Director of Employer Relations
Room: BSN 2202
Phone: (813) 974-5162
Pavla Ozkul works with the USF College of Business in two areas: career management and study abroad programming. As the director of the Office of Employer Relations and International Programs, Ozkul works jointly with USF Career Services to host a number of events and workshops designed to help students develop as professionals. Her office also leads College of Business professional development programs such as the Elevator Competition, the Career Clinic, and provides graduate-level career counseling. Ozkul further works with the USF Education Abroad office to design summer study abroad programs, assists in developing new international partnerships and advises business students on overseas programs.
A native of the Czech Republic, Ozkul moved to the United States in 2002 and graduated from Georgia State University in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and International Business. She continued her education at the University of South Florida, earning an MBA in 2009, with concentrations in international business, sustainability and finance. While working on her MBA at USF, Ozkul served as a graduate assistant and coordinated international programs in the College of Business and was actively involved with the International Affairs Department. Ozkul joined USF's College of Business as an academic advisor/study abroad coordinator in 2009 and was later promoted to her current position.
Bringing her experience from the Czech Republic and Germany where she operated a small joint-venture enterprise, Ozkul taught a course on international management at the University of Laval, Canada for two years during the Summer Business School in Quebec City and a course on transitional economics at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia during a summer study abroad trip. She is a member of the Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations, the International Business Board and volunteers for a program called, Quantum Leap, a rehabilitation program for handicapped adults and war veterans.