About Us

Overview

Contact us

Phone: 727-873-4129
Email
Office: SLC 2300
Drop-in Hours: M-F 12pm-5pm

For information on accessing Career Center resources remotely, see our Virtual Resources & Information Page.


Meet the Team 

Lesa Shouse
Lesa Shouse
Director
Amanda Peters
Amanda Peters
Employee Relations Coordinator

About Lesa

Alma Mater: 

  • Defiance College: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts w/ Emphasis in Public Relations (2004) 
  • Bowling Green State University: Master of Arts in College Student Personnel (2009) 

Favorite Meal: Mac & Cheese 

Favorite Song: For Good from the Broadway musical Wicked 

Favorite Color: Purple 

Myers-Briggs Type: ESFJ 

Your Five Strengths: 
Empathy, Communication, Developer, Positivity, Maximizer 

What’s your favorite thing about the USF St. Petersburg campus?
My favorite thing about the USF St. Petersburg campus is the beautiful campus and the eclectic student body. I love the diversity of interests, values and skills of our students and that I get a chance to help students reach their potential and achieve their goals. 

Why should students visit the Career Center?
Students should visit the Career Center early during their college experience to help them align their experiences and goals. We are not just for graduating seniors but are here to assist students with career development, planning, and obtainment. We can help with resumes, cover letters, mock interviews and any and all career questions! We have FREE RESUME PAPER too!! Not to mention we are a really fun office as well! 

 

About Amanda

Alma Mater: 

  • University of South Florida: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Science (cum laude, 2011) 
  • Florida State University: Master of Science in Higher Education (2016) 

Favorite Meal: Tacos! 

Favorite Song (this is so difficult): "Existentialism On Prom Night" - Straylight Run 

Favorite Color: Gold 

Myers-Briggs Type: ENFJ 

Your Five Strengths:
Futuristic, Competition, Individualization, Strategic, Relator

What’s your favorite thing about the USF St. Petersburg campus?
The big school name with a small school feel with gorgeous water views and a wonderful campus community, all in the heart of an up and coming city in my home state. 

Why should students visit the Career Center?
The Career Center at the USF St. Petersburg campus literally has something to offer for everyone. Whether you're trying to land that dream career, decide what you're passionate about studying, look for a part time job/internship, or just have no clue what to do, we have the resources available to help you succeed. If nothing else, we have a great staff and wonderful employers who are eager to meet and talk to you! 

 

Kasey Kobs
KASEY KOBS
Coordinator for Internships & Career Experiences
Marina Martinez
MARINA MARTINEZ
Programs Specialist

About Kasey

Alma Mater:

  • George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Chapman University, Master of Science in Human Resource Management 

Favorite Meal: Pasta 

Favorite Song: Emotional Rescue, Rolling Stones 

Favorite Color: Orange 

Myers-Briggs Type: ISFJ 

Your Five Strengths:
Relator, Input, Developer, Maximizer, Responsibility 

What’s your favorite thing about the USF St. Petersburg campus?
The sense of community and common purpose that's felt as soon as you step on campus.  I love the intimacy of the small campus combined with the resources and name recognition of a large, public research institution. The gorgeous setting doesn't hurt! 

Why should students visit the Career Center?
We offer personalized, individual assistance for every student regardless of where they are in their career path.  From major selection to professional job search, we have so many resources to help! 

 

About Marina

Alma Mater:

  • Denison University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Women’s Studies (2015) 

Favorite Meal: Chicken Wings 

Favorite Song: Pretty Wings - Maxwell 

Favorite Color: Pink 

Myers-Briggs Type: ESFP 

Your Five Strengths:
Communication, Adaptability, Woo, Arranger, Harmony 

What’s your favorite thing about the USF St. Petersburg campus?
The small campus atmosphere that I know and love -and the beautiful bay isn’t too bad either! 

Why should students visit the Career Center?
Students should come visit us because we offer insight to each and every student regardless of where they are in their academic career or job search. No matter what you need, we will find the resources to help you succeed at the USF St. Petersburg campus and beyond! 

 


Seeking professional employment on the USF St. Petersburg campus? Please visit Human Resources.


Our Location

The USF St. Petersburg Career Center is located on the second floor of the Student Life Center (2300) 

131 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727-873-4129  / Email

campus map identifying Career Center's location