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Amber Kovacik

Integrated Psychology B.S. and Human Resources and Employment Relations M.S. IUG Program

Expected Graduation Date: May 2020


Amber Kovacik is currently a second-year graduate student pursuing her Masters in Human Resources and Employment Relations. She graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Labor and Employment Relations in May 2019. 

Amber has held two internships, various jobs, and leadership positions during her time at Penn State. In Summer 2017, she interned at MassMutual Financial Group in Springfield, MA as an Early Career Operations Intern. In Summer 2019, she interned at Unilever's North American headquarters in the greater NYC area as a Human Resources Intern. While attending Penn State, Amber has worked as a shift manager at Peace Love and Little Donuts for 1 year as well as a shift leader at Jamba Juice. 

Amber is heavily involved in psychological research and development and has held several positions in the Psychology Department. She worked with Amie Skattebo as a teaching assistant for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. As well, she is a lab coordinator in the Leadership and Innovation Lab directed by Sam Hunter. There, she delegates tasks to researchers, helps onboard new lab members, and oversees conducting lab studies. Before becoming a coordinator, she worked in the lab as a research assistant for three years, proctoring lab studies and developing new ideas. In the Industrial-Organizational Ph.D. Practicum, Amber assists graduate students in proctoring behavioral assessments in the form of interviews and writes personalized, detailed feedback reports for graduate students on how to develop their business acumen.

She looks forward to graduating in May 2020 and pursuing a full-time role in Human Resources.