Volume 6, Number 16
14 February 2000

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Connect with Your Future at Career Days 2000

Does the idea of graduation from Bilkent and your post-university future make you a little nervous? No need to be anxious: Career Days 2000 is coming to the rescue! This year, events include a Career Fair, company promotion meetings, interview days, company visits and, for the first time, Sector Information.

Last year, many students took the opportunity to meet representatives of 27 well-known firms at Ankara's first Career Fair. This year's Career Fair, which will take place on March 3 at the Main Campus Sports Center, promises to achieve the same success, with about 24 firms in attendance. Representatives of the firms will be providing information about their companies as well as seeking suitable candidates for job and internship opportunities. Thus, even students in their first, second, and third years are encouraged to attend since, besides being one of the competitive advantages a job applicant can acquire, internship experience also helps students to decide about the path their future careers will take...

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DOST Members Conquer Demavend

During the week of January 21-28, DOST members Efecan Aytemiz (IAED/3), Tunç Fındık (IR/1993), and Sinan Haliç (BF/3) braved harsh winter conditions to climb Mt. Demavend in the north of Iran under the sponsorship of Telsim. Nasuh Mahruki (IR/1992), founder of AKUT, and Yılmaz Sevgül (of Akdeniz University) were also among the international group of climbers that scaled the mountain...

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Kaynaşlı Center Up and Running

The Kaynaşlı Social Service and Education Center officially opened on January 27, and a number of groups and individuals have already paid it a visit to help out. Among the volunteers to come forward are psychologists Neslihan Rugancı, Sevgi Esemenli, Ilgın Gökler, and Sevda Sakarya, and specialist in social work Uğur Özdemir. Since January 27, they have been going to the center once a week to give group intervention for trauma. So far, as many as 140 people, including children, have benefited from their help. The pictures accompanying this article were drawn by Kaynaşlı children during the sessions given by the psychologists.

When asked about her impressions, Sevda Sakarya remarked, "I was touched to see how the earthquake survivors are now mentally, physically, and psychologically ready to receive help. They are scared to think about what they went through and what they might go through in the future. I am very happy that the new center provides us with a suitable environment to give a hand to these people. I feel like I am coming to one of our offices at the university. It is a wonderful opportunity for anybody who wants to help the survivors."...

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