9. Bilkent Tourism Forum. Organized online on the Zoom on 10 December 2020. Please visit  http://thm.bilkent.edu.tr/forum/for the program and to register.


Chicken Challenge. Competition organized by the Institut Paul Bocuse. 

Why? Its primary objective is to bring together and unite participants around a common challenge, regardless of their current location in the world. This competition also promotes the creativity and knowledge of the participants and thus allows the valorisation of their skills. The two winners will get a price and a certificate delivered by Institut Paul Bocuse, as well as the opportunity to add their recipes to the Alliance Advanced Culinary Arts Program 2021.

Who? The competition is open to actual students of the 20 Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse members. Students from year 1, 2 and 3 can participate. The competition does not require any entrance fee or purchase obligation.

When? → Opening of the contest participation: 1st of November 2020

→ Photo submission deadline: 20th of November 2020 at noon (after this date, entries in the competition will not be counted)

→ Votes opening: 21st of November 2020

→ Deadline for votes: 28th of November 2020

→ Final jury: 30th of November 2020

→ Publication of the 2 winners: 1st of December 2020

Italian Culinary Days Workshop Series. Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, members of the Alliance by Institut Paul Bocuse holds the Italian Culinary Days in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Ankara on 23-25-27 November 2020. For free registration, please email elif.denizci@bilkent.edu.tr


Peruvian Culinary Event. Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru in Ankara. Ambassador’s Chef Bruno Santa Cruz will share his experiences with our students on 16-17 November, 2020 at Le Piment Rouge.    

Faculty of Applied Sciences. Bilkent University’s School of Applied Technology and Management has become the Faculty of Applied Sciences according to the decision published in the Official Gazette on 21 August 2020. 

Live Webinar. “Secrets of Success in the Hotel Business” on Friday August 7 at 5 pm (GMT+3)

Guest Speaker: Sinan Köseoğlu, Multi Property General Manager, JW Marriott Bosphorus Istanbul and Sheraton Istanbul City Center. Having a strong background in food and beverage, Sinan is the GM of the Year Award Winner at JW Marriott in 2018.

You can register here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Meslek Seminerleri. Üniversite adaylarıyla buluşmaya devam ediyoruz. Kayıt için.

Live Webinar. “Being a Chef and a General Manager: What skills and attributes should you have? on Tuesday July 28 at 5 pm (GMT+3)

Guest Speaker: Albert Helms, General Manager, JW Marriott Hotel Ankara 

You can register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xjKstBYiQXy4NlwoAbCmGg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Live Webinar. “Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel Business: Sustaining Hospitality by Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0” on Friday July 24 at 5 pm (GMT+3)

Guest Speaker: Marc Schumacher, General Manager, Ankara HiltonSA Hotel

You can register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vE0Oa-dVRrmD5klL9aMdhA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Senior Project Poster Presentations. 2019-2020 Spring Semester Senior Project Poster Presentations are held online through Zoom. Click here to watch.

Online Education. During Coronavirus Pandemic, at Bilkent University, Tourism and Hotel Management Department, all our courses are running as usual online through Zoom  since March 23, 2020. 

Peruvian Culinary Workshop Organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru in Ankara. Two famous chefs from Peru; Bruno Santa Cruz and Jean Carlo Milla will share their experiences with our students on 10-11 March, 2020 at Le Piment Rouge.    


Oscar’s of Tourism Organized with great partnership. Vote for the BEST in the industry. Click to vote. 


Special Career Event Gloria Hotels & Resorts Casting Event on February 27, 2020 at 11:40 at R Building RC202.

22nd Career Fair takes place on February 27, 2020 Thursday between 10:00-17:00 at the Main Campus Sports Center. 48 companies come to campus to recruit. For more information, please visit the Career Center.   

Job Announcement for the position of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management 

THM Get Together Lets get together on 28 February Friday at 18:00 at the North Shields Pub at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center (Event cancelled)

MTCON 2020 Conference 2-5 April 2020, Antalya, “Managing Tourism Across Continents – Tourism for a Better World”. Organized by the Association of Turkish Tourism Academics (TUADER) in cooperation with universities in Turkey including Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. For more information, visit MTCON 2020.  

THM 418 Senior Project Poster Presentations on December 27 between 10:00-14:00 at R Building. 

Lets Get Together: On December 27 at 18:00 at the Bilkent Hotel & Conference Center, North Shields Pub 🙂

Conference on Managing Tourism Across Continents: Upcoming conference with the theme “Tourism for a better World” will be held on 2-4 April 2020 in Antalya. Organized by the Association of Turkish Tourism Academics (TUADER) in cooperation with universities in Turkey including Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management.  

Book Signing Event: 1993 graduate Somer Sivrioğlu, jury member at the MasterChef Turkey will sign his new book as part of the 8. Bilkent Tourism Forum on 12 December 2019 at 16:30, Bilkent Hotel & Conference Center. 

THM Get Together: On 29 November 2019 in the North Shields Pub at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center. 

THM hosts Michelin starred chef Christoph BobMichelin starred chef Christoph Bob will show some examples from the Italian cuisine at the amphitheater classroom in the R Building next to the Le Piment Rouge Restaurant. The famous chef is visiting Ankara within the frame of Italian Culinary Days between 19-23 November. Michelin starred chef Christoph Bob is presenting an exclusive menu starring the finest examples of Italian cuisine at Ankara HiltonSA in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy.

Rotaradar Digital Marketing Competition. For more information, please visit Rotaradar Deadline for application: December 30, 2019.

THM Get Together: On 27 October 2019 in the North Shields Pub at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center.

8. Bilkent Tourism Forum: Gastronomy Tourism, 12 December 2019, Bilkent Hotel & Conference Center. Learn more.

Internships in the USA: 6 or 12 months internships in the USA with a J1 visa at the Broadmoor, one of the finest resorts in the USA. Interviews will be held on the 7th of November, 09:00, RC202 Banquet Room by the Vice President of HR of the Broadmoor. 

THM Get Together: On 25 October 2019 in the North Shields Pub at the Bilkent Hotel and Conference Center. 

Rixos Hotels University Talks: Special keynote speaker; Mr Onur Özdiker General Manager Rixos Downtown Antalya on 9 May 2019 at 11:40 in RC202 Banquet Room. 

We Recognize Excellence: 26th Bilkent THM Awards Ceremony will be held on 8 May 2019 Wednesday at 2pm at our proud host Bilkent Hotel and Convention Center. 

Marriott International University Talks; The Marriott Jr Business Council meets with the future leaders to share their experiences with them on 25 April 2019 Thursday between 10:40-13:00 in EE-01 Main Campus, Bilkent University. Hosted by the Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, the event brings students and faculty members together from Universities in Ankara; Atılım, Başkent, Hacettepe and Hacı Bayram Veli. The event is within the scope of GE250/251. 

Special Event on Tourism Week; Talk by Mustafa Siyahhan on Smart Tourism on 18 April 2019 at 14:00 in R Building RC 202. 

Mustafa Siyahhan, instructor at Bilkent University Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, former councilor for culture and tourism in Copenhagen, Denmark; councilor for tourism in Washington DC, USA; and general director of marketing and tourism promotion and EU permanent contact point for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey. 


Tourism Club Presents; The Hunger Games –  Cooking Contest on 16 April 2019 Tuesday between 13:00-15:00, R Building. The event is within the scope of GE250/251. 

Career Opportunity: Club Med Recruits. Ready to live a new professional experience? Join us on 18 April 2019, R Building, RC 202 at 11:40. 

Career Opportunity: Dok-tur Mice is looking for candidates to work with them in their MICE department. For more information, please contact Ms. Özgen Çakıoğlu, School’s Industrial Training Office.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum Talent Casting Event on 14 March, 2019 Save the date, if you are looking for summer or semester internships.

Bilkent University Career Center Special Event on 14 February, 2019: Presentation by Aydan Öktem, Director of the Career Center on how to prepare your CV for success.  

Marriott International Luxury Brands Career Day on 28 February 2018 Thursday between 13:30-16:30 at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul Hotel.  

Hilton Trainee Selection Day on 18 February 2018 Monday between 10:00-15:00 at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel and Convention Center.  

THM 418 Senior Project Poster Presentations on 28 December 2018 Friday at 10:00 in the R Building.

Hotel Management Minor Program: For the prerequisite courses, special conditions, and the curriculum of the program, please click here. Deadline for registration 11 January 2019.

Internship and Job Opportunities: Presentation by Mr. Ersev Demiröz, our graduate, Hotel Manager of Mandarin Oriental Bodrum on 27 December 2018 at 11:40 in RC 212. Like to have an interview? For more information, visit Mandarin Oriental Bodrum.

The Longest Night in the Museum: Organized by the Tourism Club and the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management at the Ankara Rahmi Koç Museum on 21 December 2018. The museum will be open for Bilkent University in the night for this special event. The participants will have chance to see the original View of Ankara painting from the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands and play treasure hunt in the museum in the longest night of the year. A bus will leave at 17:40 from the bus stop in front of the R Building. Please call the department at 5025 for reservation. 

Young Designers Create a Next-Generation Look for R Building Interior: An award ceremony will be held to announce the winners of the competition that tasked IAED students with designing a new look for the interior of R Building, including Le Piment Rouge Restaurant on 20 December 2018 at Mithat Çoruh Room in the Main Campus.

7. Bilkent Tourism Forum: This year’s forum will take place on December 12 and will also celebrate the department’s 30th anniversary. The theme of the 2018 forum is “Tourism 4.0,” with a focus on technological developments and their impact on the tourism industry. 

Internship Opportunities in the USA: If you are interested to have an internship for 6 or 12 months at the Broadmoor before or after your graduation, please send an email to our Department Industrial Training Office via cakioglu@bilkent.edu.tr for us to schedule an interview for you on the 28th of November. The deadline is 12 November 2018. 

Mentor and Mentee Matchmaking: Organized by the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. In order to join the program as a mentor (graduates) or mentee (current students), please email thm@bilkent.edu.tr

Job Opportunity in Travel and Tourism: Akula Travel is looking for candidates. Learn more. 

THM Get Together: On 28 April 2018 at the Lotus Bar Ankara Hiltonsa Hotel.

We Recognize Excellence: 25th Bilkent THM Awards Ceremony will be held on 26 April 2018 Thursday at 2pm at Bilkent Hotel and Convention Center. 

Job Opportunities: Mandarin Oriental Hotel has open positions. If you are interested, please email cunal@mohg.com or kegricam@mohg.com

Job Opportunities: Best Western Hotels & Resorts Turkey office is looking to recruit an Assistant Revenue Manager  and a Member Support Specialist to help grow the Best Western brand throughout Turkey & Middle East.

Talent Day: Fairmont Quasar Istanbul, 14 April 2018, 10:00-15:00. Learn more.

Career Fair: Marriott International Voyage Program Presentation JW Marriott Ankara 13 April 2018, 14:00-16:00. Learn more.

Career Opportunity: Wyndham Hotel Group is looking for candidates for their International Collections Specialist EMEA role. Learn more.  

THM Get Together: Established in 1988, the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, with events planned to take place throughout 2018. The first of these will be held on March 30, with a get-together for students, graduates, and current and retired instructors of the department at the Clubhouse Jazz Bar of the Sheraton Ankara Hotel and Convention Center.

Internship Opportunity: Altın Yunus Çeşme. Learn more

Bilkent THM at TRAVELEXPO Ankara 2018, 22-25 March 2018, Congresium Ankara Convention and Exhibition Center. Learn more

Talent Casting Day: Talent Casting Event by Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum 12 March 2018. 

Casting Talent Event: The Bodrum Edition Hotel is hosting a hiring event in Ankara on 8 March 2018. Learn more

Career Fair: 8 March 2018 Thursday, Main Campus, Sports Hall. Please join us for internship and recruitment opportunities at Hillside Beach Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Edition Hotels Bodrum, Bilkent Hotel and Convention Center and Turkish Airlines. In addition, on the same day, D Maris Bay Datça Peninsula at 11:40 and Edition Hotels Bodrum at 13:40 will be having special sessions with our students at our department in RC202 Banquet Room. As part of our THM 420 Seminars on Tourism Industry course, Ms. Zeynep Naz Çelik HR Manager will be our guest speaker and talk about “HR Needs of the Tourism Industry”. 

Important Notice for Internship Applications: Internship Applications for THM 300 2018 Summer Internship and THM 310 2018-2019 Fall Semester Internship must be made between 26 February – 7 March 2018 to Industrial Training Officer Ms. Özgen Çakıoğlu in room RA 213 by PERSON; fill in the application form and hand it to Ms. Özgen Çakıoğlu. Please send your CVs to her via email at cakioglu@bilkent.edu.tr within the stated deadline. Learn more.

For Summer 2018 Internship Quotas and Estanblishments, please click here.   

Job Opportunity at DOK-TUR MICE, please click here for details.

Internship and Job Opportunity at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Bodrum. Learn more.

Internship Opportunity at Hillside Clubs. Learn more.

Internship Opportunity at Caresse Resort & Spa Bodrum. Learn more.

Internship Opportunity at Six Senses Kaplankaya. Learn more.

Announcement of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission in Ankara to study in Taiwan with a scholarship. Application deadline 31 March 2018. Learn more.

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