The San Francisco/San Jose Chapter covers three counties: San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara. This area contains the highest concentration of Cal Poly alumni outside of the Central Coast, more than 20,000 total, with Santa Clara County leading the way with 11,000 Cal Poly alumni in residence.
The top three professions for alumni in the Bay Area are Engineering, Sales and Operations at tech companies such as Cisco, Apple and Google.
The San Francisco/San Jose Chapter trends young, with more than 15,000 of the 20,000 alumni in this area having graduated within the last 15 years. This chapter also boasts the nation’s highest rate of Cal Poly entrepreneurs, the fourth most popular job designation for alumni in this region.
Popular events for this chapter include their annual Giants game & Tailgate BBQ (nearly a decade-old tradition) and the Sharks game in the penthouse suite, both of which sellout every year. The chapter also hosts multiple networking events, attends/participates in Cal Poly athletics and arts related functions in the area, volunteers in local community service events, and works with the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship on events.