Photo of Karen Speers

Karen Speers

Student Engagement and Orientation Coordinator

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, French (minor in Spanish) – Carleton University; Certificate in Meeting & Event Management - Algonquin College
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2201

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for oversight of student activities and orientation programming including faculty fall orientation programs, the Campus Activity Board and Shinerama.

 Professional Experience:

  • Special Projects Assistant – Carleton University
  • Event Management Consultant (6+ years) – helping organizations get their events done on time and on budget
  • Event Production Manager – Ottawa 2017/Canada 150 Celebrations
  • Event Planning Manager – Ottawa Senators Hockey Club & The Canadian Tire Centre
  • Conference Services Manager – Carleton University

More About Karen


Ottawa, Ontario

Length of Time on Campus:

4 years (off and on)

Hobbies Outside Work:

Playing soccer, watching sports, spending time on a dock and ferrying children to various activities.

Best Part of Being in Ottawa:

The scenery and the food. This city has so many gorgeous spots and lots of hidden culinary gems.

New Student Advice:

Your time here can sometimes feel long but it’s actually incredibly short. Step outside your comfort zone and try something new. Your education is obviously important, but also, take advantage of absolutely everything Carleton and Ottawa have to offer. Make the best of these years.