Career Services & Professional Development Center

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The Lam Family College of Business Career Services & Professional Development Center (CSPD) is a dynamic space supporting students' career development. Our mission is to demystify the career planning process and help students and alumni strategize their career pathways toward the places and spaces they will occupy while students and beyond. We offer:

  • One-on-one advising (on resumes, LinkedIn, job-hunting strategy, interview preparation, and more) for current students and alumni  
  • Panel Talks with industry professionals
  • Workshops that develop tangible and in-demand skills
  • Job/internship opportunities
  • Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program (see the Student Fellowship Programs section on this page)

Career Advising

Advising Resources

Visit CSPD Jobs & Internships for internship opportunities.

Tap into our career resources for advice on:

  • building a professional portfolio
  • writing your résumé and cover letter
  • how to prepare for interviews
  • job and internship search strategies

Book an Appointment

As a Lam Family College of Business Student, you can access our advising services. We can help you polish your resume or build your LinkedIn profile. We offer advising both via Zoom and in person.

Please note: Starting in Fall 2023, advising will be booked via the Navigate application. We will still use Hand Shake to post jobs and events, but Navigate is where advising will be organized. 

Log into your SF State Navigate account to book an appointment with an LFCoB career advisor. Step-by-step instructions are available in the Booking Career Services and Professional Development Advising Appointments pdf (see Downloadable Resource in this section).

Once appointments are approved, a calendar invitation is sent that includes a zoom link and password information.

Events, Workshops, Panels for Career Services & Professional Development

Each semester we offer an abundance of panels and workshops! Learn from alumni and sharpen your job-readiness skills! 

Workshop & Event Calendar

Upcoming Workshops

Event Date Location  Time RSVP Link
Marriott Recruiting/Info Session 02/26/2024 LIB 286 2-4 PM RSVP Here
Financial Literacy for Everyone 02/27/2024 LIB 286 4-5:30 PM RSVP Here
Finding Success Beyond the Classroom 02/28/2024 Via Zoom 6-7 PM RSVP here
How I Found My Career w/ Jesus Torres  02/28/2024 LIB 286 3-4 PM RSVP Here
Careers in Financial Planning 02/29/2024 VIA Zoom 4-5 pm RSVP Here
Planting Career Seeds 03/05/2024 HUM 125 3-4:30 RSVP Here
Matthews Real Estate Investing Info Session 03/06/2024 BUS 202 1-2:30 PM RSVP Here
Resume Saloon w/ Amwins & Enterprise  03/06/2024 LIB 286 3-4:15 RSVP Here
Suits, Snaps, and Snacks 03/19/-20/2024 BUS 137 and 212   TBA
Accounting Careers for Non- Accounting Students  04/02/2024 LIB 286 11-12 TBA
How I Found my Career  04/03/2024 LIB 286 9:30-10:30 TBA


Student Fellowship Programs

This is your opportunity to enter the field of commercial real estate, an industry that is rapidly changing due to factors such as shifts in demographics and advances in technology. Learn more and apply for the Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program.


The San Francisco State University IncuGator (SFSU Gator + Incubator) is a startup incubator designed to develop and accelerate the innovative ideas and entrepreneurial visions of SF State students of all majors and levels. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the annual cohort is full. Visit the Incugator webpage to learn more and apply.

Qualified students selected for this program will enhance their employment opportunities by developing a deep understanding of critical issues affecting the world and how global business can help solve them. visit the Global Business & Society Fellows Program webpage to learn more and apply.  

The President’s Leadership Fellows Program provides students with tools and resources to assist them in their preparation and transition to job-readiness.

A new financial system is being built on the Internet and many of the companies leading the way are located in San Francisco. The FinTech industry is at an early stage of development and needs professionals who understand FinTech in order to help accelerate and expand adoption of these innovations. Visit the Fintech Fellows Program.

Designed for first- and second-year students at SF State, the Gator Leadership Circle (GLC) aims to support your academic, career and leadership development through a series of workshops and other activities.

Other Career Preparation Opportunities

Student organizations play a critical role in preparing students for the world of work. The LFCoB is home to more than 15 registered business student organizations, all created and led by students. Find a student organization that interests you and get involved today!

The Leadership EDGE Program is a co-curricular engagement program designed to help you find and participate in college activities and experiences to help you grow to your full potential. By downloading the Suitable app, you earn points for activities, event attendance, and accomplishments at varying levels, and are prepared to become a contributor or leader in your future work environment.

The Mentorship Program helps you realize your potential and prepares you for career success through one-on-one mentoring from successful professionals who are SF State alumni. The program also provides opportunities to expand your professional network.

SF State's Career Services & Leadership Development is a valuable resource open to all SF State students.

Of Related Interest

The Tutoring and Academic Support Center is a great resource for support on writing résumés and cover letters.

The value of an SF State education when combined with strong engagement in Lam Family College of Business programs and offerings has helped these alumni in their career paths. We proudly share their stories of career success.

Partnering with the Lam Family College of Business gives you access to some of the best and brightest talent, so we look forward to helping you successfully fill your available positions and internships. We work with you to ensure success, and our students count on us to facilitate their success.

Posting Paid Opportunities

If you are posting a paid role, we invite you to review SF State's Policy and Guidelines regarding professional recruiting announcements and activities.

Posting Unpaid Opportunities

While the university and the CSPD Center strongly feel it is critical to compensate students for internships, IF you are posting an unpaid professional opportunity, we invite you to read the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Position Statement on U.S. Internships. This position statement is an accurate source you can use to help determine if your opportunity is appropriate for posting with us.

The Jobs and Internships Request Form

After reading our guidelines and policies, complete the Jobs and Internship Announcement Form. We will review your request and get back to you within 24 to 48 hours.

Finally, If you feel your job is not within the scope of programs and majors offered within the Lam Family College of Business, we encourage you to post your announcement using San Francisco State University's Handshake platform.

Contact Us

Book an Appointment

Book your appointment using Navigate


(415) 338-2509



BUS 137

Lam Family College of Business
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Advising Hours (Summer 2024)

By Appointment:

Monday & Tuesday 2 – 4 p.m. (online & in-person) 

Wednesday and Thursday, 10-12 p.m. (online)

Friday 10-11 a.m. (online) 

CSPD Staff

Email is the quickest and preferred method of communication.*

Paul Glanting

Director of Career Services and Professional Development| Lam Family College of Business 
(415) 338-1272

Rachel Chen

Commercial Real Estate Program Coordinator
(415) 338-2509

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