President’s Leadership

Fellows Program (PLFP)

About the Program

The goal of the SFSU President’s Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP) is to provide students with the soft skills that national research has shown employers seek in job candidates. These skills complement the hard skills also needed in order to be competitive in today’s job market, including resume and cover letter composition, interview skills, networking, etc. Students accepted to the PLFP take part in workshops focusing on leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, unconscious bias, emotional intelligence and sexual harassment in the workplace. Fellows learn to recognize their competencies and how to apply them in meaningful and relevant ways as they transition to job-readiness.

  • Learn to articulate your value
  • Enhance your problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Network with peers, staff, and consultants
  • Develop your interpersonal and teamwork abilities
  • Expand and leverage your skills and confidence to gain competitive edge
  • The Fellows Program is open to currently enrolled junior-level and senior-level students in the College of Business, College of Education, College of Ethnic Studies, College of Health & Social Sciences, College of Liberal & Creative Arts, and College of Science & Engineering.
  • Attendance at all sessions is a strict requirement of the program.

The Fall Fellows Program will consist of seven sessions. You have the option of joining either the afternoon or the evening cohort, but you must attend every session. Because space is limited, please only consider applying if you are fully committed and available to attend all seven sessions. Absences are cause for dismissal from the program. The afternoon cohort will meet on the Holloway campus at the Towers Conference Center on select Wednesdays from 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. The evening cohort will meet on the Holloway campus in the Cesar Chavez Building in Rosa Parks A-C from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Attire is business casual; less formal than traditional business wear, but still intended to give a professional impression.

Fellows members must also complete the following requirements by the fourth session of the program:

  • Fully complete your Handshake profile for “around the world” status
  • One assigned mock interview on CSLD’s online platform Big Interview
Two hundred applicants from across the six colleges will be randomly selected and notified of their acceptance by the first week of September, 2019.
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 twenty five students. The number of Fellows accepted to the program increased to fifty students in spring 2015, and to one hundred students each semester thereafter. 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 expanded to accept one hundred fifty applicants from students across the six colleges. The President’s Leadership Fellows Program will accept two hundred fifty students in Fall 2019.

Fall 2019 PLFP Schedule (attendance is taken at each session)

PLFP Afternoon Cohort

Location: Towers Conference Center

Time: 12:15pm to 1:45pm

  • 9/18/19 - Orientation and Welcome Reception - Orlando Harris & Joseph Adams
  • 9/25/19 - Unconscious Bias – Lisa-Marie Adorno
  • 10/2/19 - Personal Branding – Kyle Elliot
  • 10/9/19 - Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace – Dr. Cloris Henry
  • 10/16/19 - Resume & Cover Letter Tips – Brandon Jacob
  • 10/23/19 – Conflict Resolution - Knute Kallender
  • 11/13/19 - Certificate Ceremony and Closing Reception – Orlando Harris & Joseph Adams

PLFP Evening Cohort

Location: Rosa Parks A-C

Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm

  • 9/18/19 - Orientation and Welcome Reception - Orlando Harris & Joseph Adams
  • 9/25/19 - Personal Branding – Kyle Elliot
  • 10/2/19 - Unconscious Bias - Lisa-Marie Adorno
  • 10/9/19 -Conflict Resolution – Knute Kallender 
  • 10/16/19 - Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace – Dr. Cloris Henry
  • 10/23/19 – Resume & Cover Letter Tips – Brandon Jacob
  • 11/6/19 - Certificate Ceremony and Closing Reception – Orlando Harris & Joseph Adams

Questions? Please contact

Joseph Adams, Leadership Development & Outreach Specialist, Career Services & Leadership Development

plfp@sfsu.edu

Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-1764

E-mail: csld@sfsu.edu

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 A.M - 5 PM

LOCATION

Student Services Building, Room 301