Corporate Communications
Esra Avcu, İstanbul

Esra Avcu, İstanbul

Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) Corporate Communications Officer

As she worked toward her graduation project, Esra also volunteered for TEGV, and TEMA Foundation. Aiming to improve her skills in the field of communications, she interned at ARPR Communications Consultancy Agency. Esra holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Publicity from Kocaeli University.

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Rumeysa Boyraz, İstanbul

Rumeysa Boyraz, İstanbul

Aydın Doğan Foundation Communications Associate

In her university years, Rumeysa developed and promoted a project to build libraries for village schools, and internet at A Para News Agency, a Turkuvaz Media Group company. She believes that she will be a valuable asset with her communications background. Rumeysa holds a bachelor’s degree in Press and Media Studies from Anadolu University.

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Yağmur Turan, Kocaeli

Yağmur Turan, Kocaeli

Science Heroes Association (BKD) Corporate Communications Officer

Yağmur played an active role in the Toolkit Group and ADU Communications Group during her university years. She also volunteers to help stray animals, and aims to improve the image and reputation of the organization she works for. Yağmur holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Adnan Menderes University.

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Çağla Sarı, İstanbul

Çağla Sarı, İstanbul

Darüşşafaka Society Communications Associate

Çağla attended certificate programs on personal development and Onedio Digital Media Academy trainings. She aims to put her theoretical knowledge into practice through the First Chance Program, and gain a successful work experience. Çağla graduated with High Honors and a bachelor’s degree in New Media from Uşak University.

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Hilal Şeman, Van

Hilal Şeman, Van

Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association (TURMEPA) Communications Officer

Hilal was a member of the Bicycling and Gastronomy Clubs in her university, and interned at Antalya Konyaaltı Municipality’s Public Relations and Press Department. She was an active field volunteer for TOG, and took part in various activities for Children with Down’s Syndrome. She also worked for the “Vocational School” project and informed children that professions are genderless while also organizing awareness raising activities. She aims to improve herself through the training programs and mentoring activities of the First Chance Academy for a year, and believes that she will be a valuable asset for the organization where she works. Hilal holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Publicity from Akdeniz University.

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Şevval Mollaoğlu, Kocaeli

Şevval Mollaoğlu, Kocaeli

The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) Corporate Communications Officer

In addition to working at the university library in the Visually Impaired section for four years, Şevval also voiced course notes and text books for visually challenged students. She aims to improve herself in the field of communications through the First Chance Academy’s training programs. Şevval holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kocaeli University.

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Melek Kızılkaya, İstanbul

Melek Kızılkaya, İstanbul

Teachers Academy Foundation (ÖRAV) Digital Communications Officer

Melek played an active role in the Education Group in the university, and took intercity trainings backed by TÜBİTAK. In addition to her active volunteering work for TEGV for the last three years, she has also taken trainings on the Art of Oratory and Public Speaking, Effective Communications, Social Media Specialization and Social Media Literacy to improve herself. She believes that the program will help her continue develop herself while contributing to the organization where she works. Melek graduated as the second of her class with a bachelor’s degree in Science Instruction from Bülent Ecevit University.

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Mehmet Şamil Polat, Konya

Mehmet Şamil Polat, Konya

Turkish Education Foundation (TEV) Corporate Communications Officer

Mehmet took part in various TOG events, and was recognized with the Corporate Communications Award of the year at the International Stevie Business Awards and the Social Responsibility Project of the Year Award in Europe. He also served as the general coordinator at TÜSİAR, and aims to improve himself in the field of human rights. Mehmet holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Selçuk University.

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Miray Gülova, İstanbul

Miray Gülova, İstanbul

Turkish Enterprise And Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED) Communications Associate

Miray volunteered as a reporter for the Gazete Kadıköy newspaper, and took trainings on radio programming, dubbing, and diction. In addition to working as a voice artist, actor, director, editor and camerawoman, she also trained with the experienced TV producers of TRT on KoüTV for a month on TV broadcasting. She believes that she will add value to the organization where she works with openness to learning and developing herself. Miray holds a bachelor’s degree in Radio, TV and Film Studies from Kocaeli University.

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Aybüke Demir, Ankara

Aybüke Demir, Ankara

Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) Corporate Communications Specialist

In addition to volunteering for the Habitat Association and TEV, Aybüke also gave trainings on game design as part of the “Design Your Future Project” with Microsoft as a stakeholder. With internship experiences at TürkTraktör, Milliyet Daily, and Anadolu University Media Center in her résumé, Aybüke aims to gain work experience through this program. Aybüke holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Design and Management from Anadolu University, and currently studies toward a master’s degree in Marketing Management at the same school.

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Büşra Aydın, Manisa

Büşra Aydın, Manisa

Association of Turkish Construction Material Producers (İMSAD) Corporate Communications Associate

Büşra was an active member of multiple university student clubs, including Young TEMA. She interned at the Manisa Turgutlu Organized Industrial Zone Regional Directorate, and Seramiksan. She believes that the First Chance Program will help her gain experience and give her personal development and networking opportunities. Büşra holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Publicity from Süleyman Demirel University.

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Deniz Evcimen, Eskişehir

Deniz Evcimen, Eskişehir

Turkish Foundation for Children in Need of Protection (KORUNCUK) Communications Associate

In addition to her role in the International Students Club, Deniz also volunteered for Eskişehir Arts Association, and TEGV. She attended a one-year training program on Digital Marketing. She believes that communicating in the right way and empathy can help solve all life problems, and plans her career accordingly. Deniz holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Anadolu University.

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Zeynep Yeter, İstanbul

Zeynep Yeter, İstanbul

Spastic Children’s Foundation of Turkey (TSÇV) Corporate Communications Associate

Zeynep volunteered for Kampüs FM radio in her university. During her internship at the Digital Arts Production House, she worked in the production team of the movie titled “Pocket Hercules: Naim Süleymanoğlu” and gained experience in teamwork. She aims to add value to the organization where she works with her practical skills through the First Chance program. Zeynep holds a bachelor’s degree in Radio, TV and Film Studies from Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University.

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