Fall Week 2 Announcements



Fall Career Fair Dates & Resources!

Take advantage of excellent networking and recruiting opportunities at the Fall Career Fair.  Talk to your fellow MATEs about what the fair is like and how to prepare. 


MATE Resume Workshops  |  9/26 (T)  |   11 AM - 12 PM  |  192-204: Alpha Sigma Mu (a MATE club) welcomes you to participate in a resume workshop. This is a perfect way to prepare for the fall career fair that is rapidly approaching. Come get advice and tips from your fellow MatEs on how to craft a flawless resume that will best fit your goals for the career fair!

You can also purchase MATE gear at these workshops!


Northrop Grumman Information Session/Networking Event for STEM Careers | Sept 28 | 11 AM-12 PM | ATL (Bldg 7)

Are you looking for an internship or new grad career opportunity that will engage you with a diverse team of problem solvers working on cutting edge technology?  At Northrop Grumman, employees comprise a team with a mission: global security. Northrop Grumman engineers specialize in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, logistics and strike - but mostly specialize in thinking big. Come to the event to get the opportunity to network with Northrop Grumman employees. Food will be provided and please bring your resume. Preregister here!


Cal Poly Fall 2017 Career Fair  |  9/27 (W) & 9/28 (TH)  |  Rec Center: See all upcoming fairs here.  Career Services staff are eager to help you!


NACE Presents Phillips 66 Career Fair info session |  9/28 (Th)  |  6-7 PM  |   192-204

This gathering will showcase Phillips 66’s opportunities for students and describe the work some Cal Poly MatE alumni have done. Food will be provided!


Tony Bruno "The Future of Space" | Oct 2 | 11 AM-12 PM | ATL

Cal Poly alumnus, and President and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA) Tory Bruno, will be on campus Monday, October 2. As a part of his visit, there will be a presentation open to all students from 11:10 AM-12 PM in the ATL. His presentation will touch on ULA’s remarkable history of launching 120 successful missions, as well as his insights into the company’s future as ULA transforms to make space more accessible and affordable. In addition, students will hear about ULA’s new, innovative future rocket Vulcan Centaur, and its plans to help enable a CisLunar economy in space.


Engineers without Borders (EWB)

Sustainability Task Force | Mondays | 6 PM | Bldg 10-227: STF is a group seeking to enhance Cal Poly's EWB Chapter through working on projects related to social, economic, cross-generational and environmental sustainability.

EWB Crash Course | First 6 Mondays | 7-9 PM | Bldg 10-227: The EWB Crash Course is designed for new members who want to learn about EWB and which teams and positions work best for them! The EWB Crash Course will be held during project team meetings from 7-9 pm on Mondays for the first 6 weeks of this quarter.

Project Meetings | Mondays | 7-9 PM: We will be meeting in the courtyard between Building 10 and 22 at 7pm and then splitting up by project! Here are the team room locations: EWB Crash Course: 10-227, Fiji: 10-225, Local Projects: 33-289, Thailand: 33-287, Nicaragua: 10-214, Malawi: 38-227

IMPACT | Tuesdays | 11am - 12pm | Library 2nd floor fishbowls: Come by if you want to make a difference locally by volunteering in SLO!

New Member BBQ | 9/30:  EWB is hosting a club-wide Oktoberfest BBQ to do as the Germans do this Saturday. Please come and enjoy some (almost) traditional Bavarian foods and entertainment! Sign ups and further info are provided in the link.


Quality of Life Plus Student Association

QL+ SA is a multidisciplinary student run association dedicated to improving the lives of those in need. They run a variety of developmental workshops and projects throughout the year to support engineering students. General meetings are every Tuesday from 6-7PM in our lab in building 192.

Quarterly Design Project: The quarterly design project is a great opportunity for new and old student engineers to practice their skills and get design experience. This project takes place during our one hour weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 6PM. The officers will form teams based on the individuals who sign up. If you're interested in signing up you can do so at our next meeting.

Formal Design Project: Formal design projects are a high level commitment project that runs from fall all the way to the end of spring quarter. These designs go all the way through the design build test system to be delivered to the challenger at the end of the year. The first four projects to be offered are:


Fall Girl Scout Day | Oct 15 | 9 AM – 12:30 PM | ATL/Bonderson

Girl Scout Day is an amazing opportunity to share your passion for engineering with elementary-aged girl scouts! We need energetic volunteers to lead the scouts in "trick-or-treating" through three engineering activities, as well as people to lead labs and help with setup and cleanup. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this survey and keep an eye out for subcommittee signups in the fall!


Building an Engineer Day | Oct 21 | 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM | ATL\Bonderson, Engineering Plaza, miscellaneous classrooms

Building an Engineer Day is an outreach event for middle school students from the region to come to Cal Poly's campus and participate in hands-on activities hosted by various engineering clubs. We rely on clubs and volunteers to make this event a success and would appreciate your participation! If you are interested in volunteering your club to host an activity for BAE Day, please fill out this form. If you are interested in volunteering as an individual, please fill out this form. If you have any questions regarding this event, club volunteering, or individual volunteering, feel free to contact Claudia Mendez at cpswemsoutreach@gmail.com.


ESC Networking Session

Missed the career fair? Still on the hunt for that job or internship? ESC is hosting a corporate panel followed by a networking session geared for engineering upperclassmen in mid November. In order to accommodate all majors, we'd love to hear from you. Take this quick 5 question survey to help ensure the event meets the needs of all our engineering students here at Cal Poly.




Grand Canyon Section of SME annual scholarshipApply by NOV 1

The Grand Canyon Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration  (SME) is seeking applicants for our annual scholarship.  The scholarship amount varies from year to year but has in the past ranged from $1,000 to $6,000.  The number of scholarships given also varies year to year. 

The scholarship is for the 2017-2018 school year only but you may reapply in subsequent years.  An applicant must be a full time student in good standing, intending to enter a University, and seeking a degree in a mining related field including but not limited to: Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering, Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Mineral Exploration Geology, Science, and Engineering as related to mining activities.

See application for more details. 




Office of Naval Research's Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)Apply by oct 31

The Office of Naval Research's Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program application is now open.

Current college students can open an application at the NREIP website. The deadline for the application, transcripts and letters of recommendation is October 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM EST.

If you have any questions you can email us at nreip@asee.org or call us at (202)649-3833.



The Undergraduate Research Association (URA) at Cal Poly is a newly-formed club open to any registered undergraduate. Its purpose is to make it easier for undergraduates to get involved with research by:

  • Connecting undergraduate with graduate students/faculty members currently conducting research
  • Providing an all in one source for any and all research opportunities provided by Cal Poly
  • Hosting events and providing resources that will assist students in determining where their research interests lie and pursuing their own independent projects!

View their most recent newsletter, full of on and off campus research opportunities in a variety of fields! Interested in joining? Visit their website to learn more!


DAAD Rise Programs

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for Summer 2018 we will again offer three RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) internship programs:

RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology), computer science, and related disciplines.




university of applied sciences munich 

From Dr. Harding: Here's an interesting program for study overseas in Munich Germany. There are courses in Fracture & Fatigue and also Composite Materials that would definitely count toward Technical Electives in your MATE degree.

Please feel free to set up an appointment to talk with me about this opportunity if you are interested.


The Green Program: Short-term, experiential education for our world’s most pressing issues in sustainable developmenT

We're taking higher education and travel to another level by giving the not-so-average student the not-so-average study abroad experience. Our programs fuse academic credit, adventure, culture, and service learning into a transformational experience that can be experienced within winter, spring, or summer break.

Our team is dedicated to progressing the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through experiential education.

The GREEN Program gives purpose and meaning to education, adventure, and life using the world as our classroom.




SWE & Michigan engineering grad program resources

Michigan Engineering and SWE have created a new partnership to provide valuable resources and information to help women engineers explore the career option of graduate school. The goal of these partnerships is to make sure women engineers are aware of the benefits of graduate school. "To tackle society's problems, which are increasing in complexity, you need the advanced knowledge a graduate degree can provide." - Elizabeth Dreyer, Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, University of Michigan, SWE Graduate Member Coordinator. These online resources will empower SWE members to explore, prepare, and apply for graduate school.




sandia national laboratories: DOE Peer review & Recruiting session  |  Oct 9-10  |  San Diego, CA

Sandia presents a great opportunity to engage in peer review and participate in a recruiting session.  Learn more here.


Need $$$ for Food?  |  M 10Am - 4 PM & F 2 - 4 PM  |  27-173B

CalFresh, federally known as SNAP, is a nutrition assistance program that can help with some of your grocery expenses. They know how important adequate nutrition is to your success in the classroom. After rent, tuition, and books, sometimes scholarships and loans just don't cover all of your expenses. The average CalFresh student recipient receives $154 to be used at grocery stores.

Please stop by their drop-in hours on Mondays from 10am-4pm or Fridays from 2-4pm to learn more and find out if you may be eligible. Their office is located in the Health Center, Building 27-Room 173B. They can help you through the entire application process, provide resources, and help get you money for food. 

Please contact them at 805-399-0236 (they text!) or CalFreshhelp805@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment!


mindsumo competitions: win $$$ & internships for your ideas!

MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to isha@mindsumo.com

See a list of challenges here.


2018 Solar Regatta Competition - Application Due Nov 1

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is hosting their 7th Annual California Solar Regatta Competition. This event is a great way to introduce engineering, material management and renewable energy to students. The college competition will take place on May 5, 2018. You may indicate your interest in competing by completing the application found on pages 6 and 7 in the attached welcome packet. Be sure to complete all required information, including the secondary contact and school administration signature, and email the application to Kaelin Sherrel at kaelin.sherrel@smud.org as a digital file. Please note applicants must apply by November 1, 2017.


For more information, please visit their website.

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