Marketing Career Conference 2020

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 7


The MCC is a great opportunity to navigate your future. 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 2020.


For inquiries about our upcoming Marketing Career Conference, please contact Sandra Dejin or Shannon Chau at [email protected].

Event Schedule

When: February 7, 2020, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Performing Arts Center (PAC)


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

9:10 to 10:15 AM Pitch Competition and QuickStart Competition

10:15 to 10:35 AM Keynote Speaker

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

11:00 to 11:30 AM Panels

  • Anchoring Yourself (Balcony): Find Confidence, Differentiate Yourself, Market Your Skills 
  • All Hands on Deck (Pavilion): Networking Strategies & Professional Relationship Building
  • Find Your Destination (Gallery): Goals, Aligning Values & Finding Your Path to Success

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.

Panels: TBD

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: TBD

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.

Contestants: TBD

QuickStart Competition

QuickStart Competition is an elevator pitch competition where you develop a one minute or less pitch and convinces us about a defining moment and how it changed your life. The competition is judged in two rounds, with the final round taking place during the Marketing Career Conference in front of recruiters and a jury of industry professionals.

Contestants: TBD