Meet the Team

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Katelyn Jerles (CCC, GCDF)


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Katelyn strives to help others become the best version of themselves and develop professionally.  As a trained and certified career counselor, she prides herself on her ability to translate experiences to deliverables, helping clients achieve their career goals. Katelyn focuses with her clients on progressing to the next step, if we can focus on small, incremental goals we will continue to get closer and closer to your ultimate career goals. Currently, she serves both employers and students focused on career development at the University of Florida. In her previous roles Katelyn has worked in recruiting and human resources, higher education career counseling, and in the non-profit sector serving individuals with disabilities. Katelyns current areas of focus include experienced and C-Suite professionals, business and healthcare industries, 


Certifications & Trainings: NCDA Certified Career Counselor, CCE Certified Global Career Development Facilitator, NACE Certified Career Coach, & Strong Interest Inventory Facilitator


Education: North Carolina State University - Master of Counselor Education,

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology




CliftonStrengths: Adaptability, Relator, Achiever, Ideation, Learner 

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Sara Gould ( GCDF, CCSP, FCD(I) )


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Sara believes that each client knows themselves best, even if they don’t recognize it at the time. She is a certified career services provider and instructor who focuses on helping clients identify their strengths, value-add, and interests. Sara works with clients to articulate their potential and confidently achieve their career goals. She works at the University of Florida, providing career development to all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students through every step of their journey. She has previous experience working at a non-profit organization and with employers, understanding hiring from the employer’s perspective. Sara’s areas of focus and interest currently include comprehensive career education, the gender wage gap, and salary negotiation.

Certifications & Trainings: NCDA Certified Facilitating Career Development Instructor, NCDA Certified Career Services Provider, CCE Certified Global Career Development Facilitator, NACE Certified Career Coach 


Education: University of Florida - Master of Science in Management (in progress),

Slippery Rock University - Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education & Bachelor of Science in Psychology



CliftonStrengths: Empathy, Harmony, Discipline, Consistency, Relator

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Ashley Jacobs ( M.Ed, Ed.S.)

Career Transition Consultant

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Ashley has a passion for career and professional development. She is experienced in helping individuals translate their skills and experiences to position themselves strongly in their job search. She is energized by supporting others by providing job search strategies and tools to help them secure opportunities that are a match for their interests and talents. Currently, Ashley works as a Human Resources Business Partner in the Biotechnology industry, partnering with senior leaders on organizational development & design, performance management, training, employee development, and engagement & retention. She has previous experience managing a talent acquisition team within HR at a large organization and serving as a consultant to hiring authorities and search committees for executive and hard-to-fill positions. Ashley has also worked as a career coach at the University of Florida; assisting students and alumni in landing their next career move.

Certifications & Trainings: NACE Certified Career Coach, AIRS Professional Recruiter Certification, AIRS Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter, AIRS Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter, UF Business Communications Certification, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner

Education: University of Florida - Master of Science in Management (in progress), University of Florida - Master of Education in Counselor Education, University of Florida - Bachelor of Science in Psychology


CliftonStrengths: Achiever, Individualization, Discipline, Focus, Analytical  

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