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ASEAN students to learn about career advancement in Korea from mentors
- The ASEAN Youth Career Mentorship Program will be held on 25 March 2017 at the ASEAN-Korea Centre in Seoul
Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) will organize the ASEAN Youth Career Mentorship Program for ASEAN students in Korea on 25 March 2017 in cooperation with the ASEAN Youth Network in Korea (AYNK). The Mentorship Program, which will take place at the ASEAN Hall of the ASEAN-Korea Centre in Seoul, aims to assist ASEAN youth in Korea in starting or pursuing a career in the country through mentoring from young ASEAN professionals.
Kim Young-sun, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre noted that, “The number of ASEAN students in Korea last year recorded about 17,000. This Mentorship Program will provide a platform to enable them further contribute to deepening the ASEAN-Korea partnership.” ASEAN students in Korea play a key role in connecting the two regions. As Southeast Asia has become a hotspot for business expansion of Korean companies, ASEAN youth who have studied in Korea are now in demand to serve as links between Korean companies and their respective countries.
The Program is composed of two sessions. The first session will feature a lecture on how to apply for a job in Korea. Given that there is a considerable difference in application process between ASEAN and Korea with regard to documentation and interview methods, the first session will underscore what is needed to effectively write a Korean CV/resume and cover letter as well as answer questions during interviews. Marilyn Manalaysay, a Filipino who currently works as a Global HR Assistant Manager at GS Engineering and Construction, will give detailed information and tips for ASEAN job seekers. At the second session, ASEAN youth who have finished their education and started a career in Korea will share their success stories. The second session is anticipated to provide the participants with motivations to improve their skills and gain practical understanding about getting a job and working in Korea. A session for networking among the participants and lecturers will ensue. ASEAN youth, who are graduates of universities in Korea and now working at Korean companies will also be joining the event to share their own experiences.
This Mentorship Program is the first event of the ASEAN Youth Nights which aims to provide a platform for the ASEAN youth studying in Korea to interact with Korean students and raise awareness of ASEAN-Korea relations. This year, the Centre is planning to hold the four events under the title of the ASEAN Youth Nights: ASEAN Youth Mentorship Program in March, ASEAN Quiz in May, ASEAN-Korea Short Film Festival in October, and ASEAN-Korea Youth Year End Celebration in December.
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