The event was open to all Dongguk University students, Participating students enrolled for the festival at the reception desk, where they received brochures from the various companies participating in Good Job Festival. In the event hall students had the opportunity to get more information about companies they were interested in. At the end, students were asked to respond to questionnaires about this festival.
Each day, almost 40 companies took part in the event. On the first day, human resource development and management department managers from a total of 36 companies, including LG electronics, KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency), KT, Nongsim NDS, and the ILJIN Group visited the Dongguk campus. The following day, 37 enterprises including Shinhan Investment Corp., SK affiliates, STX, Kyowon Group, Samsung C&T sent representatives to Dongguk University. Kumkang Shoes, BGF retail company, Lotte Group, Doosan Group, KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation), Hanwha S&C were present at the festival on both days.
In addition, there was a room for students and they could have a one by one consultation on how to write a Korean or English letter of self-introduction and get tips on make-up and self-presentation for interviews. Especially for this year’s event, students can consult with current managers about joining public enterprises.
Kim Sae-ran, a senior student of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, said, “I came here for getting information about employment. I met with managers from Doosan and Lotte, I could receive information about what kind of work the department I want to apply for is doing, where is the place of work, and how the personality and aptitude test is conducted. After I participated in this festival, I could get more detailed knowledge about many companies.
Yoo Jae-wook, a manager of human resources development & management department in KOTRA mentioned, “KOTRA participated in this Job Festival to know students who can be future applicants. Through this, the company can know student's recent interests about employment. Taking part in these job festivals, we can reflect on what students want to know about our company, what they wish to gain from working with us, and how my company is regarded by students, all of which will help shape the company’s future employment policy.”
This Good Job Festival was the 7th, held at Dongguk since 2007. It helps to give students an opportunity to access a wide variety of employment information at once. And because this event was held on the Dongguk University campus, most of the representatives of each company are alumni of our university. So they usually give more detailed information to students. Also, because the event was open to all students, freshmen or sophomores can visit this job festival and be motivated by advice on future employment and career options.
Kim Hae-duk, who works in the Office of Human Resources Development Employment Support Center in Dongguk University said, “Recently, most of the companies want to participate in this Job festival because they are interested in the students from our campus. It shows that graduates from Dongguk students have more competitiveness than before. As the job festival has developed every year, better facilities and proper environment have been offered, and more students have visited this festival.”
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