Leadership Development

President's Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP)

The goal of the President’s Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP) is to provide students with the career readiness competencies that employers seek in job candidates based on national research. These career readiness competencies or soft skills include career and leadership development, communication, critical thinking, equity and inclusion, leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and technology. 

Gator Leadership Circle

The goal of Gator Leadership Circle (GLC) is to support students in their academic, career, and leadership development as a first-year student at San Francisco State University. Ultimately, GLC is a great opportunity for students to find community and learn how to network!


A crucial part of Career & Leadership Development’s (CLD) mission is to develop visionary, goal-driven and action-oriented student leaders. Because there is no one-size-fits-all leadership style, CLD empowers each student with the ability to access their own unique identity as a leader. 


With opportunities to focus on multiple aspects of leadership, students will develop lifelong skills through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation. We also encourage students to become leaders in their everyday lives by facilitating and encouraging opportunities for co-curricular learning, intentional engagement, self-reflection and skill development.