Career Wellbeing - Students

Campus Resources

You can enrich your career wellbeing in many ways. Here at Cal Poly there are different career services and professional development resources available for you. Below is a list of resources at Cal Poly and in the community at large.

Cal Poly Resources


There are different types of advising services and centers throughout campus for students. There are advising services for first year students, transfer students, and prospective students; and several advising centers on campus based on your major/degree concentration.  More information on Advising Services and Centers is available at

Career Services offers programs and services that meet the career development needs of students. Career Services provides workshops, outreach, and one-on-one counseling to students related to, but not limited to, the following areas: 1) Choosing a career plan 2) Preparing effective resume 3) Preparing for an interview and 4) Training graduate students grow in their development as student services professionals. More information on services and programs offered by the Career Services is available at

The Center for Leadership and Service is a campus-wide resource for leadership and service. Students who develop leadership skills on campus and in their communities are more likely to succeed in college and in their future careers. Additionally, by integrating leadership skills across the college environment, in and out of the classroom, students make more meaningful and authentic connections. Therefore, we support integrated competency based leadership education, helping students achieve personal, academic, and career success. For more information on the programs and services provided by the center is available at


The Cross Cultural Centers contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity for a more inclusive and welcoming campus. The Gender Equity, MultiCultural, and Pride Centers present services and programs to support students under the shared values of family, diversity, learning, growth, and advocacy. More information on the Cross Cultural Centers is available at

The mission of Testing Services is to provide fair, courteous, professional testing services in a controlled, proctored environment, promoting high-quality operations and ethical practices as outlined in the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education and the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.


The mission of Robert E. Kennedy Library is to promote open and informed inquiry, foster collaboration and innovation, support the unique needs of every student and scholar at Cal Poly, and contribute to the cultural life of San Luis Obispo. Students are scholars on campus can find and borrow books at the library, use online resources to research articles and reading material, and reserve meeting rooms, along with other services.  More information on the Library is available at


The Disability Resource Center (DRC) welcomes Cal Poly students who are interested in receiving services and accommodations for their disabilities. Each student who contacts the DRC is assigned to work with an Access Specialist who is knowledgeable in the student's area of impairment. The assigned Access Specialist will determine, based upon the documentation submitted, whether the student's impairment meets California's statutory definition of a disability. Under state law, individuals are eligible to receive reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity (E.G., Low vision, mobility impairment, learning disability, etc.). More information on the DRC is available at

Cal Poly New Student & Transition Programs is here to ensure that all New Mustangs and their families begin their journeys at Cal Poly with a comprehensive introduction to Cal Poly life. College is a time of new beginnings for a student - beginning to find out who they are, beginning to prepare themselves for a career, and beginning to learn about the part they will play in the world. New Student & Transition Programs include 1) Summer Orientation: SLO DAYS 2) Week of Welcome (WOW), 3) Open House. More information on these programs is available at

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