Office Hours and Staff

OFFICE HOURS The Career Planning Center (CPC) is open during the following hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm 
  • Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Individual meetings with the Assistant Dean for Career Planning and the Director for Career Planning are available by appointment during office hours. Meetings outside office hours are available upon request. Whenever possible, appointments should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule an appointment please stop by the CPC or contact the CPC by telephone at (414) 288-3313 or by email at

Erin M. Binns

Erin M. Binns
Assistant Dean of Career Planning
(414) 288-6397

Asst. Dean Binns has been guiding Marquette law students and graduates in their professional formation and career activities for over two decades. Dean Binns' work includes educating and coaching students and graduates in their career search strategies, network building, and overall professional development. Additionally, Dean Binns is committed to establishing relationships with employers for the purpose of expanding opportunities for students and graduates. 

Her knowledge of the legal industry is founded on the fact that she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as a teaching assistant for the University of Wisconsin Law School's legal research and writing program. Prior to joining Marquette Law School, Dean Binns worked as an associate and summer associate with the law firm of Quarles & Brady where her practice focused on commercial litigation and products liability claims. Dean Binns began her professional career as a high school English teacher, instructing courses in literature, writing, and public speaking.  

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Sofia Ascorbe
Director of Career Planning 
(414) 288-6397

Director Ascorbe works with students and alumni in their career discernment and professional development. Before her work in student advocacy, she was a staff attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin, where she represented clients facing elder abuse and housing injustice. She was part of the original team of attorneys that operated Milwaukee's Eviction Defense Project (EDP). In her role with the EDP, she trained hundreds of attorneys across the state on housing law and client counseling, she oversaw volunteer attorneys in their representation of tenants, and she presented at various community centers on renter's rights. For her work with the EDP, she was recognized by the Wisconsin State Bar as a "Legal Innovator" in 2018, and as Wisconsin's "Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year" in 2019. 

Director Ascorbe knows the importance of gaining practical experience as a student. During her time at the University of Wisconsin Law School, she advocated for incarcerated individuals through the Wisconsin Innocence Project, spent a summer working with American Family Insurance's corporate in-house legal team, and interned with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's trial division. She is a graduate of Marquette University, where she studied English Literature and Philosophy. Raised in Miami, Florida, she has since fallen in love with lake hikes, the seasons, and this community.


Catherine Bergman

Catherine Bergman
Career Planning Assistant
(414) 288-5379

Ms. Bergman came to the Career Planning Center from the Financial Aid Office at Cardinal Stritch University. She brought with her 21 years of customer service experience and compassion. Ms. Bergman attended UW-Stout where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Man