About Us

Overview

Contact us

Phone: 727-873-4129
Email: stp-careercenter@usf.edu
Office: SLC 2300
Drop-in Hours:
In-Person: M-F 12pm - 5pm (Except for Staff Meeting on Wed. 3:30-4:30)
Virtual: M-F 2pm-5pm via Microsoft Teams  

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


Meet the Team 

Lesa Shouse
Lesa Shouse
Director
lshouse@usf.edu
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Taylor Snipes
Employer Relations Coordinator
tsnipes@usf.edu

 

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 Career Services?
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 Taylor

Alma Mater: 

University of South Florida: Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education 
University of South Florida: Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in College Student Affairs
Favorite Meal: Tacos

Favorite Song: Back Pocket, Vulfpack

Favorite Color: Green

Myers-Briggs Type:  ISFJ

Your Five Strengths: Responsibility, Consistency, Harmony, Discipline, and Focus

What’s your favorite thing about the USF St. Petersburg campus?My favorite thing about the USF St. Petersburg camps is the sense of community and the passion students and staff have for the institution. I love walking on campus and knowing the people I am passing. Everyone on campus is always so friendly and willing to work together to better both the USF and the surrounding community.

Why should students visit Career Services?
Deciding and obtaining a career can be challenging. However, by visiting the career center, students can get 1:1 help to ensure they excel in their future careers. Through our fantastic events, resources, and coaching, students can learn about the different ways they can use their major, get resume and cover letter help, and connect with future employers!!

 

Kasey Kobs
Kasey Kobs
Coordinator for Internships & Career Experiences
kkobs@usf.edu
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Vacant
Career Services Graduate Assistant
TBD@usf.edu

 

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 Career Services?
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 TBD

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Why should students visit Career Services? 

 

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Zachary Fitzgerald
Career Programs Specialist
zfitzgerald@usf.edu
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Career Peers
We employ a team of students who are trained in resume writing, cover letters, general interviews and professional etiquette. (Photo of 2019 Team) 

About Zach

Alma Mater: University of South Florida St. Petersbug: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Favorite Meal: Lasagna

Favorite Song: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N’ Roses

Favorite Color: Burgundy  

Myers-Briggs Type: ISTJ

Your Five Strengths
Strategic
Analytical
Responsibility
Context
Input

What’s your favorite thing about the USF St. Petersburg campus? I enjoy the size and location of our campus, it is the perfect. Downtown St. Pete has so much to offer our students within minutes in an atmosphere that isn’t available in larger campuses. Our campus size provides a more personal experience on campus as well, here you can meet and see a majority of your peers regularly. Without getting caught up in the rush of a larger campus.  

 Why should students visit Career Services? Why not? There is no risk and a high potential for reward. From your first day as a freshman through graduation and beyond we have services and resources just for you. Our staff and students are dedicated to helping you find and evaluate your career goals and find a career path that fits you. 

Career Peer Advisors

Megan Costacamps, Lead Career Peer

Barbara Figueredo

Keyara "Kiki" Augustine

Steven Duverge

Sha'Tina Scott

Peturla Scarlett

Santiago Salazar Parra 

 

 

All Full-Time Professional staff members are Certified Professional Resume Writers. We train all of our career peers to professional standards. 

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


Our Location

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

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

Phone: 727-873-4129  / Email: stp-careercenter@usf.edu

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