Internships and Career

What do our students and graduates do?

The Political Science and Public Administration Department contributes to a liberal education by introducing students to concepts and methods that help them understand social and political processes. In addition to extensive training in Political Science and Public Administration, our students enroll in a variety of courses in different disciplines such as Sociology, Law, International Relations, Management and Economics, which enables them to develop a broad world view and a sound scientific background.

Internship Opportunities

In preparing for their future careers, our students also have internship opportunities at international organizations, state institutions as well as private companies. These internships are integrated to our program as non-credit ÔÇťsummer practiceÔÇŁ courses, in which all our students are required to participate. Here are some examples of the organizations where our students have done internships and gained a first-hand experience of their future work life in past years:

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T.C. ─░├ž i┼čleri Bakanl─▒─č─▒ Mahalli ─░dareler Birimi, Ankara

Anadolu Haber Ajans─▒, Ankara

TRT, Ankara

Hurriyet Gazetesi, Ankara

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BOTA┼× A.┼×, Ankara

CNN-T├╝rk Ankara

T├╝rk ─░┼čbirli─či ve Kalk─▒nma ─░daresi Ba┼čkanl─▒─č─▒, Ankara

Anayasa Mahkemesi, ─░dari ─░┼čler Ba┼čkanl─▒─č─▒, Ankara

Rekabet Kurumu Ba┼čkanl─▒─č─▒, Ankara

├çankaya Kaymakaml─▒─č─▒, Ankara

T├╝rkiye B├╝y├╝k Millet Meclisi, Ankara

Kar┼č─▒yaka Kaymakaml─▒─č─▒, ─░zmir

Trabzon Belediyesi, TRABZON

Job Applications and the Career Center

Bilkent University has a Career Center, which provides extensive help to our graduates during their job applications. Students receive assistance in a number of issues, ranging from the preparation of their CVs, to finding the contact information for potential employers.

Link: http://www.kariyer.bilkent.edu.tr/new/index.php/page/index/id/1?lng=eng

After Graduation

After receiving their BachelorÔÇÖs degree from our program, our graduates work in a diverse range of fields, including business, government, journalism, education, media, banking, public relations and non-profit organizations. Here is a select list of places that our graduates have found jobs in past years:

Public Sector:

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IOM

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Private Sector:

SIEMENS

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Banking

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HSBC

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PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS

Media

TRT

AVEA

ÇUKUROVA MEDYA GRUBU

SABAH GAZETES─░

Academic world

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Also, many of our students continue their academic careers in MasterÔÇÖs and Ph.D programs in the social sciences, in some of the best universities in Turkey and abroad.