International business major
Hometown: Kayseri, Turkey
Poyraz, an international business major, came to The University of Findlay from
Kayseri, Turkey, at the age of 17. He says he chose the University for three
reasons: the opportunity to improve his English-speaking skills, the “up-to-date”
business program and the friendly campus atmosphere.
Poyraz looks toward graduation in December, he is confident in his decision to
attend the University.
was a good choice. I made a lot of friends from different parts of the world,”
said Poyraz. “Also, the business program and IELP (Intensive English Language
Program) helped me to learn … the needed information and apply it to real-life
his time at UF, Poyraz was active in Rotaract Club. He says one of his best
Rotaract experiences was participating in the organization’s Speed Leader
with business owners and leaders provided me with useful information, which
will be helpful to me in my career,” said Poyraz.
According to Poyraz, he has gained experience and learned other information that will
help him as a business professional upon graduation, including research
techniques, communication and writing skills, fundamentals of group work and
Laverick, Ph.D., director of the IELP program, nominated Poyraz as a featured
graduate. She says Poyraz is “a pleasure to have in class.”
impresses me most is his willingness to participate in campus events and work
with domestic students,” said Laverick.
best memories of his time in Findlay extend beyond classwork and on-campus
activities. He says he most enjoyed “participating in American college life.”
events that gathered American and international students so that they can meet
and exchange cultures at my house … created a lot of fun memories that I will
never forget,” said Poyraz.
oyraz, the most important aspect of studying abroad at The University of
Findlay was the opportunity to learn how to understand different cultures.
I came to UF, I could not speak a word of English, but in a short time I could
learn it,” said Poyraz. “IELP professors were one of the major keys (in) my
successful journey to finish up my undergraduate degree. They provide you with
the information that will be important during your undergraduate classes.”
advice for prospective students, both domestic and international: Don’t be
afraid to meet people and be involved.
UF campus is a friendly campus,” said Poyraz. “They (prospective students)
shouldn’t be afraid to be around people and participate in University