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International Business-Ugur Poyraz

Ugur Poyraz

International business major

Hometown: Kayseri, Turkey


Ugur Dundar 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. 

As Poyraz looks toward graduation in December, he is confident in his decision to attend the University. “It 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 situations.”

During 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 event. “Talking 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 computer skills.

Erin Laverick, Ph.D., director of the IELP program, nominated Poyraz as a featured graduate. She says Poyraz is “a pleasure to have in class. What impresses me most is his willingness to participate in campus events and work with domestic students,” said Laverick.

Poyraz’s advice for prospective students, both domestic and international: "Don’t be afraid to meet people and be involved. " “The UF campus is a friendly campus,” said Poyraz. “They (prospective students) shouldn’t be afraid to be around people and participate in University activities."

By Hannah Wurm