Assistant Dean Pszczolkowski leads graduate student professional development programmatic initiatives sponsored and organized by the Graduate School. She also manages the partnerships with several key programmatic centers for professional development across the University and develops new collaborations with internal and external partners, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners. Prior to joining the Graduate School in 2016, Amy was the Associate Director for Graduate Student Career Services for eight years.
Amy was a founding board member of the Graduate Career Consortium, Inc. (GCC), an association of professionals serving doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at research universities and medical schools across the country and Canada. She served five years on the Board leading the organization through its first strategic plan and growing the membership to over 450 members. She is currently serving as the GCC’s New England and Eastern Canadian Regional Co-Director. In June 2019, she was awarded the GCC’s Distinguished Leadership Award. Amy serves on the advisory board and as the lead organizer for the NSF Science & Technology Center’s PrePARE professional development summer workshop.
A champion of the liberal arts, Amy received her B.A. in psychology and French from Allegheny College and her M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Miami University of Ohio.
“As an long-time advocate and champion for the diverse careers our graduate students pursue, I’m excited to expand and make more visible the many opportunities for professional and personal development throughout our students' time in graduate school.”
Areas of Responsibility
- Oversee the Ph.D. long-term career outcomes project
- Manage key partnerships with students, staff, faculty, alumni and industry partners
- Develop new interdisciplinary professional development programming with internal and external partners to address the needs of our students
- Oversee the Professional Development Travel Fund and Student-Initiated Professional Development Activity Fund