Gator Leadership Circle


About the Program

The goal of Gator Leadership Circle (GLC) is to support your academic, career and leadership development as a first-year student at San Francisco State University. The program’s workshops are derived from the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) career readiness competencies:

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Oral/Written Communications
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Digital Technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency

These competencies address and identify skills and knowledge that can be gained inside and outside of the classroom to get students career ready. In reference to the NACE definition, “Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace." Therefore, students who participate in GLC will learn to recognize their interests and strengths as well as how to apply them in meaningful and relevant ways as they transition through the university and into the workforce.

  • 5 engaging and empowering career planning workshops tailored specifically for first year students
  • Free career assessment designed to identify your interests and the match to career options
  • Opportunities to bond with fellow first-year seeking more career clarity and confidence 
  • A program Certificate of Completion to add value and differentiate your resume from all the rest

The program is open to currently enrolled freshmen-level students in the College of Business, College of Ethnic Studies, College of Health & Social Sciences, College of Liberal & Creative Arts, College of Science & Engineering and Undeclared students. Attendance at all sessions is a strict requirement of the program in order to receive the certificate upon completion.

Attendance at all sessions is a strict requirement of the program in order to receive the Certificate of Completion.

All first-year students will automatically be accepted into the program. Students will be notified via their SF State campus email 48 hours after application deadline.

Spring 2021 GLC Schedule

  • 3/2/21 – Orientation– Orlando Harris & Joseph Adams
  • 3/9/21 - Leadership Identity Development - Dr. Aaron Horn
  • 3/16/21 - The Art of the Modern Resume - Brandon Jacob
  • 3/30/21 – LinkedIn Workshop – Kyle Elliot
  • 4/6/21 –How to Land an Internship – Jenna Rein-Zipf
  • 4/13/21 - Closing & Certificate Ceremony - Orlando Harris & Joseph Adams

Applications will be sent to first-year student via their SF State campus email. If you do not receive an email, please click on the Apply Now link below.


Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 9th

Questions? Please contact

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

-Who is eligible to apply?
All incoming first-year and second year students are welcomed to the program

-Are there any requirements to apply?
Must be a freshmen to apply  and, you must be available each week for the entire programmed time that the program is scheduled to meet.

-Where will the meetings be held?
Via Zoom , link will be sent out once you are accepted into the program

-I just transferred and I am in my second semester as a freshmen, am I eligible ?
Yes, you are still considered a freshmen and you are welcomed to apply

-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


Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-1764


Hours: Monday - Friday

9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Drop-In Hours: Monday - Friday,

1 P.M. - 3 P.M.



Student Services Building, Room 301