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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Received $500,000 Grant for Technology Park Planning
    Uncategorized Search for Cal Poly Received 500 000 Grant for Technology Park Planning California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo recently received 498 286 to further plan the expansion of its technology park Read the full Pacific Coast Business Times article Posted Jun 15 2015 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal Poly Faculty Receives 400 000 Grant to Study Economy of Local Food Cal Poly Students

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/TechParkGrant (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Senior Spotlight: Nate Fisher
    to life with the Chartered Financial Analyst CFA Institute Research Challenge a global competition that invites university teams to make buy sell hold recommendations for real companies The experience requires months of intensive research in financial analysis and hands on mentoring from faculty alumni and industry experts from the subject company Fisher competed on Cal Poly s CFA Challenge team in 2015 working with subject company Disney With guidance from Finance area Chair Professor Cyrus Ramezani and industry mentor Scott Kirk Cal Poly s team won the Los Angeles regional and advanced to the Americas competition in Atlanta where the group finished as semi finalists At each event the team presented and defended their analysis to panels of CFA chart holders and Disney executives Disney s team took notice of Fisher s leadership throughout the competition and invited him to interview for a position within the company After several successful meetings Fisher was offered a job Following graduation he will begin his career as a corporate financial planning analyst for the Walt Disney Company dealing with company operations capital planning quarterly and annual earnings and cash flow forecasting and five year plans Fisher s team will also help construct presentations for corporate senior management and the board of directors regarding financial performance I couldn t be more thrilled for the opportunity to work for a company as amazing as Disney said Fisher I think this opportunity speaks volumes for the quality of the Cal Poly Finance area Without the opportunity and guidance provided by Professor Ramezani I would likely not be in the position that I am in Aside from the competition Fisher also participated in the Student Managed Portfolio in the Orfalea College of Business which empowers students to invest 500 000 of Cal Poly funds Fisher encourages all

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/Fisher (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Senior Spotlight: Ethan Alexander
    Poly with a bachelor s degree in biomedical engineering focusing in mechanical engineering Alexander was attracted to Cal Poly because of the Learn by Doing culture in addition to the beauty of San Luis Obispo His academic interests were initially inspired by his desire to help others leading him to the medical field During his time on campus Alexander has participated in a number of engineering project teams working on such projects as a carbon monoxide detector an ankle brace a hip implant and a prosthetic thumb His senior design project involved the design and build of a central stability frame to improve a standing wheel chair for patients suffering from spinal muscular atrophy After interning with an engineering firm Alexander realized the importance of gaining a more complete business mindset for his future engineering career He decided to continue at Cal Poly for his MBA During the program Ethan had the opportunity to work with Professor Ziemowit Bednarek on a variety of projects primarily focusing on housing starts research Alexander will continue his passion of helping others through the medical device industry by starting a career with St Jude Medical as a quality engineer Posted Jun 10 2015 Recent

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/Alexander (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Student Spotlight: Matt Hanamoto
    of his junior year and his entire senior year figuring out how to incorporate advanced metrics into Cal Poly s basketball programs a study that he turned into his senior project with Professors Ziemowit Bednarek and Pratish Patel The focus of his study was to determine which groups of players on Cal Poly s Men s Basketball team performed the most efficiently together Matt recognized how data analytics have emerged as a tool to help teams analyze nuances of the game that could not be previously explained He used hours of game film score logs and substitution records to quantify the team s success based the game s purest elements of scoring and defending His research shows that a basketball team s substitution trends strengths and weaknesses can be understood by tracking a team s plus minus statistic net value of points that have accumulated while a player is on the floor on a possession basis Hanamoto tracked each player s plus minus rating in context with the performance of his teammates on the court Hanamoto s data tracking methods and easy to interpret analyses have enabled Cal Poly s team to gain an advanced understanding of team tendencies strengths and weaknesses I know that analytics will never be able to take the place of a coach replace basketball instinct or guarantee the success of a team said Hanamoto But I hope that this framework can help basketball programs understand the basics of advanced metrics and provide the building blocks for finding strategic advantages Currently Hanamoto is training a team of students to take over his research and apply his techniques for both the men s and women s teams next year He is graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in business administration concentration in financial management and minor

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/Hanamoto (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Senior Spotlight: David Kao
    began his undergraduate studies at Mt San Antonio College in before transferring to Cal Poly s Orfalea College of Business in 2013 Kao admits he struggled his first quarter at Cal Poly unfamiliar with the campus community and facing challenging accounting curriculum He decided to join the Orfalea Advising Center s new Peer Mentor program to connect with his fellow business students and better navigate his academics Kao was paired with peer mentor Connor Koch an business major concentrating entrepreneurship Kao said his friendship with Koch made the difference in his college career including connecting him to the Cal Poly Accounting Club CPAC As a result Kao became more involved with campus events He volunteered for as a housing coordinator PolyCultural Weekend an event he attended as a prospective student He also became a mentor in the Orfalea College of Business Peer Mentor program so he could offer guidance to students who might be struggling with the same things he did in his first quarter During his senior year Kao also worked in Cal Poly s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic a program where top accounting students and tax attorneys work together to solve tax controversies with the IRS and Franchise Tax Board on behalf of local residents all at no cost to the client As David approached his senior year he attended CPAC s Fall Symposium a major recruiting event for Cal Poly business students and the world s top accounting firms There Kao met with Armanino the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California He accepted a full time job offer and will begin work in its San Ramon office after graduation Attending Cal Poly has been one of the best decisions in my life The Orfalea College of Business provided me with more resources than

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/Kao (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Economics Professor Works with U.N. on Index for Green Economies
    Index for Green Economies Cal Poly Economics Professor Eduardo Zambrano was among a team of international scholars working to develop an index the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP could use to monitor green economies Zambrano will return to Geneva Switzerland later this month to present a methodology to monitor progress toward meeting key environmental economic and inclusiveness targets and keeping countries away from undesirable thresholds He will showcase the team s methodology in action with environmental and economic data regarding natural resource productivity access to basic services pollution ecosystem restoration and wealth inequality His team also built a dashboard of key indicators to track the sustainability of a country s wellbeing The key to the measurement exercise is executing a comparison between the opportunities open to present and future generations according to Zambrano Economic growth isn t always inclusive or sustainable policies must therefore be implemented to ensure that the benefits are broadly shared within and across generations he said As the leading international organization for addressing environmental issues UNEP is well positioned to play a critical role for developing green economy indicators and for working with key partner organizations to forge policy consensus and promote implementation Zambrano was asked to join the UNEP initiative because of his work with the United Nations Development Programme where he helped create the Gender Inequality Index and redesign the Human Development Index as a way to quantify some of the U N s most pressing objectives Zambrano was also honored with the Orfalea College of Business Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award He was nominated by his peers in the college for his ability to bring real world scenarios into the classroom to engage and inspire his students Posted Jun 3 2015 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/ZambranoUN2015 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business Honors Students, Faculty and Clubs
    at its annual Senior Awards Ceremony At the event college Dean Scott Dawson area chairs and ambassadors highlighted academic excellence and extraordinary contributions to the university The top student honor went to Kaitlin Siemering a business administration major concentrating in entrepreneurship Siemering originally from Woodinville Wash earned the Academic Excellence and Delta Sigma Pi award for maintaining the college s highest cumulative grade point average 3 9 She also won the Outstanding Graduating Senior award in entrepreneurship for helping create the Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship s first kids camp Launch It which will debut this summer Siemering is graduating a year early and will attend law school at New York University Siemering was also one of 15 students in the college who received scholastic achievement awards for holding a GPA above 3 85 Economics Professor Eduardo Zambrano was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year for his ability to weave real world issues into his courses Zambrano is also involved with the United Nations Environment Programme where he has helped develop an index to assess a country s efforts to become ecologically and socially sustainable Information systems Professor Barry Floyd was named Emeritus Faculty of the Year for building strong industry connections that benefit students in the classroom He has brought unique opportunities for students to test software for leading companies and to discuss gender in the workforce with alumni in the technology sector The Orfalea College of Business top club honor went to the Cal Poly Accounting Club CPAC CPAC was named Club of the Year for its strong recruiting events with the Big 4 and regional firms alumni engagement and professional development opportunities The club was also voted Club of the Year by Mustang News Poly Picks survey For a complete list of Orfalea College of Business award winners

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/TopHonors2015 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Senior Spotlight: Brian Henson
    s Financial Management Association helped create the Cal Poly Investing Club served as an ambassador for the College of Business and helped teach classes and write textbooks for various professors on campus Outside of the college of business he has served as a resident advisor worked for the University Police Department and advised the Vice President of Student Affairs on student housing transitions from on campus to off campus Brian has also had the opportunity to travel during his time in college Among the many experiences he s had flying to Washington D C to view the 2013 Presidential Inauguration to London to work for two months in an internship for job placement firm Reed Online and most recently to North Korea to run a half marathon and visit the country are among his favorites Currently Brian spends his time assisting a Cal Poly psychology professor in researching emotion suppression and will be co authoring a peer reviewed article on his findings this summer He is also in the early stages of launching a startup Yosi a service which connects entrepreneurs interested in starting new businesses In his spare time he enjoys reading he has taught himself to speed read sports practicing his French and helping lead the high school youth group at his local church Brian is graduating magna cum laude from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in business administration concentration in financial management and minor in psychology He will spend next year volunteering as a policy fellow in Washington D C for the National Council of La Raza the nation s largest Hispanic Rights group Brian will work on policy research in the areas of civil rights advocacy education employment and healthcare to help further opportunities for Hispanic Americans After his work in Washington D

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/BrianHenson (2016-02-17)
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