Ogan Erkin Erkan

Country: Turkey
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Research Assistant
Subject of study: Engineering and Management
Year of graduation: 2012
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Izmir University of Economics

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I have done MSc in International Banking and Finance in the University of Northampton. Later on started PhD in Business Administration in the Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. Just recently, i have been offered a research assistant position in the Izmir University of Economics, Department of International Trade and Finance.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

To become and academic, you have to be original and creative. As a result, you deliver a product of a hard work that makes me feel accomplished something worth to be looked at in the future by others.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Student life, education quality.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

It is in south west of England where the weather was the best out of all UK. Also the programme i chose was unique in terms of structure and what it delivered. It was what i looked for, while i was applying for universities.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

As a foreign student, academic skills that’s been thought to us were the most useful both on my masters and on my PhD.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

They have to be committed, idealist to pursue a career in academy. But even though they do their PhD they might not be able to become one. So they should be make sure they can hold themselves for the future uncertainty.

What are your plans for the future?

Finishing my PhD and climbing up the ledder of academy.


Similar Alumni

Emily Boyle

London School of Economics. Since graduating, I took a year out to gain work experience. I had an internship at Human Rights Watch and the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Theofanis Exadaktylos

University of Surrey. I have been an academic since 2011 at the University of Surrey, progressing now to Senior Lecturer since 2016.