At a time when finding employment after graduation is an uncertain prospect, Cal Poly Pomona’s Career Center is holding events this week that are designed to help students in their search.
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, the Career Center will host Fall Career Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bronco Commons, the grass lawn area by the Residential Suites. Employers such as the Disney, Hitachi, Newegg.com and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are among those expected to attend.
The following day, the Career Center will host the Engineering/High-Tech Job Fair in Bronco Commons from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employers in attendance include Blizzard Entertainment, BAE Systems, DIRECTV and Continental Airlines.
The Cyber Security Fair will be held the same day in both Bronco Commons and the Bronco Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Michael Marinoff, associate director of the Career Center, says at least 250 employers will be represented at the events, and he expects about 10,000 people to show up.
“These career fair events are for Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni,” Marinoff says. “The general public will be charged $25 and attendance will be very limited.”
For those seeking a more personal connection, the Career Center offers the Partners Program and the Student Liaison Program, which give students the opportunity to recruit for select employers.
“It’s a very efficient process, a one-stop shopping experience for employers on campus,” Marinoff says. “We assisted about 30 students last year, and we had a 100 percent placement rate.”