IUE’s transfer to China’s tech giant
Arda Sarıtaş, a graduate of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Vocational School, Occupational Health and Safety Program, climbed the career ladder rapidly in 4 years, worked in important projects in Izmir, and was finally elected to a senior position in China's world-famous Huawei Company. Serving as an occupational safety consultant in two major projects such as Göztepe Stadium and Narlıdere metro, Sarıtaş became the Aegean Region Officer of the Huawei brand in the field of occupational health and safety. Stating that he chose that major with the guidance of his father and that he understood that he made the right decision after graduation, Sarıtaş said, “I am currently working in a highly responsible position that affects the safety of more than 400 people in business life. I have to act in a focused and controlled manner, without making the slightest negligence. I love my job, keeping people safe makes me happy.”
After graduating from IUE Occupational Health and Safety Program in 2018, Arda Sarıtaş (26), said that he worked in many places from office and warehouse inspection to the coordination of the companies they work with in the field of occupational safety.
IT HAS BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY
Stating that they work meticulously to prevent a possible occupational accident and that he undertakes training and information activities, Sarıtaş said, “The Company I work for operates not only in smart devices or phones, but also in different areas such as solar energy systems and base stations. These are very important areas that need attention in the field of occupational safety as well. It's been 4 years since I graduated from university. This is not a very long time and I have always focused on working, improving myself and following innovations during this time. Taking part in big projects has been an opportunity for me. I think I have come to one of the best points that can be reached in four years.”
I ALWAYS FOCUS ON DOING THE BEST
Sarıtaş continued as follows: “At first, I had no thought of getting an education in the field of occupational health and safety. However, my father told me that this field was always open to development and that I should choose this program. I thought about it and, trusting my father, I decided to further my career goal in this field. My education period went very well, thanks to the opportunities provided by my university, I met many people from the sector. After I graduated, I came to the University and met with students in some events and shared my experiences with them. If you are doing a job love and care about and do your best, you get one step closer to success. I acted with this thought and reached my target. I would like to thank all my academics and my university, who have made great efforts in my training and supporting me.”