About Us

Each graduate is employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

Career Services inspires students to explore career paths that lead to lives of purpose and teaches them how to successfully transition from college to career or graduate school with poise and confidence.

We accomplish this mission through innovative programming and partnership with stakeholders.


Respect: We appreciate the unique capabilities and benefits of every individual.

Integrity: We are truthful in our communications and honor our commitments.

Communication: We are active listeners who are positive in communication who we are and what we do.

Proactive: We anticipate the needs of our customers, are timely and persistent in providing service, and see assignments to completion.

Teamwork: We are patient with and considerate of each other. We will support each other in overcoming obstacles and celebrate our success together.

Excellence: We adhere to a process that enables us to deliver results of the highest standards

The Team

Headshot - Lauren Kurnov
Lauren Kurnov
Director of Student Success
lmazer@sar.usf.edu / (941) 359-4452

Toni Ripo
Coordinator of Career Services
tripo@sar.usf.edu / (941) 359-4703

Ben Heins
Internship Coordinator
heins@sar.usf.edu / (941) 359-4357

Neil Spirtas

Employer Engagement
neilspirtas@sar.usf.edu / (941) 359-4415