POL3501 Career Development in Political Science and International RelationsBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
POL3501 Career Development in Political Science and International Relations Spring 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Hybrid
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. ESRA ALBAYRAKOĞLU
Course Lecturer(s): Prof. Dr. EBRU ŞULE CANAN SOKULLU
Recommended Optional Program Components: None.
Course Objectives: Öz farkındalık ve kariyer, karar verme becerileri ve kariyer planlama, yazılı iletişim, iş arama, başvuru yapma, motivasyon mektubu hazırlama, işe alınma, iş bulmada internet ve sosyal medyanın kullanımı, LinkedIn sitesi hazırlama, uluslararası örgütler, sivil toplum örgütleri ve özel sektörde çalışma hayatı, diplomasi ve dış ilişkiler servislerinde çalışma hayatı, medyada çalışma hayatı.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Identify the communication style in career applications
II. Differentiate between a resume and a cover letter
III. Create a LinkedIn website
IV. Prepare for successful interviews
V. Articulate themselves properly in Statement of Purpose

Course Content

1st Week: Introduction
2nd Week: Self-awareness, self-knowledge and career
3rd Week: Decision skills and career decision making
4th Week: World in change and careering
5th Week: Written communications in job hunting
Student Portfolio I: Resume and a cover letter
6th Week: Recruitment and employment
Guidelines for the Student Portfolio II will be detailed by the instructor.
7th Week: Web and social media in job hunting
Student Portfolio II: Preparation and completion of a LinkedIn website with at least 10 connections, including the instructor.
8th Week: Working in Global Politics: International Organisations
9th Week: Working in Global Politics: Non-Governmental Organisations
10th Week: Diplomacy and foreign affairs
11th Week: Working in Global Economy: Private Sector
12th Week: Working in Media
Student Portfolio III: Interview report with the selected professional (Guideline will be provided in Week 6)
13th Week: Academic Pathways and Global Education
Student Portfolio IV: Statement of Purpose for * two different universities with different graduate programs
14th Week: Review

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) 1st Week: Introduction
2) 2nd Week: Self-awareness, self-knowledge and career
3) 3rd Week: Decision skills and career decision making
4) 4th Week: World in change and careering
5) Written communications in job hunting
6) Student Portfolio I: Recruitment and employment
7) Web and social media in job hunting
8) Student Portfolio II: Working in Global Politics - International Organisations
9) Working in Global Politics: Non-Governmental Organisations
10) Diplomacy and foreign affairs
11) Working in Global Economy: Private Sector
12) Working in Media
13) Student Portfolio III: Academic Pathways and Global Education
14) Student Portfolio IV: Review


Course Notes / Textbooks: Articles in Course Package
References: Articles in Course Package

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 13 % 20
Presentation 2 % 40
Project 2 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 13 39
Study Hours Out of Class 13 70
Presentations / Seminar 2 1
Project 2 40
Total Workload 150

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.