IKZ’16 Took Place with the Participation of 137 Companies

Feb 29, 2016, 11:31
Eurasia’s biggest career event “ITU Career Summit’16”, organized by the cooperation of 47 student communities and ITU Career Center, was held on 4 different campuses (Ayazağa, Gümüşsuyu, Maçka and Taşkışla) and in 9 faculties. Meeting company representatives at 187 booths set up by 137 companies from many different sectors, our students grabbed both job and internship opportunities for 4 days.

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During IKZ’16, 442 students experienced to work in cooperation in an event organization and took responsibility in a professional environment before stepping into business life. In the opening ceremony on February 22, at Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center, after the welcoming speech of Assoc. Dr. Salim Atay, Head of Career Center, the student clubs being the owner of the project, campus host, and the responsible part of the main work presented the tasks they fulfilled both during the preparation of the event and while the event is taking place. In the opening ceremony with high participation of the students, our Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca presented “Silver Bee” awards to Arçelik, Vestel, and Mercedes companies for their valuable contributions in 2015 by providing the most internship to students from ITU.

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In IKZ, the most effective and qualified channel to reach the most competent engineering students in Turkey, the companies organized 20 sample case studies, 13 workshop studies, 28 job/ internship interviews and 21 promotions within the “Touch the Talent” activities. More than 1000 students attended these special activities that offer new perspectives and opportunities.

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Held on Ayazağa Campus, at MED, Electrical-Electronics, Civil Engineering, Chemistry-Metalurgy, Mine, and Aeronautics and Astronautics Faculties; on Gümüşsuyu, Maçka and Taşkışla Campus, this activity ended with the participation of over 30.000 students.