The Professional Development Team aims to help students draw their career maps, and make informed decisions to achieve their career goals. To this end, the Team uses a tailor-made approach to offer consulting services to students from their first year onwards and thus contribute to their personal and professional development. Students attain experience through the consulting services and projects developed in collaboration with different organizations. Thus, they start their careers as individuals who can add value to and make a difference for their employers from the first day of their internship or employment.
Our Mission: As the Professional Development Team, our mission is to offer guidance to students to foster their professional development with a distinctive and customized approach from the day they step onto the university campus till the day they walk for graduation.
Professional Development Unit offers the following services:
One-To-One Career Consultancy
Career Development Training Series
Career Goal Setting
Resume and Cover Letter Workshops
Job Search Strategies
Career Talks with Professionals
Non-Credit Summer Internships
As of their first year, OzU students start experiencing the fast-paced business world through our tailor-made summer internship programs.OzU students are offered sales and office internships in Turkey. In addition, high honor students are given the opportunity to complete their internships abroad. Thus, all OzU students, from Business Administration to Engineering, garner different professional experiences in our business-integrated internship programs.
On-Campus Work Opportunities
Undergraduate students may also work part-time on campus in a variety of positions for the different departments of the University to gain professional experience. Part-time work opportunities are coordinated by the Professional Development Office.
Career Activites is a project engineered for our graduating seniors to help them prepare for professional life. The project offers prospective graduates a series of events throughout the year, each organized in cooperation with leading organizations.
Mock Interviews/Group Exercises: Our mock interviews and group exercises give prospective graduates a taste of the real world by allowing them to practice in a safe environment. These activities are prepared in cooperation with recruitment experts, each specialized in their respective sectors, and human resources consultants.
Training Programs: Our training programs are designed to offer our graduates some tips and insights before they step into professional life. They cover a rich selection of subjects including interview techniques, project management, presentation techniques, and professional life.
Unplugged Talks: Unplugged Talksbring together graduating seniors, who have selected the sector and line of business they wish to join, with seasoned, successful professionals in the respective sector or line of business. Meetings are held in small, intimate groups of at most 15 people. Students seek the answers to the questions in their minds, and obtain information about different positions and lines of business directly from the executives specialized in the respective topic of discussion.
On-Campus Interviews: You may also interview our students in one of our interview rooms in our office upon request.