Leadership Career & Certificate Program

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2021 Leadership & Career Certificate Program

The 2021 Leadership & Career Certificate Program will launch in January 2021. This certificate offers opportunities to enhance and develop your existing leadership and career skills through a hybrid format. In order to receive a certificate, you will need to complete all five modules via a Canvas course.

You can attend approved events listed on Handshake that are offered on campus or online through the Canvas course. Successful participants will receive their certificate at the annual Leadership Gala in May 2021. Additionally, successful participants will receive a special leadership & career starter kit to help them on their journey!

Registration will open in late 2020. Details will be provided here soon!

Leadership & Career Modules

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

When is the deadline to register?

Registration will close on February 14, 2020, to allow students enough time to complete all required modules within the semester.

How do I sign up?

Fill out the registration information using this Leadership & Career Certificate Program Registration [Google form].

Why should students join?

Certificate students will be able to develop leadership and career competencies to apply to their SJSU experience and planning for post-SJSU life. Plus, it looks great on a resume!

Who can participate?

All currently enrolled SJSU students (undergraduate and graduate).

What is the cost?

Free for all SJSU students.

When will I receive my certificate?

You will receive your certificate at the annual Leadership Gala that will take place on May 5, 2020.

When will I know the status of their application?

You should receive a response regarding the status of your application at the beginning of February 2020.

Who do I contact if I have questions or need accommodations?

Questions or comments can be sent to student-leadership@sjsu.edu, or you can call the Student Involvement front desk at 408-924-5950.

Program Learning Outcomes

By participating in this program:

  • Students will develop competencies within leadership and career skill categories by engaging in activities that explore concepts that include leadership and career foundations, leading effectively, effective communication, social justice & career awareness, career exploration, and launching their career.
  • Additionally, this program serves to support the mission of student involvement by providing an opportunity for engagement and development through an innovative program that promotes inclusivity, integrity, and student success.