Staff Spotlight: Karen Kingsbury

Karen KingsburyTake a moment to learn more about Karen Kingsbury and her role in the Career Management Center:

Q.  What is your title and what do you do?
A.  Sr. Assistant Director for Research and Operations. I oversee/supervise the operations of the Career Management Center which includes the three staff members in that group. The Operations staff oversee our technology platforms, ensure the smooth running of our office, manage the data collection and are responsible for running the on campus and off campus recruiting events.  In my capacity, I also am responsible for business development research on companies that hire MBA and MS students.

Q.  How long have you worked at Simon?
A.  This fall (2013) I am starting my 15th  year.

Q.  What do you like most about your job?
A.  The opportunity to meet people from all over the world and be part of their program here at Simon which includes their job search process. Then watch them move on to amazing careers around the world and through the many technology platforms now available, be able to keep in touch with them.

Q.  Fun fact about you?
A. I LOVE to cook and am very passionate about great eating habits and sharing my knowledge with people.

Q. If you could recommend a “uniquely Rochester experience” to prospective students what would it be?
A. We have so many great festivals here in the great Rochester region starting in the spring right through the fall. Everyone should experience these great festivals that highlight our amazing region, products, artists and institutions.

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