staff
Karen Trojanowski

Director for Alternative Careers & Graduate Advisor

327G Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Phone: (303) 492-5137
E-mail: karen.trojanowski@colorado.edu

  • Counsel and educate law students about the growing number of careers where a law degree is highly valued, but the work is outside the traditional practice of law
  • Work directly with the graduating class before and after graduation, and throughout the following year to assist them with their job searches in all sectors and practice areas
  • Regularly interact with employers to help them find the right student and alumni candidates for open job opportunities
  • Implement events related to non-traditional careers, networking, professionalism, and job search strategies
  • Assist with compiling and reviewing employment data for the Law School's post-graduate reports including ABA, US News, Princeton Review, NALP, etc.
  • Create and edit content for the Alternative Careers section of the Law School's website
Bio:

Karen Trojanowski (Colorado Law alumna, 2004) has been with the Career Development Office for eight years total.  As Director for Alternative Careers and Graduate Advisor, she specializes in educating students about the growing number of careers in the public and private sector where a law degree is highly valued, but where the work is outside of the traditional practice of law.  A few examples include work in: advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, banking and finance, consulting, compliance/risk management, contract drafting/facilitation, court administration, energy, entrepreneurship, healthcare, human resources, higher education teaching and administration, law enforcement, non-profit administration, policy/politics, real estate, and technology.

As the graduate advisor Karen works with the individual members of each graduating class before graduation, after graduation and throughout the following year to assist them with their job searches.  This includes sending them a bi-weekly newsletter highlighting job opportunities and job search tips, doing one-on-one career advising, reviewing their application materials, and facilitating graduate networking opportunities.

Karen is also certified to administer the Strong Interest Inventory (SII), which is an individual career assessment tool that gives insight into a person's interests, helping them to make the right career choices.

Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Karen is a graduate of the University of Michigan (2000) and University of Colorado Law School (2004).  For over five years, she served as a volunteer attorney for Boulder County Legal Services.  She is an avid Bruce Springsteen fan; certified as a post-partum doula; enjoys creative writing; has young two children; and loves working with students.