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Presidents Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP)


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The President's Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP) provides students with the skills necessary to excel in the job market after graduating. PLFP functions as a crash course in career development, including a series of workshops focused on resume writing, interview skills, and networking. Students accepted into PLFP will get the opportunity to meet new people and improve their knowledge of leadership and mentorship. Fellows will learn to recognize their own expertise, receive a Certificate of Completion for finishing the program, and get the opportunity to apply to an exclusive Summer internship program.  

  • Learn to articulate your value 

  • Enhance your problem solving and critical thinking skills 

  • Network with peers and consultants 

  • Expand and leverage your skills and confidence to gain competitive edge 

  • Familiarize yourself with SFSU career platforms such as Handshake, Gatorconnect, VMOCK and BigInterview 

  • A Leader Development Certificate upon completion of the program to add value and differentiate your resume from all of the rest 

  • Opportunity to apply for an exclusive Summer internship program  

  • The Fellows Program is open to currently enrolled full time junior-level, senior-level, and graduate-level students. 

  • Completion of Fellows application for a designated semester.  

  • The Spring 2023 President’s Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP) will consist of 8 sessions. The cohort will meet on select Wednesdays from 12:15PM – 1:45PM IN-PERSON in Rosa Parks A-C, Cesar Chavez Student Center.  

  • Attendance is a requirement of our program. Please only apply if it works with your class schedule.  

  • Students will be selected into the program and notified of their acceptance the days following our application deadline (March 13th, 11:59PM). Students accepted into the program will be notified via SFSU e-mail, Handshake, and cell phone if a number is provided in the application.  

  • The President’s Leadership Fellows Program (PLFP) 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 Fellows accepted to the program increased to 50 students in Spring 2015, and to 100 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 200 applicants from across various colleges and will be selected and notified of their acceptance. As of Fall 2022, over 1,800 students have completed the Fellows program. 

Spring 2023 PLFP Schedule: 


  • 3/8/23 – Program Orientation  

  • 3/15/23 – Community Leadership  

  • 3/29/23 – Blueprint for Career Development 

  • 4/5/23 –Mastering your Resume  

  • 4/12/23 – Stepping into your Career Journey  

  • 4/19/23 – Unlocking the Invisible Door  

  • 4/26/23 – Questioning your Career 

  • 5/3/23 – Certificate Ceremony  

Applications will be sent to Junior, Senior, and Graduate students through SFSU email. If you do not receive an email, please click on the Apply Now link below. 


Application Deadline: Monday, March 13th 2023 

Questions? Please contact 

Samer Dabit – Leadership Success & Career Advisor, Career & Leadership Development 


  • Who is eligible to apply? 

    • Juniors, seniors & graduate students are welcomed to the program. 

  • I just transferred, am I eligible to apply to the program? 

    • Yes, transfer students coming into their junior 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 pay to be in the program? 

    • No, this program is free of cost and open to all students. 

  • Do I need experience beforehand to join? 

    • No experience is necessary to join. All are welcome!  

  • Can I apply if I am a part time student? 

    • No, you must be a full-time student. 

  • Where will the meetings be held? 

    • Meetings will be conducted in-person in Rosa Parks A-C in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Attendance is a mandatory requirement for completion of our program.  

  • Do I need to bring anything with me to the meetings? 

    •  An open mind, positive attitude and a notebook and pen since there will be a lot of valuable information.