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].

Register for the MCC:

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 Panels


Find Your Destination: Aligning Personal & Company Values, Success & Professionalism in the Workplace
Location: Gallery

Anchoring Yourself: Find Confidence, Differentiate Yourself, Market Your Skills
Location: Balcony

All Hands on Deck: Networking Strategies & Professional Relationship Building
Location: Pavilion

Pitch Style Event

The pitch groups will be selling potential employers on 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:

Get Buckets—Eric Ficken

Powerhouse Coffee—Andrea Lanfranconi

Propello—Aristarchus Nunez & AJ Goldberg

Pitch Perfect—Whitney Knorp & Brent K. Marshall

J&L—Lauren Veum & Justyn Wolf

Oudi—Liesel Koehler, Sarah Hughes, Katie Dunlop & Louis Coulombe

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.


Shayne Aigner

Vivian Le

Steven Nguyen

Amber Chiang

Mika Arie

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 lifechanging moment. The competition is judged in two rounds, with the final round taking place during the Marketing Career Conference in front of recruiters and industry professionals.


Jessica Limbaugh

Devin Makhni

Amy Ru



Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours.

Apartment List

Job Type: Full-Time

Apartment List is a platform that connects renters with apartment rental listings through an online marketplace. Apartment List is the fastest growing rentals marketplace in the US with over 5MM units and 24k Apartment Communities. Apartment List has raised over $100MM in funding and is based in San Francisco CA with team members throughout the United States.


Job Type: Internships

A digital consulting and experience design agency that helps brands transform for the experience economy. Born mobile and rooted in software design, we thrive at the intersection of data, human behavior and technology.

Enterprise Holdings

Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

Who We Are: A family-owned, world-class portfolio of brands. A global network that spans across more than 90 countries. Some 100,000 dedicated team members sharing common values. And more than 1.9 million vehicles taking our customers wherever they need to go. Any way you measure it, we’ve become a leader in the transportation service industry. How did we get here? By taking care of our customers, our communities and our employees – and staying true to our mission.

Fastenal Company

Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

Since 1967 Fastenal has grown as a distributor of industrial and construction supplies from a single branch to approximately 3,000 servicing locations, each providing tailored local inventory and personal service for our customers. As we’ve expanded across the world, we’ve retained a core belief in people and their ability to accomplish remarkable things – if given the opportunity. From this philosophy stems an entrepreneurial culture that challenges every employee to run their own business, create their own success, and advance to become company leaders

Gallo Sales Company

Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

Named a Glassdoor “Best Places to Work” four years in a row, we couldn’t be prouder of our company culture. As the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100+ unique wine and spirits brands, our products are synonymous with life’s special occasions. Come celebrate with us!

Great Place to Work

Job Type: Full-Time

Great Place to Work® makes it easy to survey your employees, uncover actionable insights and get recognized for your great company culture.

Insight Global

Job Type: Full-Time

Insight Global is a premier staffing agency and managed services provider. Based in Atlanta, Insight Global is a premier provider of employment and staffing solutions to Fortune 1000 customers across the United States and Canada. We provide long-term contracts, short-term contracts, temporary-to-permanent, direct placement, and enhanced staffing services. Insight Global specializes in placing contract job seekers into Information Technology, Accounting and Finance, Engineering (non-IT), and Government jobs.

J.R. Simplot Company

Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

The J.R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the nation, though at heart we’re as small as a single farmer. We pioneer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, research new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems, and strive to feed a growing global population. At Simplot, we’re in the business of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.


Job Type: Full-Time

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services, and engineered systems. We provide a complete technology stack both in the cloud and in the data center. The largest corporations and governments in the world use our market-leading products. Oracle employees enjoy competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, and a network of like-minded co-workers that drive innovation across the entire technology industry. Oracle’s world-class global strategic sales organization offers entry level inside sales and business development opportunities in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to Oracle Digital, which has direct revenue responsibility and in some cases works in conjunction with field sales to improve sales resource utilization for market coverage. Other sales specializations include services, hardware, technology, and applications products. Focused on solution selling, Oracle is fast-paced and provides comprehensive training as well as performance-based compensation.


Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including Orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology & spine products to help people lead a more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. For more information, please visit our website at


Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

IT Staffing and Services Company. At TEKsystems, we’re obsessed with technology. Its power to change everything. Technology fuels our passion and commitment to helping organizations do what they set out to. When we engage, we bring fresh ideas that help you galvanize your performance. Refine your strategy. Spark new energy. The future—and how we get there—depends on those who build, connect, create and transform our world. The most successful and innovative businesses are already doing it, and we’re skilled experts at bringing in the teams and support needed to thrive.


Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

Unum is a Fortune 500 company and a leader in Employee Benefits. We help millions of employees gain affordable access to dental, vision, disability, life, accident and critical illness benefits through the workplace. We offer a full array of benefits solutions, including benefits communication, enrollment services and claims support. Our award-winning absence management and vocational rehabilitation services help ease the disruption to businesses and employees by enabling them to return to full capacity as soon as they’re able. Our customers know they can count on Unum when the unexpected occurs.


Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

Vendition helps college students and recent graduates earn entry-level sales jobs and ensure their successful by helping mentor them during their first 3 months on the job.

Walker Zanger

Job Type: Internships

Importer of Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, and Natural Stone. At Walker Zanger, from one pair of hands to the next, each product featured in our catalog is carefully shepherded from a quarry in France, a ceramic studio in Morocco, or a mosaic workshop in Italy to its final destination — the residence or business that inspires you, shelters you, and expresses your deepest wishes for a space of beauty and refinement.


Job Type: Full-Time, Internships

HR & Payroll Technology Company. Passionate about providing employers easy access to their payroll data, Paycom launched in 1998. Since day one Paycom has been committed to the ongoing development of a single application that lowers labor costs, drives employee engagement and reduces exposure.