Department of Political Science and International Relations

Examples of Our Graduates' Career Paths

Sophie Gelep - 2017 Graduate

Sophie graduated from our department's MA program in 2017 with her thesis titled "Borders, Membership and Multiculturalism in the Context of the Refugee Crisis". She is currently working at the German office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Athar Rashid - 2020 Graduate

Working as Assistant Professor at the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan, from where he earned a PhD overseas scholarship under Faculty Development Program to complete his PhD studies from our department, Athar Rashid graduated from our department in 2020.

Erdinç Erdem – 2010 Graduate

PhD Candidate at The New School for Social Research; Part-time lecturer at Izmir University of Economics.

Deniz Özbek Özyurt – 2009 Graduate

PhD Candidate at Political Science and International Relations department of the Izmir University of Economics.

Melis Baş – 2008 Graduate

Faculty member at Media Studies department of the University of Twente.

Enis Manaz – 2010 Graduate

Creative Director at TRT Documentary TV Channel.

Oğuz Bulut Kök – 2020 Graduate

Bulut graduated from our department in the Fall semester of 2019-2020. He has enrolled in Koç University’s International Relations graduate program with ‘Koç scholarship’, where he also works as a research assistant.

Melisa Kılıçaslan – 2020 Graduate

Melisa works as a content manager in Europe linked the Commercial Call Center (CCC).

Ozan Koca – 2013 Graduate

Business Analyst and Sales Coordinator at MoneyGram Warsaw.

Selin Ekşioğlu - 2010 Graduate

Director in Corporate Communication Department at Zorlu Holding.

Melahat Zeynep İşcan – 2018 Graduate

Accepted as a graduate student by Groningen University, Security Studies department.

Selin Karana Şenol - 2007 Graduate

Assistant Professor at Üsküdar University, Department of Political Science and International Relations.

Gazi Caner Tekin - 2012 Graduate

Tax Manager at Ernst&Young.

Çağrı Yıldırım - 2010 Graduate

Scientific Programs Specialist at the International Cooperation Department of TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).

Memduha İmer - 2015 Graduate

Working on organic agriculture and social media for a Project under European Voluntary Service in Southern France. Also, coordinates “Personal is Political” Project.

PhD Candidate at Political Science department of University of Connecticut

Ekin Sıla Özsümer - 2010 Graduate

Currently works at International Relations Directorate of Izmir Chamber of Commerce.

Eralp Tüzüner - 2012 Graduate

Business Development Manager at Gebrüder Weiss Logistics.

Tuğçe Yıldız – 2011 Graduate

Research Assistant at the Department of International Relations in Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University.

Emine Tuğba Alpaslan – 2009 Graduate

Expert at Dicle Development Agency; Master Student at Mardin Artuklu University.

Efe Aylin – 2005 Graduate

Head of İzmir Branch of a global logistics company.

Metin Olataş – 2011 Graduate

Representative of Children Rights at Family and Social Policies Ministry İzmir Province Directorate; Master student at İstanbul University.

Yiğit Tuncer – 2010 Graduate

Digital Marketing Director at Sinemia.

Şeyma Güngör Çamkıran – 2012 Graduate

Logistics and Operations Director at Ekopons Mining.

Ekrem Sözdinler – 2017 Graduate

Auditing Consultant at Price Water House Coopers (PwC).

Alper Avşar – 2009 Graduate

Expert at South Aegean Development Agency.

Esra Kayacık Başefe - 2012 Graduate

Human Resources Director at Keskinoğlu Corporate Group.

Müge Oktar – 2013 Graduate

Fixed Sales Experience Specialist at Turkcell.

Nergis Özdamar – 2012 Graduate

Vice General Manager at Akın Global Medical.

Begüm Büyüksavaş – 2018 Graduate

Started job at New Graduates program offered by Japan Tobacco International Human Resources Management Department.

Barış Can Başkan - 2012 Graduate

Currently works at International Organization of Migration.

Fulya Akgül Durakçay - 2009 Graduate

Currently works at Dokuz Eylül University as a dr. research assistant.

Turuhan Alkır – 2017 Graduate

He works as an expert at the Promotion and Advertisement department of Turkish Airlines.

Özge Uzelli – 2016 Graduate

Graduated from both our department and psychology of our university, Özge Uzelli now writes her master’s thesis on clinical psychology, as well as working as a psychologist at a private clinic and Woman Solidarity Center of the municipality.

Doğukan Temel graduated from our department in 2021. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy at the University of Bern in the capital of Switzerland.



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