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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:

 

Career Counseling

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

 

Online Resources

  • 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
    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
    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.

 

«Outliers» Seminars

 

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

 

Quick Links

 

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

 

America: www.petersons.com

 

Ploteus Portal (Europe wide education opportunities): http://ec.europa.eu/ploteus

 

England: www.prospects.ac.uk

 

Italy: http://riemann.unica.it/siti/uniita.html
www.study-in-italy.it/index.html
www.cestor.it/atenei/indice.htm

 

Germany: www.studying-in-germany.org
www.daad.de/en/index.html
www.study-in.de
www.hochschulkompass.de/en
www.funding-guide.de
www.tu9.de
www.internationale-studierende.de
www.das-ranking.de

 

France: www.turquie.campusfrance.org

 

Netherlands: www.nihankara.org

 

Australia: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

 

GradSchools.com: www.gradschools.com

 

QS World University Ranking: www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2015

http://www.mladiinfo.eu/

 

Exams

 

ALES: www.osym.gov.tr/belge/1-12303/2012-ales-akademik-personel-ve-lisansustu-egitimi-giris-.html

GMAT: www.mba.com

GRE: www.ets.org/gre

IELTS: www.ielts.org

TOEFL: www.ets.org/toefl

 

University Rankings

 

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

QS World: www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings

U.S.News & World Reports: www.usnews.com/rankings

 

Internship & Job Searching

 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com

Kariyer.net: www.kariyer.net/website/index.aspx

Yenibiriş:  www.yenibiris.com

SecretCV: www.secretcv.com

Isteyasam: www.isteyasam.com

Careerjet:  www.careerjet.com.tr

Government Jobs: www.ab-ilan.com    www.memurlar.net

The Bridge Careers in Finance: http://thebridgecareers.com

Academic Vacancies Job Search Site for Computer, Electrical, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Schools: http://computeroxy.com/

http://www.mladiinfo.eu/

 

Scholarships & Incentives

 

Jean Monnet: www.jeanmonnet.org.tr/

Chevening: www.britishcouncil.org/turkey-learning-funding-chevening.htm

Fulbright: www.fulbright.org.tr/default.aspx

TEV: http://english.tev.org.tr/donations/default/DONATIONS/139/0/0

News Portal for International Scholarships / Financial Aid News: ScholarshipsTimes.com

YÖK: http://burs.yok.gov.tr

MEB:http://abdigm.meb.gov.tr/www/yabanci-hukumet-burslari/icerik/37

TÜBİTAK: www.tubitak.gov.tr/en

International Scholarships: http://scholarship-positions.com

IEFA: www.iefa.org

International Scholarships.com: www.internationalscholarships.com/index.php

Study in Australia: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/australian-education/scholarships

http://www.mladiinfo.eu/

 

Academic Announcements

 

https://yoksis.yok.gov.tr/ilansayfa

www.akademikpersonel.org/140/arastirma-gorevlisi-ilanlari

https://versatilephd.com

 

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.