■ Seoul Campus Career Development Center holds 11th Career Day Event for International Finance Institutions
Along with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the HUFS Seoul Campus Career Development Center held the 11th Career Day Event for International Finance Institutions from November 20 to November 21 at the Auditorium of the Cyber Education Building and the Minerva Complex.
The Career Day Event has been hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance every year since 2009 to provide information on international finance institutions and opportunities for hiring interviews. HR officers from nine international finance institutions visited Korea for the event and the participating institutions were as follows: IMF, WB, ADB, AIIB, AfDB, ERBD, GCF, GGGI, and OECD.
At the event, the HR officers from the international finance institutions gave presentations to explain about their hiring policies and provide hiring information. Korean employees from WB, ADB, AfDB gave advice on their hiring experiences at international finance institutions.
In addition, 134 hiring interviews were conducted on those who were preselected from document reviews. In particular, EBRD, JPO, and AfDB plan to select Korean interns through the hiring interviews and hire them next year.
Before the opening ceremony, Assistant Secretary to the Ministry of Economy and Finance Kim Hwe-jung and 13 other representatives from each international finance institution had a meeting with President Kim In-chul, Vice President Yoon Suk-man, Dean of Student Affairs and Human Resources Development Kim Bong-chul, Career Development Center Director Lim So-Ra in the President’s Office.
In his opening remarks, Assistant Secretary to the Ministry of Economy and Finance Kim Hwe-jung said that more Koreans need to enter international finance institutions as Korea gains stature in the international community. He asked that young people who want to enter international finance institutions continuously challenge to gain specialties, a sense of public service, passion, and cooperation. President Kim In-chul, in his opening remarks, said that HUFS is a reflection of the world since there are 18,000 students and 3000 foreign students from over 100 countries. He added that the students attending the event take the opportunity to pioneer the world.
■ Career Development Center holds 2019 Consultation with HR managers
The HUFS Global Campus Career Development Center hosted its “2019 Consultation with HR Managers” on November 19, 2019. The Director of the Global Campus Career Development Center Yoo Sun-bi emceed the event and HR managers from 50 corporations participated in the event.
In his opening remarks President Kim In-chul said that the environment for corporations and their expectations for hires are changing along with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He suggested that corporations and HUFS come together to nurture ‘New Color’ talents in the new era, and that HUFS will reflect the opinions of corporations.
At the event, Dean of Student Affairs and Human Resources Development Kim Soo-Wan gave a presentation on how HUFS put in effort to reflect the opinions of corporations by showing the comparative studies programs and curriculum changes, and he presented the project of a Department of Industrial and Management Engineering student Lee Yong-hyun (member of team ‘Guide’), who won the grand prize in the Seoul Hackathon. Following that, Lee Seong-yong, Chief Director of the Center for the Promotion of Critical Foreign Language Education, was introduced, and then each table had a discussion on hiring New Color talents and how HUFS plans to change to nurture New Color talents.
The HR General Manager Kim Yong-doo from Jusung Engineering said that he was impressed with the energetic and brilliant presentation by student Lee Yong-hyun, and it was a really meaningful time that a university and corporations can share thoughts on New Color talents.
Dean of Student Affairs and Human Resources Development Kim Soo-Wan said that HUFS will actively reflect the opinions of HR mangers to develop better educational programs for HUFS students.
■ Career Development Center at the Global Campus holds the Global Job Fair 2019
The Career Development Center at the Global Campus held the Global Job Fair 2019 on October 30-31 at the Centennial Complex Conference Hall on the Global Campus. The job fair was hosted by HUFS and the General Student Council, and was supported by the Ministry of Employment and Labor Headquarters and the Gyeonggi Provincial Foreign Investment Company Support Center.
The event was held under the title of “Job Talks with Incumbents of Various Jobs” to reflect the employment trend where open recruitments are decreasing and frequent recruitments based on job competency are increasing. Around 100 corporations and institutions participated in the event, such as Samsung Electronics, Jusung Engineering, Gyeonggi Provincial Foreign Investment Company Support Center, and more than 2,000 students visited the job fair and shared discussions over the course of two days.
From the beginning the General Student Council handed out surveys to understand the students’ needs and to find out which types of jobs were popular; in addition, the council planned the event so students could resolve their concerns on career paths based on the type of corporation. In addition, the sections were divided into sales/distribution/finance, management support/advertisement/marketing, IT/semiconductors/pharmaceutics/production, airlines/public companies/public servants, media and culture/art, creators/freelancers, and consulting so that students could seek 1:1 consulting. Furthermore, a type of job zone, a self-business zone, and a graduate school zone were operated to provide consultations not just for employment but for various paths. As side events, AI interviews, personal color analysis, employment taro, resume photo shoot were held for students.
The Director of the Global Campus Career Development Center Yoo Sun-bi said that the job fair was planned to reflect the demands of current employment trends of hiring people for job competency. She added that she hoped the students would have an opportunity to listen to the vivid experiences from corporate incumbents and she thanked the participating corporations and alumni mentors.
President of the General Student Council Han Joon-hyuk said that the student council and the career development center worked together to come up with the survey to find the programs students wanted, and for that the participation rate was very high. He added that he wished the opportunity would have been a valuable time for students who have concerns about career paths.
In addition, during the job fair week the General Student Council invited Ajou University’s Emergency Trauma Center’s Lee Kuk-jong Director and Professor Suh Kyung-duk for special lectures, to which students enthusiastically responded.
■ Employment Bridge Program hosts “Student Trainees and Corporation Incumbents Meeting”
On November 4, 2019, the HUFS Employment Bridge Program held a “Student Trainees and Corporation Incumbents Meeting” at the White Veil Banquet Hall in Seocho-gu. In attendance were Employment Bridge Program Director Kim Soo-wan, professors, on-site managers, and the first students to be selected to the program.
The event was created to promote an understanding between the first students to be selected to the program, who will start to go out for on-site job training, and corporate incumbents. Institutions such as Korea Risk Management and the National Cancer Center participated as well as 14 different corporations such as Lorenchu Company and Living Step, and well as the 50 first group students.
Employment Bridge Program Director Kim Soo-wan said that he hoped this was an opportunity for corporate incumbents to learn about the first group of students, and for the students to ask questions before they went out to receive on-site job training.
The event consisted of business introductions, advice on the field experience, on-site job interviews, and open discussions. In addition, a program was conducted to promote open discussions between corporate incumbents and the first group of students.
The purpose of the Gyeonggi College Students’ Employment Bridge Project is to eliminate any mismatches between job-seeking young people and job openings at companies and to improve the youth employment rate. Students joining the program will receive high-quality education relating to their major in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution as well as a total of KRW 12.5 million for their five-month education and five-month on-site training period.
Currently, the first group of students is receiving their five-month education and starting in January, 2020, they are expected to be sent off to receive on-site job training at the corporations that sign with the Program.
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