Karen Trojanowski

Director for Alternative Careers & Graduate Advisor

327G Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Phone: (303) 492-5137


Karen Trojanowski (Colorado Law alumna, 2004) rejoined the Career Development Office in 2011.  As Director for Alternative Careers and Graduate Advisor, her job focuses on two areas.  First, 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. 

Second, as a 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. 

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