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USEC0012Career Planning2+0+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterSpring Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Hülya KALAYCIOĞLU
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
In the draft framework created by the Presidential Human Resources Office, it is suggested that the course be held with videos and activities prepared for each week, with guests invited from university lecturers, industry professionals, non-governmental organizations and international organizations. The purpose is; It is aimed that university students create career awareness about the dynamics and expectations of business life, plan their work life after graduation by making the best use of their learning processes, choose a job and profession in the fields that are suitable for their qualifications, and shape their careers in areas suitable for their own skills, abilities and competencies. Also; Career stages, Professional trends and future professions, Career trends in the world, expectations of the business world from new graduates, Methods of preparing CV, cover letter and thank you letter, How to have an effective job interview? Information on interview techniques, job application on the Internet channel and examination of job application forms on companies' web pages, Principles of performance management and its effect on employee development, Time management and its effective use, Professional ethics, Stress management, Verbal and written communication principles, Professional from the business world It is intended to inform about the view.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : Being aware of the services provided by the Career Center and communicating with the center,5,6,71,5,
LO - 2 : Aware of his / her strengths and areas of interest, and recognizes his / her competencies and skills,5,6,71,5,
LO - 3 : They know the sectors such as public and private sectors, academia, non-governmental organizations in more detail, understand the differences between the sectors and know the career field suitable for their future plans,5,6,71,5,
LO - 4 : Gains awareness of the expectations and priorities of the business world,5,6,71,5,
LO - 5 : Understands the difference of the importance of developing fine talents in the career process and the importance of issues that affect communication such as body language, diction, addressing, and develops correct and effective communication skills5,6,71,5,
LO - 6 : Understands the importance of establishing mutually beneficial relationships that are necessary for achieving career goals,5,6,71,5,
LO - 7 : Be aware of support services such as university units (international relations-exchange office and exchange programs) and national and international scholarships (TUBITAK, national agency) that can support your career,5,6,71,5,
LO - 8 : Gains knowledge of the ways to reach the right resources and to use the resources effectively in the career process,5,6,71,5,
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Courses will be organized for first year university students in the fall semester, for 14 weeks, with one course hour per week. Courses, in accordance with the subject and course content; It should be processed by university lecturers, industry professionals and guest educators invited from other universities and related non-governmental organizations. The supportive activities to be included in the course should be designed in a way that will inform students about the methods and tools used in professional applications and gain the ability to use them in the most effective way, and should be supported with practical assignments. Career centers should support the course practically with activities that provide experience opportunities that will support students to develop their skills. A sample program about the structure and contents of the course is presented in the attachment.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Explaining the purpose and scope of the course, career center services and opportunities to benefit from them.
 Week 2Definition and evaluation of Sensitive Skills, talent, competence, career and career management concepts
 Week 3Promotion and operation of exchange and education scholarship programs to support undergraduate education, KTU Exchange Programs Coordinatorship - Erasmus+ Program applications.
 Week 4The importance and rules of using networking and social media, Self-introduction, formal correspondence rules, methods of improving addressing skills
 Week 5Presidency, promotion and function of talent and career door, job and internship opportunities, TUBITAK undergraduate student scholarship opportunities
 Week 6
 Week 7Time management, effective use of time
 Week 8Midle Exam
 Week 9Definition, effect and management of stress, Effective presentation techniques
 Week 10Recruitment processes of private sector and public leaders, presentations of success criteria
 Week 11today's professions, introduction and future opportunities
 Week 12ALES; KPSS and YDS exams definition and factors affecting success
 Week 13Personal skills and SWOT analysis
 Week 14Effective presentation techniques
 Week 15Success stories and Advice from public sector leaders
Textbook / Material
1Cumhurbaşkanlığı İnsan Kaynakları Ofisi tarafından hazırlanan kitap, makale, dergi, çevrim içi kaynaklardan oluşan Kariyer Planlama dersi literatürü
2Erasmus ofisi, İŞKUR ve diğer katlımcı sunumları
Recommended Reading
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 9. Hafta 17.04.2024 30 dakika 50
End-of-term exam 16. Hafta 05.06.2024 30 dakika 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 2 14 28
Sınıf dışı çalışma 3 14 42
Arasınav için hazırlık 3 7 21
Arasınav 1 1 1
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 4 7 28
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Total work load121