Career Services and Projects
Koç University Career Development Center
The Koç University Career Development Center aims to assist the students and alumni of the university in exploring career options, preparing for opportunities and using the university’s extensive and dynamic network to establish the necessary connections for them to make informed and fulfilling career choices.
Career Development Center helps students and alumni explore the links between their majors and their career choices, actively participates in search for employment opportunities through intelligent analysis and preparation, and assesses the fit between prospective jobs and log term career plans. The center works by both an appointment and a walk in system.
The center has a full time staff of five as well as alumni mentors.
Workshops & Events
Career Development Center offers a variety of workshops and continuously adds new ones to its portfolio. Workshop topics include CV and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing Techniques, Networking and Job Search Skills, and Graduate School Planning. Career events are organized throughout the year to help students achieve their career plans and aspirations. By simply logging in to their KUcareerlink account students can learn about the content and dates of workshops.
On-Campus Recruitment Days
On-Campus Recruitment Days (OCR) forms the Career Development Center’s major career event where the aim is to connect employers with students from all majors and levels for employment and internship opportunities. OCR allows employers to advertise job openings and internship opportunities, collect CVs, hold information sessions, and conduct case studies and interviews on the Koç University campus.
OCR is an excellent opportunity for students to meet representatives from companies, learn about industries, jobs and professional life, and apply to job openings and internship positions.
KUcareerlink is the Career Development Center’s online system. KUcareerlink allows students to make an appointment with a career counselor, view and apply for job openings and internship opportunities, upload CVs, cover letters and other employment-related documents, and register for workshops, events and employer sessions. Students can also access Going Global and available only to Koç University students and alumni through KUcareerlink.
Other Services of Career Development Center
- Self-assessment and career exploration
- Careerleader and NEO PI inventory used in the scope of career coaching
- Information on different career fields and industries
- CV and cover letter writing workshops
- Job listings
- Mock interviews
Students can also receive career consulting from Koç University’s Career Development Center and use Online Koç University Company-Employer Database covering over 1500 companies for the purpose of job search. The Graduate School of Business also provides MBA students with career and placement services throughout the programme. Workshops, seminars, guest speakers, group and one-to-one coaching and counseling provide students with the necessary skills and tools for effective job search strategies.