Cal Poly Orientation

Three-plus years of welcoming Mustangs

Land Acknowledgment Poster for Open House 2019

Cal Poly Orientation

Print, Branding, Presentations, Web, Photography  /  Internship  /  2017–2020

Internship Goals

Design print and digital pieces for Cal Poly that help all new students feel welcomed, comfortable, and included.

Internship Outcomes

Close to one hundred design pieces, thousands of event photos, and (hopefully) a few classes of happier new students.

Internship Values

Kindness and Positivity, Education and Progress

About the internship

Three years and nearly a hundred pieces later

As a student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Orientation ended up playing a pretty substantial role in my college career. I volunteered as an Orientation Leader for three years, trained other Orientation Leaders for two, and also worked as the department's Multimedia and Marketing Intern from 2017 until the end of my time at Cal Poly. Over the course of my time in the New Student & Transition Programs Office, I answered my fair share of phone calls, managed to memorize our school's fight song frontwards, backwards, and sideways, and designed close to a hundred pieces for print and web use (time flies!) I also photographed events, helped run presentations in the Performing Arts Center, and pieced together some Drupal workarounds to get our website template a little closer to workable. Below are just a couple of pieces from my time with the department, but please reach out to see more or ask questions about my time with Orientation (or hear me sing our fight song).

Cookbook page shown on an iPad screen, with the word 'Healthy' surrounded by illustrations of different healthy foods. Cookbook page shown on an iPad screen, showing a recipe for Frosted Strawberry Squares. Cookbook page shown on an iPad screen, showing a recipe for Mediterranean Baked Bechamel Pasta. Cookbook page shown on an iPad screen, showing a recipe for Mediterranean Baked Bechamel Pasta. Cookbook page shown on an iPad screen, showing a recipe for Frosted Strawberry Squares. Cookbook page shown on an iPad screen, showing a recipe for Frosted Strawberry Squares.