Networking Sessions are open to all students and help increase your company visibility, while informing students about your company culture and employment opportunities. These networking events are arranged to coincide with your on-campus interviews, to enhance your recruitment efforts.
The most well-attended Networking Sessions are those that are actively promoted by the company. Some companies advertise their Networking Sessions through academic departments, or through student clubs and organizations. Networking Sessions may also be publicized in the Mustang News, Cal Poly's campus newspaper, by calling (805) 756-1143. Charges vary upon advertisement size. Career Services publicizes Networking Sessions to students online via our MustangJOBS website, by attaching them to your corresponding on-campus recruiting schedules, and listing them in the Events tab in MustangJOBS. We also list Networking Sessions in our Events Calendar on our department website. In addition, during the week prior to your event, Career Services will send out a targeted email blast to students advertising your Networking Session.
To schedule a Networking Session, Career Services must receive your online request form at least ten days prior to the date of your visit. For maximum results, we recommend placing reservations thirty days in advance. This will allow more time for students to learn about and prepare for your event. To submit your request for a Networking Session please log in to MustangJOBS, then select the Request New Networking Session link under Shortcuts. If you have further questions about Networking Sessions, contact Taylor Law at 805.756.6093.
2013-2014 CHANGES TO COMPANY NETWORKING SESSIONS:
Career Services is now pleased to offer Networking Sessions free of charge. Due to changes in policy, Networking Sessions must be scheduled in association with an on-campus interview date, and Career Fair weeks are unavailable. Networking Sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday, one session per afternoon between the hours of 3pm-4:30pm in our Career Events Center, which is located in our department, in Building 124, Room 117, and which seats approximately 40. This room is equipped with an overhead LCD projector and screen, and has audio capability. You may project from a laptop or by using a flash drive. We also offer one session per evening, Monday through Friday, any time within the hours of 5pm-7pm, in classroom locations elsewhere on campus. For events scheduled in a classroom during evening hours, a Smart Room (multi-media room) will be reserved for you. For details regarding Cal Poly Smart Rooms, please visit the Cal Poly Classroom Technologies website. Career Services staff will be on hand to provide assistance for networking sessions in the afternoon hours, held in our Career Events Center, but will not be available during the evening hours for networking sessions held in classroom locations.
Due to exam schedules and academic breaks, Networking Sessions can only be offered between the following dates. Please note: the weeks of our Career Fairs are unavailable for Networking Sessions.
- Fall Quarter: October 14th - November 15th, 2013
- Winter Quarter: February 3rd - March 7th, 2014
- Spring Quarter: April 21st - May 16th, 2014
Link to Recruiting Calendar