About Us

Career Services at Middlesex Community College promotes career development as a life-long learning process. Through self-assessment, thoughtful career exploration, and the implementation of a career action plan, our programs and activities seek to assist and support enrolled students and alumni in learning about appropriate and satisfying careers, enabling them to participate more fully in a global society.

Karen James, Coordinator of Career Planning and Placement

Phone: (781) 280-3639
Email: jamesk@middlesex.mass.edu

Karen James joined Middlesex Community College in September 2012. While her career path has included a successful accounting and business career, she has worked in higher education and career development for nearly 20 years. Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Education in Career counseling from Colorado State University.

Karen has worked to build collaborative relationships with academic departments and other student services on campus, provided staff professional development with an emphasis on career topics and professionalism, and is known for using humor and storytelling in her presentations across campus.

Karen’s approach to career counseling is helping students identify their strengths via self-exploration, mindfulness and story-telling.  She also encourages students to pursue a field of study where their strengths and interests will be maximized. She provides career counseling, interprets career assessments, conducts mock interviews, presents a wide range of career-related topics to groups/classes and critiques resumes.

Karen is an active member of the National Association of Career Development, Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers and the Northeast Career Counselor’s Consortium.

Last Modified: 10/11/17