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GURBET AKDOGAN Tampa, FL 33613 Ÿ (813) 300-8771 Ÿ

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Strong academic background in career development through M.A. in Counselor Education – Career Counseling Demonstrated success in providing career assessment and counseling services in various capacities Program development experience including creating marketing tools, and planning outreach activities Strong cross-cultural communication skills through multicultural experiences in different countries Proven competence in computer software (MS Office), database management, and Internet technology

EDUCATION Master of Arts in Counselor Education, Specialty in Career Counseling GPA: 4.00 Ÿ University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

May 2013

Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology GPA: 3.39* Ÿ Bogazici University**, Istanbul, Turkey * In the top 20% of graduating class **Leading institution admitting students placed in top 1% on the national college entrance examination

Jun 2010

LANGUAGE SKILLS Spanish - Advanced

Turkish – Native


Jul 2013 – Present

• Assist local women in selecting appropriate business attire for job interviews • Motivate and encourage students in the Going Places Network professional training program • Communicate with assigned students weekly to help with resolution of issues and problems CAREER COUNSELOR INTERN, USF Career Center, Tampa, FL • • • • • • •

Counseled students/alumni in the areas of self-assessment, career coaching, and job search processes Developed specialized career programs to meet the individual needs of diverse student groups Built partnership with certain campus departments facilitating the delivery of targeted programs Taught selected topics of career development class designed for undergraduate students Produced a step-by-step job search guideline regarding U.S. job search processes Authored a textbook chapter on job search proposing effective strategies for international students Designed graphics and page layout of a 130+ page career development textbook


Aug 2012 – May 2013

Aug 2012 – Dec 2012

Delivered career counseling and job search coaching services to students/alumni Administered and interpreted career assessment instruments including MBTI and SDS Created and gave a presentation on professional network-building to undergraduate students Produced lecture materials, class activities and handouts for career development class Co-created and facilitated career counseling group on career assessment and job search techniques

CAREER PEER, USF Career Center, Tampa, FL

Oct 2011 – Dec 2011

• Counseled students on transition from college to professional life through individual sessions • Provided resume and cover letter critiques, and information about successful job search campaign • Promoted career center’ events such as career fair and etiquette dinner



Jan 2011 – Jun 2011


• Co-instructed professional training course for immigrant women seeking employment in Spain • Assisted immigrant women in preparing job search documents such as resume and job application forms

Dec 2009 – Aug 2010

PROJECT LEADER, Municipality Youth Council, Istanbul, Turkey

• Assessed future goals and aspirations of high school students planning to go to college • Provided high school students with guidance and information regarding different college and program options • Built collaboration with municipality, school principle, and college students to effectively deliver the program

Aug 2009 – Jul 2011

ACTIVITY LEADER, Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey

• Educated middle school students on career decision-making skills through 16-week career program • Presented information and resources to find information about different career and school options • Trained 30+ volunteers on the theoretical background and the activities of the career program


GRADUATE ASSISTANT, USF Financial Aid Services, Tampa, FL

• Provided advisement to students and parents regarding financial aid policies and procedures • Ensured student files were complete and ready for the verification process • Maintained strict confidentiality of student files according to state regulations EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE VOLUNTEER, European Commission, Spain

Jan 2011 – Jun 2011

• Supervised independent play for infants and young children of immigrant families th

PEER LEADER, Peace Child International - 5 World Youth Congress Turkey 2010, Istanbul, Turkey

Aug 2010

• Facilitated communication between organization team and a group of international minor participants • Resolved the team’s issues and problems occurred throughout the two-week congress VOLUNTEER, Bogazici University Assistive Technology Lab, Istanbul, Turkey

Apr 2010 – Jun 2010

• Inventoried and archived digital media for the use of the students with visual disabilities PEER TRAINER, AGAIN Health and Education Society, Istanbul, Turkey

Nov 2009 – Jun 2010

• Trained middle school children on addiction and healthy life habits through a substance abuse program SCHOOL COUNSELING INTERN, MEF Elementary School, Istanbul, Turkey

Sep 2009 – Jun 2010

• Developed and implemented a 6-week social skills group program CAMP COUNSELOR, The Foundation of Counselor Educators, Istanbul, Turkey

July 2009 – Aug 2009

• Oversaw all group activities for 30 elementary school children from low-income schools COUNSELING INTERN, DODO Psychological Counseling Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Nov 2008 – Jun 2009

• Counseled a 7-year old child on communication skills

MEMBERSHIP American Counseling Association

2011 – Present

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