Marketing Career Conference 2021

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 virtually this year on Friday, February 5 2021.

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 2021.

For inquiries about our upcoming Marketing Career Conference, please contact Katie Grey or Emily Kasman at [email protected]

Register for the MCC: Details coming soon!

Event Schedule

When: February 5, 2021, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Zoom (Link TBA)

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

9:10 to 10:15 AM: Pitch Competition, QuickStart Competition, and Creative Showcase

10:15 to 10:35 AM: Keynote Speaker- Matt Carinio, VP Strategy& Consulting, Hathway

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

11:00 to 11:30 AM: Career Panels

11:40 to 2:00 PM: General Networking Sessions

2:00 PM End of the Event

Career Panels

FIND your career: This panel will revolve around the best networking practices, how to keep in contact with individuals, and how to leverage that knowledge to further one’s career. Additionally, this panel will cover how to make the most of students’ experiences, where/how to look for jobs, and who they can/should reach out.

YOU’RE the missing piece: This panel will cover how a student may capitalize on their unique experiences, talk about themselves in an appropriate yet thoughtful way, and how they can use their strengths to find jobs that are right for them. This panel will also help students analyze things that are important to them when deciding between job offers or selecting what internships/jobs they should apply to.

FIT your future: This panel will touch on what company/job suits one best, what motivates them to be successful, and best practices for rising juniors/seniors. Looking to the near future, this panel will also cover how the job market and future opportunities may look different with the onset of COVID-19.

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.

Pitch Groups: TBA

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: TBA

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.

Contestants: TBA

Companies

Platinum/Keynote:

Hathway

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.

Gold:

Apartment List (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.

Silver:

Gallo Sales Company (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!

Insight Global (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.

Introductory:

Fastenal (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

Oracle/NetSuite (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.

Simplot (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.

TEKsystems (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.

UNUM (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.

Vendition (Full-Time, Internships)

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