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Student Leadership Institute

With the current health situation in California, we have decided to cancel the Student Leadership Institute for the Spring 2020 semester. We apologize if you have made plans for this event. We will announce a new date as soon as it is possible for us to do so.

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is a training seminar for El Camino College students that builds and enhances their leadership skills. Participating students are nominated by a faculty and/or staff from a student support program on campus. Students selected have been observed to show a consistent display of involvement on campus and have demonstrated their ability to be a campus leader.

During the seminar, students will refine their resumes, learn the importance of dressing for success, improve their networking skills, and polish their dining etiquette. After completing the Institute, students are encouraged to join a club, attend more campus trainings/workshops, and/or conferences. At the end of the semester, students will attend an awards and pinning ceremony and receive a certificate of completion and participation and a pin.


SLI Seminar Topics

The topics that will be discussed during the Student Leadership Institute are:

Student Conduct & Traveling Health Tips

Students are expected to maintain a certain standard of conduct while traveling and be aware of the health issues and measures to protect themselves from sickness.

  • Tips on safe travels on and off campus

Dress for Success

Good first impressions are crucial to landing a job. Your appearance matters and educates others on how you want to be approached. Successful people maintain an impeccable image because they know it's part of their brand.

  • Guidelines for business professional attire for men and women.
  • Unacceptable attire for men and women in the workplace.

Business Dining Etiquette

Whether you're grabbing a quick lunch with colleagues or need to impress potential employers at a formal dinner, maintaining a professional image is important.

  • Learn what to and not to do before, during, and after a business dinner.
  • Learn about table settings and proper table etiquette.

Importance of Networking

Business networking is a valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, foster relationships, and let others know about your talents.

  • Tips on how to get your handshake right the first time.
  • Five reasons why business cards still matter!
  • Get power tips on networking to make more meaningful connections

The Professional Resume

Your resume is one of the most important tools you'll employ during your job search. Learn how to highlight your educational qualifications, professional achievement, and career objectives.

  • The Do's and Dont's of writing a resume
  • One on one resume review with faculty and staff

Social Media Portraits

Portraits are an ideal way to capture the attention of potential employers by adding personality to marketing materials, social media, and more.

  • Professional headshots will be taken of students during the seminar and award ceremony.
  • Students will receive their pictures digitally ready to be printed. 


SLI Design Team

Nayeli Oliva

Student Equity and Achievement

Connie Zandate

Student Advisor
Student Equity and Achievement

Masiel Calderon

Student Equity and Achievement


John Ross Gatlin

Graphic Specialist
Student Equity and Achievement

Robert Williams

Student Equity and Achievement 

Chris Hurd

Student Equity and Achievement



Idania Reyes

Student Support Services

Chris Dela Cruz

Student Services Specialist
Student Development Office 

Mari Baquir

Student Services Technician
Student Development Office