Kimberly Betz is the Executive Director of Career Services at Princeton University. Kim guides the department’s strategic vision to help students to proactively design their careers and lives in ways that will continue to have a significant impact long after their first internship or job. She also works in partnership with academic and administrative leaders across campus, serving as the public representative of Career Services with external partners including alumni, trustees, employers, foundation leaders and others across the country and around the world.
Previously, Kim served as the director of the Career Center at Carleton College where she led the college’s strategic initiative to prepare students more robustly for their post-graduation careers and supported the “Life After Carleton” component of a capital fundraising campaign. She also developed new programs and tools to integrate holistic career development across all campus advising efforts.
Betz began her career at Carleton, her alma mater, as a program coordinator in the Career Center in 1996, and later served as assistant director and then associate director of the center. Following this, Betz became director of internships at Oberlin College in 2000. She served as director of career development at St. Catherine University from 2005 until returning to Carleton. She received a bachelor’s degree in German and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Carleton. She was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Austria and received a master’s degree in German from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She also did graduate work in career counseling at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.