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Meeting with your career counselor is a great way to receive guidance on a wide range of career-related topics such as: career exploration, changing majors, developing career plans, creating a resume, finding internships and full-time jobs, effective networking, developing graduate school plans, and making successful career transitions.

Who is your Career Counselor?

  • Freshman Focus Team - Career Counselors who specifically serve freshman students and understand their unique career development needs.

    Scheduling Summer Appointments: The Freshman Focus Team is happy to meet with current or incoming first-year students over the summer, either in person or remotely. If you're unable to schedule an appointment with the Freshman Focus Team through MustangJOBS powered by Handshake, please call (805) 756-2501 ext. 1.  

Freshman Focus Team

From left to right: Katie Ottoson, Mallory Stoffel, and Ashley Eberle

  • College Specialist Team - Career Counselors who specifically serve students of all class levels within each designated college.

College Specialist Team

From left to right: Laura Hunkler, Amie Hammond, Tammy Martin, Travis Raynaud, Samantha McGurgan, Seth Igarta, and Alexis Melville

Who can meet with a Career Counselor?

  • Enrolled Cal Poly Students
  • Recent Alumni (within one year of graduation)
  • Cal Poly Alumni (1 hour appointment/per year)
  • Cal Poly Faculty/Staff

The three ways to meet your Career Counselor:


Prescheduled Appointmetns   Prescheduled Appointments

To make an appointment, log into MustangJOBS and click "Appointments" on the left-hand navigation bar or call (805) 756-2501 ext. 1.

Prescheduled Appointments are your opportunity to meet individually with your Career Counselor and address your specific needs. Appointments range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the topic.

FasTrak   FasTrak

Do you need immediate career-related help? Career advisors are available to assist you on a walk-in basis.

Monday - Thursday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Career Services, Building 124, Room 224 (upstairs)

Wednesday (offered weekly September 28 through November 9, during Fall 2016 quarter)
4:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Mustang Success Center, Building 52, Room D-37

Appointments are limited to 15 minutes, and are offered on a first-come, first serve basis. Please note: FasTrak is not offered during finals, breaks, or summer quarter.

Drop-In Hours   Drop-In Hours

Career counselors provide weekly drop-in hours throughout the academic year, serving students on a first come, first serve basis. A typical session is 5-10 minutes long.

Please note that drop-in hours are not offered during quarterly Career Fair networking open forum times and finals week.

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124

College of Engineering 
CPE/CSC/SE/EE majors only:
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – Noon, Career Services, Bldg. 124

All other College of Engineering majors:
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Engineering Advising Center, Bldg. 40/Room 111

College of Science and Math
Monday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., COSAM Advising Center, Bldg. 53/Room 211
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – Noon, Career Services, Bldg. 124

College of Liberal Arts
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., CLA Advising Center, Bldg. 47/Room 22b

Orfalea College of Business
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Career Services, Bldg. 124


Spring 2017 Finals Week Drop-In Hours


June 12, 2017 (Monday)

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

June 13, 2017 (Tuesday)

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

June 14, 2017 (Wednesday)

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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