■ HUFS Held Mentoring Kick-Off and Mentee Orientation with the HUFS Alumni Association
HUFS and the HUFS Alumni Association held Mentoring Kick-Off and Mentee Orientation at the Auditorium of the Cyber Education Building on the Seoul Campus on May 20, 2019.
The orientation was attended by approximately 160 mentors and mentees. The congratulatory remarks by President Kim In-chul and President Min Dong-seok of the HUFS Alumni Association were followed by a performance of the HUFS Alumni Choir. The orientation was an opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet with each other.
The mentoring program includes mentors from a diverse range of fields, including diplomacy, multi-national corporations, and media. Alumni Kim Sang-kyu(class of 1999, Department of Economics) who is currently working as a customs house broker noted, “It’s been 18 years since I started my career and I would like to share with the mentees the perspectives I have gained and talk about academic studies, and career option with them.” Student Kim Yu-ji(class of 2014, Department of French) said, “At first, I was nervous about meeting senior alumni, but having met them in person, I want to meet them again soon to discuss career strategies and common areas of interest.” Student Ku Ye-jin(class of 2017, Division of International Finance) stated, “I applied for this program as I have been interested in marketing and merchandising for multi-national businesses. It was great to meet with the mentors, and I am now determined to follow in their footsteps.”
HUFS and the HUFS Alumni Association launched the HUFSxHUFS Alumni Mentoring program in 2018 to build a mentor-mentee network and help HUFS students grow into future talents equipped with global leadership skills. This year, 67 alumni and 129 students participated in the program, part of a cumulative total of 235 mentors/mentees who have signed up for the program.
■ HUFS Held a Ceremony to Launch a HUFS Project Team for the Gyeonggi-do Undergraduates Employment Bridge
HUFS held a ceremony to officially launch the HUFS Project Team for the Gyeonggi-do Undergraduates Employment Bridge(Director Kim Su-wan, Dean of Global Student Affairs and Human Resource Development) in room 205 of the Centennial Complex on the Global Campus on June 13, 2019. In attendance was President Kim In-chul, Vice President Cho Ki-seong of Global Campus, and Director Kim Heung-jae of the Gyeonggi-do Job Foundation.
President Kim In-chul, in his remarks, said, “At a time when the difficulties in the job market have become a social issue, I am very pleased for HUFS to be selected for participation in the Bridge project. I hope that the HUFS project team for the employment bridge will play a leading role in raising youth employment rates.”
In response to this, Director Kim Heung-jae of the Gyeonggi-do Job Foundation said, “I would like to see the bridge project take the initiative in resolving the polarization of job opportunities and grow into a national project. I believe that HUFS will serve as an excellent role model in this regards.”
The Gyeonggi-do Undergraduates Employment Bridge project aims at resolving the mismatch between jobseekers and talent-seekers as well as raising youth employment rates. Students participating in the bridge project will receive quality professional training and over the five-month period of professional training and four -month period of field placement, are provided with a grant of KRW 12.5 million in total.
The project involves six universities located in Gyeonggi province selected through a public offering over a term of four years, starting from 2019.