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

Career Services provides USFSM students with comprehensive career planning 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 provides information on employment opportunities and creates venues where students can network with employers.

Appointments may be made to assist students in making informed career decisions, securing career related experience and preparing for employment. Appointments can be scheduled online from the website.

Career Planning

Career Assessments are available to help students identify career options that match their values, skills, interest, and personality. Students can connect their major to a variety of jobs, gather occupational information and meet with professionals working in a field of interest through Career Services.

Optimal 2.0 is an online suite of resources available to USFSM students. Practice the interview and create an interactive web page including resume, cover letter, and portfolio to present to a potential employer. A portfolio stores samples of your skills and experiences in common file formats including graphics, audio, and video. Optimal 2.0 creates a professional presentation to send employers and sets you apart from the competition.

College Central is a website where students can search for full- or part-time jobs and Federal Work study positions.  Here the student can gain career advice through a multimedia library and post their resume for employers to view.

Career Service coordinates events to assist students with making contacts with employers including informational interviews, business etiquette dinners, networking events, and on-campus interviews.


Juniors who are officially admitted to USFSM, have declared their major, and completed six credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.50, are eligible to participate in internships. Career Services will assist students in preparing for and securing an internship, as well as reviewing their responsibilities and employer expectations.  Internships are advertised on College Central. Internships for academic credit are referred to the sponsoring college.