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Why Saint Leo?

Saint Leo University has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a 2018 Best regional University – South and Best Value Regional University – South. Saint Leo University is Florida’s first Catholic college (founded in 1889) and welcomes people of all faiths, as well as those with no religious affiliation. Our Benedictine-inspired core values of excellence, respect, integrity, personal development, community, and responsible stewardship resonate with students of all generations. We purposefully stress to students our core values, combined with the rigor of critical thinking, as a powerful guide for decision making in a challenging world.

Saint Leo University talent is not only located on the University Campus in the greater Tampa Bay area. Students are also enrolled at more than 35 education centers in 7 states and online. Saint Leo students are both traditional aged students and adult learners, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and 95 counties (as of fall 2018).

We have some exceptional talent here at Saint Leo University, and we would love to connect our students and alumni with your organization. Students enrolled at Saint Leo University may choose from more than 50 academic programs including associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, along with pre-professional and accelerated learning programs. You can review a list of Saint Leo University program options.

Below is a list of ways you can connect with Career Services and our outstanding talent. We hope to hear from you soon!

Join Us on Handshake

Handshake is our online platform for all things Career Services related. Students and employers can connect with each other, employers can post jobs for students, Career Services can share resources with students, and many other advantages. We ask all our employers to join us on Handshake so students have a common point to research and connect with employers, learn more about their organizations, and easily access open opportunities. Whether you have current full-time or part-time, jobs, internship, or cooperative education opportunities, or are hoping to have openings in the future, we can help connect you with potential candidates and get your positions filled quickly!

Joining Saint Leo University on Handshake is easy. If you have never created a profile on Handshake, you can create a profile for your company. If your company is on Handshake but you have not connected with Saint Leo University, you can easily connect with Saint Leo University by searching for us under “Schools” or following these instructions. The Employer Quick Start Guide (PDF) gives valuable steps and resources to help you maximize your experience.


Come Recruit with our Employer Spotlight!

Saint Leo University and Career Services offer our highly successful Employer Spotlight series. Employer Spotlight is an opportunity to bring our employer partners on campus to connect and network with Saint Leo talent. The Employer Spotlight visit includes tabling in a high traffic area on campus, a recorded informational interview, and possible classroom visits. The best part of our Employer Spotlight is that you are the only employer on campus! We will handle your parking, the setup, the marketing, and the organization – just come ready to have some great conversations with some great students! Are you not local to Tampa Bay? We have virtual opportunities available too!

Career Fairs & Events

Each semester, Career Services coordinates numerous fairs and events related to employer recruitment efforts. These events can assist you in finding qualified candidates and branding your organization on campus. Sponsorship opportunities are also available to increase your visibility and boost your brand. Events are open to all Saint Leo University students and alumni.

To view our list of upcoming events, please visit our Events and Fairs pages on Handshake.


We also invite you to use Handshake to post your internship positions. Students will be able to apply directly with your company, and you will decide which candidate best suits your organization’s needs. Details of the internship should be included in the posting, including number of hours required/week, location of internship, compensation, etc.

Note: Saint Leo University does not require internships as a part of the curriculum for every major, however some students may require academic credit for their internship. If a student wishes to earn credit for their internship, Career Services does not have the authority to approve - it is the student’s responsibility to reach out to their academic advisor for credit approval. In addition, if your organization requires that the opportunity must be for school credit, please indicate that in the internship description. 

If an employer is hoping to hire a student for an unpaid internship, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the internship is in regulation with the U.S. Department of Labor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

View Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act for more information.

Need to talk to someone? Have a question? Please contact us!

Saint Leo University Career Services

Phone: 352.588.8346