Students Connect With Business Leaders at Yönet 2013

The Bilkent University Engineering Society's "Yönet 2013," a management and leadership conference, took place at the Ankara HiltonSA Hotel March 1-3. This was the eighth such event that has been held, and some of those participating considered it the best one yet.

Yönet's purpose is to bring students who want to be managers and executives into contact with business leaders, and it is open to students from other universities as well as Bilkent. This year's conference included seminars and workshops, and was an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn more about leadership and management.

Many important speakers contributed their expertise and experience to Yönet 2013. On the first day, presenters included Cem Ağın, human resources manager at Bilkent Holding, and Mert Demirci, CEO of Teknik Alüminyum A.Ş. A talk by author and television host Enver Aysever brought an additional perspective, examining the ethical aspects of leadership and management.

On Saturday, the event continued with speakers such as Ebru Pilav, human resources director at Deloitte, and Recep Güleç, head of International Banking & Structured Finance at Halkbank. Fashion designer Hakan Akkaya offered a special session on how to choose the right clothing to project an image as a leader.

In addition to the lectures and seminars, Yönet 2013 included evening social events planned by the organizers.

The conference ended at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Engineering Society members expressed satisfaction with the success of their efforts and said that they are already looking forward to Yönet 2014.