Ufuk Özdemir, the Human Resources Director of Kibar Holding, talked to students about the importance of beginning a career with an internship at the Career ’17 Summit organized by the Medipol University Human Resources Club. Emphasizing that internships at companies provide a real-life job experience, Özdemir said that students must gain this experience.
Ufuk Özdemir, the Human Resources Director of Kibar Holding, was a guest speaker at the Career ’17 Summit organized by the Medipol University Human Resources Club. Sharing advice with students regarding business life, Özdemir expressed that "Real careers begin with internships." Stating that all of the 22 companies operating under the umbrella of Kibar Group, which is one of the largest industrial groups in Turkey, will hire interns as part of the “K-Team Long Term Internship Program.” He announced that the application deadline is May 2 for the program, which is in its fourth year.
“The purpose of the internship program is to provide a real job experience for youth and increase employment.”
The “K-Team Long Term Internship Program,” which accepted 80 students so far among 12,000 applicants, provides 3rd and 4th year university students with an opportunity to work part-time for 2 or 3 days a week. Among the students that complete the internship program, the ones that demonstrate a successful performance can continue their career at Kibar Group according to Özdemir, who emphasized that the purpose of the internship program is to provide a real job experience for youth and increase employment.
Explaining that the details regarding K-Team can be accessed on Facebook via Kibar Group’s Career page, Özdemir said, “We carry out projects in which students can have a real-life job experience and take on responsibilities.”, and stated that a 1-year improvement plan is prepared for each student.
“Be constructive, think multi-dimensionally, form collaborations, learn and improve”
Stating that their criteria includes the motto “Be constructive, think multi-dimensionally, form collaborations, learn and improve” both in the internship program and the hiring process, Özdemir shared valuable information with students regarding career plans.