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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Büşra worked as an Accounting Assistant at Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). As of January 2018, she works as a Category Assistant at Trendyol Group.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Buket worked as a Communications and Fundraising Assistant at Special Olympics Turkey. As of January 2018, she continues to serve in this position.

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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. As part of the First Chance program in 2017, she served as a Communications Assistant at Yuva Association. As of January 2018, she is a Reporting Specialist at Lobby Communication and Event Consultancy.

 

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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. After completing the First Chance program, Fatma continues MBA program at the West of Scotland Universty.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Ceren worked as a Fundraising and Communication Assistant at Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG). As of January 2018, she continues to serve in this position.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Aysel worked as an Accounting and Operations Assistant at Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV). As of January 2018, she works as an Auditing Assistant at EY Turkey.

 

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Ümran worked as a Accounting and Operations Assistant at People Management Association of Turkey (PERYÖN). As of January 2018, she works as a Congress and Events Specialist in the same institution.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Abdülkerim worked as an Accounting and Operations Assistant at Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG). As of January 2018, he works as an Auditing Assistant at EY Turkey.

 

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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”. During the First Chance program in 2017, Yiğit worked as a Corporate Communications Assistant at Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV). As of January 2018, he continues to serve in this position.

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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.  During the First Chance program in 2017, Simge worked as a Human Resources Assistant at Darüşşafaka Society. Now, she works as a Human Resources Support Representative at Anadolu Group Çelik Motor.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Pınar worked as a Fundraising Assistant at Alternative Life Association. As of January 2018, she works as a Social Responsibility Field Specialist/Trainer at Ferrero.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, İpek worked as an Communications Assistant at The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA). As of March 2018, she works as a Marketing Assistant Specialist at Akkim Construction Chemicals Inc.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Hüseyin worked as a Communications and Fundraising Assistant at Support to Life Association. As of March 2018, he works as a Corporate Communications Specialist at Multiple Sclerosis Association of Turkey.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Gökhan worked as a Human Resources Assistant at Turkish Education Foundation (TEV). As of January 2018, he continues to serve in this position.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Sümeyra worked as an Information Technologies Assistant at Tohum Autism Foundation. As of January 2018, she continues to serve in this position.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Gülüşan worked as an  Accounting Assistant at Turkish Education Foundation (TEV). As of January 2018, she works as an Auditing Assistant at EY Turkey.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Kader worked as an Information Technologies Assistant at Turkish Education Foundation (TEV). As of January 2018, she works as a Business analyst at Boyner.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Betül worked as a Human Resources Assistant at Tohum Autism Foundation. As of January 2018, she evaluates new job opportunities.

 

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Aşkın worked as a Communications Assistant at Darüşşafaka Society. As of January 2018, he works as a Category Assistant at Trendyol Group.

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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. During the First Chance program in 2017, Kevser worked as an Operations Assistant at Darüşşafaka Society. As of January 2018, she works as a Human Resources Specialist Assistant at Sanko Holding.

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