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  • OCOB - Business Club to Host “Preparing for the Workforce” Panel Discussion
    Information Systems Association ISA the Orfalea College of Business and Career Services will host Preparing for the Workforce a panel discussion about gender equality in the workforce on Monday April 27 from 6 8 p m in the Cal Poly s Chumash Auditorium This year s theme is Being Your Personal Advocate The event moderated by Cal Poly Provost Kathleen Enz Finken will feature female business leaders from the technology sector including several Cal Poly alumni who will share their own experiences and answer questions from Cal Poly students Panelists include Gina Roldan B S Business Administration 1996 of Microsoft Avital Arora of NetApp Isabella Guise of Egnyte Christine Songco Lau B S Business Administration 1999 of Google Jo Anne Miller of Golden Seeds and Marina de la Torre of Mindbody The discussion will help attendees to understand personal strengths recognize different leadership roles in the workplace and the classroom and help create a strong personal network The event will conclude with a small small group session where each panelists will work directly with a group of Cal Poly students This is the second year ISA has hosted Preparing for the Workforce the panel discussion Its mission is to create an open dialog about gender in the workplace to encourage everyone not just women to resolve issues and promote a cohesive productive work environment About the Information Systems Association Cal Poly s Information Systems Association is a professional club for all students interested in the information systems field Through weekly meetings recruiting events professional speakers and social gatherings ISA aims to guide information systems students in making professional decisions building a professional network and finding satisfying careers For more information visit http www isa calpoly edu Posted Apr 23 2015 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/PreparingfortheWorkforce (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Information Systems Students Take Second at Ernst & Young Case Competition
    Cal Poly Information Systems Students Take Second at Ernst Young Case Competition A team of information systems students from Cal Poly s Orfalea College of Business took second in the regional phase of Ernst Young s Beam Abroad Case Competition in Los Angeles Cal Poly competed against teams from UC Berkley Brigham Young University Santa Clara University USC and the University of Washington which won the competition The team included information systems students Nathan Miner Alec Toppenberg Melanie Tsoi and Emily Wong with finance student Kenton Assadi Competing under the name Team MAST the students presented findings on a case developed by EY professionals in its advisory and risk practices Teams worked with an EY mentor as they identified the case s potential risk provided control recommendations a client could implement and defended its rationale Team MAST won the opportunity to represent Cal Poly after taking first in an on campus competition in March Last year Cal Poly won EY s regional Beam Abroad Case Competition and advanced to the national competition in San Francisco Posted Apr 10 2015 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to Students on Campus Visit Cal Poly Faculty Receives 400 000 Grant to Study Economy of

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/EYBeamAbroad2015 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Accounting Professor Featured in US News & World Report
    Success Uncategorized Search for Accounting Professor Featured in US News World Report Accounting Professor Rodney Mock recently authored an article for US News World Report regarding the efficiency of e filing tax returns Click here for the full article Posted Apr 10 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 Rank

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/accounting-professor-featured-in-us-news-world-report/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Business Alumni to be Grand Marshals in Open House Parade
    the 2015 Open House parade on April 18 Newton is one of the original founders of Guayaki which makes fair trade Yerba Mate Newton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in finance in 1997 Sanchez who serves as the Los Angeles area manager for the company graduated from Cal Poly in 2009 with a degree in business administration and a concentration in entrepreneurship The parade begins at 9 a m at the corner of Grand Avenue and North Perimeter Road and travels north toward Via Carta ending at Dexter Lawn Seating is available along the route A variety of new and traditional events will be featured at the 2015 Open House including live music a Kids Fair tractor pull and academic demonstrations Orfalea College of Business events include a welcome from Dean Scott Dawson in the Rec Center and an information fair on O Neill Green Friday April 17 Visitors can meet the college s faculty and learn about its unique approach to experiential business education The college will offer tours and demonstrations from staff clubs and students within each of its concentrations throughout the day Cal Poly s industrial technology and packaging students also plan to participate in the College of Architecture Environmental Design s Design Village in Poly Canyon on April 17 19 This year s theme clockwork will come to life using a corrugated cardboard structure For more information on Design Village visit www designvillage wix com designvillage New and prospective students are encouraged to include the Orfalea College of Business Learn by Doing session on Saturday April 18 from 10 a m to 11 30 a m in Building 03 Room 213 Presentations will offer students insight into what areas of study interest them by showcasing current student projects and

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/OpenHouse2015 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Announces New Location, Expansion Plans for SLO HotHouse Programs
    more startups to launch and grow locally The SLO HotHouse programs currently housed in a roughly 6 000 square foot space on Morro Street in downtown will be shifted to the new location gradually beginning in June and through early fall The SLO HotHouse programs include the Accelerator a three month program designed to help startup companies launch successful businesses Participants are provided with 10 000 in seed funding SLO HotHouse office space hands on mentoring and weekly workshops Throughout the process they are challenged to adapt their business model and product through customer development Along the way they learn valuable communication leadership and teamworking skills The SLO HotHouse Incubator is the next step Selected companies are invited to remain at the SLO HotHouse for 24 months and continue working on their business Programming includes monthly Peer Roundtable Discussions an Incubator Advisory Board networking opportunities and exclusive access to various entrepreneurial events in the community Companies pay a membership fee starting at 50 and increasing every six months until it reaches average market price for a comparable downtown office space The Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship CIE had eight groups in its most recent Accelerator program and has about a dozen companies in the Incubator The larger space could allow for each program to roughly double in size as well as allowing space for other CIE programs The SLO HotHouse also includes a Coworking program through which all community entrepreneurs and startups are eligible to take advantage of office space technological infrastructure and other aspects of the program s synergistic shared work environment And the SLO HotHouse also houses Cal Poly s Small Business Development Center for Innovation a service center of the UC Merced SBDC Central California Regional Network co funded by Cal Poly s CIE and the federal Small

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/CIEHotHouse (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Central Coast Lean to Host Liberating Structures Workshop April 17
    m at the Monday Club in San Luis Obispo The workshop will focus on applying methods to transform meetings decision making and leadership into an evolutionary model for collective intelligence and growth Keith McCandless author of the book Liberating Structures and a founding partner in the Social Invention Group will facilitate the workshop He specializes in organizational development and business strategy The event will focus specifically on using simple and efficient methods to encourage creativity and enthusiasm within an organization Central Coast Lean is an action research and community outreach program within Cal Poly s Orfalea College of Business It seeks to build a local community of lean practice across all industries through learning events and networking opportunities The lean concept seeks to maximize customer value in business while minimizing waste While lean thinking originally began in manufacturing lean strategies have been successfully implemented in healthcare education community organizations law enforcement and retail businesses Registration is 199 through April 3 and it includes breakfast and lunch on the day of the workshop Attendees will also have access to a Lean Leadership Forum on Thursday April 16 from 4 p m to 6 p m For more information and to register

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/LiberatingStructures2015 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Students Shine at the 2015 American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference
    conference Cal Poly s AMA chapter was recognized for excellence professional development chapter planning and membership In addition to networking with marketing professionals from around the nation Cal Poly s cohort competed against dozens of other university teams in practical and simulated exercises Cal Poly s AMA chapter placed second out of 35 schools in the Strategic Allocation of Business Resources SABRE Business Simulation SABRE provides the competitive environment in which students leverage market studies to make strategic product planning sales force deployment advertising pricing and research and development expenditure decisions about a simulated company The exercise mimics one year in the marketplace determining market share product contribution and overall profit for each company The chapter also took second place for its video contest entry promoting Be The Match the AMA s national philanthropic partner Cal Poly students created an engaging mini documentary to share stories about bone marrow donors and recipients whose lives have been changed forever by the organization The videography team also captured interviews with Cal Poly s Be the Match chapter president and edited the video together to promote the program on campus View the video here www youtube com watch v Xs4zruWDaeA More than 180

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/AMA2015 (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Business Students Among First Graduates of Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Program
    risk and find the motivation to innovate Of the 17 students representing Cal Poly 10 were business students concentrating in everything from economics to industrial technology to finance Cal Poly s cohort of undergraduate students studied alongside master s degree candidates and working professionals at Draper University As a freshman I needed to complete some prerequisite courses in order to take some of the entrepreneurship classes I was interested in said Katie White business administration major This program offered me a chance to take those classes and to spend 10 weeks with driven ambitious smart entrepreneurs in an environment that would help me take my idea much farther than I could solely on campus The program touched on broad issues such as finance the legal system creativity and survival Courses focused on such varied topics as venture capital sales and digital marketing negotiation prototyping and the important lessons of failure The program culminated with a pitch competition in Silicon Valley where more than 30 teams pitched to an audience of venture capital investors Cal Poly students led three teams that placed in the competition s top five Industrial Technology senior Tiffany Keller took second place in the competition with PolyLabs a smart keychain that remotely accesses apps with the push of a button thanks to Dingbot technology Economics sophomore Eli Burch and business administration freshman Katie White took third place with Clock d a bluetooth enabled app that allows hourly employees to clock in and out of work while recording data for improved work efficiency Fifth place went to business major Tommy Espinoza who partnered with fellow Draper student Yoni Dejene their concept for Investful imagines an online school with interactive and project based courses on trading stocks Both PolyLabs and Clock d have been accepted in to the CIE

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/SVEGraduation2015 (2016-02-17)
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