea students who are interested in developing skills to launch career exploration and enhance career-readiness.

Through a student-alumni mentoring partnership, Orfalea students are able to foster connections with industries of interest, strengthen career-readiness skills, and build professional strategies in order to become competitive candidates for in-demand internship and job opportunities in specific fields of interest.

Alumni Career Coaches:

Ranging from Business Administration, Economics, and Industrial Technology alumni, Orfalea’s Career Coaches possess a passion and care for giving back to the Orfalea College of Business. Career Coaches utilize this opportunity to contribute to the lives of current students by helping them engage in professional experiences, determine their career goals, and assist them in beginning to charter their trajectory to career success.

Mentors currently serve in a variety of positions across diverse and widespread business sectors, including companies such as Oracle, Apple, Armanino, PwC, Cisco Systems, Adobe, MindBody, Texas Instruments, Glassdoor, and Deloitte.

We have two types of Career Coaches in this program: Executive Partner (10+ years of experience) and Young Alumni (1-10 years experience). Students can select the type of career coach they prefer, based on their own interests and goals within the program.

Commitment:

  • Six-month commitment (October – March)
  • Complete a minimum of one session per month with each mentee
  • Mentoring sessions range from 30 minutes to 1 hour, and can he held via phone, Skype/Facetime/Zoom, or in person. If meeting remotely, we highly encourage video conferencing to build your relationship.

Student Application – Fall 2019

If you would like to apply to participate in the Career Coaching Program, you can fill out the interest list below and Mallory, Program Coordinator, will be in touch with next steps.

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator:

Mallory Stoffel
Coordinator, Career Readiness Center | Career Readiness Advisor
mlstoffe@calpoly.edu | 805-756-1623

Career Resources:

Whether you are creating your first resume ever or about to start your last round of interviews, we want you to feel prepared for wherever your career path takes you.

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With Cal Poly’s dynamic, hands-on approach to education, our students and graduates are among the finest and the best prepared today.  The boxes below provide more information about the ways in which employers can get connected with the college of business, statistics to help you learn more about our students, and links to helpful resources. Contact Mallory Stoffel, Career Readiness Advisor, at mlstoffe@calpoly.edu or 805-756-1623 if you have any questions.

Click on each box below to learn more!