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Melissa Ola

Graduate Student in Human Resources and Employment Relations

Expected Graduation Date: May 2019

Internship: Synerfac, Summer 2018

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Melissa Ola is a second year graduate student in the Human Resources and Employment Relations program at Penn State, where she will be graduating in May 2019. While completing her master’s degree, she was awarded with a Graduate Assistantship. Through this, she currently works as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Human Resources at Penn State. Prior to this, Melissa graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a concentration in Business. Additionally, she also received a minor in Labor Studies and Employment Relations.

Melissa is from a small town near Western Pennsylvania. However, this past summer she had the opportunity to intern for Synerfac Technical Staffing in New Castle, Delaware. This opportunity provided her with a breadth of knowledge and experience in regards to the full life cycle recruiting process. Additionally, she also gained experience in a variety of other areas of Human Resources during her time there.

She is actively seeking a full-time opportunity in the field where she can apply her experience and education. She is open to relocating nationwide for the right opportunity, but would prefer positions around the East Coast.