Peter Thorsett


As the Communication and Marketing Officer for Career Services, Peter has responsibilities for coordinating the department's communications with students, employers, and affiliated stakeholders within the University of South Florida community. This includes developing, implementing, and evaluating marketing and social media plans. In this role, he also assists the Career Services leadership team with assessment, data collection, and report writing related to our communications efforts and plays an instrumental role in improving communications with students and employers through the university's Handshake system.

Peter brings over 20 years of experience, in a variety of marketing and technology roles, from both higher education and private industry, to the team. Most recently, Peter served as the head of Strategic Communications for Miami University Libraries in Oxford, Ohio.  Prior to that appointment, he was an Associate Director of Marketing and Technology Services for Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and served in multiple positions at Georgia State University, Turner Broadcasting, Johnson Controls, and the University of Tennessee.

Peter holds an MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics / public administration at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  Additionally, with the exception of his dissertation, Peter has completed all of the degree requirements for a PhD in instructional technology at the College of Education at Georgia State University.