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International Air Travel Index(IATI)-Fraud Analyst – 2017 Graduates

Having graduated from College of Tourism which has the best academic staff in Turkey, is one of the most important steps in my professional life. Besides the theoretical part of my education, crucial information and practices that I learned from both my lecturers and the tourism professionals put me one step ahead as I made a good impression during job interviews.  

Seray Öztürk

Tourism Management Graduate of 2017

I graduated from Antalya Bilim University, Faculty of Tourism, Tourism and Hotel Management Undergraduate Program in 2017. Same year, I've been accepted the Akdeniz University International Tourism Management Master's program (with thesis). I am currently at the thesis stage in this program. With the Erasmus internship mobility, I had the opportunity to do an internship in Spain in 2015. While this experience helped me to improve my Spanish, which I chose as a second language in my undergraduate education; It allowed me to observe the Tourism industry in a country like Spain and add this internship experience to my CV. Currently, I continue my career as Barut Hotels Group CRM & Loyalty Supervisor.

As the first graduate of Antalya Bilim University, Faculty of Tourism, besides the time management and presentation skills I gained in my university education; I had the opportunity to make a difference both in my career and in my continuing graduate education with many opportunities such as current course contents, internship opportunities, the opportunity to meet with industry professionals, and business partnerships with big chain hotels. Since we had to produce academic contents in many courses during my undergraduate education, I had the chance to write academic articles even when I was an undergraduate student. I have seen the contribution of this skill when an article I wrote in my graduate program was published in an international academic journal.

As one of the first graduates of Antalya Bilim University, Faculty of Tourism, I would like to share my pride of my share in successfully commemorating the names of our university graduates in the sector. I would like to underline that the academic staff of our school also contributed greatly to this.


Aslıhan Arslan

WOM Deluxe – Reservation Agent – 2017 Graduates

Antalya Bilim University is absolutely a door to the world. I gained my first working experience from an international hotel chain in Dubai, while going abroad used to be a dream for me. I made my next internship in Croatia through Erasmus+. We were trained to be entrepreneurial and solution-oriented managers of the future. We were educated at the international level for five years and we understand the contributions of this education better over time. Thank you for everything.

Talat Çam

Dubai Ritz Carlton – Restaurant Executive Candidate – 2017 Graduates

I can say that the national and international internship opportunities, Erasmus+, cooperation with Rixos Group and education in English provided by ABU College of Tourism, prepared me in practical terms as well as created job opportunities especially in luxury hotels. Currently, I am working at a well-known hotel and at a department which I always wanted to work. I think that I have enough experience and information for my current position thanks to my internships in F&B department at St. Regis Dubai, one of the luxuries brand of Marriott Group, and at St. Regis Florence Michelin Star through Erasmus+. At the same time, the theoretical background the faculty provides and the sectoral features made it easier for me to adapt to professional life. Your success depends on what you want at the end of the day and how far you want to go…

Luana Nanu

Florida State University - Research Assistant – 2017 Graduates

Having studied in a very international environment for my undergraduate helped me increase my cultural competency, which is very helpful as I work with partners from different countries and cultures. Furthermore, Tourism and Hotel Management bachelor’s degree has been very helpful in my enrollment to the Hospitality and Tourism Leadership Program.

Tom Buzadji

Development Aid – Business Development Manager – 2017 Graduates

I graduated from Tourism Management Department. I met many people through ABU. My social environment has increased 300 times more than before my education started. I can communicate with people from different cultures more easily. Additionally, during my university life, I obtained useful information about the tourism industry and hotel management. I realized my abilities thanks to theoretical background and internships provided. I am glad to prefer ABU College of Tourism. I wish good luck to all my professors and new students.

Yeldana Balakan

Rixos Head Office – Reservation Advisor – 2018 Graduates

There were compulsory internships during my studentship at Antalya Bilim University. My internship helped me understand what I like to do or what I can do better. My internships also contributed to my curriculum vitae and finding jobs quickly. Different events held at University, improving myself attending to those events and making many friends were an opportunity.

Gökhan Kaya

Meeting Point Turkey -  Operation/Transfer Reservation Agent – 2018 Graduates

Having graduated from ABU made a great contribution to me in many areas especially before my professional life started. As a fact of its’ international student profile, meeting people from various cultures and countries, affected my bilateral relations with people positively. In addition to these opportunities, being educated in a foreign language has given me a lot of advantages especially in tourism industry. Today, I can imagine far more than my current position thanks to theoretical and practical information given by expert academic staff, tourism professionals who visit our College and share their experiences with us.

Elif Çetin

Rixos Premium Tekirova – Human Resources Agent – 2018 Graduates

I graduated from Antalya Bilim University, Tourism Management Department in 2018. The most important reason for studying in this department was to take my theoretical lessons from professors, whom are expert in their fields and encouraging us for self-improvement. The internship opportunities and management shadowing programme allowed us to learn practical knowledge with meeting with professionals of the industry and working together. I completed my Management Shadowing Programme in Human Resources Department which I wanted to work after graduation. I got more information about this department during my education and I decided to improve myself in this field. Currently, I am working in the Human Resources Department at Rixos Tekirove Hotel and I feel very lucky for the contribution of my education to me.

İrem Karadeniz

Akra Hotel – Group Reservation Agent – 2018 Graduates

As a graduate of the Tourism Management department, I can better observe how right it is to decide to study tourism in ABU. I had an opportunity to meet industry professionals, to participate in seminars and to improve myself through Faculty’s practical education and sectoral business affiliations. As a result of foreign language education prep class, I easily found an internship in the USA. I saw that ABU academics thought about our well-being even when we graduated, and they did not stop keeping in touch with us to inform us about new opportunities. I would like to thank all the professors. Thanks for everything you have brought me ABU!

Hazal Kanıcı

Kervansaray Lara Convention Center & Spa - Sales and Marketing Agent – 2018 Graduates

Having graduated from ABU College of Tourism provided me many advantages through the theoretical background as well as internship opportunities. Thanks to the internship opportunities provided by ABU, I completed my internships at Rixos Group, which is a world brand. Thus, I had no adaptation problem when my professional carrier started. The advanced foreign language education provides a big advantage for those who take their first steps in the industry. Additionally, meeting with professional managers through the University’s sectoral affiliations has provided me self-confidence primarily for the development of my social environment and for expressing myself in my business relations.

Sena Altunsoy

Grand Hotel Konya – Reservation Agent – 2018 Graduates

ABU provided us many opportunities in order to improve ourselves and to make us successful in the industry. In addition to foreign language education, internship opportunities abroad have contributed to the realization of many students' dreams including me. I am very glad to be able to use those opportunities. I thank all my professors one more time for their help and efforts. I feel very lucky for being a part of this family.

Tuğba Korkmaz

International Air Travel Index (IATI) -  Online Customer Representative (Reservation) – 2018 Graduates

I graduated from Antalya Bilim University College of Tourism in June 2018. I started to work in the Hospitality Department of IATI as a reservation agent in July. It cannot be denied that my graduation from ABU, foreign language education I received, and my internship in reservation and sales departments of Rixos Hotels helped me work in such a good position in a short period of time. ABU College of Tourism is a great chance for people who are planning an academic carrier or industry carrier in tourism in capital tourism city Antalya, where the need and necessity of qualified employees are increasing.

                Sevde Kapu
Hello, I'm Sevde KAPU. I gained summer internships experience in Rixos Premium Belek and Wom Deluxe sales and marketing department. After graduation, I started working in the sales and marketing department of the hotel where I had my internship. Afterwards, I started working in this field by training and educating myself in the field of digital marketing and web design. I worked at an advertising agency in Ankara for a while, and then, together with my cousins, we established our own company
               Damla Sönmez
Damla Sönmez has graduated from Antalya Bilim University Business Administration major and Tourism minor student and worked as shadow manager during spring 2019. Right after graduation, Damla Sönmez has worked as a research assistant at the University of South Florida and successfully completed the Tourism Management master's program with a scholarship. Damla is now accepted to the University of South Carolina Department of Tourism Management with a scholarship. We congratulate our graduate and wish her continued success.
             Fatih Çakmak
Fatih Çakmak, one of the first graduates of Antalya Bilim University Gastronomy and Culinary Arts department, started his career as Rixos Premium Belek Patisserie Chef and shift supervisor. Fatih, who graduated in 2021, completed his first internship in the culinary department of Akra Barut Hotel, and his second summer internship at Doubletree by Hilton City Center Antalya. Our graduate has been invited to participate in the Freelancer chef training of the Rational Bakery brand. We congratulate our graduate who has accomplished and will undertake many more successful projects and wish his success.

Ebru Özsoy
Tourism Management Graduate of 2017

It has been 4 years since I graduated from Antalya Bilim University, Department of Tourism Management. We are not aware of many things when we attend to classes. It is very interesting to miss the times when we were worried about graduation... Right after I graduated, I started working as a SPA receptionist at JW Marriott Ankara, one of the best examples of city hotel management. The Marriott hotel chain believes in happy employees is the secret for happy and satisfied guests and treats employees and working environment as priority. Few of the best examples of this employee recognition are the thoughtful gifts for the employees on special days like birthdays and anniversaries of employment. One of the most important things that my managers noticed while I was working was that my professional English was at a advanced level. I would like to thank Antalya Bilim University for this quality education… 

Albert Gabitov

Tourism Management Graduate of 2017

Albert Gabitov, one of our first graduates of ABU Tourism Management, has been appointed as Fun & Sun Hotels Group Sales and Marketing Manager. Albert, had his first summer internship experience in Rixos Downtown Food and Beverage department, and his second summer internship experience in Rixos Palm Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During 2017 spring semester Albert, gained managerial experience as Rixos Downtown F&B Shadow Manager. After working as Titanic Mardan Palace Deputy Sales Manager for 2 years, he started to work in the Fun & Sun Hotels group as the sales and marketing manager of the group. We congratulate our graduates and believe that their success will continue to increase.

Melih Sadık Çal

Tourism Management Graduate of 2019

Melih Sadık Çal, our 2019 ABU Tourism Management graduate, works and continues his education in America. Melih, who worked as a part-time assistant at Antalya Bilim University Faculty of Tourism and had internship at Tui Magic Life Jacaranda (Antalya) hotel during the summers, gained experience as a Shadow Manager at Kaya Palazzo Hotel in the spring of 2019. Right after graduation, Melih has worked in the sales and operations department of Vole Sport for 2 years and increasing his experience in sports tourism. He joined the Management Trainee Internship program in the F&B department at the Longboat Key Club Resort in Florida / Sarasota. During his MT program, he started the SDET certificate program and moved to Austin Texas thanks to the job opportunities in this program. While completing his education in the SDET certificate program, Melih also works as a delivery partner at Amazon. After completing his education and accumulating experience, he aims to work in the field of sports tourism again.

Hasan Görkem Kurtoğlu

Tourism Management Graduate of 2018

Hasan Görkem Kurtoğlu, our entrepreneur graduate of year 2018, is managing Kalkan Park Hotel since the last semester of his undergraduate education in ABU Tourism Management. Hasan, who gained experience during his summer internships in Vogue Hotel Kemer Reception department during and, Hilton Hotel Rapid City in the USA in both housekeeping and reception departments and as Kervansaray Bodrum front office assistant manager, runs his own hotel in Kalkan Park Hotel, Kaş. We are looking forward to staying at our graduate's hotel as soon as possible and celebrate his success.

Övünç Özen

Tourism Management Graduate of 2020

Övünç Özen who has graduatede from Antaşya Bilim University Tourism management in 2020 is appointed as Gloria Hotels night auditor after his Front Office experience and Gloria Golf Club & Gloria Sports Arena and Gloria Verde Resort Front Office experiences. Övünç, who completed his 2nd year summer internship at Titanic Hotels Lara in the F&B department, and his 3rd year summer internship at Hilton Clearwater Florida USA, gained experience as a Rixos Downtown Front Office Shadow Manager in the spring term of 2020. We congratulate our graduates and believe that their success will continue to increase

Enes Şahin
Tourism Management Graduate of 2020

2020 ABU Tourism Management graduate, Enes Şahin, has been appointed to TUI Russia & CIS Ticketing department after his experiences at Product and Yield department. During university years, Enes gained experience as Anex Tour Global Operations as Shadow Manager in the spring of 2020 on top of his Delux Sueno Hotel reception experience in the summer of 2017, AKKA Antedon Hotel accounting in the summer of 2018, and Anex Tour Operations experience in the summer of 2019. We congratulate our graduates and believe that their success will continue to increase.

Binnur Osmancıoğlu

Tourism Management Graduate of 2018

ABU tourism and hotel management department, which I was entitled to study with a 100% scholarship in 2013, has made a great contribution to me in all processes of my business life. 🤓💪🏻

During my school life, thanks to the connections provided by my lecturers, I had the opportunity to do internship at Aska Hotels and Prince Group. 🙏🏻🌟 In 2017, I did an internship at Kohler Company with the Work and Travel program. I have been working as a Contracting Specialist at Meeting Point Turkey, one of the biggest Incoming Agencies in Turkey, since May 2018. 🌍👩🏻‍💻

Şerife Özyürek

Tourism Management Graduate of 2018

Hello 👋🏻 I am Şerife Özyürek, a 2018 graduate ot Tourism Management. I developed myself in many areas by getting the opportunity to do internship and work in chain hotels in Dubai and Turkey, together with Antalya Bilim University, which creates a universal value with the trainings it provides. While I am currently working as a Public Relations Specialist at the Green Crescent Counseling Center. I pursue my master's degree in Business Administration at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University in order to improve myself in the academic field, and I am working on a thesis on the effect of Social Media on Crypto Currencies.

Luiza Dziabaeva

Tourism Management Graduate of 2018

As a Media Expert I have the opportunity to communicate with brands and individuals from all over the world - acquainting myself with their cultures, languages, and work ethic whilst providing the public with enjoyable content. Together we prepare various educational courses, social media ads, product/service commercials, or entertaining series such as fashion/cooking shows. I took everything I learned in my time with Tourism and applied it all to my current job - in result I'm able to always stay composed, organized, come up with solutions quickly and cater to my clients/employer. The knowledge and experience I have acquired plays an immense role in my continued success and increasing passion for the work that I do today

Sebahat Yaraşçı

Sebahat, who will graduate from Tourism Management major and International Relations Double Major programs in January 2022, did her first internship at Gural Premier Belek Hotel - Guest Relations Department, and her second internship at TUI Sensatori Resort Barut Sorgun Hotel - Front Office Department. Sebahat, who worked as a part-time assistant at Faculty of Tourism in the fall and spring semesters of the 2019/20 academic year, gained experience as Shadow Manager at reservation department of TUI Russia Tour Operator and Incoming Agency in the 2021 Spring semester. On top of the experiences provided by the compulsory internships, she is now working as an intern at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Antalya Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism - Promotion Branch within the framework of the TR Presidency Internship Mobilization Program. We wish the success of our candidate graduate to continue.

Şeyma Süleymanoğlu

Tourism Management & Business Graduate of 2021

Şeyma Süleymanoğlu, a graduate of 2021 Tourism Management Major and Business Double Major programs, started to work as an Accounting Officer at Melino Travel & Event. Şeyma, who did her first summer internship at Rixos Downtown Antalya Human Resources department, and her second summer internship at Paloma Hotels Head Office Human Resources department, gained experience as a Shadow Manager under the Human Resources directorate of Barut Hospitality Management in the 2021 Spring semester. Şeyma, who went to Berlin, Germany, as an Erasmus Student to the Department of Business Administration of HWTK - University of Applied Sciences in the fall of 2018 and gained experience in living abroad and education in addition to her work and education experiences in Turkey. She worked as a part-time assistant at Antalya Bilim University, Faculty of Tourism in the 2019/20 academic year. We congratulate our graduates and wish them continued success.

Tolgahan Targıt

Tourism Management Graduate of 2020

Tolgahan Targıt, who graduated from Tourism Management Major and International Relations minor programs in 2020, works in the Akra Hotel Guest Experiences Department. Gaining different work experiences every summer, Tolgahan worked as the Mini and Teen Club (Children's Entertainment Department) Responsible Animator at Cesars Temple De Luxe in 2015; In 2016, as Mini Club Chief at Alva Donna Beach Resort Comfort Side; In 2017, as the Entertainment Department Team Leader at Side Sun Palace; He gained experience as Robinson Çamyuva - Guest Relations Representative in 2018 and Robinson Çamyuva - Guest Relations Representative & Social Media Representative in the summer of 2019. He gained experience as the Shadow of Front Office Manager, Guest Relations Manager, Social Media Responsible and General Manager at Robinson Çamyuva with Shadow Management Program in Spring 2020. We congratulate our graduate and wish him continued success.