Course Information
SemesterCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleL+PCreditNumber of ECTS Credits

Course Details
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Unit First Cycle
Department / Program PHYSICS
Mode of Delivery Distance Learning
Type of Course Unit Compulsory
Objectives of the Course The purpose of this course is to support and guide students to plan and determine their careers in accordance with their abilities, skills, competencies, personalities, and knowledge. IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC), its scope and its activities are introduced. Students are made aware of the availability of support from CLEC for their career management throughout their university life. In the light of uncertain global future, the course also aims to introduce the student to different career paths, different working environments in various sectors and the variety of career opportunities for different disciplines. Along with lectures, guest speakers are invited from among professionals in the private sector, public sector, academia, NGOs, as well as among entrepreneurs.
By completion of the course, students will have
1. A familiarity with concepts in career planning and development
2. Awareness of IYTE facilities leading contribution to student’s career development
3. The ability to use ‘Talent Gate’ and its benefits
4. Being aware of job opportunities
Course Content IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC) provides the activities that support students’ skills enhancement. It also follows the course’s activities such as seminars, invitation of speakers, webinars, arrangements with guest lecturers and students’ communities.
The supportive activities of IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC) designed to present core methods and tools used in professional job applications. Also the activities are designed in a way to use these methods and tools in most effective way in career planning and development.
By collaboration with IYTE Alumni Office and IYTE Alumni Association, graduates share their experiences and introduce different businesses to the students.
The course is constructed over 3 modules.
Module 1: Internal stakeholders; IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC), IYTE Alumni Office, course lecturer participations. Career center presents available supplementary activities for IYTE students’ career planning and development.
Module 2: Guest speakers; IYTE graduates, IYTE student communities, IYTE lecturers present career development opportunities present in IYTE campus.
Module 3: Guest speakers and panels with external stakeholders; professionals from the public and private sector, academia, NGOs; sharing methods, tools and experiences about career planning and development.
Course Methods and Techniques
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. Cengiz YILMAZ
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Burak DİNDAROĞLU
Name of Lecturers Instructor Ebru ASLAN ÇALLIOĞLU
Assistants None
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources S. Donovan, Communication Smart: How to Express Yourself Best in Conversations, texts, e-mails, and more, 3rd ed., Twenty First Century Books, 2013.
A. Government, Assessing You: The First Step in Career Planning, 3rd ed, Alberta Services, 2017.
C.L. Bovee, J.V. Thill, Excellence in Business Communication - Communication Skills for Career Success, 13th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2019.
P.F. Drucker, L.M. Roberts, et al. Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must Read on Career Resilience, HBR Press, 2021. Paperback and e-book.
S. Robbins, Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications, 9th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2018.
Cumhurbaşkanlığı Kariyer Planlama Dersi
Cumhurbaşkanlığı İnsan Kaynakları Ofisi Yetenek Kapısı
Instructor’s notes and power point slides, e-books (links), pdf booklet
All online-activities are recorded and videos are loaded on Teams Streams afterwards
Auxiliary resources

Course Category

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"

Assessment Methods and Criteria
In-Term Studies Quantity Percentage
Midterm exams 0 % 0
Quizzes 3 % 30
Homeworks 0 % 0
Other activities 14 % 70
Laboratory works 0 % 0
Projects 0 % 0
Final examination 0 % 0
% 100

ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Weekly Course Time 14 2 28
Exams and Exam Preparations 11 2 22
Total Work Load   Number of ECTS Credits 2 50

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 A familiarity with concepts in career planning and development
2 Awareness of IYTE facilities leading contribution to student’s career development
3 The ability to use ‘Talent Gate’ and its benefits
4 Being aware of job opportunities

Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 Meeting and introducing the aim of the course and career center. Presenting activities of career center and facilities of IYTE. Building your career: Career concept, definitions. Assessing personal strengths, weaknesses. Developing interpersonal skills. Presentation and video (Lecture notes)
2 Science – Technology – Ethics. Engineering ethics. Presentation
3 Introduction to İYTE Values, İYTE identity. Presentation
4 Writing CV and Letter of Intent. Business Communication; Verbal and Written Communication. Communication skills. Presentation, video& pdfs Business Communication Ch2&3
5 Guest speaker 1 – Human Resource Manager / Recruitment Agent / Head Hunters. Webinar Q&A
6 Talent Gate week by IYTE Career, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center (CLEC). Cumhurbaşkanlığı İnsan Kaynakları Ofisi Yetenek Kapısı
7 “IYTE Graduates talks” in collaboration with IYTE Alumni Office & IYTE Alumni Association. Webinar Q&A
8 Guest speaker 3 – Careers in business, private sector. Webinar Q&A
9 Student communities’ presentations. Entrepreneur students. Presentation, video Q&A
10 Time management (Crisis/Stress management). Presentation (Lecturer notes)
11 Guest speaker 4 – Careers in academia or public corporations and institutions by a panel. Webinar Q&A
12 Guest speaker 5 – Entrepreneur Webinar Q&A
13 Guest speaker 6 – IYTE Lecturer sharing experience and introducing an industry. Webinar Q&A
14 Guest speaker 7 – Careers in NGOs. Webinar Q&A

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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Contribution: 0: Null 1:Slight 2:Moderate 3:Significant 4:Very Significant