Beth Karbowski (she/her) is a deaf professional passionate about the accessibility and inclusion of people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in the media and workforce.
Beth serves on the NTID Co-op and Career Center’s (NCCC) marketing committee to develop digital, print, and web marketing strategies and NCCC’s student programming committee to create workforce preparation and enrichment events. While she works to advance 90+ deaf and hard-of-hearing students’ employment readiness in the creative industry (College of Art and Design and NTID’s Visual Communications Studies), Beth collaborates with employers looking to grow their inclusive workplace. With NCCC, Beth travels to present the importance of inclusion and accessibility in the workplace and provides insight into the deaf world with the intention of hearing and deaf professionals working together successfully. In addition, Beth serves as an advisor for the Ford Foundation’s Accessibility Advisory Panel.
Beth also has worked as a visual design and social media coordinator for a disability-led organization focused on providing services to 100k+ followers in the Disability Community. There, she created internship experiences with RIT/NTID design students. While teaching graphic design as an adjunct instructor for the NTID’s Visual Communications Studies program, she wrote social media content for a deaf-led organization assisting companies in delivering deaf-friendly services. Beth dabbled in freelance work as a graphic, web, and logo designer and social media strategist consulting for various organizations establishing their branding and making their marketing accessible to the Disability Community. Beth was featured as a subject matter expert in social media marketing for the Out of the Margins, a platform that teaches the fundamentals of nonprofit leadership to help emerging leaders with disabilities.
Beth is currently enrolled part-time in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s online Ph.D. program in Global Leadership. Her dissertation focuses on the resources and data on the employment rate of deaf communities and the inclusive practices in industrialized countries.
Presented "Working Together: Deaf and Hearing People” training workshops on inclusion in the workplace:
• Karbowski B, Lucas D, Initiative/Mediabrands, Zoom Meeting, December 2022.
• Karbowski B, Fleischman Roethel E, Lifespan, Zoom Webinar, July 2022.
• Karbowski B, Lucas D, Pitney Bowes, Jacksonville, FL, March 2020.
• Karbowski B, Kiperman-Kiselgof R, RIT Provost, Rochester, NY, July 2019.
Karbowski B, Hall J, “Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn to Find Your Dream Job,” Zoom Webinar, February 2022.
Guest Panelist for Monroe Community College’s “Math Department Diversity Committee Presents: Celebrating Deaf Culture,” Zoom Meeting, November 2021.
Presented “Zoom Etiquettes” workshops, RIT/NTID's Employment Seminars, Septembers 2020 - 2022.
Presented “Student Interview: Tools & Technologies.”
• Karbowski B, Apruzzese D, Interview Preparedness for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, Best Practice in Mainstream Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, Virtual Conference, July 2020.
Established and moderated “Careers in Creativity: Q&A Panel Event,” Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, April 2019.
• National Association of Colleges and Employers, Member, 2019 – Present
• Rochester Area Career Development Association, Member, 2019 – Present