About Career Services & Leadership Development
Career Services & Leadership Development helps students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and/or implementing self-directed career, education, and employment decisions and plans.
Our mission is to help current SF State students and alumni have fulfilling careers. To this end, we partner with SF State faculty, staff and student organizations to assist 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.
We are committed to educating SF State students and alumni through the use of personalized services, resources, and information technology, thereby empowering them to make purposeful academic and career-related decisions with a view to becoming talented professionals. We provide first-rate service in a welcoming, respectful environment. We value and serve a diverse population needing career-related information and experience. We proactively create and maintain partnerships with employers, and with the SF State campus community. We do this by engaging in outreach for the purpose of providing career-related information, programs, workshops, and events. We provide systematic assessment with a view to guiding and encouraging career-related decision- making rooted in ever increasing awareness of self and others.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME
Career Services is committed to the following student learning outcomes Career Planning – students develop the ability to identify suitable career options and to create a suitable career plan based on the utilization of the counseling process, assessment tools, and other resources provided by Career Services at SF State. Job Skills Writing – students develop the ability to write an effective resume, cover letters and CV’s. Interviewing – students develop skills in preparation for job interviews. Finding a Job – students develop the ability to identify and utilize various kinds of employment resources: career fairs, on-campus interviews, professional networking events, internships, and on-line job resources to effectively locate and apply for job opportunities. Gaining Work Experience – students will develop professional skills through internships, summer jobs, work-study programs and other employment opportunities. Social Media – students will develop their social media branding to effectively promote themselves and secure job placement.