Izmir University of Economics (IUE) signed a collaboration protocol with Ramada Encore by Wyndham Izmir Hotel to allow its students to get familiar with the business world before they graduate and self-develop. The protocol co-signed by IUE Rector, Prof. Murat Aşkar and Hotel Manager Güner Güney, will allow students of Marketing, Applied English and Translation, Tourism and Hotel Management, and Accounting and Tax Application programs to perform their internship at the hotel. Prof. Aşkar, who pointed out the importance of the collaboration between the two institutions, said, “Our students will get a chance to prove themselves by using the theoretical knowledge they learn at the University at real work environment.”
Offering a ‘guaranteed internship’ opportunity for its students by bringing Campus Izmir into action, the first model of university-city integration in Turkey, Izmir University of Economics continue to make collaborations with the leading companies and institutions in Turkey and Izmir. IUE, which offers internship opportunities for its students by making agreements with companies from different industries, signed a protocol with the Ramada Encore by Wyndham Izmir Hotel recently. IUE Rector, Prof. Murat Aşkar, Ramada Encore by Wyndham Izmir Hotel Manager Güner Güney, IUE Vocational School Director Burçin Önder, academics, and some of the prospective interns attended the protocol ceremony that took place at IUE Board of Trustees Hall.
“A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS”
In his speech, Prof. Aşkar stated that internship was the first step for students to enter the business world. Indicating the increased need for skilled and qualified workforce lately, Prof. Aşkar said, “Internship is a significant opportunity to integrate education with work life. It is a very good opportunity for students. Universities’ mission is not to hand out diplomas only. We have to raise qualified and skilled students to meet the needs of the business world, and help our students establish good networks. We provide our students with the proper support and we will continue to do so. Therefore, the collaboration with the Ramada Encore by Wyndham Izmir Hotel is very important. I sincerely believe we will be doing better things together.” Hotel Manager Güner Güney stated that university and industry always need to associate together and produce projects together. Güney stated that the collaboration would allow students to practice their theoretical knowledge and speed their adaptation into business life.