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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Faculty Receives $400,000 Grant to Study Economy of Local Food
    study the economics of local food systems The grant is part of the USDA s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative AFRI which studies food safety animal health natural resources and agriculture economics to help consumers make informed decisions Hamilton and Arizona State University Professor Tim Richards will lead the team as it examines how stakeholders in local food supply chains including growers distributors and retailers can design the local food supply network to increase value for farmers local food economies retailers and consumers The study will look at the underlying factors of successful food retailing to determine how shopping local can become an essential part of the conventional food system The research comes as consumer studies suggest that the traditional means of shopping local such as going to farmers markets or roadside stands has reached a plateau Hamilton and his co authors will use Nielsen data to examine trends from regional growers and retailers across the nation especially retailers who have experienced fluctuating responses to local foods The researchers will also conduct lab based economic experiments to learn more about consumer behaviors shopping for local products in a supermarket setting The research team includes Professor Elliot Rabinovich from Arizona State University and Professor Miguel Gomez from Cornell Hamilton plans to hire students in Cal Poly s Master of Science in economics program to assist with the study Funding for the two year research program runs through 2017 Hamilton chair of the Economics Area in the Orfalea College of Business has taught at Cal Poly since 2004 He has secured more than 1 5 million in federal grants for his research since 2001 Throughout the last decade Hamilton has consulted with numerous companies on land and water use issues and has published more than 40 peer reviewed articles in leading journals

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/HamiltonUSDA (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Students Rank High at Construction Management Competition
    of talent along with a depth of understanding of building industry management from land development to marketing to scheduling to estimating Cal Poly team members included construction management students Garrett Whitlock Sonora Calif James Materne Fresno Calif and Eric Bet Woodside Calif architecture students Dylan Corr Rockville MD and Theodore Felix Glastonbury CT business students Scott Heath Sacramento Calif Cate Fisher Visalia Calif Chris Dwyer Seattle WA and Erich Mourey San Diego Calif and ag business student Spencer Nielsen Sacramento Calif Devcon Construction s Chris Bet business alumnus and last year s team captain also assisted with the presentation Creating a team with a variety of expertise professional experience and the Learn by Doing educational philosophy is essentially what set Cal Poly apart and led to our success at this year s competition said Heath Cal Poly s team captain This experience is a prime example of how our efforts in college can translate into a promising career Cal Poly Construction Management Professor Scott Kelting served as faculty advisor to the students Finance Professor Pratish Patel also worked with the team as they prepared for the finance and business portions of the project Other mentors include Shawn Reed Construction Management 92 Grant Robbins Construction Management 94 and Aaryn Abbott Construction Managment 06 of Robbins Reed NAHB team members Kevin Hampton of PLC Kelly Givens Architecture 90 and Dan Nahabedian of Savills Studley Bruce Bell of B Z Properties Inc Shane McCullough Construction Management 07 of Holland Construction Inc Paul Weber Architecture 81 Cal Poly construction management faculty Jeff Madden Construction Management 12 of Sares Regis Northern California Michael Stone Architecture 11 of Bassenian Lagoni NAHB team member Craig Zarro Economics 95 of Preferred Capital Advisors Kevin MacKenzie Business Administration 99 of HFF Barry Jones Cal Poly construction management professor Jeff

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/NAHB2016 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on Feb. 1
    our student community of future packaging professionals Jimmy Phung is a business administration major from Westminster Calif He was one of five Cal Poly students to receive a Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship for the 2015 16 academic year Phung will study in China He speaks Cantonese and Mandarin and has proficiency in Spanish The scholarship program aims to diversify the kinds of students studying and interning abroad and the countries where they go It is a nationally competitive scholarship congressionally funded and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U S State Department and administered by the Institute of International Education On campus Phung served for two years on the Inter Housing Council a student government group that works to enhance the experience of students who live in on campus residence halls Janel Takeda is an industrial technology major from San Jose Calif She was part of a team of business students who took second in the nation in the 48 Hour Re Pack Student Packaging Competition that gives students just two days to redesign a consumer product s packaging The five member team also received 2 000 at an awards ceremony held in Atlanta Their task was to redesign a line of gluten free flour called Nature s Medley They came up with a nine sided package featured a pour spout with removable lid that doubled as a measuring cup The recyclable paperboard also protected its contests from pests and transportation damage The Cal Poly team engineered the package structure designed its labeling and produced a video showcasing the packaging benefits all within 48 hours Reese Woodard of Davis Calif is studying business administration in the Orfalea College of Business He was part of Cal Poly s American Marketing Association chapter that was recognized for excellence in professional development chapter planning and membership at the 2015 AMA International Collegiate Conference held in New Orleans The team also took second for its video contest entry promoting Be The Match the association s national philanthropic partner Cal Poly students created a mini documentary that shared stories from bone marrow donors and recipients whose lives have been changed by the organization Woodard has a passion for videography In San Francisco he created videos for a tech startup After graduation he intends to pursue employment in the startup sector This school year Woodard serves as director of videography for the student AMA chapter s executive board The group will be introduced to the Senate by Majority Leader Bill Monning D Carmel and to the Assembly by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian R San Luis Obispo Both men represent San Luis Obispo County Achadjian is an Orfalea College of Business graduate Ceremonies will be held in each chamber Monday afternoon In addition the students will meet with the Office of the Governor Jerry Brown Office of the Lt Gov Gavin Newsom and representatives from their respective Senate and Assembly districts Most of the students hail from throughout the Golden State from

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/CapitolTour2016 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly VITA
    questions Should questions arise we recommend that all tax inquiries be directed first to the IRS and then a local enrolled agent or CPA We do not retain copies of your tax returns there for please be sure to keep copies for your records No appointment is necessary For more information in English or Spanish call 805 756 2667 Listen to an audio presentation Spanish audio about VITA Download a transcript Spanish transcript of the audio presentation Taxpayers meeting program requirements must bring the following where applicable VITA offers free tax help to people whose gross income is 54 000 or less The following requirements are subject to change for the 2015 tax return year but can be a helpful guide determining eligibility If one of the following is part of this year s tax return we will be unable to provide you with assistance More than five 5 capital gains transactions i e stock sales Have rental income Have income from a partnership or trust Depreciation related to business income We DO NOT do returns for taxpayers Married Filing Separate Tax Payers meeting program requirements must bring the following where applicable Photo ID ex Driver License Original or copies of Social Security cards and birth dates for you your spouse and dependents if you do not have a social security card please bring your Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers or we can obtain one for you if you have not applied for one in prior years Wage and earning statement s Form W 2 W 2G Interest and dividend statements from banks All Form 1099 s Date acquired cost date sold and selling price for stock sales For Day Care Provider s identifying number phone number and amount paid for care For Renters Name address and phone number of landlord Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit encouraged A copy of last year s federal and state returns if available Health insurance coverage information All other current tax documents forms including relevant income expense information It is extremely important that each person use the correct Social Security number In addition both spouses must be present to sign the required forms to electronically file a joint return If you do not qualify please consult the IRS or a local enrolled agent or CPA Location The VITA clinic is located on the third floor of the Orfalea College of Business building No 3 at Cal Poly near California Boulevard In order to process as many clients as possible please make sure you qualify for the program and arrive with the materials listed under requirements Please arrive by 1 p m to ensure there is enough time to prepare your return Directions Take the California Blvd entrance into Cal Poly and follow the signs Alternatively Take Santa Rosa Street toward Cal Poly Take Right on Highland and Right on California Take Grand Ave Cal Poly Exit bear right on to N Perimeter Take Left on to California For more maps of the

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/vita/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Prospective Student Resources
    Prospective Student Resources Qualified incoming first year students may choose one of our specialized programs Design and Business Collaboration The exclusive Design Business Collaboration cohort offers motivated students a chance to immediately gain an academic advantage and experience a sense of community at the Orfalea College of Business The Green Light Program Business Majors only This cohort sequence is designed for BUSINESS MAJORS who want to jump into business classes during their first year The Quantitative Sequence Economics and Business Majors only This cohort sequence is designed for the ECONOMICS and BUSINESS MAJORS who enjoy problem solving and mathematical analysis Leadership Program for Diversity and Inclusion Orfalea s Leadership Program for Diversity and Inclusion will allow students to explore topics related to multiculturalism career readiness and how to find a sense of community with special programming linking students to early internships and career positions with employers who value diversity First in Business This program offered to those students who identify as First Generation college students involves being block scheduled in Fall Quarter into a customized section of the freshmen seminar course Business Plus Perfect for academically motivated students Business Plus show business administration and economics majors how they can use Quarter Plus and AP credit to graduate early making time for travel graduate school or other opportunities Quarter Plus The Quarter Plus Program provides an opportunity for incoming freshmen to accelerate their academic studies and begin their college experience during the early fall when semester campuses typically begin their fall term Request Admissions Information Visit the Cal Poly Admissions official web page to learn more about requesting information How to qualify for these sequences Students admitted to the Orfalea College of Business in Economics or Business majors who meet the math criteria qualifying SAT HSGPA scores eligible for MATH 141

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/undergrad/prospective-student-resources/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Current Student Resources
    Information Systems Concentration Management Human Resources Concentration Marketing Return to Undergraduate Programs Home Business programs are accredited by AACSB Current Student Resources Frequently Asked Questions Academic Support Orfalea College of Business Advising Center College Affiliated Clubs ASI Associated Students Inc Computer Lab Computer Lab Rules Executive Partners Program Student Ambassadors Study Abroad Leadership Workshop Mentor Connection Internships Career Services Cal Poly Current Student Resources Connect with Orfalea College of Business

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/undergrad/current-student-resources/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Executive Partners Program
    I learned quickly that we are in a role model relationship If a student sees value it s the beginning of a true win win The longer the mentoring relationship the more meaningful result To have an influence on someone s life and career is a real payoff Our contribution has proven to me anything is possible The bonus is when the student articulates their gratitude for what we do Honored to be part of the process Bob Dunn I wanted to take what I learned in the classroom and discuss it with someone who s been in the field I like to hear about people s experiences and see how I might apply them to my life Life is not always perfect You re going to run into difficulties and obstacles Learning from someone who has been there can be extremely valuable Danette Lee Cal Poly Business Student I enjoy the relationships I ve established with students through the Executive Partners Program which often continue after graduation It s a mutually beneficial relationship where both students and mentors learn and grow Brian Talley There is nothing more satisfying than visiting with a student about the future and watching their eyes light up when some foundational lesson catches hold Sharing my career experiences with students who are eager to succeed is a tremendous personal thrill Serving as an Executive Partner at OCOB takes a serious commitment of time and energy and every bit of the investment pays back exponentially Jim Seybert Executive Partners Program The Executive Partners Program of the Orfalea College of Business is an organization of Senior Executives and College Administrators who volunteer their time to share their business experience and expertise The program was developed to utilize the executive and entrepreneurial talent in the San Luis Obispo area to benefit Cal Poly students The program matches students with local professionals who will be able to mentor students on career options and give insights into the practical environment of their career choice NOTE The Orfalea College of Business establishes mentoring relationships with current Orfalea students only Find a Mentor Katcho Achadjian Lawrence Neal Benedict Tim Bennett Jeff Buckingham John Combs Dave Cox Sandra G Davis George Dubois Denise Dudley Bob Dunn Dave Garth Doug Klein Mark Landon Tom Lawrie Anna Lisa Lukes Paul Malykont Joe Mulhearn Janice Odell Joe Pechota SiSi Pouraghabagher Jim Seybert Abbey Silverstone Michael V Smith John Townsend Jim Valdez Kathy Wright Stephen Yost Ron Yukelson Request Mentor Select a mentor to the left to see more information More info Request Mentor Katcho Achadjian State Assemblyman View Profile Request Mentor Lawrence Neal Benedict U S Ambassador Retired View Profile Request Mentor Tim Bennett View Profile Request Mentor Jeff Buckingham Telecommunications Industry View Profile Request Mentor John Combs Retired CEO View Profile Request Mentor Dave Cox View Profile Request Mentor Sandra G Davis C P A Vice President of Finance and Controller View Profile Request Mentor George Dubois Owner Jed Delta Corporation View Profile Request Mentor

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/executive-partners/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Giving to the Orfalea College
    the Orfalea College Cal Poly s Orfalea College of Business is fortunate to have one of the most highly qualified student bodies anywhere To take advantage of this tremendous body of talent we must attract and retain the best possible faculty and staff and continuously update our curricula and facilities We must provide more opportunities for our students and faculty to interact with practicing professionals through internships co ops an executive in residence program and research and development activities To ensure access to all we must provide increased scholarship support How can my funds help Endowed scholarships and fellowships Expanded internships and co op opportunities Endowed chairs and endowed professorships Endowments to launch and sustain centers and institutes Research fellowships Innovative core curricula programs Specialized information systems Customized and integrated learning materials Incentives for innovation by faculty staff and students Remodel Business Building to create additional space Modify lab space to accommodate new technologies equipment Develop space for expanding student services Where might my funds be used Student club activities International Business Symposium Business Seminar Travel to competitions and industry tours Guest lecturers Computer upgrades of both hardware and software Student scholarships and awards College sponsored centers and institutes Recent

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/giving-to-the-orfalea-college/ (2016-02-17)
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