MY EXPERIENCE AT OZYEGIN UNIVERSITY
Well, before to talk about my university I have to start with my story how I got into this university.
From the beginning of the high school I was dreaming about studying International Relations. I always wanted to become a diplomat as it is perfect for my interests. I love learning languages meeting new people from different countries. I was still not thinking any other options rather studying International Relations until the university exam. After the exam results had been announced I had to make a decision. Either I would follow my dreams and going to study International Relations in the university that I always want and my exam results would go waste or I would going to study law as it requires the score I had. It was really hard decision to make. Because I knew that becoming lawyer was not my thing at all. However It was possible to become a diplomat if I study law also ,probably would be easier. So I decided to study law as it is inclusive of International Relations and also it has more job opportunities. Being lawyer is not only option if you graduate from Law faculty.
So the day for making selection came. I wanted to study in Ankara so my primary choices was law faculties in Ankara. However most of the good universities was in Istanbul. And I didn't like Istanbul not at all. Because it is a really crowded city and it feels suffocating to me. However I choiced Ozyegin University faculty of Law as my third choice. I was expecting to get in the university which was my second choice cause my score was enough to get in that university according to the student scores that it has accepted last year. Actually I was quite sure of it. Then the results had been announced. I entered the website and I totally shocked after I saw the university that I got in. I was going to study in Istanbul, the city that I hate. I couldn't believe it. I wasn't want to study law that much and now I was going to study it in a city that I don't like. It was really disappointing. However there was nothing to do with it.
I was too prejudiced when I went to the university on registration day. However I encountered with very sincere people, university was amazingly beautiful. I realized that it was not that bad.
I was also going to stay in school's dormitory. I am kind of person that self-indulgent so I was nervous about if dormitory was not good and relax. However after I saw my room I relieved. It was better than I thought.
So before the start of lectures most of my prejudices was gone.
In orientation day I understand that I made a good decision with choosing this university. University has a lot opportunities to improve myself. There was many conferences from important people that I learn new things in addition to lectures. There was many internship options for my future career. So I lost all my bad thoughts about the university.
If we talk about my thoughts about Istanbul they also a little bit changed. I still believe it is too crowded to live and suffocating. However I am not hating it that much anymore. It has really beautiful places to visit and I am a travel lover. So here I am adding some photos that I took while I'm traveling around Istanbul.
So in the end I had a lot of things that I am nervous about before I started to university like city, opportunities that they provide for me to have a good career and finding job. However I realized that I have an university that everybody would like to study in. The only thing makes me feel sad is being away from my friends. We had amazing years in high school. We had a lot fun that we cannot stop laughing. Even I have new friends in here I will always miss them.
Oh one last thing to say. Our university's lectures are in English except law faculty. Therefore Ozyegin University is a good opportunity to international students and we have many of them for example my roommate.