Start your life and career one step ahead with the Joint Education Model
One of the most important needs of every student studying in communication sciences is to be able to transfer what they learn to practice, and to be successful in business life by receiving the real-life responses of theories about communication science. The Joint Education Model, which we have implemented in order to achieve this goal, enables our students to access Turkey's leading communication institutions, whose number reaches 81 as of 2021. Our students go to real job interviews and spend three days a week for a semester to gain experience within the scope of the Joint Education Model. The experience gained at the end of a semester is counted towards two courses and compulsory internships. At the end of the term, it is graded by the partner institution and the academic advisor. Our students, who develop their practice in all relevant areas from advertising to design, games, digital media, corporate communication, and sound, are ready for the industry while they are still at university.
Cooperation with Leading Institutions of the Industry
Offering both business and experience opportunities for Faculty of Communication students, the Joint Education Model aims to ensure that our students gain sectoral experience while still at the university. As of the 2020-2021 Academic Year, our faculty has partnership agreements with 81 leading institutions of Turkey, and thanks to our collaborations, students have the opportunity to experience different titles and positions of the communication world and meet professional practices early.
Opportunity to Gain Professional Experience as a Student
The Joint Education Model consists of 14-week programs that cover the fall and spring terms separately. Before each semester, our students apply for the positions announced by our training partners in the "News" page of our website, and they only get a real job interview experience as a result of the interviews.
The work of our students, whose internship insurances are made by our university, are evaluated by the coordinators of our education partners and the faculty members of our faculty running the program and converted into notes. The grade given is recorded on the course slots of our students as the final grade of two courses selected from three different course types as departmental elective, non-departmental elective and general elective in line with the decision of our students and their advisors within the program.
The model, which has been benefited by 800 students for 7 years in 81 partner institutions, has turned into an added value of our faculty in terms of applied education.
JOINT EDUCATION MODEL - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is Joint Education Model (JED)?
Joint Education Model is a 14-week internship program that students can apply for every fall and spring semester.
2. How can I register to Joint Education Model?
The Joint Education Model application process consists of three steps;
Application Form: Before the beginning of each semester, an application form containing information about the company and position information is shared through e-mail, web pages, and social media channels.
Interviews: Students have interviews with the companies they applied to. The meetings can be online or face-to-face. A student who has applied to more than one company is obliged to attend all the interviews and follow the dates of the interviews with the companies.
The students whom the company accepts must submit their application documents to the faculty secretary on the specified dates. Students who do not submit the documents cannot be insured and cannot start their internship.
3. What are the application documents?
Copy of an identity card,
Document of residence or invoice registered in your name,
Certificate of commitment
- Depending on whether the student is dependent from his/her family or not, two different procedures will be required by our Presidency.
- (Accordingly, those students who receive health care from their families will fill in the commitment document No.1, and those who do not receive health care from their families and cannot benefit from health services will fill out the commitment No.2)
Note: Please visit the website of the Human Resources Department for the Code of Practice Principles of Trainee Insurance.
4. What is the duration of my internship? How many days per week should I provide continuance?
The duration of the internship is 14 weeks. The internship starts on the start date of the courses according to the academic calendar of the relevant semester and ends with the end of the courses.
5. Can I substitute courses under Joint Education Model?
Within the scope of the Joint Education Model, two courses can be counted per semester, and a maximum two-semester course substitution can be requested. In addition, students have the right to choose a total of 20 credit courses in a semester. Students who want to have one course substituted have to leave three credits, and those who want to have two courses substituted have to leave six credits from the maximum credit limit in the course selection week. The courses are going to be assigned later on after the add-drop week manually by the faculty.
6. Can I substitute my compulsory internship within the scope of Joint Education Model?
Students who want to have their compulsory internship substituted within the scope of the Joint Education Model are required to make the compulsory internship course selection through the system during the course selection week and inform the relevant internship supervisor.
7. Which courses can I substitute with my internship?
According to the missing student slot DEP, NON-DEP, or GEP courses can be substituted. The course type and code to be substituted can be marked on the Joint Education Model Application Form.
8. How many semesters can I participate in Joint Education Model?
The students can participate in the Joint Education Model every semester, but students have the right to count courses/internships for a maximum of 2 semesters.
9. Who is going to cover my insurance?
The school covers the internship insurance within the scope of the Joint Education Model, so the application documents must be submitted to the Faculty Secretary before your internship begins. Students whose insurance procedures are not completed as per the law cannot begin their internship. Each student can only be insured in one company, students cannot work in two companies at the same time.
10. How will my courses taken under the Joint Education Model be graded?
All the works carried out by our students turn into a grade due to the evaluations by the relevant unit manager of the partner institution and the faculty member responsible for the activities of our students in our faculty.
11. What happens if I do not provide continuance to my internship?
If the student decides to withdraw from the Joint Education Model; It is obligatory to withdraw only from 1 course during the withdrawal week, if a second course was substituted, it will be counted as F. In case of withdrawal from the internship later than the withdraw date in the academic calendar, two courses will be F.
12. Can 1st grade students participate in OEM?
All students can participate in the Joint Education Model, but 1st grade students can’t substitute courses as they can’t leave any spaces in their slots.