It is indeed true that the current Korean economic condition is creating a dull, heads-down, no-nonsense, atmosphere of hard work and study.
Even so, many university students are finding a job difficult as is evident in the increasing rate in youth unemployment. The reason for this can be shown like this: although students have achieved fine academic and high TOEIC scores, the chance of finding a good job is no longer guaranteed.
So, for this reason, many are planning to work as public relations officers or to find internship in a variety of enterprises. Some students are considering working as public relations (providers of employment information) officers ? a kind of job about ‘jobs’!. Others have decided to join clubs which may help their future prospects such as an English conversation club. Students can also learn their social skills by taking part in these activities. As unemployment
rates increase, it is recommended to experience working life, even if what you are doing isn’t stable employment.
We are already three months into 2009. Now that March has arrived, new changes are in the offing. We have started a new semester and have met new people. The nice spring weather will follow soon after. You should take time
to meditate on your plans, aims and challenges. Have you worked out what you want to do; what your dreams and desires are? Are all of these rewarding and interesting? Some students feel obliged to immerse themselves in many
activities, even when the personal interest is low. Perhaps they do this because they think it might be a good career move. I think that whenever you feel compelled to do something, the hoped-for success can be elusive.
Time at DGU is too valuable to spend mostly getting a job. How about choosing things that stimulate your mind and body? The career-hunting can wait. If you can contain those fears about the future, it may be possible for
you to realize the very thing you really want to do.
Kwak Gyu-ryeong firstname.lastname@example.org
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