Prof. Dr. Y. Eren Kalay

The Director of the Center and The assistant of the President

Prof. Y. Eren Kalay graduated from the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU in 2001. He received his master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering department, METU in 2003, and completed his Ph.D. in the field of Materials Science at Iowa State University (USA) in 2009. He started his academic career as a research assistant in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, METU in 2001. During his PhD studies, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University (USA). He conducted his postdoctoral research at the Ames Laboratory of Ministry of Energy, USA for 1 year. Prof. Y.Eren Kalay has also been serving as the Assistant to the President and the Director of Career Planning Application and Research Center since 2011.


Psychological Counsellor Specialist

After completing her undergraduate and master’s degree in the Department of Psychology, METU, she worked in the field of Human Resources in the private sector for 20 years.  In 2013, she came back “home” bringing all the experiences she gained in the private sector with her. Starting to work at METU Career Planning Center for our students, Mrs. Önder shares her experiences in Human Resources by having one-to-one counselling sessions with the students as well as coordinating all the activities of the center. She tries to transfer her experiences on any topic that would be helpful to students in starting professional business life.

Güllühan ORHAN

Computer Operator

Güllühan Orhan is a computer operator at the Career Planning Application and Research Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Dumlupınar University and later on her master’s degree in Algebra and Numbers Theory from the same university. Starting her career as a teacher in private educational institutions, Mrs. Orhan has been carrying out feasibility, innovation and application activities of the effective organizations in the career planning processes of METU students before their graduation since 2014. She is still taking an active role in student affairs and industrial cooperations. Her areas of interest include early career planning and children’s university.



Yunus Bıyık is an instructor at the Career Planning Application and Research Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences; and his master’s degree in Management Organization from Gazi University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Business Administration, and continues his PhD studies in the same department. His research interests include organizational behavior, strategic management and human resources management.