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Career opportunities for IUE students
Career opportunities for IUE students

Izmir University of Economics (IUE) has added a new training program, consisting of 9 series, to its efforts to enhance the personal competencies of its graduates and students. A total of 3 thousand 925 students from IUE participated in the training sessions covering various areas, from stress management to effective speech techniques and teamwork.


The young fashion designer made it to the finals in Italy
The young fashion designer made it to the finals in Italy

Mert Serbest (27), a graduate of the Department of Textile and Fashion Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), has reached the finals of the International Talent Support (ITS), a prestigious fashion competition.


The system that connects graduates with companies
The system that connects graduates with companies

İzmir University of Economics (IUE) has included one thousand 100 companies in its Graduate Information System, which was established with the goal of providing the best career opportunities for its graduates and meeting the qualified workforce needs of the business world. The system, which brings together company representatives with 23 thousand IUE graduates with just one click, provides young people with the opportunity to achieve their dream jobs. Stating that all companies registered in the Graduate Information System can quickly access information and CVs of graduates with different educational backgrounds, Prof. Dr. Yusuf Hakan Abacıoğlu, the Rector of IUE said, “We trust our graduates and have no doubt that they will make us proud with their success”.


‘Master-Apprentice’ solidarity
‘Master-Apprentice’ solidarity

The ‘Three Generations Master-Apprentice’ project, initiated by Izmir University of Economics (IUE) to bring its students together with business people and experts in the industry before they graduate, continues successfully in its third year. The project, where each student who participate as an ‘apprentice’ in the project is paired with a professional (master) from the industry they aspire to work in, has reached 885 participants. Thanks to the project, students ask questions to their matched masters, benefit from their experiences, and have the opportunity to establish a business network, gaining early exposure to the business world.


‘Vatoz’ the hero of the seas
‘Vatoz’ the hero of the seas

Oğul Görgülü, a graduate of Izmir University of Economics (IEU), designed a boat named ‘Vatoz’ (stingray) with three of his friends to clean solid and liquid waste on the sea surface. Vatoz, which can work continuously for 6 hours, collect 100 kilograms of waste, and create its own route with the help of artificial intelligence, will make a significant contribution to marine cleaning. 


‘Student’ solidarity on campus
‘Student’ solidarity on campus

The ‘Mentorship Project’ (Peer Mentor) of Izmir University of Economics, which has been ongoing for 8 years to accelerate the adaptation process of young students who are new to the campus, was successfully implemented this year as well. Within the scope of the project, 197 mentors were selected from IEU students in the second, third, and fourth years. Peer mentors were paired with 2,700 mentees from different departments. The mentors, who are part of the project initiated by IEU for the first time in the Aegean Region, will assist their new fellow students throughout the semester, provide support in promoting the departments, and share information about campus facilities. The project, which has been ongoing since 2015, has reached a total of 14,700 students.


‘Shirt Cycle’ ranks first in Turkey
‘Shirt Cycle’ ranks first in Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şölen Kipöz from Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Textile and Fashion Design and İpek Karatop, who graduated this year, won the first place in Turkey in the competition called ‘Design the Cycle’. The duo, who signed an exemplary academic-student work, achieved success with a collection of stylish trousers, skirts, vests, shirts and dress designs prepared for women by recycling idle men's shirts.


Loved physics, gave up her childhood dream
Loved physics, gave up her childhood dream

Senem Özdemir, who has been dreaming of becoming a pilot since childhood, graduated as the top student in the Department of Physics at Izmir University of Economics (IUE), which she started with the thought that she would never give up piloting even if she studied in another program. Özdemir, who loved physics as she studied and focused on research in this field, gave up on becoming a pilot and charted a completely different career path for herself, expanding to Europe with her achievements. Continuing her educational journey with a master's degree, Özdemir went to world-renowned laboratories in Italy and Switzerland and started to work in the field of ‘nuclear physics’. Stating that she aims to return to IUE as an academic one day, Özdemir said, “At my university, where I laid the foundations of my interest for physics, I want to work as an academic, contribute to science, and instill the magic of physics in young students.”


IUE sociology students going abroad
IUE sociology students going abroad

Selen Çabuk, Deniz Taplu and Ece Deniz Ergenç, graduates of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Sociology, took their achievements to the international arena and received acceptance from 3 different countries for their graduate education. Young people from Izmir University of Economics, who will go to Germany, Ireland and Hungary to study at the world's leading universities, aim to represent our country in the best way by accomplishing successful works that make a difference in their fields.


Germany chose Ezgi
Germany chose Ezgi

Ezgi Kaya, who graduated from Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Genetics and Bioengineering this year, was accepted to the world-famous Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Kaya, who successfully passed the oral interview and written exam attended by thousands of students, will do her master's degree in ‘molecular and cellular biology’ in Germany, where she will stay for two years. Stating that by examining the structure of the cell, she aims to contribute to the studies on the diagnosis and treatment of genetically based diseases such as hemophilia, Down syndrome and cancer, Kaya said, “I have been interested in genetics since childhood and wanted to improve myself in this field. I am excited to further my university education in Germany and to do studies abroad.”