About CSLD




Career Services & Leadership Development’s (CSLD) mission is to equip our diverse student and alumni population with modern resources that assist, guide, and foster their leadership, professional and career advancement. Through advances in technology and with staff ready to go the extra mile, we provide students with tools to take initiative and excel in their future endeavors.



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.



Career Services & Leadership Development 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 & Leadership Development 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.


Orlando Harris


Cori Miller

Associate Director

Ella Chichester

Operations Lead

Brandon Jacob

Career Counselor

Maidere Sorhondo

Career Counselor

Joseph Adams

Leadership Development and Outreach Specialist


Carlos Sanchez


College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Bhavesh Chowdhury

Computer Science

College of Science & Engineering

Griselda Sanchez

Visual Communication Design

College of Liberal &​ Creative Arts

Benjamin Safer


College of Science & Engineering

Madison Wang


College of Liberal &​ Creative Arts

A.J. Ruiz

Marketing / Cinema

College of Business

Crystal Candalla

Visual Communication Design

College of Liberal &​ Creative Arts

Gitanjali Poonia


College of Liberal &​ Creative Arts

Denise Davila


College of Business

Jay Huang

Communication Studies

College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Esha Sandhu


College of Health & Social Sciences


Jennifer Lopez

Communication Studies

College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Ismael Santiago


College of Business

Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-1764

E-mail: csld@sfsu.edu

Hours: Monday through Friday

9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Drop-In hours: Monday through Friday,

1 P.M. - 3 P.M.


Student Services Building, Room 301