Location: SMC C107
Telephone: 941-359-4586
Website: www.usfsm.edu/campus-life/career-services/

Career Services provides USFSM students with comprehensive career planning, graduate school preparation, and job search services. Experienced professionals are available to help students choose a major, gain career related work experience, develop a job search plan, and make decisions about graduate school. Career Services also coordinates programs for students to explore career options and build professional networks through career shadowing, business tours, mentoring, and more.

Students can schedule appointments to develop individualized career plans through the website.

Career Planning

Students are encouraged to prepare for their profession by developing in six areas of career success.  The six areas are knowledge, skills, mindsets, networks, experience, and credentials.  Meet with your Career Advisor regularly to develop and track your progress in each of these areas.

Career Assessments enable students to make informed career decisions.  Assessments provide students with valuable insight into career options that match their values, skills, interests, and personality.  Students can research the educational requirements related to career options as well as gain data on salaries, employment projections, and work environments.

Employment Strategies

Students are encouraged to visit with career advisors and career counselors to create professional application materials such as resumes, cover letters, thank you notes, and LinkedIn accounts. Students can search full or part-time jobs, Federal Work Study positions, and internships through an online career management system housed on the website.


Students are encouraged to pursue internships where they will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience related to their major or career interests.  Career Services will assist students in preparing for and securing internships by exploring options, refining application materials, preparing for interviews, and building the skill sets needed for internship success.