Marketing Career Conference 2024

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 on Friday, February 4, 2022 at the Performing Arts Center.

The MCC is a great opportunity to piece together your perfect future fit! Connect with industry professionals, showcase your skills, and find internships or full-time jobs! Take the next step in your career and save the date for the MCC 2024.

Register for the MCC here!

Event Schedule

When: February 4, 2022, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Cal Poly Performing Arts Center

8:30 to 9:10 AM: Check-In & Networking

9:15 to 9:45 AM: Conference Introductions

10:10 to 11:15 AM: QuickStart Competition, Pitch Competition, and Creative Showcase

11:20 to 11:50 AM: Keynote Address

11:55 to 12:15 PM: Competition Awards Ceremony

12:20 to 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

1:10 to 2:00 PM: Panels: Going Out On A Limb, Establishing Your Roots, Planting Your Seed

2:10 to 4:00 PM: Networking

Career Panels

Going Out On A Limb: Focus on taking risks, navigating personal and professional life challenges, and overcoming adversity.

Establishing Your Roots: Focus on finding a job and position that aligns with your values.

Planting Your Seed: Focus on finding a niche for yourself at a company and creating your personal brand.

Pitch Style Event

The pitch groups will be selling potential employers on their capabilities, with only four minutes to spark their interest. The 5th 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.

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.

QuickStart Competition

QuickStart Competition is an elevator pitch competition where you develop a one minute or less pitch and convince the judges and audience about a defining and life changing moment. The competition is judged in two rounds, with the finals announced and shown during the Marketing Career Conference in front of recruiters and industry professionals.

Keynote Speaker


Craig Spencer is a native of New Mexico who has over 20 years of IT experience. He has held leadership positions in both domestic and international Fortune 500 companies. During his professional career, Craig has led teams through integrations, acquisition realignments, and complex sales enablement initiatives. Craig is currently the Head of Global Sales Enablement at Tanium and responsible for driving the overall effectiveness of Tanium’s salesforce.

Craig is a lifelong learner with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Organization Learning & Instructional Technology. As a learning advocate, Craig also serves on the Advisory Board for the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico.

Craig currently resides in New Mexico where he is a husband, father, and avid sports fan. In his spare time, Craig volunteers as an Amateur Athletic Union Basketball Coach!

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