We Korean Global UGRADs had a Skype meeting. Actually, we tried to meet each other face-to-face, but everyone was too busy to find available time. So we finally made it on Skype. This meeting was for Global UGRAD 2016-17 and 2017-18 participants from Korea. Two members, Inho and Seongeun, from 2017-18 cohort joined the meeting, and four members, Chessy, Yunyi, Hyungmin and Chunyoung, from 2016-17 cohort joined. It’s been a little while since we’ve come back to South Korea and we haven’t had a chance to see each other. Thanks to this meeting, we could say hello and talk about how each of us have been doing.
Hyungmin and Chessy are finishing their undergraduate studies and looking for jobs. All of us agreed that the job market in Korea is very hard now. Hyungmin has applied for marketing and sales positions, and Chessy is looking for jobs in public relations. We all hope they can continue their careers successfully. Seongeun and Chunyoung are also finishing their undergraduate studies. They are planning to go to graduate school. Seongeun wants to study in the field of international cooperation; however, she hasn’t decided whether to attend graduate school in Korea or the U.S. yet. Chunyoung is going to start graduate studies in pre-dentistry soon. Yunyi recently graduated and is interning now at the Busan Tourism Organization. We joked that she was only one at that time making money among the participants in this meeting. Inho is doing his 5th semester in his undergraduate school. He plans to apply for internship at Washington, DC with The Washington Center or apply for a new exchange student program for computer engineering. He is doing a double major in political science and computer science. Kumhyang joined the meeting, but she couldn’t fully participate due to technical issues. However, she was with us from the beginning through the end. Moonsun really wanted to join us, but unfortunately could not due to her work schedule. She got a full-time job after completing her undergraduate degree.
We had a wonderful time reconnecting with one another thanks to this meeting. We appreciate World Learning and the U.S. State Department for all of their support, and we pray all of us will be wherever and whatever we want in the future.
Written by Inho Seo, 2017-18 Global UGRAD student from South Korea at University of Southern Indiana