1. What are the services offered by Career Development Center?

Career Development Center (CDC) aims to support Koç University students and alumni in their career and career development; graduate school planning; making informed decisions and getting ready for professional work life.

The primary goal of the CDC is to guide students and graduates on how to explore themselves – understanding their interests, skills, strengths, values, competencies and personality traits- and how to combine this awareness with their career choices.

Career advisors are professionals who have working experience in various sectors between 5-20 years, and all advisors completed their coaching training.

Career Advising Categories

  • Application and interpretation of Personality/Interest Inventories with a career-oriented approach
  • General career advising
  • Planning for graduate school
  • Review of CV, Cover Letter and Statement of Purpose
  • Interview Preparation

UNIV 101 Start Your Career Today Mandatory Seminar

UNIV 101 Start Your Career is a mandatory seminar, which introduces new students in Koç University with career development tools and resources that may be needed during and after the university life. The seminar aims to equip students with tools and methods to design their career journey and necessary steps to achieve career goals, and also provides tips for students about how they can most effectively utilize the tools and services provided by the Career Development Center during their university life.

Career Development Events and Seminars

«Careers in …» Events
These are the events that are organized throughout the academic year and aims to introduce various sectors and career fields to students.

Company Information Sessions
These meetings support students in getting to know companies and help them to establish a professional network.

Open Office & Field Trips

These are the visits to the offices of companies and factories in various industries that allow students to closely acquainted with business world, and to observe business processes.

Mock Interview Days

With the activities organized in December every year, it is aimed that students receive feedback from professional human resources experts during these practice interviews. These activities also contribute to students’ professional development and help them better understand the specific interview processes of companies.

Career Readiness Seminars

These are the seminars organized to improve the skills students will need during the transition from academic life to professional life and the skills that employers would like to see in new graduates.

Advance in Your Profession Seminars

These are the seminars aiming to provide students with prior occupational knowledge about various fields they plan to specialize in regarding to business life and professional fields.

Outliers Seminars
These are the seminars where speakers share their extraordinary and versatile career stories

Job & Internship Resources

KUcareerlink Posts

Koç University student and alumni can log-in to this exclusive platform to get appointment from the career advisors, prepare and upload CV/Cover Letters, view and apply for the published job and internship announcements, register for seminars, workshops and other career events.


Highered platform offers international job and internship opportunities and organize online career development webinars and virtual career fairs.

2. Where is the Career Development Center?

Career Development Center offices locate at the -3 floor of Student Center rooms B330, B331, B334C. The working hours are Monday-Friday 08:30 -17:30.

It is also possible to reach out to CDC by sending an email to career@ku.edu.tr and social media accounts;  Instagram (@ku_career), LinkedIN (Koç University Career Development Center).

3. What services of CDC are available during the distance learning periods?

Career Advising

Career Development Center offers online career advising sessions during the distance learning periods. The sessions are conducted through online applications such as Skype, Zoom, MS Teams.

Career Events

All career workshops, seminars, and courses were conducted online during the distance learning period. Events are announced via emails and social media and organized through Zoom, MS Team or Instagram Live. Students and alumni can interact with the guest speakers just like the face-to-face events.

4. What is KUcareerlink? How can students learn their username and passwords?

KUcareerlink is a platform exclusive to KU students and alumni where they can get appointment from the career advisors, prepare and upload CV/Cover Letters, view and apply for the published job and internship announcements, register for seminars, workshops and other career events.

Newcomers will receive an email about their KUcareerlink username and passwords. It is also possible to visit this link https://koc-csm.symplicity.com/students and renew their password with “Forgot Password” button.

5. How can students get an appointment with a career advisor?

Students can log in to their KUcareerlink account (https://koc-csm.symplicity.com/students) choose “Calendar” tab – click on the “Counseling Appointment” button and choose available slots of advisors.

If there is not any available slot students can send an email to career@ku.edu.tr.

6. How can students learn possible career pathways and opportunities related to their majors?

What can i do with this major web page in the CDC website offers detailed information and several resources for each Academic Department including; possible sectors, career fields, companies, academic institutions, graduate schools.

7. How can students find out more about the CDC?

Students can visit CDC website http://career.ku.edu.tr and send an email to career@ku.edu.tr for further questions.