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Karen took on the role of Assistant Dean in early 2022. Previously, Karen served as the Business Career Center Director for the College of Business Administration. In this role, she oversees the College of Business Administration’s formal career and professional development programs including Business Career Center operations, the LEAD course sequence and career-related programs that connect students, employers and alumni including the Mentor Program and Office Visit Days. Karen collaborates with career-related offices across the Marquette University community and oversees Business Career Center Employer Advisory Board.
Each fall and spring semester, Karen teaches two sections of the LEAD 2000 career development course. Within the Business Career Center, she meets with students and alumni to discuss career decision making, develop internship and job search strategies, and support job seekers as they develop resumes, cover letters and interview skills. Karen supports employer relations in the areas of Accounting and International Business and manages internship data collection for the College. Prior to serving as Career Development Director, Karen was an Assistant Director in the Business Career Center (2010-2013) and a Faculty Advisor for the Business Career Center and Office of International Business Studies (2013-2015).
Prior to working in the College of Business Administration, Karen worked as a career counselor at Cardinal Stritch University, serving traditionally-aged college students, adult learners and alumni. Karen received her Master of Educational Leadership with emphasis in College Student Personnel from Marquette University. While pursuing this degree, she worked as a graduate assistant in the Marquette University Career Services Center.