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Buddy Program

CPAC enjoying bowling at Mustang Lanes

The goal of the Buddy Program is to obtain a more personal relationship between upper and lower class members. This is a chance to inform students about the various opportunities that both accounting and Cal Poly have to offer. It is important for upper-classmen to share their knowledge about interviews, internships, and numerous other experiences they have had over the course of their college careers.


After signing up as a little buddy, members are contacted by their designated big buddy. From this point, the buddies schedule a meeting to discuss various topics.


We offer this program throughout the year and we have noticed outstanding results. We believe this program is very important to getting upper and lower classmen more involved on campus.


In addition, we believe it helps them develop communication and networking skills. CPAC sponsors quarterly events, such as Buddy Bowling and frozen yogurt socials to help foster the relationship between the buddies. CPAC members often take their buddies to grab coffee or get lunch; these meetings allow the little buddies to ask questions and gain insight from an older student.


The program has allowed the CPAC members to bond and develop professional, yet personal relationships with others. Some of the most common tasks that underclassmen seek assistance include resume help, interviewing techniques, proper etiquette, course planning, studying abroad, and professionalism. Big buddies also revise resumes and cover letters when little buddies need assistance which is generally around Careers in Accounting Day.


CPAC always appreciates little buddies involvement! Yet, CPAC also needs more big buddies to join the family. So, click the link below to sign up for the Buddy Program!







Have questions about the CPAC Buddy Program? Email the CPAC at

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