Construction jobs sparse post-grad

Typical construction management students should expect four to five job offers at graduation this spring, construction management head Allan Hauck said. The economy this year is not like the days before the recession of 2008 hit, Hauck said.

Preparation: A key step to finding a job

On Wednesday and Thursday, Chumash Auditorium will be filled with more handshakes than a political convention, more smiles than a beauty pageant and more sweat than a gym. This can only mean one thing: Cal Poly’s winter career fair. The…

On campus resources to get a job

With rising tuition costs and a competitive job market that requires a résumé, there are more reasons than ever for college students to get a job. Fortunately, Cal Poly provides plenty of resources for students to join the workforce, whatever the…

What employers are really looking for in applicants

Recently one of my professors handed out a 2007  article from FORTUNE magazine titled, “The Trouble with MBAs.” In a nutshell, the article talked about interpersonal and communication skills being more important than grades, education or major-related experience. The article even quoted…

Job hunting: the early bird catches the worm

Erik Hansen is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Policy and the “When I Was a Mustang…” columnist.

From elevator pitches to hypotheticals: tips to stand out in an interview

Congratulations on your 4.0 GPA, 10 years of work experience and your volunteer work at a homeless shelter every Friday and Saturday night.

Students can find non-traditional jobs for their majors

Traditionally certain majors have generated particular careers, but this is no longer the case. Today, a journalism major does not necessarily have to write for a newspaper, and a psychology student doesn’t have to be a psychologist. You might be…

Prospective solar farm could strengthen local economy with jobs, dollars

A 1,500-acre solar farm is pending approval by the county Planning Commission. If permits are granted, the farm could bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the local economy.

After graduation: what’s next for Cal Poly graduates

As Cal Poly students bring their undergraduate college careers to a close, the question that seems to come up time and time again is “What’s next?”

I want to be a billionaire, so freakin’ bad.

That’s right, every business you experience, every product you buy and every movie you see has roots formed by a person just like you: educated in some way or another, motivated for their own success and willing to take a risk and get a reward.

Soup and Substance discusses alternative career choices

The Soup and Substance series will discuss “Not your typical 9-5,” featuring speakers on career choices.