Career Services & Leadership Development
Our mission is to help SF State students and alumni have fulfilling careers. To this end, we partner with businesses, philanthropists, NGOs, non-profit organizations, alums, SF State faculty, staff, and student organizations to assist SF State students and alumni in defining career goals that are consistent with their interests, skills, values, and personalities; in mastering the job search skills that will enable them to pursue those goals effectively; and in connecting with employers whose industry specific expertise will help them translate their academic achievements into professional success.
Student Services Building, Room 206
Phone: (415) 338–1761
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 and 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 their career development. Our goal is to prepare you to be a sought after 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. Secondly, check out our calendar of events to find out when and where the next exciting workshop or event is taking place. Lastly, 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 with picking a career trajectory or need help developing your resume or finding a job, our staff is here to help. We know that you are embarking on an exciting adventure here at SF State filled with knowledge-learning, social networking, and experiencing everything that college has to offer. Let us be a part of that experience by helping you develop important job attaining skills you need to join the workforce.
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.
GatorJOBS provides employment and internship opportunities targeted to SF State students and alumni by employers. Students can search for on-campus work-study or student assistant positions as well as opportunities for both employment and internships with off-campus employers.
President's Leadership Fellows Program
President’s Leadership Fellows pursue mutual 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 began in Fall 2014 with the generous support of the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation. The pilot program started in the College of Business with 25 students. The number of College of Business fellows increased to 50 in Spring 2015 and 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 support of President Wong and campus leadership, the program has now expanded to accept applications from students in the College of Business, College of Ethnic Studies, College of Health and Social Sciences, College of Liberal and Creative Arts, and College of Science and Engineering.
Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors or seniors during the semester of participation. Announcements are made at the beginning of each semester requesting that students submit their applications to the program.