YU’s overseas work experience partner from the US visits YU, holds overseas internship briefing and Q&A sessions
Reviews student-prepared English resumes and holds interview clinic, at the briefing session
978 YU students having participated in overseas work experience program since 2002
[Apr 5, 2017]
Yeungnam University (“YU”) (President Sur, Gil Soo) held an overseas work experience briefing session to strengthen students’ global competency through overseas working/living.
The briefing session, managed by YU’s International Exchange Team, was held at YU’s International Exchange Center (Room 301), for 2 hours from 1:30 PM on the 5th. In particular, at the briefing session, the local agent of International Culture & Career Exchange (“ICCE”), YU’s overseas work experience partner located in Los Angeles in the US, visited YU, explained the programs to the students, and had a Q&A session.
ICCE, conducting the briefing session, introduced a list of companies for which YU students can work in the US, and answered students’ overseas work experience program-related questions, such as preparation of resumes in English and procedure of visa issuance. In particular, after the briefing session, ICCE staff reviewed English resumes prepared by the students and held an interview clinic on the spot, thus attracting an enthusiastic response from the students.
Mr. Hyeong-Woo Jeon (24-year old senior majoring in electric engineering in YU) attending the briefing session said, “I have been thinking about starting a business overseas, and I came to the briefing session because I thought it would help me do so to experience local corporate culture through the overseas work experience program,” and “I could get valuable information as ICCE, an agency from the US and having a long-term partnership with YU, conducted the briefing session.”
YU’s overseas work experience program is attracting strong interest from YU students because not only can they acquire practical job skills in large Korean corporations’ overseas subsidiaries and in foreign companies including world-famous US garment manufacturers and improve foreign language skills, but can experience global cultures. Also, participating students can earn up to 18 credits for the work experience and receive scholarships.
Since 2002, a total of 978 YU students have participated in the overseas work experience program. This year, 22 YU students are working in manufacturing companies, law firms, aviation service companies, etc. in the US. YU intends to hold at least 2 briefing sessions a semester and thereby actively support students’ overseas working/living.
YU President Sur, Gil Soo said, “I hope more YU students will participate in our various global initiative programs” and “I will do everything I can to help YU students build global competency and be competitive anywhere in the world.”