Multicultural Business Program


Matter Belong Persist

The Multicultural Business Program (MBP) is a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community led by students for students where they matter, belong, and with professional support are connected with resources to persist to graduation and beyond.

Vision

MBP envisions an Orfalea experience where all students are prepared for personal, academic, and professional success in a diverse and multicultural world.

Mission

MBP seeks to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation of traditionally underserved, historically underrepresented and marginalized students in higher education and business.

Professional Staff

YOVANI ALEXANDER
Academic Advisor/Coordinator, Multicultural Business Program

ylalexan@calpoly.edu
805-756-1753 | 03-100

Interns

Arely

Arely

Christopher

Christopher

Emily

Emily

Emily C

Emily C

Jessica

Jessica

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

Karen

Karen

Malia

Malia

Sarvagnya

Sarvagnya

Sophia

Sophia

MBP Zoom Room

Due to the current pandemic, our MBP Center is currently closed and instead we are hosting virtual drop-in hours via zoom. From Monday-Thursday ,11am-1pm, students can come and ask questions to the interns or socialize and build community. Zoom Link: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/95003931406

MBP Center [CLOSED Due to Covid19]

The MBP Center is open throughout the school year. This a community space in Building 3 Room 106 for students to socialize or study during their day Monday to Thursday from 8am until 4pm. Free snacks, free scantrons, and free printing are all provided in the center to any student in OCOB.

MBP Fellowship

The MBP Fellowship is designed for students to receive support services, resources, and opportunities throughout their journey at Cal Poly. Students are chosen from a competitive applicant pool during the summer prior to their first fall quarter at Cal Poly. MBP Fellows join a cohort of students during their first fall quarter at Cal Poly where they receive support from their first day on campus through graduation.

Transfer-Mation

Transfer-Mation is a pilot support group for transfer students by transfer students that focuses on the unique experiences of transitioning to OCOB. 

MBP-Specific Courses

MBP offers program-specific courses for BUS 100, ES 112, BUS 206, and BUS 306.

Throughout the academic year we host different workshops with professionals, conferences, and other various events. If you would like to be informed of our different events, email us at mbp@calpoly.edu to be added to our mailing list!

Industry Tours

MBP organizes field trips for students to network with industry professionals and get first-hand knowledge about the day-to-day responsibilities.

Lunch Breaks

Lunch Breaks are social networking events for students in Multicultural Business Program to build community with peers and professionals over lunch. They are an opportunity for employers to establish rapport and cultivate recruiting relationships with students from diverse backgrounds particularly those who are underrepresented in business and professional services.

Leadership Beyond the Resume Summit

Leadership Beyond the Resume (LBTR) is a one-day conference held by the Multicultural Business Program in winter quarter that focuses on preparing emerging leaders from historically underrepresented backgrounds for the opportunities and challenges that they will face in their careers. 

Inclusion & Diversity (ID) Week

Orfalea College of Business Inclusion and Diversity (ID) Week is a series of events led by students for students that emphasize and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). Everyone is encouraged to participate, learn, and develop capabilities for inclusive leadership. ID Week moves people from conversation to action, and ends with our Leadership Beyond the Resume Summit. 

MBP succeeds because of the generous financial and in-kind support we receive from our corporate partners. Professionals and alumni contribute countless hours in classroom presentations, workshops, and mentoring for MBP students. We are grateful for their continued support of student success.

Location & Contact Information

MBP Center
[Currently Closed due to Covid-19]
Building 03, Room 106

  M-TR: 8am – 4pm

805-756-5324
mbp@calpoly.edu