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 can be conducted on their own or 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/or job postings, 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 thirty days prior to the date of your visit. 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.
Networking Session Calendar
Career Services charges a non-refundable $100.00 coordination fee for Networking Session's conducted in coordination with on-campus interviews. If you would like to conduct a Networking Session without conducting on-campus interviews, there is a non-refundable fee of $200.00. Career Fair weeks are still unavailable. Networking Sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday, one session per afternoon between the hours of 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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 two sessions per evening, Monday through Friday, any time within the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 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 12th - November 12th, 2015
- Winter Quarter: January 25th - February 26th, 2016
- Spring Quarter: April 18th - May 13th, 2016
Link to Recruiting Calendar