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PRESS RELEASE
No.PR/18-08Date2018.03.26(Mon)
ContactProgram Inquiries: Monica Dulos, Program Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1148, mdulos@aseankorea.org)
Press Inquiries: Hwang Ji-seon, Senior PR Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1149, hjs@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.


ASEAN students to gain insight into the Korean job market

- The ASEAN-Korea Centre to organize the Career Mentorship Program for ASEAN students in Korea (31 March, Seoul) -


Seoul, Korea -The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Acting Secretary General Jang Yeunju Jessy) will organize the 2018 ASEAN Youth Career Mentorship Program on 31 March 2018 at ASEAN Hall of the ASEAN-Korea Centre in Seoul, in cooperation with the ASEAN Youth Network in Korea (AYNK). The Mentorship Program aims to deliver career information to around 80 ASEAN students who are interested in pursuing a career in Korea and to provide a venue for networking among ASEAN students and their mentors who are young ASEAN professionals working in Korea.

 

Jang Yeunju Jessy, Acting Secretary General and Head of the Information Data Unit at the ASEAN-Korea Centre noted that, “The number of ASEAN youths studying in Korea continues to grow, reaching close to 20,000 in 2017. As increasing number of Korean companies are keen to expand their businesses into ASEAN countries, ASEAN students who are familiar with Korean culture and language are now in demand to serve as links between Korean companies and their respective countries. The Mentorship Program which was held for the first time last year received positive feedbacks from the participants who attended a series of lectures to learn how to apply for a job in Korea. This year’s program will additionally feature a lecture on a complicated working visa application process and a mentoring session under different categories. It is my sincere hope that the Program will serve as an opportunity for more ASEAN students to work for Korean companies and play a bridging role between ASEAN and Korea.” 

 

The Program is composed of three sessions. The first session will offer basic information on job application in Korea ranging from writing an effective Korean CV, resume, and cover letter to answering interview questions. The second session will feature a lecture by an immigration lawyer on procedures and requirements for obtaining work visa in Korea, which is one of major hurdles for ASEAN jobseekers in Korea. At the last mentoring session, participants will be invited to choose a topic of their interest among Business & Finance, Engineering, Government and Non-Profit, and Sciences and Research, to learn about experiences of respective ASEAN mentors in job hunting, application process, corporate culture, as well as their personal experience and tips.

 

This Mentorship Program is among the programs of the AKC to support the ASEAN youth studying in Korea. As partnership between ASEAN and Korea is becoming ever more important with the Korean government’s “New Southern Policy,” the ASEAN-Korea Centre has placed great priority in its programs to support ASEAN students in Korea who are future leaders of the two regions. This year, the Centre is planning to hold three more events for ASEAN students, namely, ASEAN Youth Startup Development Workshop in May, ASEAN Youth Film Festival in September, and ASEAN-Korea Youth Year End Celebration in December. 



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