The "Public Relations Academy" project, which was realized jointly by Gazi University Faculty of Communication and the Keçiören Municipality, gave its products. Within the project that started between the two institutions last month, 20 students from the Public Relations Department under the Faculty of Communication submitted four different studies they prepared for the joint evaluation. The project named “Today You Are The President” was awarded as the first project among the studies. By the help of the project, the residents of Keçiören and Ankara will have the opportunity to publicize the services and projects they want to do in case they are presidents.
As a result of the cooperation between the two institutions in December last year, the students from the Public Relations Department of the Communication Faculty had the opportunity to work in the Public Relations Department of Keçiören Municipality. Thus, the students had the chance to practice the theoretical knowledge they had learned in university and to use the field experience they had acquired in their projects.
Our graduate students from the Faculty of Communication participated in the evaluation jury of the students who presented their projects at the Conference Hall of Gazi University on 16th January, 2017. Evaluation was made by the help of Aylin Bekâr Özkan-ATV Platforms and Mobile Media Manager; Hasan Öymez-Anadolu Agency Turkey News Coordinator; Süleyman Alıcı-Press Advisor / Former ACT Coordinator; Murat Ellialtı-Vice President of RTÜK Monitoring and Evaluation Department; Emrah Alparslan-TRT News / Director and Musa İmir-HSYK Regulations Branch Manager.
Our Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan followed the activity with Keçiören Mayor Mustafa Ak. In the activity, students shared their experiences and presentations.
Rector Uslan's speech emphasized the importance of relations with the people and said, "We can provide relations with the public in an institutional way, but we do not think that we lose our values as the concepts become modernized."
Rector Mr. Uslan also emphasized that this project is very valuable in terms of being the first and contributing to the professional experience of our students and added “I am pleased to be the host of this project as a member of Gazi University for 34 years and as a resident of Keçiören for 28 years”.
Keçioren Mayor Mustafa Ak expressed his satisfaction with the project that was conducted by the help of Gazi University and said, "We will benefit from this project." Ak added that he wanted to continue such projects. He also said that working with the students from Gazi University was very pleasing.
The Dean of the Faculty of Communication Prof. Dr. Ersin Özarslan stated that they were very pleased that the students had the opportunity to practice the theoretical training they had received in the field.
Gazi University Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan, Keçiören Mayor Mustafa Ak,
The Dean of the Faculty of Communication Prof. Dr. Ersin Özarslan and Students Participating in the Competition
17.01.2017 / Consultancy of Press and Public Relations