Karen Acampado


Karen Acampado has worked as a career services professional for over 15 years.  Currently as a career coach and connector at Columbia University, School of Professional Studies | Career Design Lab, she collaborates with an incredible team of professionals and helps students achieve their career goals by preparing them for internships and full-time opportunities. Karen’s passion is connecting with students and faculty, researching current trends and being a support system for her students. 

Karen attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  After three years in media, Karen decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Student Development Practice in Higher Education at St. John’s University and has worked in higher education since 2004.  In her previous roles, she has worked on student engagement, employer relations, and has experience managing events. Karen enjoys working with students on interview techniques, internship/job search, branding, resume development, and is passionate about educating students on how to achieve career success. You can connect to Karen on LinkedIn