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:
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.
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 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.
«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.
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
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.