OUR GRADUATES

The Department of Political Science and International Relations provides the opportunity for students to lean towards different occupations after graduation with its rich curriculum containing a variety of disciplines and well-equipped academic staff. The selection of field of occupation goes hand-in-hand with the desires, interests, skills and qualifications our students gain throughout their education.

Our graduates can work in a wide scale of business networks such as state institutions and organizations, academics, international organizations, media, international private institutions, national private institutions and banks. We would like to happily announce that we have many graduates employed in meritable businesses despite being a young department, our first alumni having graduated in 2005.

Since its foundation, 495 students have graduated from the department in total in the first ten years. Below you may find the occupations, workplaces and remarks of our students who work in different fields and reached us after graduation.

 

State Institutions and Organizations

  •  Onur Yeniay, Republic of Turkey Municipality of Interior, Local Authority/District Govenor
  • Salih Sak, Republic of Turkey Municipality of Interior, Local Authority/District Govenor
  • Önay Altuntaş, Republic of Turkey Municipality of Interior, Local Authority/District Govenor
  • Yiğit Coşkun Önder, Turkish Grand National Assembly, Deputy Advisor
  • Alper Bakan, Turkish Grand National Assembly, Deputy Advisor
  • Eren Ali Atik, Turkish Grand National Assembly, Deputy Advisor
  • Nihan Cebeci, Turkish Grand National Assembly, Deputy Advisor
  • Kadriye Aktay, Turkish Grand National Asseembly
  • Mustafa Emre Yardımedici, Ministry of Customs and Trade, Minister Advisor (2010-2014) and Turkish Grand National Assembly Consultant
  • Alper Üstüner, Republic of Turkey Ziraat Bank, Supervisor
  • Memnune Sıla Ültanır, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Customs and Trade, Specialist
  • Gülçin Şen Tekin, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Customs and Trade, Specialist
  • Tuna Gürsu, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Customs and Trade, Specialist
  • Barış Atlı, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior, Provincial Planning Specialist
  • Mehmet Güzeltaş, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior, Specialist
  • Abdullah Yavuz Türker, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, Specialist
  • Gökşen Akbaş, Republic of Turkey Ministry of European Union, Specialist
  • Gökhan Karaduman, Republic of Turkey Ministry of European Union, Specialist
  • Gül Özcan, Republic of Turkey Ministry of European Union, National Agency, Specialist
  • Gökçen Kan Usta, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Revenue Administration, Revenue Specialist
  • Burcu Günay Güleç, Republic of Turkey, Association of Notaries
  • Metin Keleş, Vakifbank General Directorate, Specialist
  • Perçem Durusoy, Vakifbank, Specialist
  • Yusuf Kaya, Mardin, Executive Assistant
  • Deniz Erdem (Bekaroğlu), Republic of Turkey Department of Chief of Staff, NATO Analysis Specialist
  • Özge Şiper, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications, General Directorate of State Airports Authority
  • Elifsu İnceyürek, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications, General Directorate of State Airports Authority
  • Kübra Daştan, Foreign Trade Information Center, Specialist
  • Damla Deniz Gören, Association for Solidarity with Assylum Seekers and Immigrants, Project Coordinator
  • Muhammed Becerikli, Republic of Turkey Halkbank, Specialist
  • Eren Düşgün, Doğu Marmara Development Agency, Unit of Project Implementation Area, Specialist
  • Kübra Cengiz, Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry, Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities, Specialist
  • Mert Güven, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Revenue Administration, Revenue Specialist
  • Dilek Tekeci, Republic of Turkey Halkbank
  • Kazım Yılmaz, Albaraka Turk Participation Bank, Specialist
  • Merve İzol, Agricultural Loan Support Institution, Advisor
  • Cem Şanlıtürk, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health, IT Specialist
  • Deniz Çanka, Turkish Red Crescent, Supervisor
  • Rahmi Burak Ergül, TUBİTAK, Specialist
  • Sedef İnel, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Career Employee
  • Nurdan Şener, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior, Undersecretariat of Public Order and Security, Specialist
  • Işıl Yıldırım, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior, Undersecretariat of Public Order and Security, Specialist

Academy and International Organizations

  • Serhat Celal Birdal, PhD Research Assistant, Gazi University
  • Beyza Ünal, PhD Research Assistant, Chatham House, Londra
  • Kerem Yavaşça, Research Assistant, Kirsehir University
  • Pınar Duran, Research Assistant, Yildirim Beyazit University
  • Emrah Küçüközkan, United Nations, International Medical Corps, Specialist
  • Taylan Dağcı, United Nations, Refugees Board of High Commissioners, Field Supervisor

Private Sector

  • Ahmet Sakınç, Ernst & Young, Senior, Indirect Tax
  • Ferit Türkmen, Turk Telekom, Deputy Manager
  • Işıl Levent, PricewaterHouseCoopers, Advisor
  • Utku Arık, General Directorate of Yapi Kredi Bank, The Department of Treasury and Financial Instiutions, Corresponding Banks Specialist
  • Hüda Güler, Mercy Corps,(INGO), Administration Officer
  • Deniz Gezgin, DHL Freight, Head of Sales Territory
  • Emre Şentürk, Akbank
  • Mine Güngör, Akbank
  • Burcu Kocaoğlu, Garanti Bank, Human Resources
  • Tuğçe Erol, Yapı Kredi Bankası, Chargeback Official
  • Gürel Oktay, Justice and Development Party Foreign Relations Specialist, Self-Employment
  • Selçuk Durgut, Eksi Kitaplar Publishing House, Editor/ Editorial Director
  • Arif Tümok, Translation Office, Director
  • Zeliha Aydemir, Education Consultant, Wall Street English
  • Gökhan Sakmak, Store Manager
  • Ecem Şener, Foreign Trade Officer
  • Gülşah Polatoğlu, Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University, Administrative Staff
  • Birgül Neslihan Dağyarar, Anatolian High School, English Teacher
  • Ceren Yılmaz, Turkish Airlines
  • Ahmet Küçükşahin, BMW, Borusan Automotive
  • Onur Hamzaoğlu, BMW, Borusan Automotive
  • İlkcan Süleyman Güneş, Mercedes, Mengerler Automotive
  • Ahmet Emre Köker, PTT, Istanbul European Side Sales and Marketing Officer
  • Mustafa Koçak, Türk Telekom, Asistt, Human Resources
  • Alper Günaydın, Arçelik Sales Executive
  • Cihan Aydos, Arı Private High School, Arimeb Coordinator
  • Emre Utku Çevik, Cankaya University, Administrative Staff
  • Gamze Kahyaoğlu Doğan, Cankaya University, Administrative Staff
  • Göktuğ Kırca, Spiker, TRT Türk, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
  • Damla Uğurtürk, TRT, Reporter
  • Berfin Ayışık, Kanal B Newsreader
  • Aslıhan Tanrıöver, Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Press
  • Deniz Gezgin, Magdenli Ticaret, Sales and Marketing Director
  • Yazgı Akın, EUAS International ICC, Corporate Communication, Specialist

 

 

Salih Sak – Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior, District Governor/Local Authority

 

To be honest, I would have chosen the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Cankaya University if I had the possibility to make a decision for higher education once again. The primary reason of being so glad about the university and the department is, no doubt, the well-equipped academic staff, and more importantly their devotion to prepare students for their careers after graduation. I see these few lines as an opportunity to thank my instructors who have deemed my Bachelor’s education, of which I’m still reaping the benefits, enjoyable and of remarkable quality.

 

Gökçen Kan Usta – Republic of Turkey Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Revenue Administration, Revenue Specialist

I studied in my department quite willingly and loved my courses, department and lecturers very much. I think that a very good education is provided. I have developed myself very well in the department. The department contributed to me very much both in the sense of courses and life.

 

Ahmet Sakınç , Ernst & Young, Senior, Indirect Tax

Being graduated from the Department of Political Science and International Relations in Cankaya University is a privilege. I realized it better as I started to work. Perhaps political science did not benefit me technically but because it provided me with a high level of confidence, it created unbelievable difference in my social relations and perception. Everyone who have embarked on their business life one day will see how important these differences and social relations are. The main reason why I became as confident is the invaluable instructors that have educated me.

 

Arif Tümok, Translation Services, Chief Executive

I researched my department a lot before I started university. I reached many sources regarding our education system, language and qualifications of our instructors. The university has the staff and system that is incontrovertibly of good quality. I would like to thank all my professors who have contributed to my education.

 

Ecem Şener, Foreign Trade Specialist

Our department isn’t one to be studied lightly. It requires hard work and determination. If you enjoy reading books and doing research, this department is the right choice for you.

 

Other alumni who would like to contact our department can reach us via the email address ebrucoban@cankaya.edu.tr