We let students take responsibility for their education and develop initiative and independence by enhancing their confidence in their own abilities.
The independent learning experience is a staple of the Ursinus education. Students are able mold their educational experience to their liking. Most students use the independent learning experience to pursue a passion within the fields of math and computer science. This gives students direction in their future in either industry or graduate studies. The independent learning experience is a requirement to graduate and allows students to take control in their education. The requirement can be fulfilled by completing research, an internship, or studying abroad. Most students find these experiences so enriching that they choose to complete more than one. Learn more about the independent learning opportunities in the subpages Research, Study Abroad, and Internship.
Victoria Javes at her externship with K’NEX LPG in Hatfield, PA.
Victoria Javes ’18 shadows Erica Schnebel ’13 at K’NEX.
Brendan Werner ’18 shadows Dan Gedrich ’99 at Wells Fargo in Wilmington, DE.
Eric LeBlanc ’18 and Bryan Martin ’18 shadow Rob Wrzesniewski ’91 and Dean Mioli ’83 at SEI through the Externship Program.
Brook Overly ’18 and Amanda Palladino ’18 shadow Cory Krejcik ’00 at Chaddsford Winery through the Externship Program.
Amanda Palladino is a natural when it comes to wax dipping at her externship at Chaddsford Winery.
Kirsten Manley UC ’18, Kelsey Jean-Baptiste UC ’18, and Peter DeSimone UC ’19 shadow Matt Cowper UC ’97 at Beasley Media Group through the Externship Program.
Bridget Sherry ’18 learned about careers in finance by shadowing Eleisha Smith ’99 at JPMorgan Chase.
Matt Margolis ’19 and Jon Cope ’19 shadow Dennis Stanton ’04, Athletic Director at Souderton Area High School.
John DeLia ’20 shadows Dr. Paul Wagner ’92 of Harleysville Veterinary Hospital through the Externships Program.
Hailey Donahue ’18 shadowed Valentina Alonso ’13 at Bioclinica, Inc. where she learned about Pharma and clinical trials.
Katrina O’Donnell ’18 shadows Megan Maccaroni ’14 at Site Civil Engineering, an environmental and engineering consulting firm where Megan works as an environmental scientist.
Erin Saybolt ’20, shadows John Sears ’99 (PhD, MBA) the Health Care Quality Strategy Director of Immunology at Johnson and Johnson.
Lindsey Klee ’18 shadows Dr. Wendy Wallace ’83 at CHOP Ambulatory Care Network - North Hills.
Faratha Rathod ’19 and Mariana Arrisueno ’18 shadow Patrick Higgins ’08 at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Gemma Dufoe ’20 shadows Storm Miller ’12 at Benetrends Financial.
Joon (Kyung) Son ’18 and Abigail Goldstein ’19 shadow Kim Thomas ’92 at Pediatric Dental Associates
Kim Wieghaus ’20 and Nadis (Yu-Hisen) Tsao ’19 shadow Jonathan Markoe ’86 at Merrill Lynch.
Kiley Addis ’20 did her externship at the law firm of Ryder, Lu, Mazzeo & Konieczny where she shadowed Frank Mazzeo ’88.
Danielle Uibel ’18 shadows Dr. Todd Nixon ’83 at St Mary Medical Center.
Jasmine Soriano ’20 and Brenden Steiner ’18 explore careers in finance by shadowing Phil Schubert ’91 at BBVA in NYC.
Elena Ngo ’19 shadows Ryan Fink ’02 at Vanguard.
Clara Greskoff ’18 shadows Jeannine Stuart ’85 at AREUFIT Health Services where she observed both the Eagle Eye Mobile and health screenings.
Allie Cook ’18 shadowed Jessie Kemper ’12 and Beth Myers ’17 at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy