Norcal SBDC

About Norcal SBDC

The Norcal SBDC is part of Cal Poly Humboldt’s Sponsored Programs Foundation. The Lead Center (headquarters) are located on campus in Arcata, CA as well as Eureka, CA. The program serves the business community in 36 northern counties of California with non-credit education and consulting. Funding for these programs comes from the federal Small Business Administration (SBA), and the California Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GO-Biz). Cal Poly Humboldt has hosted the SBDC program since January 2006.


Management Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Alameda, CA
“1. I had a great time networking and finding a direction I can take when it comes to my career. 2. It was a good way for me to work on my Professional Development.”

Finance Intern

April 2019 Arcata, CA
“This was not a "make copies and get coffee" internship. I was a valued member of a highly-productive, respected, economic development organization. I took on the role of an actual grant analyst which synthesized all of the accounting experience I had in my coursework with real-world experience. I was introduced to the organizations "big picture," which validated what I've studied in my economics courses. Since I worked at the Lead Center, I was also able to network with directors and staff from 18 centers all across northern California, members of California's GO-Biz office, and even federal SBA employees. This was a great experience that has and continues to provide me with excellent opportunities!”
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