Fellows Program (PLFP)
About the Program
The goal of the President’s Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP) is to provide students with soft skills in national research has shown employers seek in job candidates. These skills compliment the hard skills in which are needed in order to be competitive in today’s job market. PLFP includes resume and cover letter composition, interview skills, networking, and great opportunities for fellows. Students accepted to PLFP take part in workshops focusing on leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, unconscious bias, emotional intelligence, financial literacy and sexual harassment in the workplace. Fellows learn to recognize their expertise and how to apply what they have learned in meaningful and relevant ways as they transition into 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
- A Leader Development Certificate upon completion of the program to add value and differentiate your resume from all of the rest
- The Fellows Program is open to currently enrolled junior-level, senior-level & graduate-level students in the Lam Family College of Business, Graduate College of Education, College of Ethnic Studies, College of Health & Social Sciences, College of Liberal & Creative Arts, and College of Science & Engineering.
- Completion of Fellows application for a designated semester.
President's Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP) will consist of 8 sessions. The cohort will meet on select Wednesdays from 12:15-1:45pm. All sessions will be held via Zoom. Please, make sure to have your full name on your Zoom account for attendance purpose.
Fellows members must also complete assignments as part of their participation in the program. More information about those assignments will come closer to the start of the program.
Fall 2021 PLFP Schedule
- 9/29/21 - Orientation – Benjamin Safer
- 10/6/21 - Nurturing Emotional Well-Being – Dr. Jeannette Peralta
- 10/13/21 - Leadership Identity Development – Dr. Aaron Horn
- 10/20/21 - Leveraging LinkedIn – Kyle Elliot
- 10/27/21 - Remix On Networking and Professionalism – Jonathan Stoll
- 11/3/21 - Critical Communication Skills – Knute Kallender
- 11/10/21 - Proactive and Reactive Recruiting – Jerry Lee and Jonathan Lam
- 11/17/21 - Closing Ceremony – Benjamin Safer
Applications will be sent to Junior, Senior & Graduate-level students to their SFSU email. If you do not receive an email, please click on the Apply Now link below.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 10th
Questions? Please contact
Benjamin Safer – Leadership Success & Career Advisor, Career Services & Leadership Development
-Who is eligible to apply?
Juniors, Seniors and Graduate-level students are welcomed to the program
-I just transferred, am I eligible to apply to the program?
Yes, transfer students coming into their third year are eligible for the program.
-Are there any requirements to apply?
Yes, you must be available each week for the entire programmed time that the program is scheduled to meet.
-Do I have to dress professionally?
Yes, we would like our members to dress business casual as they will be networking and meeting other students and faculty members
-Do I have to pay to be in the program?
No, this program is free of cost and opened to all students
-Do I need experience beforehand to join?
No experience is necessary to join
-Can I apply if I am a part time student?
No, you must be a full time student
-Where will the meetings be held?
Via Zoom , link will be sent out each week once you are accepted into the program
-Do I need to bring anything with me to the meetings?
An open mind, big smile and a notebook and pen since there will be a lot of valuable information