Marketing Career Conference 2018 2018-10-28T19:41:16+00:00

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 (PAC Lobby)

9:00 to 10:10 AM  Pitch Competition & Awards, Creative Showcase Awards (Pavilion)

10:10 to 10:45 AM  Keynote Speakers (Pavilion)

11:00 to 11:30 AM  Career Panels:

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

11:45 to 2:00 PM  Networking Session (PAC Lobby)

2:00 PM End of 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.

  1. How do you stay current in your field?
  2. How do you position yourself for the next step in your career?
  3. What are important rules of conduct in the workplace?
  4. How have you experienced a lack of professionalism in the workplace? Do you have any stories of younger interns or employees crossing these boundaries?
  5. What advice do you wish you received when you were a college of student that no one ever told you?


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.

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Pitch Style Event

Imagine selling potential employers on your 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.

Creative Showcase

The Creative Showcase Competition allows students to demonstrate the skills learned through the Integrated Marketing Communications Minor and present creative marketing work. Students can submit design work in the form of Logos and 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.

Interested in the Pitch Competition or Creative Showcase?