On November 22, the Bilkent University Career Center celebrated its 30th anniversary by hosting a workshop that brought representatives of some of the leading domestic and international companies active in Turkey together with university career center executives. The event, whose workshop format was an innovation for this type of meeting in Turkey, took place at the Bilkent Hotel.
At the workshop, human resources representatives from Akbank, Aselsan, the Eczacıbaşı Group, Huawei, IKEA, ING Bank, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Mercedes-Benz, Meteksan Defense, PwC, TAV Airports, Tofaş and Vestel met with career center representatives from Abdullah Gül, Ankara, Bilgi, Bilkent, Hacettepe, Koç, Middle East Technical and Sabancı Universities. Representatives from the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey also participated in the workshop.
Attendees had the opportunity to share their visions for the future with respect to their common purposes, as well as to create an effective professional network environment. Discussion focused on determining what aspects of career center–hosted events and the job application process should be enhanced, de-emphasized, added or eliminated to provide better solutions for students and graduates as they make the transition between university and professional life.