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Kamilah Allen, M.A.

Director of Student Career Advising

Director of Student Career Advising

Kamilah leads the NCA Career Advising Team, a staff of 9 career advisers who work with undergraduate and graduate students from the start of their time at Northwestern through graduation, helping them connect their Northwestern experience to professional opportunities. 

Kamilah earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University.  She has worked in higher education for over 12 years with experience in academic advising, program development, career advising and mental health counseling.  

In her spare time, Kamilah can be found trying restaurants she has seen on Chicago’s Best and Check Please!  

Kamilah's advice to students: Don't tell yourself “no.” It is easy to think of a million reasons why something won’t work, but you may also be denying yourself a great opportunity.