Alumni

Stories of Alumni

Serra Yontar Serra Yontar
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2016
EnerjiSa, Sales Manager

I believe that one can achieve anything if s/he really wants it. Studying at BİLGİ was my greatest desire since the day I saw santralistanbul Campus for the first time. As a result of the research that I made, heading for the field of energy systems engineering, which was very suitable for me, and studying at this department became a very enjoyable goal that I set for myself. This decision of mine became a serious source of motivation while preparing for the university entrance exam, a diffıcult process. The very first day that I started to study at BİLGİ Energy Systems Engineering Department, I understood that my choice was really right. During my university education, my instructors at the department always offered their guidance and support. To have the trust of people whose doors are always open to you and who are experts in their fields is very important for the right career path. After completing my university education with success and crowned it with the award for ‘best graduation project,’ I began my career. All these studies enabled me to become a part of EnerjiSA Energy Inc, the leading energy company of the sector where I previosly did my internship. I still continue my career at EnerjiSA.


Yusuf Gökalp Yusuf Gökalp
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2016
Nordex Energy Inc., Sales Engineer

Non scholae, sed vitae discimus– Learning not for school but for life
I spent a considerable amount of time to write this brief paragraph that was expected from me. I realized that the reason for this was my love and respect for my school, department, and instructors. I think these feelings were the best thing that this university and department gave me. The privilege of being a student at an excellent campus, santralistanbul, is indescribable. A good university in every aspect, a department that I believe to be right for my career, highly qualified academic staff and advisors, my dearly loved friends: These are the things that the university life gave me. I graduated by acquiring these and when I was a senior student at the Energy Systems Engineering Department, I worked as a field engineer at Nordex, a German wind turbine manufacturer where I first stepped into as a long-term intern, for 9 months. In accordance with the offer that I received afterwards, I still work at the same company as sales engineer. I currently take an active role in the technical feasibility and technical contract works of the potential wind power plants projects in the market of Turkey and Middle East.


Elif Demirdağ Elif Demirdağ
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2015
Energy Systems Engineering, Master’s Degree Graduate, 2017
Zorlu Holding-Project Development Specialist

I graduated from Energy Systems Engineering Department’s undergraduate program as an honors student. My thesis received ‘Best Senior Design’ award and I continued my studies in the department’s master’s degree program and completed my thesis. I work as an IT project engineer in Zorlu Holding. No matter how much time passes and how many memories I have, I will always cherish my years as a student at İstanbul Bilgi University. I actually understood the value of my school, the seven years that I spent at the Department of Energy Systems Engineering as an undergraduate and master’s degree student when I began to work. It gives me great happiness and pride to have graduated from a school that does not raise engineers only with technical knowledge, that equippes them with a social, cultural, and intellectual perspective, that aims to raise conscious individuals for the society and our country, and to continue my life as a BİLGİ member.


Melike Özgen Melike Özgen
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2015
EnerjiSA, Energy Trading Specialist

Energy Systems Engineering was not a very well known department during the time that I made my university choices. Despite the uneasiness this situation caused, the fact that this department was founded under the roof of İstanbul Bilgi University played a great role in my choice in this direction. In a great campus where Silahtarağa Power Plant, the first energy power plant that was established in İstanbul, is placed and where many different events are hosted, I received my education from very valuable academics who were quite competent and who had a strong network within the energy market and these advantages made me appreciate the aptness of my decision. We are currently attaining our places in the market as the first graduates of this department. I think that apart from our individual achievements, the contribution of the education we received to our vision and personal development is undeniable. BİLGİ was the right and fortunate adress in that direction.


Can Erken Can Erken
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017 / Double Major with Industrial Engineering
Erken Tarım, General Manager

We should learn not for school but for life… From the first day I was registered to İstanbul Bilgi University till the day I graduated, I received education on the basis of this principle. During my undergraduate education, I have always felt the privilege of being a BİLGİ member. I also took an active role in various student clubs, student councils, and career days organizations that provided the chance to improve ourselves in terms of our careers. In addition to being active in all these fields, I graduated from Industrial Engineering Department as a double major student. At the end of six fast-paced years, I embarked on my career as a fully equipped engineer in terms of social and cultural skills and knowledge.


Uraz Sarıtekin Uraz Sarıtekin
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2016
OVM, Technical Operations Manager

I came to BİLGİ in 2010 when the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences was fırst opened. When I came to Open Days, my knowledge about Energy Systems Engineering Department was quite limited. The counseling and guidance BİLGİ provided played an important role in shaping my decision and my preference for energy systems engineering, one of the newest members of engineering branches. In the energy field, which is a rapidly changing, developing and innovative sector across the globe, the knowledge, competeceny, and experience of BİLGİ’s academic staff was very valuable in shaping my perspective regarding engineering. Thanks to the vision I acquired, my transition to work life was quite fast. I continue to work with the qualities that I acquired as a BİLGİ member.


Yiğit Taner Yiğit Taner
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017
Mentaplywood, Company Owner

My BİLGİ adventure that began in 2012 provided me with different perspectives. When I first started my education at Energy Systems Department, I had many question marks because we received education in a field that was very new in our country. However, at the end of four years that I spent at BİLGİ, I understood that choosing energy systems engineering was the right thing to do. We quickly improved ourselves in our field thanks to the comprehensive courses we took and the vision our instructors provided us with. The increasing energy need of our country brought us into the forefront. I currently work at MAKE Brokerage, a leader in the energy brokerage market.

2020 Alumni

Jülide Müşerref Çelebi Jülide Müşerref Çelebi
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Trakya Agro Agriculture Industry and Trade Inc., Vice President


Tuğba Nur Işık Tuğba Nur Işık
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Risk Experts Risiko Engineering GmbH, Risk Engineer


Metin Can Ayar Metin Can Ayar
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Voltage Motor, R&D Team Manager


Furkan Özyurt Furkan Özyurt
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Business Development Engineer, DBE Energy


Selen Öztemel Selen Öztemel
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Evacare Granül Inc., Production Engineer


Koray Arık Koray Arık
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Sanko, Business Development and Reporting Assistant


Elif Ecem Aydın Elif Ecem Aydın
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Zorlu Energy, Assistant


Hadi Soufi Hadi Soufi
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Heriot-Watt University, Renewable Energy Engineering, Master’s Degree Student


Ala'a AL-Hariri
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Marmara University, Engineering and Industrial Management, Master’s Degree Student


Fırat Diken
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
Solarçatı, Hatay Sales Representative


Onur Oran
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2020
CreaWords Digital, Partner- Social Media and Digital Marketing Specialist

2019 Alumni

Fatma Berna Üçyıldız Fatma Berna Üçyıldız
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Burla Engine Trade and Investment Inc., Reporting, Marketing and Sales Representative


Göksun Işık Göksun Işık
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Doğuş Automative- VW, Customer Relations Speacialist


Melis Ateş Melis Ateş
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Empa Technology, Business Development Specialist


İlknur Senem Öztürk İlknur Senem Öztürk
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
BTMCo Inc., Sales Support Engineer


Gizem Keçeci Gizem Keçeci
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Genba Energy, Sales Engineer


Olgay Neke Olgay Neke
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
SunOdin Energy, Renewable Energy Engineer
Kingston University, Renewable Energy Master’s Degree


Özcan Şirin Özcan Şirin
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Hür Engineering, Company Owner


Alper Biber Alper Biber
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Tegnatia EPC Solutions, Design Engineer


Orhun Ketenci Orhun Ketenci
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Litpa Lighting Co., Project and Sales Engineer


Görkem Salcan Görkem Salcan
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
SolarWall Turkey, Business Development Engineer


Emre Can Çorumlu Emre Can Çorumlu
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Anglia Ruskin University, Business Master’s Degree


Yekcan Turan Yekcan Turan
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
BEST Energy Management and Counseling Services, Survey Project Engineer


Berke Can Nerezoğlu
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Energrom Energy Construction Trade and Industry Inc., Energy Systems Engineer


Elif Damla Karabulut
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2019
Overgame, Sales Representative

2018 Alumni

Zeynep Alibaşoğlu Zeynep Alibaşoğlu
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018 / Çift Anadal Endüstri Mühendisliği, 2018
Nestlé, Human Resources Specialist


Eda (Yavuz) Koç Eda (Yavuz) Koç
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
HT Solar Energy J.S.C, Sales Engineer


Hür Ülay Hür Ülay
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
Amazon, RBS TR Catalog Lead


Kaveh Khazaliardestani Kaveh Khazaliardestani
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
Abdis Maritime Transport Agent, Export Department Specialist


Fatih Bahtiyar Alikoç Fatih Bahtiyar Alikoç
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
EPİAŞ, Placement Assistant Specialist


Narthan Gökesaoğlu Narthan Gökesaoğlu
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
Standard Profil Group, Quality Engineer


Göknil Cesur Göknil Cesur
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018 Via
Via Trade & Logistics, e-Commerce Specialist


Büşra Karakaya Büşra Karakaya
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
BMC POWER, Engine Design Engineer
İTÜ, Material Engineering, Master’s Degree Student


Erman Erkek Erman Erkek
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
Orbit Energy, Energy Systems Engineer


Hakan Ertek
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
YTÜ, Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Master’s Degree Student


Eytan Sansino
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2018
Metal Market, Trader

2017 Alumni

Lemiha Yıldızbakan Lemiha Yıldızbakan
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017
Leeds University, London, PhD Student


Cansu Taşlı Cansu Taşlı
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017
Aon, Customer Manager


Dilara Maria Subaşı Dilara Maria Subaşı
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017
Fraunhofer ISE, Research Assistant


Ozan Şahin Ozan Şahin
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017
Polytecnico, Milano, Energy Engineering, Master’s Degree Student


İrem Özoğul İrem Özoğul
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017
Dinamik Project Engineering and Consultancy Services Limited Company, Energy Systems Engineering


Elif Aksoy Karaman Elif Aksoy Karaman
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017
Stantec-Project Assistant


Barış Demirer Barış Demirer
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2017
Jor Construction Limited, General Manager

2016 Alumni


Fırat Kader Fırat Kader
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2016
Çalık Energy, Project Specialist, Solar Energy Investments


Selim Sancaklı Selim Sancaklı
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2016
Akis Energy, Sales Engineer


Ezgi Sena Akbay Ezgi Sena Akbay
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2016
Getir, Marketing Specialist


Göktuğ Turel Göktuğ Turel
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2016
ZY Electric Tractor, Test Engineering Director

2015 Alumni

Deniz Ulkat Deniz Ulkat
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2015
Pan Publishing House, Editor


Derya Ulkat Derya Ulkat
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2015
Mikado Sustainable Development Consultancy, Project Specialist


İrem Önder İrem Önder
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2015
Decathlon Turkey, Quality Product Development Leader


Korcan Kır Korcan Kır
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2015
Turkcell, Fixed Transactions and Distribution Engineer

2014 Alumni

Berat Keçeli Berat Keçeli
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2014
Aydem Energy, Corporate Finance Deputy Manager


Ömer Beşe Ömer Beşe
Energy Systems Engineering Graduate, 2014
Tulip Haus, Founding Partner