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Karyn Rosen

Assistant Dean - Cooperative Education

Karyn Rosen


Office Location

35-37 Leon Street
323 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Karyn Rosen, 301 ME
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Karyn Rosen is the Assistant Dean of Cooperative Education for the Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science, overseeing the college’s undergraduate and masters co-op programs. Prior to Northeastern, Karyn worked at IBM in a variety of marketing positions in both management and individual contributor positions. She holds her MEd and BS from Salem State University.


  • MEd in Guidance and Counseling, Salem State University
  • BS in Education, Salem State University

What are the specifics of your educational/career background?

My Northeastern career began as a co-op advisor in the College of Science working with math and physics undergrads.

I have a varied and interesting career that includes teaching elementary school, high-tech marketing and now higher education. Prior to my Northeastern University career, I spent 15 years at IBM in a variety of marketing positions. The most memorable and enjoyable position was that of Director of Communications, Business Partner Marketing, Lotus brand.

In my last few years at IBM, I earned my Professional Coaching certification. Through that process, I discovered my keen interest in others’ personal transformations. I earned my MEd and BS in Education from Salem State University.

What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most about what you do?

My primary role is to oversee all of co-op – both undergrad and masters levels – for the college. Of all of my various positions, my work in co-op has been the most rewarding. In co-op, we have an amazing opportunity to see students transform into professionals before our eyes. Their growth is palpable. It doesn’t get any better than being a part of that process. In addition, I get to work with an amazing team of co-op advisors, who are not only among the most committed, dedicated and creative teammates that I’ve had the pleasure of working with, but who also demonstrate an unsurpassed work ethic.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the work that goes on at CCIS?

What impresses me most about the research at CCIS is the wide variety. It spans AI, Human Computer Interaction, Network Science, Data Science, and so much more. The faculty collaborations with other universities, hospitals, and government, in addition to their success in grant awards, underscores their commitment and respect, which can only be admired.

Where did you grow up or spend your most defining years?

I grew up in western Massachusetts in Berkshire County. I left home for school at Salem State University and have lived in the Boston area ever since.