2017 Participants
Büşra Hande Açıkgöz, İstanbul

Büşra Hande Açıkgöz, İstanbul

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) Accounting Assistant

Büşra graduated from Çanakkale 18 Mart University Department of Economy, she was a volunteer for 3 years at the Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG). She wants to gain experience in her field of study and continue her career in NGO’s.

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Buket Akpınar, Kırşehir

Buket Akpınar, Kırşehir

Special Olympics Turkey Communications and Fundraising Assistant

Buket graduated from Uludağ University Department of Political Science and Public Administration, volunteered as a trainer in various training projects and participated in UNCHR’s refugee employment trainings. She expects to gain experience in NGOs and plans to continue her career in that field.

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Kübra Aydın, İstanbul

Kübra Aydın, İstanbul

Yuva Association Communications Assistant

Kübra graduated from Abant İzzet Baysal University Department of Sociology, volunteered in training programs of Educational Volunteers Foundation-TEGV. She aims to learn new things on life, to meet new people and gain experience in project development and management. 

 

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Fatma Çevik, İstanbul

Fatma Çevik, İstanbul

Tohum Autism Foundation Sponsorship and Fundraising Assistant

Fatma graduated from Kocaeli University Department of International Affairs, and worked as an intern in PWC Turkey’s accounting department. She wants to gain experience in fundraising work and continue her career in NGOs.

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Ceren Erdem, İstanbul

Ceren Erdem, İstanbul

Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) Fundraising and Communication Assistant

Ceren graduated from Çanakkale 18 Mart University Department of Economy, volunteered as a coordinator in Biga Community Volunteers Foundation. She aims to gain experience and develop her skills in order to continue working in NGOs.

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Aysel Genç, İstanbul

Aysel Genç, İstanbul

Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) Accounting and Operations Assistant

Aysel graduated from Ordu University Department of Economy, and worked as a volunteer at child welfare institutions. She wants to transform her volunteer NGO efforts into a professional career. She thinks this opportunity presents a golden opportunity for new university graduates.

 

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Ümran Gündüz, Tekirdağ

Ümran Gündüz, Tekirdağ

People Management Association of Turkey (PERYÖN) Accounting and Operations Assistant

Ümran graduated from Kocaeli University Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and was a volunteer at the Foundation for Children with Leukemia. She expects to gain experience and references and continue her career in NGOs.

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Abdülkerim Güney, İstanbul

Abdülkerim Güney, İstanbul

Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) Accounting and Operations Assistant

Abdülkerim graduated from Abant İzzet Baysal University Department of Business Administration, contributed to setting up a janissary band and served as band leader. He expects to gain experience in accounting and finance and ultimate goal is to become a successful financial advisor.

 

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Yiğit Gürbüz, Manisa

Yiğit Gürbüz, Manisa

Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) Corporate Communications Assistant

Yiğit graduated from Akdeniz University Department of Public Relations and Publicity, won second prize for his project "DIYAÇEV" in the category of Public Relations / Corporate Communication in the 27th Aydın Doğan Foundation Young Communicators Competition in the field of corporate communication and social media. As oart of the TRT Future Transporters in 2016, he won first prize with the project titled "Sağlık Olsun" in New Media Publishing / Social Media Project category. Also he won third prize with the project titled ‘’Annelerin İçinde İyilik Var’’ in Internet Publishing / Social Media Project category in the 28th Aydın Doğan Foundation competition. Yiğit participated in many projects in the field of graphic design in the project office l throughout his education, and wants to gain experience by making the best use of this “First Chance”.

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Simge Koca, İstanbul

Simge Koca, İstanbul

Darüşşafaka Society Human Resources Assistant

Simge graduated from Kocaeli University Department of International Relations, with a scholarship from Anadolu Foundation. She was an active volunteer for Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG). She completed HR certificate programs as she aims to develop a career in that field, wants to gain experience in NGOs.

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Pınar Kıy, Samsun

Pınar Kıy, Samsun

Alternative Life Association Fundraising Assistant

Pınar graduated from Kocaeli University Department of Social Services, and served as a volunteer for women, Roma people and other disadvantaged groups. She aims to gain experience in NGO fundraising, continues her career in this field.

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İpek Kızılcıklı, İstanbul

İpek Kızılcıklı, İstanbul

The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA) Communications Assistant

İpek graduated from Akdeniz University Department of Public Relations and Publicity, and completed various internships to develop her professional skills. She had supported TEMA as a volunteer before joining the First Chance program and aims to gain work experience and to develop her skills with academy activities.

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Hüseyin Recepoğlu, Antalya

Hüseyin Recepoğlu, Antalya

Support to Life Association Communications and Fundraising Assistant

Hüseyin graduated from the Akdeniz University Department of Gerontology, and served as a volunteer against discrimination, for inter-generational communication, for elderly, for LGBTI+ and for youth. He aims to develop his skills and continue working as a professional in NGOs.

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Gökhan Saltan, İstanbul

Gökhan Saltan, İstanbul

Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) Human Resources Assistant

Gökhan graduated from the Trakya University Department of Public Administration, and was an active member of Entrepreneurship Club and volunteered at a child welfare institution. Gökhan wants to continue his career in the HR field by gaining experience and developing his professional skills.

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Sümeyra Sarıoğlu, Sakarya

Sümeyra Sarıoğlu, Sakarya

Tohum Autism Foundation Information Technologies Assistant

Sümeyra graduated from Kırıkkale University Department of Computer Engineering, and completed various internships in order to develop her professional skills. She believes in the importance of gaining experience and networking and wants to improve herself by applying what she has learned to develop her career and professional skills.

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Gülüşan Serin, Ordu

Gülüşan Serin, Ordu

Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) Accounting Assistant

Gülüşan graduated from the Süleyman Demirel University Department of Accounting and Financial Management, and received second prize in the Ordu with a project she prepared with her colleagues in the field of accounting. Gülüşan, wants to gain experience in accounting and continue to work in the area of finance and audit.

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Kader Tosun, İstanbul

Kader Tosun, İstanbul

Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) Information Technologies Assistant

Kader graduated from Bartın University Department of Management Informatics, worked in 3 different corporations as an intern and took certificate programs on informatics and self-improvement in order to develop her skills during her study. Kader works on systems projects, wants to develop herself in the ERP field and gain expertise as a Business Analyst.

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Betül Tütüncü, İstanbul

Betül Tütüncü, İstanbul

Tohum Autism Foundation Human Resources Assistant

Betül graduated from the Kocaeli University Department of Gölcük Vocational School International Trade, completed a human resources certificate program and volunteered in projects for children and elderly. She aims to develop a career focused on human resources.

 

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Aşkın Vatansever, İstanbul

Aşkın Vatansever, İstanbul

Darüşşafaka Society Communications Assistant

Aşkın graduated from Süleyman Demirel University Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, volunteered in various projects for TEGV and participated in the Young Guru Academy (YGA) Summit. He took an interest in NGOs as a result of his volunteering experience and now wants to work in that area.

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Kevser Yiğit, Hatay

Kevser Yiğit, Hatay

Darüşşafaka Society Operations Assistant

Kevser graduated from the Mustafa Kemal University Department of Business Administration, and worked as a volunteer for two years at the Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG). She wants to work in NGOs and believes that the First Chance offers work experience and personal development possibilities.

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