Meet Your Career Coach

Hello Columbia University SPS Students and Alumni! We are here to serve and provide support throughout your career journey!

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Karen Acampado

Associate Director | Construction Administration, Information Knowledge Strategy, Narrative Medicine, Non-Profit Management

Karen Acampado serves as a dedicated career coach and connector at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies | Career Design Lab. Her mission is to empower students to reach their career aspirations through personalized coaching and professional development initiatives.

With a genuine passion for connecting with students and faculty alike, Karen actively researches current industry trends and provides unwavering support to her students. Her extensive experience spans student engagement, fostering meaningful relationships with employers, and adeptly managing information sessions and large-scale events.

Karen finds immense joy in assisting students with various aspects of their career journey, from refining interview techniques to navigating internship and job searches. She is particularly enthusiastic about guiding students in brand development and resume enhancement, firmly believing in the importance of equipping them with the tools for long-term career success.

Specialties and Interests

Construction Administration / Education / Non-Profit

Career Paths

Construction/ Engineering / Real EstateEducationGovernment / Public Administration / Public PolicyHealthcareNonprofit / Community / Social ServicesPre-Medical