Career Development Center
The Koç University Career Development Center aims to assist the students of the university in relating their values, interests, skills and abilities and life style preferences to their career choices, exploring career options, preparing for the opportunities and using the university’s dynamic network to establish the necessary connections, so that they can make informed and fulfilling career choices.
All the services also apply to Exchange Students while studying at Koc University:
- Appointments with a Career Consultant (may include CV/Cover Letter review, job search advice, graduate school planning, and other career-related issues). The student can make the appointment on KUcareerlink.
- Access to all Career Development Center Workshops and online resources (like VAULT, and GoingGlobal).
The topics which our students and young alumni can consult with our career counselors at all stages of their career planning and development are shaped within the framework below. You can see the details for each audience from the relevant pages.
- Personality/Interest Inventories and Career-Oriented Interpretation
- General Career Counseling
- Planning for Masters and PhD Process
- Review of Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter and Statement of Purpose
- Interview Preparation
- Walk-In Meetings for Quick Questions
- What Can I Do with This Major?
It is a content adapted to our university based on recent job ads and our alumni’s data by our Career Development Center in order to give an idea to students about career, job and higher education options considering the “What Can I Do With This Major” content which is an international study of Tennessee University about the majors where various program alumni can generally work.
Vault Career Insider is among the world’s leading sources about the career issues. Vault enables you to research and be informed easily and quickly about companies, industries and career. Whether you just want to have information about the career paths, or you have completed your interview preparation, the resources that Vault provides will support you in different ways.
GoinGlobal provides global internship and job advertisements, H1B (temporary visa) employer lists, company profiles and country-based career and recruitment info involving career resources for 30 countries.
Job and Internship Opportunities
- Job and internship announcements on KUcareerlink
It is an exclusive service provided by Koc University Career Development Center. It is a platform closed to outside users, which allows making appointment from KUcareerlink career counselors, preparing CV via draft, viewing job and internship announcements exclusively published for Koc University alumni and making direct application, and following the national/foreign school/contest/internship announcements.
- AIESEC internship and project announcements
It is among the biggest exchange programs in the world. As well as possible internship or job opportunities abroad, it provides an opportunity for abroad social project experience through volunteer programs. The announcements of the recent programs are regularly made.
UNIV 101 – “Start Your Career” Mandatory Seminar
It is a seminar within the scope of the UNIV 101 course, which aims to create an awareness regarding career and introduces the new students in Koc University to development tools that they may need during and after their university life.
UNIV 123 – Career Management Elective Course
UNIV 123 Career Management course is an elective for juniors and seniors. It aims to give theoretical information to our students whose graduation is approaching and give them some practice with some applications before they go into business world.
Events & Seminars We Organize About Career Development
«Careers in…» Events
These are the events organized in specified periods during the year in order to introduce various sectors and alternative lines of work.
- Company Info Sessions
- Open Office & Field Visits
- Case Studies
- Recruitment on Campus
Mock Interview Days
With the Mock Interview Days organized every year in December, it is aimed to contribute to students’ professional development and make them experience the interview processes of companies.
Career Readiness Seminars
These are the seminars organized for students to develop their skills necessary for adopting a corporate life after education life.
Advance in Your Profession – Professional Development Seminars
These are the seminars aiming to provide students with prior occupational knowledge about issues they have interest in business life and professional fields.
These are the seminars where speakers share their extraordinary and miscellaneous career stories.
« Careers in…» Events
Mock Interview Days
Participating in Seminars as a Speaker
- Career Readiness Seminars
- Advance in YourProfession – Professional Development Seminars
- «Outliers» Seminars
Institution & Industry
ISI Emerging Markets database: http://site.securities.com/ci/c_focus.html?pc=TR
ISO Turkey’s 500 Manufacturing Companies 2013 Rankings: www.iso.org.tr/Sites/1/content/500-buyuk-liste.html?j=6493030
Advertising Foundation: www.rv.org.tr
Fortune 500 / Rankings of Turkey’s Largest Corporations for year 2013: www.fortuneturkey.com/fortune500-2013
Legal 500: www.legal500.com
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Turkey (IEIS): www.ieis.org.tr/ieis/en
Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies: www.aifd.org.tr/en/anasayfa.aspx
Civil Society Development Center: www.stgm.org.tr/en
Third Sector Foundation Turkey: www.tusev.org.tr/en
Higher Education Planning
Comparative Web Site | MastersPortal | www.mastersportals.eu
Ploteus Portal (Europe wide education opportunities): http://ec.europa.eu/ploteus
QS World University Ranking: www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2015
The Times Higher Education World University Ranking: www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings
Financial Times Business School Ranking: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/rankings
U.S.News & World Reports: www.usnews.com/rankings
Internship & Job Searching
The Bridge Careers in Finance: http://thebridgecareers.com
Academic Vacancies Job Search Site for Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Schools: http://computeroxy.com/
Scholarships & Incentives
Jean Monnet: www.jeanmonnet.org.tr/
News Portal for International Scholarships / Financial Aid News: ScholarshipsTimes.com
International Scholarships: http://scholarship-positions.com
International Scholarships.com: www.internationalscholarships.com/index.php
Study in Australia: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/scholarships
Students can get access to the Career Development Center website following https://career.ku.edu.tr/en.
As soon as they arrive at Koç University, students will have access to KUcareerlink via which they can take career counselling appointments, use online resources, and also search for internship and job opportunities. They can access KUcareerlink on https://career.ku.edu.tr/en by clicking “Meet with a Career Counselor” heading.