From her popular class on professional development to her workshops on executive presence, Dr. Ronda Beaman is nothing short of renowned in the Orfalea College of Business. Bold and uplifting, her presence often leaves her audience in awe. But beyond the lecture halls and club meetings, Beaman has an unsurprisingly impressive resume; she is the
From the outside, business administration junior Xenia Chiarabini looks like she has everything under control. She holds the diversity chair position in her sorority, is on the executive board for a club, works 15 hours a week as a University Union faculty supervisor and does all this with a self-assured and welcoming presence. But despite
Laura Gent comes from a quintessential American-dream household. Her mother began her career as a secretary and quickly rose in ranks as jobs for women began opening up, eventually attaining a high-ranking position in a male-dominated field. Though Gent’s mother was successful in her career, her father was the financial head of the household. He
On the afternoon of April 26th, 2017, political science junior Jasmin Fashami was declared Cal Poly’s 2018-2019 Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) president. As an immigrant and first-generation college student and an active member of the Cal Poly community, Fashami sees her new position as a way to impact the student body, emphasizing student group collaboration
The technology giants are known for many things: the young talent, the unlikely success stories and the unparalleled opportunities. Yet, despite external success, issues still run deep in the veins of these booming companies— especially when it comes to diversity in the workplace. Today over 400 CEOs of major companies, from Adobe to General Motors
Meet San Luis Obispo’s Police Chief, Deanna Cantrell. The assumed formality of her position, her job, her firm handshake and her perfectly pressed suit was only contradicted by her welcoming smile and the bright pink SloDoCo pin on her chest. The pin is a small indication of how Cantrell is redefining what it means to
A young Ethiopian girl runs barefoot from poverty into military boots and finally fills the polished, elegant heels of a beauty pageant champion. What seems like the plot of a Hollywood movie is actually the true story of Yityish, “TiTi”, Aynaw. Growing up in the small village of Chahawit, Ethiopia, Aynaw had a challenging childhood.
At 18.4 percent, 20 to 24 year olds have the lowest rate of volunteering among all other age groups in the United States. At this age, students find themselves struggling to keep up with the everyday mundane routine of school, work, school, and more work. They put so much effort into the betterment of their