Our knowledgeable and dedicated team of professional advisors will help you find an internship as well as help prepare you for your career path while at Temple and beyond.


Anne Bayless Anne Bayless
Director
BA, St. Mary’s College, Government and Sociology
MBA, Temple University

A proud and enthusiastic Temple alum, Anne is thrilled to support professional development initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts. Anne grew up in Evanston, Illinois, but now calls Philadelphia home. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in Government and Sociology, she spent two years working in Washington, D.C. and New York City on local policy initiatives, and then moved back to the Midwest to manage an employment program for homeless youth in Chicago. Eager to get back to the east coast and pursue additional education and training, Anne obtained her MBA degree while overseeing training programs for entrepreneurs in Temple’s Small Business Development Center. Post MBA and three children later, Anne joined the Fox Management Consulting team to help develop and grow their innovative experiential education model linking MBA students with nonprofit boards. Anne is passionate about the power of a liberal arts degree, and believes students should pursue their interests but also be proactive and strategic about participating in experiential learning. Anne loves helping students discover their options, become competent internship and career seekers and learn how to tap Temple’s vast resources and alumni network. When not working, Anne enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring Philadelphia and taking road trips to beautiful and interesting places.

Special Interests: Professional Development Education, Networking, Nonprofit Organizations and Governance, Social Innovation, Business, Student Leadership


Elizabeth Anselmo Elizabeth Anselmo
Associate Director
BS, Utah Valley University, Psychology
MS, Utah State University, Psychology — Specializing in School Counseling

Liz grew up in Scranton, PA, home of the TV series, “The Office.” She moved to Utah after high school and completed both her bachelor’s and master’s before returning to her home state of PA. She initially began her professional career as a high school counselor and then transitioned into higher education by way of college admissions. She has been working for Temple’s College of Liberal Arts for the past four years in the student professional development unit where she manages internship programming. She spends a significant amount of time preparing students for professional internship opportunities, building relationships with employers in the Philadelphia area and then connecting students with these employers. She also oversees the CLA 2685 internship course for students interested in receiving academic credit for their internship experiences. Liz feels strongly about experiential learning and tries to meet students where they are and then works to challenge their comfort zone in order to facilitate both professional and personal growth. When considering an internship, she encourages students to take risks, diversify their experience, and practice a forward-thinking attitude. “An internship is a time to test the waters, a probationary period that you might not have the privilege of taking once you graduate,” she says. She currently lives in Plymouth Meeting with her husband, twin daughters, and French Bulldog.

Special Interests: Internship planning, Pre-Law, Social Science Majors, Salary Negotiation, Graduate school planning, First-Generation college students


Patrick Gordon Patrick Gordon
Senior Career Coach
BA, Temple University, Journalism
MJ, Temple University, Journalism

Patrick is a baseball writer and entrepreneur who thrives on inspiring and motivating college students to chase their passion as it relates to a career. His resume includes stints with various sports media outlets, including the Philadelphia Daily News and the National Lacrosse League, and he also holds press credentials from Major League Baseball as founder and managing editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. In addition to his journalistic ventures, he’s also spent the past decade as a mainstay in the proliferation of career services at Temple with 11+ years of experience in various roles related to professional development. “If you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way to achieve it,” he says. “I’m all about helping students understand the journey can be just as satisfying as the end result.” He lives in Horsham with his wife, son, and Goldendoodle named Spring.

Special Interests: Entrepreneurship , Creative Careers, Internship Planning, Career Development for Athletes