Izmir University of Economics (IUE) and Izmir Advertisers Association shook hands for the future of prospective communication professionals. Prof. Murat Aşkar, Rector of Izmir University of Economics, and Turusan Çiner, President of Izmir Advertisers Association, signed a collaboration agreement. The agreement will facilitate partnerships that will allow students of IUE Faculty of Communication to increase their experience, and support them with career planning in the field of advertising.
The protocol ceremony took place at IUE Multi-Purpose Hall, D Block, as part of the “Khe Rector, Prof. Murat Aşkar, pointed out the importance of integrating the undergraduate education with internships. “Our University offers a guaranteed internship opportunity, and is ready to compensate the insurance cost of students. We care about our students’ gaining experience in business world. This collaboration will enable students to gain professional experience,” said Prof. Aşkar.
Turusan Çiner, President of Izmir Advertisers Association, stated that the future of Turkey depended on communication, the students would be entering the business world in the upcoming period, and they wanted to support students. Çiner said, “We are happy to enter into a collaboration with Izmir University of Economics. This marks the beginning of many future projects together. We are ready to help students gain experience in business world.”
Prof. Ebru Uzunoğlu, Dean of IUE Faculty of Communication, gave information about the protocol and said that they would be meeting at least twice in an academic year in order to strengthen the university-industry collaboration, and to exchange ideas. “This protocol will allow students of Department of Public Relations and Advertising to perform their mandatory internships at member advertising agencies of the association. Members of the association will be able to attend the seminars, panels, workshops, and lectures held by our faculty and respective students clubs,” said Prof. Dr. Uzunoğlu.
As part of the event, students of IUE Faculty of Communication also presented their projects to a jury consisting of Corporate Communication Manager Mine Taneri from Norm Holding, President Turusan Çiner, Vice President Mustafa Türkan, Secretary General Cansu Altay, and Member of Executive Board Cankut Kaya from Izmir Advertisers Association. The project team including students Orçun Norm Holding and Izmir Advertisers Association.