Cal Poly Career Services

Hey POLS Majors! Did you know that there are tons of resources accessible through Cal Poly that can help you with career planning and job searches?

Cal Poly Career Services offers so many ways to look for jobs and internships, learn how to build a resume, connect with people in POLS-relevant fields and Cal Poly alumni, and more. Some specific resources they offer are:


Handshake allows students to explore career options, find jobs and internships, and connect with employers. Handshake will curate the potential job and internships options it sends to you based on your major, making it a super handy way to career plan! For example, Handshake just posted the following positions, among others, for Political Science Majors:

  • Protiviti Legal Consulting Intern - 2024
    • Protiviti - Dallas, TX
    • Seasonal Full-Time Internship - Apply by Mar. 30, 2024
  • Legal Intern - (Summer 2024)
    • General Atomics - La Jolla, CA
    • Seasonal Full-Time Internship - Apply by Apr. 30, 2024
  • Paralegal-legal assistant wanted for small law firm
    • Edward L. Somogyi, A Professional Law Corporation - San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Full-Time Job - Apply by Jul. 3, 2024

Check out Handshake's website to find tons more job postings!

Cal Poly Career Connections

Cal Poly Career Connections is an exclusive online networking and mentoring platform that connects you to Cal Poly's professional community. Alumni in the platform have chosen to be here for you - they want to help you as you explore your own career path! Find their website here!


MustangJOBS, powered by Handshake, is Cal Poly's online job listing service. Over 35,000 on-campus, local part-time jobs, internships, and career positions are made available annually! Login under your My Apps section in your portal to access hundreds of jobs and internships, as well as on-campus and local part-time positions. Sign up for on-campus interviews, RSVP for company information sessions and Career Services events, and view career fair employers and positions. Read more here!

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