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ASEAN young talents in Korea to be educated on job seeking tips by mentors

No.PR/20-14Date23 September 2020
ContactProgram Inquiries: Kim Yong-hee, Officer, IDU (02-2287-1194, ha.ck@aseankorea.org)
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ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.

ASEAN young talents in Korea to be educated on job seeking tips by mentors

- ASEAN-Korea Center to organize ‘2020 ASEAN Youth Career Mentorship Program (Sep. 26)’ -
- Information on visa issues, job requirements, and career advices to be provided through online streaming -

Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Lee Hyuk) will organize the ‘2020 ASEAN Youth Career Mentorship’ on September 26 at 11:00 on its YouTube Channel. The Mentorship Program, held annually since 2017 to support ASEAN students build their future careers in Korea, will offer mentorship by a CEO of a Korean company, a job consultant, legal attorneys, and ASEAN mentors. This year, the program will be live-streamed on YouTube, allowing anyone interested to participate.

The Program is composed of two main sessions: mentoring with professionals and mentoring with ASEAN mentors who graduated from Korean universities currently working in Korea. The first session will present up-to-date professional information on topics such as visa-related issues (by Hwang Se-hun, Attorney from Law Firm CHS), post-COVID19 job market (by Cha Jae-won, Lead Consultant from Trust One Consulting Group), and recruiting process and requirements (by Ha Yoon-hong, Managing Partner of Law Firm Keumseong). In the second session, ASEAN mentors presently working for Korean companies will interact in real-time with participants to share their own experiences and tips for job-searching in Korea.

Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre, noted that “The number of ASEAN students in Korea has shown a 13-fold increase from 4,781 in 2010 to 64,200 in 2019 (as of December 2019), accounting for one third of the total number of foreign students in Korea. Some of these students have continued on to pursue their careers in Korean companies?as the ASEAN mentors who will be starring in the Career Mentorship Program?where they are playing a key role in contributing to the companies’ partnerships with ASEAN businesses and expansion into ASEAN markets. The majority of ASEAN students who speak fluent Korean and have a good understanding of both Korea and ASEAN countries are the talents most sought after by many Korean companies. Moreover, as many online companies and start-ups in the ‘untact sector’ are flourishing, especially since the outbreak of the COVID-19, there are growing job opportunities for tech-savvy young ASEAN talents. I hope this program will provide a meaningful opportunity for many ASEAN students in Korea to listen to useful tips and career advices.

The Program will be livestreamed on the YouTube channel of the ASEAN-Korea Centre (http://www.youtube.com/akcsns). Pre-registration is available on the official website of the Centre (http://www.aseankorea.org).

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