May 2013

MPS program featured in Cal Poly Mustang Daily

Posted on May 29, 2013 by

On Tuesday, Cal Poly’s Mustang Daily newspaper published a cover story about the university’s new MPS in Dairy Products Technology program.

Journalism students Sean McMinn and Maggie Kaiersman interviewed program manager Tom Johnson and Dairy Sciences department head Bruce Golden for the story.

The story can be seen in its entirety at:

Mustang Daily Cover Story

The students also produced a video story about the program that is expected to air on Cal Poly TV in the next few days. The video can be seen here:

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MPS Facility construction coming along

Posted on May 23, 2013 by

Today I toured the MPS program’s facility construction site with Bruce Golden, head of Cal Poly’s Dairy Science department. The structure is an addition to the Leprino Foods Dairy Innovation Institute, located on the northwest corner of the Cal Poly campus.

MPS Construction

Through the dust and debris, we were able to discern the bones of a world-class teaching facility. The centerpiece of the facility is an instruction lab that will feature benches and hoods, moveable worktables, and high tech communications equipment. The lab’s proximity to the existing dairy processing area will open up unparalleled learning opportunities.

Just down the hall from the instruction center is my new office. My windows will look out at Bishop Peak and the picturesque valley below. We’re fortunate to have such a beautiful place to work and learn together.

Construction is coming along, and as far as we’re concerned, it can’t conclude soon enough. The folks in charge assure us the building will be ready in time for our program kickoff this fall.

If you’re interested in joining us, make sure to submit your application soon. We’ve begun reviewing applications and will soon set about assembling the program’s inaugural class!

Best wishes for a rewarding career,

Tom Johnson, Program Manager
Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

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Apply now for our new Master’s degree program in Dairy Products Technology!

Posted on May 23, 2013 by

Do you have a technical degree but aren’t sure what your next steps should be?

If you could increase your lifetime salary potential by investing in one more year of education, would you do it?

Do you aspire to be a leader?

Does the idea of spending a productive year in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California appeal to you?

If you answered yes to these questions, I encourage you to take a look at Cal Poly’s new Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program. This one-year course of study is designed to prepare students from technical disciplines for management careers in dairy foods manufacturing.

Our industry partners tell us abundant opportunities await graduates. How good are these opportunities? Starting salaries for graduates could be as high as $60,000 per year.

The MPS program will involve nine months of course work on campus in San Luis Obispo, followed by a three-month internship with a large-scale dairy processor.

If you are interested in applying, don’t delay. We have limited openings for the fall class, and applications are now coming in!

Best wishes for a rewarding career,

Tom Johnson, Program Manager
Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

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Welcome!

Posted on May 9, 2013 by

Stay tuned for news about the Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program.

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