2019 Marketing Career Conference

The annual Marketing Career Conference is an intimate gathering of Cal Poly’s brightest and most ambitious marketing students and top companies. Hosted by AMA and Cal Poly’s marketing department, the MCC takes place this year on Friday, February 8

The Cal Poly American Marketing Association’s Marketing Career Conference is an incredible stepping stone into your future. Connect with industry professionals, showcase your skills, and find full-time jobs or internships! Take the next step in your career and save the date for the 2019 MCC.

For inquiries about our upcoming Marketing Career Conference, please contact Alisa Frost or Larry Tran at [email protected].

Event Schedule

8:30 to 9:00 AM  Exclusive Networking Session for AMA Members  

9:10 to 10:00 AM  Pitch Competition 

10:00 to 10:30 AM  Keynote Speaker: Rex Briggs 

10:30 to 10:50 AM  Pitch Competition & Creative Showcase Awards Ceremony

11:00 to 11:30 AM Panels

  • Reaching Crossroads (Balcony) : Find Confidence, Differentiate Yourself, Market Your Skills 
  • Building Bridges (Pavilion) : Networking Strategies & Professional Relationship Building
  • Taking Steps (Gallery) : Success & Professionalism in the Workplace

11:40 to 2:00 PM General Networking Sessions

2:00 PM End of the Event


We are pleased to provide an elegant venue for our participating companies in one of the premier buildings on the Cal Poly campus, the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center. With sweeping views and convenient parking and facilities, the Performing Arts Center makes an ideal location for an exclusive event such as the MCC. Each company will be provided with a table, chairs, and refreshments throughout the event.

Career Specific Panels

MCC also features panels of executives from participating companies to field questions and provide students with insight relating to careers. Panel members will highlight careers and how to actively manage career progression at their companies, as well as the importance of personal branding.

The three panels are:

Reaching Crossroads : Find Confidence, Differentiate Yourself, Market Your Skills

Each individual’s journey to finding their first job is intersected with the task of defining what differentiates them from the hundreds of other qualified applicants in the job market. This panel is targeted towards individuals who seek to find confidence, differentiate themselves, and market their skills to encounter success when applying for new positions.

Building Bridges : Networking Strategies & Professional Relationship Building

As students, we constantly hear of the importance of networking. Building a strong network of people who will elevate and vouch for us will make all the difference in our success in the workforce. This panel will help those looking to create strong professional connections and build the bridges that will guide them towards achievement.

Taking Steps : Success & Professionalism in the Workplace

You’ve found your dream job! Now what? This panel is directed towards individuals who look to leverage themselves to advance their careers by taking the proper steps, including strong professional conduct, and solid quality of work.

Pitch Style Event

The pitch groups will be selling potential employers on your their capabilities, with only 4 minutes to spark their interest. The 4th Annual Marketing Career Conference Pitch Competition is designed to provide this type of exposure by giving Cal Poly Marketing students a chance to present their projects in a pitch-style competition.

Pitch Groups:

SLO International Film Festival

  • Karlin McNiel

Don’t Wait to Rise

  • Daniel Gonzalez
  • Madeline McPhail


  • Arran Bianchini
  • Micahel Rojko


  • Josh Staffieri
  • Thom Whitaker


  • Daena Hardash
  • Tiffany Cha
  • Krista Hershfield


  • Eric Zhong
  • Aristarchus Nunez

Creative Showcase

Contestants will demonstrate the skills learned through the Integrated Marketing Communications Minor and present creative marketing work. During the Creative Showcase students will display their design work in the form of Logos or Marketing Collateral to be judged by industry professionals. This allows students to impress companies with their skills in design and showcase the immediate value they can bring to hiring companies.



  • David Ortez — Ski World
  • Abel Barrera — Abel.Co


  • Abel Barrera — Abel.Co
  • Kassidy Tran — Octavia
  • Alyssa Wilson — Roc
  • Kate Miller — Taste of SLO



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California Cybersecurity Institute

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Enterprise Holdings/Enterprise Rent a Car

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Fastenal Company

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Gallo Sales Company

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HH Global

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With offices across Europe, the US, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, HH Global delivers for some of the most successful and challenging brands in the world and is a market leader in the coordinated, leveraged, management of global marketing supply chains to unify and synchronise all customer touchpoints across digital, print and retail media.

The HH Global proposition includes: Marketing Technology; Media Asset Management; Creative Production; Artwork Management; Transcreation and Adaptation; Marketing Procurement; Production Management and Marketing Fulfilment.

Insight Global

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Jellyfish Online Marketing

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Marketing Evolution

Marketing Evolution is the leader in marketing effectiveness management. We delivers an ROI management platform called the ROI Brain that allows companies to see how their marketing is performing in real-time and make data driven adjustments to the media mix while the campaign is running. We have the only system that does this across all media platforms, so you get to see an entirely holistic view of your entire media campaign.

The Morph Project

We provide women in crisis with free haircuts, clothing, make-up, hugs, and encouragement. We do this by connecting with local nonprofits and holding events for them. We take donations from the community and give them directly to women in need. Our mission is to make women feel beautiful in some of the most ugly situations life can bring.

Netapp, Sunnyvale

Organizations count on NetApp for cutting-edge ways to store, manage, move and protect their data. And we never let them down. Continually breaking new ground is norm here. We make sure of it with an open, collaborative culture that fuels fresh thinking. Right from day one, we’ll encourage you to share your views, challenge opinions and push boundaries. And thanks to mentoring and leadership programs that help you build on your personal and professional passions, you’ll develop your skills as fast as your ideas.

News America Marketing

News America Marketing, a subsidiary of News Corp, is the premier marketing partner of some of the world’s most well-known brands. From our iconic Sunday coupon insert, SmartSource Magazine®, to our innovative digital savings platforms like Checkout 51, News America Marketing’s advertising and promotion programs are an integral part of America’s shopping routine. Since 1988, we have delivered advertising and promotions that are proven to help brands succeed.


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Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company

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When connectivity really matters, Ruckus has you covered.

Stryker Corporation

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