Karina Djokova

HR Generalist

London, United Kingdom
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  • HR Generalist

About me

I am a postgraduate student at KCL, studying about people management within the international business and humanitarian sector. I am currently undertaking an HR internship in an ed-tech startup in London. I am interested in how organizations evolve and adapt while developing their culture and brand. As well as in the ways to organize, manage and motivate employees in order to positively influence productivity and learning. Within my extracurriculars, I have participated on several projects with organizations from the EU. I have traveled on exchange programs in Romania and Turkey dedicated to change in policies and charitable work. As part of my volunteer work, I have organized successful fund-raising campaigns both on live events and social media initiatives.

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  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Training
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruitment
  • Communication
  • Learning Development
  • Career Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Culture Change
  • Diversity

Work history


HR Generalist


Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I started as an HR intern trough the King's Internships Santander scheme. The company is an innovative EdTech start-up launching in May 2017. My role within the HR Team is to ensure that the operational engine at the heart of people management is running smoothly. I achieved this through providing support to three key areas: Employee Relations, Recruitment and Operational support with activities allocated from the HR Director in: • Recruiting and staffing logistics; • Organizational planning; • Performance management and improvement planning; • Supporting organizational development; • Employment and compliance to regulatory concerns and reporting; • Employee orientation, development, and training; • Policy development and documentation; • Employee relations; • Company employee communication; • Compensation and benefits administration; • Employee wellness and development;



Bulgarian Association of Criminology, Forensics and Psychology

Feb 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • I act as a front-line representative for the Association to registered and prospective members. • Assist the process of increasing the professional qualifications of members through seminars, workshops and team building activities. • Organize annual charity events through our branches in benefit of local communities. • I'm in charge of partner negotiations. In the past I've delivered successful partnerships with academics from Aberystwyth University, social workers from West Wales Women’s Aid, entrepreneurs from Somewhereto_ and business owners in Wales as well as the supermarket giant Morrisons. • I started the organisation's website and still serve as Editor-at-large. • I lead Board Meetings between branch managers and senior management in Bulgaria to facilitate new projects and meet the Association’s goals and standards.



MSc Human Resource Management and Oranisational Analysis

King's College London

Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • King’s is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London. The Department of Business and Management is a center for high impact research for the public and private sector. Some of it’s most notable research areas are Human Resource Management, Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour. My masters degree provides advanced knowledge on diverse range of modules, exploring key issues associated with the change in the global economy, society and technology. It stresses the importance of cultural diversity, as well as the nature and role of financial and management accounting in business organisations. Currently, I am investing my time in building strong research skills, discussing business case studies, meeting professionals from the industry and networking with people from all over the world. Recently, I secured a grant for professional development as part of the KCL Student Opportunity Fund.


BSc Psychology and Criminology

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • For my course, I chose a double major degree with interdisciplinary focus that suited my future career goals in HR and academia. I developed strong quantitative and analytical abilities, explored individual and organisational misconduct, human psychobiology and cognition, and gained insight into the study of law, in particular to the sources underpinning the law and it’s core concepts. My dissertation was a 20-week-long independent research project and focused on how much people stress after reading bad news in the media. In particular, whether we worry more for our well-being after reading about unlawful or violent behavior. During my studies, I was involved in the Departmental Student Journal in the role of Editor-in-Chief. In my spare time, you could often find me working part-time jobs, mentoring students and attending talks on campus. I graduated from my course with a high 2.1.