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 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 aim to introduce various sectors and career fields to students.

  • Company Information Sessions
  • Open Office & Field Trips
  • Case Analysis

Mock Interview Days

Mock Interview Days give students the opportunity for practice, hands-on interview experience.

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 business life and professional fields. The seminar series is provided by professionals from the field. Students, who participate in all the seminars in a series will obtain a participation certificate.

Job & Internship Resources

  • KUcareerlink Posts

KUCareerlink is the platform exclusive to KU students & alumni where you can search and apply to job positions. You can log in to this exclusive platform to get appointments 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.

  • Local and Global Opportunities

LinkedIn is a platform for global job search, Kariyer Net, Secret CV, YeniBirİş can be used for internship and job opportunities from Turkey.

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

2. Where is the Career Development Center?

Career Development Center offices are located on the -3 floor of Student Center rooms B303, 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 you can follow social media accounts;  Instagram , LinkedIn 

3. What services of the 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 face-to-face events.

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

KUcareerlink is a platform exclusive to KU students and alumni where they can get appointments from 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 KUcareerlink and renew their password with the “Forgot Password” button.

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

Students can log in to their KUcareerlink account choose the “Career Advising Appointments” tab – click on the “Request New Appointment” button and choose available slots of advisors.

If there are not any available slots, 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 the CDC website at http://career.ku.edu.tr , follow Instagram and LinkedIn accounts or send an email to career@ku.edu.tr for further questions.