Career Services & Leadership Development
Our mission is to empower current SF State students and alumni to achieve fulfilling careers. To this end, we partner with SF State faculty, staff and student organizations, assisting students and alumni in defining career goals that are consistent with their interests, skills, values, and personalities. We provide support in mastering the job search skills that enable them to pursue their goals effectively and connect them with employers whose industry-specific expertise will help them translate their academic achievements into professional success.
Student Services Building, Room 301
Phone: (415) 338-1764
Looking for a job? Trying to find an internship? Interested in graduate school? The Office of Career Services & Leadership Development hosts the Part-Time Job, Graduate School, Fall Career, Spring Career Fairs, as well as other career educational events that are open to all students.
The Office of Career Services & Leadership Development is dedicated to assisting SF State students with all aspects of career development. Our goal is to prepare you to be a competitive candidate ready with the skills sets needed for securing a lucrative and fulfilling career.
How to begin your relationship with our office? First, sign up for our social media links to stay up-to-date with all of our office's career development opportunities. Second, check out our calendar of events to find out when and where the next exciting workshop or event is taking place. Finally, don't wait until your senior year to come to our office. Stop by as a first-year or transfer student to begin working with our talented staff in developing your skill sets. Whether you need help selecting a career trajectory, developing your resume, or finding a job, our staff is here to help.
Career Services & Leadership Development offers a wide variety of workshops available to all current SF State students and alumni. To register for a workshop, please check http://careerservices.sfsu.edu/calendar and follow the link and login to your Orgsync account. Please click on the "workshops" bar on the left to view the types of professional development workshops our office has to offer. You can also view all events at https://sfsu.joinhandshake.com.
Handshake provides employment and internship opportunities targeted to SF State students and alumni. Students can search for on-campus work-study or student assistant positions as well as opportunities for employment and internships with off-campus employers.
President's Leadership Fellows Program
President’s Leadership Fellows pursue knowledge, practices, and goals focused on leadership skills and career readiness. The Fellows Program prepares students to become job-ready by providing essential tools, skills, and resources, and by introducing Fellows to a network of connections and support.
Throughout the semester, Fellows attend professional development workshops addressing topics encompassing communication skills, problem-solving, presentation skills, unconscious bias, leadership, personal branding, networking, interview techniques, cover letter and resume writing, and business etiquette.
The Fellows Program was founded in Fall 2014 with the generous support of the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation. Its pilot program in the College of Business enrolled 25 students. The number of College of Business Fellows increased to 50 in Spring 2015 and to 100 students each in Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Fall 2016. The success of the program resulted in additional support from the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation in December 2016. With the full endorsement by President Wong and campus leadership, the program has now expanded to accept applications from students in the colleges of Business, Ethnic Studies, Health & Social Sciences, Liberal & Creative Arts and Science & Engineering.
Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors or seniors during the semester of participation. Application requirements and deadline are announced at the beginning of each semester.