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Career Services

Mission Statement

Career Services assists students and alumni with all phases of career development, from career guidance and job search training to resume advice, interview skills, and professional networking. We support the mission of Saint Leo University by offering a practical and effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world.

Emphasis/Goals

Our department provides career coaching and job search resources to assist students and alumni with making informed career development decisions and building the career competencies needed for successful employment outcomes.

Specifically:

  • Encouraging student and alumni development through personal career exploration, by providing networking opportunities, workshops, and career events.
  • Creating collaborative employer partnerships to optimize career opportunities.
  • Partnering with the academic community to facilitate the development of career skills.
  • Offering contemporary technological resources to enhance the delivery of career services.

Meet Our Team

The Career Services team assists students with all phases of career development. We offer career guidance, job search training, résumé advice, interview skills, and professional networking. We support the mission of Saint Leo University by offering a practical and effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world.

The Career Services team can be found in SAB, Suite 203 on the University Campus in St. Leo, FL. Our phone number is (352) 588-8346 and our email is careerservices@saintleo.edu

Omar Cosme

Assistant Director

omar.cosme@saintleo.edu

Omar Cosme has worked in various educator roles since 2015. Throughout his career, he has worked to support English Language Learners, international students, and students with exceptionalities at all levels. After an undergraduate experience marked by dedication to service, collaboration, and accessibility, Omar earned a B.S. in English Education from the University of South Florida. Gaining an interest in the connections between positive leadership and student achievement, he is now completing a M.A. in Educational Leadership. Omar currently serves on the Career Services team at Saint Leo University as Assistant Director, Career Services.

Janet VanGuilder

Senior Coordinator

janet.vanguilder@saintleo.edu

Janet VanGuilder joined Saint Leo University in the Fall of 2007 as a student and graduated with her BA in business management with a minor in accounting in 2011. In the summer of 2011, following her graduation, VanGuilder became an employee of the university, working as the senior coordinator for Student Services. Since the fall of 2018, she has served as the senior coordinator for the Office of Accessibility Services and Career Services.

VanGuilder has been an advisor for the Leo for St. Jude fundraiser on campus since 2012. While working for Saint Leo, she has been awarded the Beth G. Evans Outstanding Staff Member Award 2012-2013 and Outstanding Club Advisor 2013-2014.

Grace Martin

Graduate Assistant

Grace.martin@saintleo.edu

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Contact Career Services

Email Us: careerservices@saintleo.edu
Call Us: (352) 588-8346
Visit Us: Student Activities Building, Suite 203

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