BANKING SECTOR DEPENDS ON HUMAN POWER
The main topic of the seminar, with a large turnout of academicians and students, was the “Non-performing Loans”. Gültekin, who shared her experiences with the students, also gave information about banking system and its main activities. Gültekin emphasized that we were going through a rapid and digital change and that the majority of future professions have not been emerged yet. “We are receiving support from artificial intelligence, large data, and robots in order to catch up with the future. We are improving ourselves in the areas of digital money and banking. Although technology is expected to raise unemployment, human power is always needed in the banking sector. Currently, 14,000 people work at Akbank and 65% of them are from generation Y,” stated Gültekin.
Gültekin, who also gave information about her own career steps, was accompanied by Kayhan Beyhan, Izmir Regional Manager, and Çağlar Kucur, Human Resources Manager. While Kayhan Beyhan shared information about internship and job opportunities with students, Çağlar Kucur provided information about the whole job application process, step by step for students who plan for careers in banking sector.