Thursday, February 8, 2018

Online registration begins December 13, 2017
Event location: Chumash Auditorium, Building 65
Registration fees: This event features tiered table pricing to support organizations of all sizes and budgets:

Tier 1 | over 50 employees           $250

Tier 2 | 10 – 50 employees            $100

Tier 3 | 10 employees or less        $50

Open to companies located in San Luis Obispo County or Northern Santa Barbara County only. 

Recruit students from all majors for career, co-op, and internship positions. An opportunity to network with students is followed by optional afternoon interviews. Employers must have open positions in order to attend. Students from all majors and all levels as well as alumni are invited to attend. List of Majors


Registration Fee Registration Fee

The Career Fair registration fee features tiered table pricing to support organizations of all sizes and budgets:

Tier 1 | over 50 employees           $250

Tier 2 | 10 – 50 employees            $100

Tier 3 | 10 employees or less        $50

All registration fees includes:

  • One 5-foot round table with linen
  • Registration for three representatives
  • Event advertising: The Career Fair will be advertised on campus electronic bulletin boards, in presentations to classes, in Mustang News ads, on distributed posters and flyers, and on the Cal Poly Career Services' website home page*
  • Job posting: Opportunities are submitted to Career Services during the registration process and will be advertised on MustangJOBS four weeks before and two weeks after the Career Fair
  • Day-of interviewing space provided at event table
  • Lunch provided
  • On-campus parking
  • Shuttle service

Optional Fees:

Extra representatives (limit five per table) - $35 each
Extra table (additional tables are approved based on space availability) - 

Tier 1 | over 50 employees           $250

Tier 2 | 10 – 50 employees            $100

Tier 3 | 10 employees or less        $50

*Please note that any registrations submitted after January 12, 2017 are not guaranteed publicity in event advertising and collateral.

Publicity/Event Advertising

The Career Fair will be advertised on the campus electronic bulletin boards, in presentations to classes, posters, fliers, ads in Mustang News (our campus newspaper), and on the Cal Poly Home Page. All job opportunities submitted to us during the registration process will be advertised to students in the ever-popular MustangJOBS.

Additional Publicity/Event Advertising

If you would like additional publicity, please advertise your organization’s attendance at this special event by calling the Mustang News directly at (805) 756-1143 for display ads. This widely read publication produces an “event issue" in conjunction with each of Career Services’ Career Fairs.

Agenda Agenda


8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Check-in, display set-up, and coffee

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Open forum / networking with students

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Employer Lunch

Display Set Up Guidelines Display Set Up Guidelines

The event will be held in the University Union, Building 65. A small table sign will be provided but companies are encouraged to bring a means of identifying your organization to students.  Please do not re-arrange your table(s), occupy an adjacent vacant table, or move to another location without Career Services staff approval. 

Table Size: 

5' Round Table

Space Limitation

Space is extremely limited between tables, so in consideration of your neighbors, please limit display size to 5-foot tabletop or 7-foot freestanding.  Your display needs to fit within the space provided by the table you will have at the event.


You will be provided access to electrical power, but you must bring your own 25-50 foot power cord, audio visual, and computer equipment if it is needed for your display.

Network Connections

The University Union is a wireless internet zone and connectivity is available but not guaranteed. If you require a dedicated connection we recommend bringing a hotspot device. To be granted temporary access to the Cal Poly network, please complete the request form, review all University policies, sign and fax or mail to Career Services, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0211 Fax 805-756-1593

Shipping Instructions Shipping Instructions

The Local Career Fair will not require shipping of materials. If you would like to ship any materials, please give us a call beforehand at 805-756-2501 so that we can provide you with specific instructions.

Parking Parking Instructions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to parking lot closures on Cal Poly's campus, parking instructions will vary from previous years.

All participants must park in the H -1 parking lot upon entering the campus. All materials and supplies brought with you on the day of the event must be transported on the shuttle. Parking and loading/unloading is prohibited in front of the University Union.

The H-1 parking lot indicated on the campus map is reserved for participants. Campus permits will be required and will be issued by University Police Officials at the H-1 parking lot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

Directions to H-1 Parking Lot

It is suggested to enter campus at Highland Drive.To enter campus at Highland Drive, take the Highway 1 exit from the 101 Freeway. Head North toward Morro Bay. Highland Drive is an intersection with a signal and is clearly marked as the entrance to Cal Poly.

If you have entered campus on Highland Drive, follow the directions below:

  • Turn left on Mt. Bishop Road
  • The parking lot will be on your left

If you have entered campus on Grand Avenue, follow the directions below:

  • Head straight down Grand Avenue
  • Turn right on North Perimeter Road
  • Turn right on University Drive
  • Turn left on Highland Drive
  • Turn right on Mt. Bishop Road
  • The parking lot will be on your left

There will be signs to direct and assist you. CSOs will be standing at the H -1 parking lot to distribute parking permits. 

All materials and supplies brought with you on the day of the event must be transported on the shuttle. Parking and loading/unloading is prohibited in front of the Recreation Center.

Shuttle and Transportation Service

Shuttle service will be provided for you and your materials and supplies during the following times:

Time Details Location
7:45 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Shuttle service available to Chumash Auditorium H-1 parking lot
12:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Shuttle service available to/from H-1 parking lot Chumash Auditorium

Travel information:

Getting Around Information:

Room Request Request for Private Interview Room

If you choose to interview the day after the career fair, you may reserve a private interview room. All reservations requested are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be requested the day of the career fair. There is a one room per company limit.

To reserve your next day interview room, please see the Career Services' Recruiting Staff on the morning of the Career Fair. They will be located at the main entrance table. Once you have secured your room, you will be provided with a blank interview schedule. You control your schedule and may add candidates throughout the day. Your final schedule must be given to Career Services' Recruiting Staff the morning of your interviews.

Cancellation Policy Career Fair Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event that a company chooses to withdraw completely from the career fair, the following refund schedule will apply. Once you have been notified that your registration has been approved, the following cancellation policy is in effect: ​

Cancellations received two weeks before the event IN WRITING will receive a full refund minus $100.00. No refunds will be issued after the deadline date.
Employers with outstanding fees will be invoiced by Career Services. An invoice and two past-due invoices will be sent. The third notice will be the final notice. If the organization has not paid their account in full by the deadline date noted on the third notice, their account will be referred to the University to refer to a private collection agency. Organizations will be notified that their organization will be liable for the collections agency fee.
Organizations whose account is not paid in full will be required to pay for all past outstanding fees and pre-pay for the current fair they wish to attend. Employers with any outstanding fees will not be permitted to attend the fair until their account is paid in full. 


No-show policy No Show Policy

Organizations that do not check-in by 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event will be considered a “no show." The table may be reassigned and the organization will be billed for the event. We cannot “roll over” the registration to another event or refund the fee. 

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