Meet the Staff

Amy Brink
Assistant Director 
abrink@ursinus.edu

Amy began work at the Career and Professional Development Office in 2008. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Messiah College and Temple University and a Master of Science degree in Human Organization Science from Villanova University. Amy brings over 25 years of professional experience having worked with the American Red Cross, CIGNA, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges and TWC Consulting Group. At Ursinus College Amy assists undergraduates and alumni with career planning, internship and job searches, plus graduate school planning.
Beverly J. Gaydos
Information Manager
bgaydos@ursinus.edu

Beverly began work in the Career and Professional Development Office in 2009. She is the primary administrator of Career and Professional Development website and technology systems, providing support in data collection, management, and reporting. Prior to joining Career Services, Beverly spent over 25 years as a PC software training specialist in business and industry in the Philadelphia region. She began working part-time at Ursinus in 1989 for The Center for Continuous Learning in varying positions including Computer Science adjunct instructor, Computer Science Dept. Major Coordinator, Liaison for the Teacher Certification Program, and Director for the NetGain Program.She holds a B.S. in Education from Lock Haven University, a certificate in Computer Programming from Maxwell Institute, Inc., and iCarnegie teaching certification for Intro. to Computer Systems and Information Systems.
Beverly Gaydos
Michele Poruban
Assistant Director
mporuban@ursinus.edu

Michele began work at the Career and Professional Development Office in 2009. She has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the Pennsylvania State University and Master of Science degree in Educational Counseling from West Chester University. Michele brings with her eight years of teaching and guidance counseling experience in the public school system as well as ten years in college academic advising. At Ursinus College Michele assists undergraduates and alumni with career planning, internship and job searches, plus graduate school planning.
Sharon Hansen
Associate Director For Employer Relations
shansen@ursinus.edu

Sharon joined the Career and Professional Development Team in July 2011. She has a BA in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia and a Master of Science in Education focusing on College Student Development from Alfred University. Sharon brings over a decade of experience working with liberal arts students and the employers who hire them in a Career Services setting. She is also a past board member of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers and received their Outstanding Member Award in 2009. At Ursinus College, Sharon is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with employers and works with students and alumni in a career advising capacity.
 
Nancy Reilly
Office Coordinator
nreilly@ursinus.edu

Nancy joined the Career and Professional Development Office in 2004. She is the primary administrative support person responsible for the successful day-to-day operation of the office. In addition to supporting the Career Services staff, you will find Nancy busy helping employers enter jobs into the UC CareerNet Job posting system, administering the Internship program, supervising student workers, and running ad-hoc reports on student placements after graduation. Prior to joining Career Services Nancy worked as assistant to the vice-principal in the academic affairs office at St. Pius X High School. Nancy earned her Bachelor in Business Administration from Ursinus College and also has a diploma from Lansdale School of Business as a computer applications specialist.
Carla Mollins Rinde
Director
crinde@ursinus.edu

Carla has been a member of the College’s administration since 1982. She is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and delivery of career services at Ursinus. Active in the Ursinus community, she is a member of the Pre-Medical Committee, the Committee on Outcomes Assessment, the Committee on Graduate and Professional Education, the Pre-Law Committee, Co-coordinator of the College’s Kemper Scholarship program and a member of the recent Presidential Search Committee. She is affectionately known as the “Mother of Air Band” having brought this annual fundraising event to Ursinus many years ago. Before coming to Ursinus, she was Assistant Director of Career Services at Albion College in Michigan. Carla holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y., and the MSEd in Higher Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Student Staff

Allison Frymoyer
Peer Associate I

Allison is currently in her junior year at Ursinus. She is working on a major in psychology and a minor in sociology. This will be her second year working in the Career and Professional Development Office. This year, she is working as a Peer Associate with a specialization in marketing and graphics. On campus, she is a proud member of the Tau Sigma Gamma Sorority and spends most of her free time hanging out with her sisters. Allison just completed a summer internship at a counseling center and she is more than happy to assist students who are searching for opportunities.
 Allison Frymoyer
Diane Mathew
Peer Associate I

Diane is a junior Neuroscience Major & Biology Minor. This is her second year at the Career and Professional Development Office and her first year as a Peer Associate, specializing in the Social Media Area. When she’s not working in the Office, you can usually find her studying in Pfahler or Myrin, but feel free to have a chat, she’s probably online shopping anyway! Like many of you, Diane is also on the prowl for the perfect internship, so come by Bomberger 110 and do some research (or shopping) with her!
 
Nina Petry
Peer Associate I

Nina, a sophomore pursuing a major in English and a minor in Business and Economics, works as a resumé-reviewer Peer Associate at the Career and Professional Development office. Although her passion lies in the humanities, Nina’s activities showcase her avid interest in the sciences: besides proposing the Modern Science & Technology SPINT House theme, she is a member of the Bioethics Club and has found a place among the fellows of the Center for Science and the Common Good by coordinating collaborations between the Center and SPINT. Nina enjoys pursuing extracurricular activities and internship opportunities, and she is willing to help others do the same
 
 Amanda Sierzega
Peer Associate I

Amanda is a sophomore English major and Secondary Education Minor. Along with being a Peer Associate at the Career and Professional Development office, Amanda is also involved in Breakaway Student Productions, Literary Society, and The Lantern. Off campus, she is a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Phoenixville Area YMCA. When she’s not reading or writing poetry, Amanda enjoys swimming, running, and listening to any type of music. As a member of the Class of 2016, she is excited to learn more about opportunities the Career and Professional Development office offers to prepare students for employment after college.