More than 10,000 Cal Poly alumni live and work in the greater Los Angeles area and are represented by the Cal Poly Alumni - Los Angeles Chapter. Alumni in Los Angeles work in a wide variety of fields and for many companies. In the engineering sector, Northop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon lead the way in employing Cal Poly Grads. Also represented are St. Jude Medical, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Imagineering.
The Los Angeles Chapter is known for their annual Rose Float Decorating event, helping students put the finishing touches on their parade float creations.