Career Advising

The office of Career and Post-Graduate Development seeks to ensure that Ursinus graduates are strongly positioned to succeed. To set themselves up for success, students are encouraged to partner with career advisors. During interactions students talk about their goals and identify the realities that may impact those goals. Advisors then help students to identify the options that are available, which then enables students to develop a plan for what they will do.

Meet our Career Advisors

Amy Brink

Amy Brink (9)

Amy’s career advising style is encouraging and student centered. She establishes goals with students based on their strengths and needs. Amy also ties in one of Four questions asking “What will you do?” and challenges you to address potential barriers and encourages creative solutions to overcome those hurdles. Amy believes in allowing you to have autonomy in the advising process, trusting and believing in your abilities to understand yourself and your needs. Amy creates a safe, comfortable and focused environment for career coaching to help every student and alumni GROW out of their experience. Full Profile

Janet Mutschler

Janet Mutschler Janet is very excited to be able to work with Ursinus students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree and career in the medical field or in other health fields. Janet’s personal aims are to guide Ursinus students in navigating the admissions processes for post-baccalaureate, medical/health professions education programs that match each student’s future personal goals. Janet is also making connections for internship opportunities in medical and health-related fields. Full Profile 


Michele Poruban

Silver Linings. I try to live all aspects of my life, personal and professional, with the idea that there is hope and something good to be found in every situation, including those moments that challenge and test us. That positive philosophy has helped me to frame my work with students as a career advisor, supporting students and alumni as they navigate their lives and carve their future paths. All of my conversations with students and alumni are anchored to the Core question, “What matters to me?” as we partner to identify goals and set an action plan into motion.

You will hear me say it time and time again, working one-on-one with students is the best part of my day, so I look forward to the opportunity to meet with any UC Bear out there- come and see me! Full Profile

Sue Valerio Sladen

Sue’s approach to career advising is to develop realistic career plans that are based on each student’s unique background and goals, while providing expert advice and support. Sue encourages students to take a deep look at the behaviors and patterns that impact career plans. She utilizes career management theory to meet students where they are and build developmentally appropriate career management models. She is passionate about fair, equitable access to experiential and employment opportunities.  Full Profile


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Your Journey with your Career Advisor

Career Coaching Grow Diagram




(Goal, Reality, Options, Will)