Dr. Bengu received her B.S in Measurement and Evaluation in Education from Hacettepe University. She earned her M.S. and Ed.D. from University of Cincinnati on the “Communicative Competence of International Teaching Assistants”.
Dr. Bengu currently works for Abdullah Gül University (AGU) as an Assistant Professor. She is establishing a center at AGU that provides support for faculty faculty members who want to improve their teaching.
She previously worked as an International Student Affairs Advisor for the University of Kentucky and also thought various courses on faculty development and communicative competence of international students. On her return to Turkey, she thought instructional design and technology courses for prospective teachers at Okan University in Istanbul.
As part of the Erasmus+ teaching exchange program Dr. Bengu thought various courses on education at Technical University of Graz, Austria, UNC Aalborg, Denmark and Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal.
She likes to discover new teaching methods and techniques and applies to her classroom. She is recently exploring ways to use creative drama and children’s’ books as a teaching module in adult education.
Dr. Bengu is currently working on;
- Teacher relevance and self-efficacy in the classroom,
- Rapport in the cross-cultural classroom setting and
- The use of makers-spaces as part of the mechanical engineering education which she received a research fund.
Workshop name: “Make social media work for you”
According to a recent study conducted by Reppler, a media monitoring company, 90 percent of companies use social network sites to screen candidates. Social network sites have become an essential tool to advertise our skills, and identify job opportunities.
These sites can put your skills and experience into the public domain and provides opportunities to network online with professionals from all kinds of different employment sectors. However, the content you have on your social media accounts can help or hurt you in your job search.
Do your social media accounts work for you?
In an active learning environment, the participants will have an opportunity to work on their curriculum vitae (CV) and had a chance to review social media tools to enhance their skills effectively. In this workshop, the facilitator will use LinkedIn as an example, but will also provide tips and suggestions for other social media accounts.
- Review the differences between a curriculum vitae (CV) and a resume
- Discuss the effect of social media on recruitment and networking
- Review the LinkedIn social media account
- Identify LinkedIn sections and their respective content
- Evaluate their existing social media accounts