|▲ Students have many problems about studying, job seeking and their social skills. Counseling is one of the most effective ways to solve those problems. /Extracted from: Google|
Lee Sun-young, a researcher in Center of Teaching and Learning (CTL): First of all, you should lower your expectations about your studying ability. Then, gradually develop your studying capacity. Achieving your small goals and improving your ability to use study time effectively will encourage and please you. Moreover, I think you will perform well as a leader of any group. I strongly recommend you make a small study group with your friends and become a leader of the group. It would be invaluable experience for you as a leader and you will also gain knowledge. Lastly, make a long-term goal about your future and prepare for it. This will not only show you the way to study more efficiently and effectively, but also help you prepare for your job search after graduation.
Lee Seoung-hoon, a counselor in Dongguk Student Career Development Center: I understand that you feel frustrated finding yourself unprepared for your future job in this competitive society. However, don’t rush your decision too much. It isn’t too late to think about your talents and the career you really want. Therefore, you should consider your talents, values and abilities as well as learn about the duties and responsibilities of many jobs, and find out whether you can get these jobs. Then you will clearly make your goal in job seeking. There is a saying, “Better late than never.” This is the most proper time for you to think about your future. You can think about your goals and abilities, and the job you are most suitable for with the help of Student Career Development Center this semester. Then, you will be able to develop your plan for finding the job you want next semester.
Lee Jung-sook and Kang Ji-yoon, counselors in Student Counseling Center: Think about these three points: the reason why you are feeling depressed, the relationships in your life and the meaning of “small-minded person”. Firstly, think deeply why you are feeling blue. It is possible that feeling depressed caused your concerns about making friends, rather than the other way around. Maybe you can say both are the reasons for your feeling depressed. Whatever it is, it will be the starting point of your counseling. Secondly, remind yourself of relationships in your life. You said that you have had problems socializing since you were very young. Then, it would be nearly impossible for you to change suddenly .Think rationally about your attitude toward relationships and criticize yourself. Everyone is worrying about good relationships and you are not the only one having troubles in making friends. We recommend you visit student counseling center frequently. Lastly, you mentioned that you are small-minded person. However, defining yourself as small-minded and passive person is just limiting your ability to relate with others. You should break this limitation you made. Moreover, open your mind and be more active in making close relationships. Do not wait until others want to be friends with you. In addition, find your mentor about university life. We are sure that there are many good people who are ready and willing to help you.
Many university students have similar problems to students A,B and C. Sharing your concerns with a counselor is one of the best ways to deal with these problems. In Dongguk University, there are many counseling programs that students can participate in. Do not hesitate and try these programs.
Center of Teaching and Learning supports student tutoring programs and provide counseling about study habits. The Student Career Development Center provides mock interviews, resume writing workshops, career counseling and free lectures which are helpful for students’ career plans. The Student Counseling Center gives students the opportunity to counsel about their problems.
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