Bring It on!
Have you ever seen Cho Ryeo-Jin (R) and Ryu Seo-Hyun (S) on the Dongguk Post? Maybe not. That is because they just became regular reporters for the Post on September 1. From this issue on you will see their names a lot on the magazine. Are you curious about them? Well, let us pay attention to this page.
Q: Why did you decide to join the Dongguk Post?
R: Well, the first reason for joining the Post is English skill. I thought that working for the Post I could improve on my English proficiency by writing an article in English regularly. Second, I really want to work for the school press, learning how to write a good article in English and how to interview leading persons in Korea.
S: Prof. Kim Ae-Ju one time recommended to me joining The Dongguk Post. At that time I actually looked for study opportunities outside the campus to make a progress in English. I then decided to dip my toes into The Dongguk Post.
Q: Then, how is your life with the Post? Do you think that you have improved as much as you expected?
R: Not yet. Post reporters studied TOEFL together and had English presentation practices during the last summer vacation. However, I'm afraid to say that it has not been easy to study English as I expected. I also have had a lot of works to do to prepare for the next issue of the magazine. However, I have had special experiences while interviewing some famous people and writing an article on them in English. Without working for the Post I would have no chance to meet them in person.
S: I learned not only English but also interview skills. I met a lot of people and made friends with them. There are a lot of routine works I have to do in the Post. To tell the truth, it annoyed me at the beginning. But I now like to learn reporters' works because the experiences I have with the Post is unique and valuable to me. I'm really satisfied with my decision to join the Post.
Q: What is the most unforgettable memory in the Post?
S: Above all, it is a good memory that I interviewed with some leading persons in Korea now: movie director Yu Hyun-Mok, lawyer Ko Seung-Duk and the former minister Kang Kum-sil. I am sure that I have grown up a lot mentally through the encounters with them.
R: Seo-Hyun is right! Meeting them made me think about my future once again. After interviewing vice minister of justice Kim Hee-Ok, I tried to remember everyday what he said to the Post. I also met movie star Choi Min-Sik and TV announcer Lee Jae-Yong. Through the interviews with them, I have confidence I can make it in life with enthusiasm!
Q: Tell me about your future plan.
S: Whether my ultimate goal is to get a job or not, I have to improve on my English ability, working for the Post. I will study English hard over the next two years and try to be a fluent speaker when I write my Swan Song column, leaving the Post.
Q: How about you, Ryeo-Jin?
R: I will keep studying English hard as a school reporter and a student at Dept. of English. I have a plan to go abroad to study journalism in a foreign institution and get a job in a foreign country. I'm sure that my experience with the Post will help me accomplish my goal. Do you think it will be accomplished in the future?
They entered the Post only 6 months ago. However, they have their future plan fixed and have prepared for it diligently. In addition, they are not afraid of trying a new world. After finishing the interview, I'm sure that they can make it in life. Hey guys, just go for it!
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