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Choi Yoon-Joon (Admitted '17, KUBS) Wins the Top Prize in the Real Estate 114 Big Data Contest
Choi Yoon-Joon (Admitted '17, KUBS) Wins the Top Prize in the Real Estate 114 Big Data Contest   Choi Yoon-Joon (Admitted '17, KUBS) won the top prize in the "Big Data Contest" hosted by Real Estate 114 on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. A contest for undergraduates and graduates nationwide, a total of 199 teams applied, and 54 of them submitted their projects, with one team winning the grand prize, one team winning the top prize, and three teams for excellence. The main competition and awards ceremony was held on May 29th at the Pangyo Startup Campus in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province.   Winner's Interview   최우수상 수상의 최윤준(경영17) 학우 1. You've presented on the topic of "Real Estate Price Trend Forecasting Model Using Machine Learning." Could you please elaborate on your topic? We've created a model that can literally predict the trend of real estate prices by using machine learning. By combining REPS 3.0, a data platform that was provided by Real Estate 114, with the macroeconomic indicators provided by the National Statistical Portal or the Bank of Korea's Economic Statistics System, we predicted the trend of real estate prices in almost every region, including Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon, Busan, North Gyeongsang, South Gyeongsang, and Jeju. Machine learning techniques such as Support Vector Machine, Linear Discriminal Analysis, Random Forest, and Artificial Neural Network were used as predictive methods. To give you a specific description of the method we used, we first divided the price change rate data that we wanted to predict into three classes: sUp, Up, and Down. Next, through a graph analysis, we determined whether each column (LTV, DTI, consumer price inflation, turnover, supply, etc.) and class was correlated or not, and only the columns that were significant to the prediction were selected. We used machine learning techniques such as Supervisor Machine, Linear Discriminal Analysis, Random Forest, and Artificative Neural Network to predict whether each of these points belongs to sUP, Up, or Down. Finally, we created the error sequence and ROC Curve to measure the accuracy of the prediction and determine whether the analysis results were significant. 2. Please tell us how you feel about winning the award and some tips for winning. The biggest force for winning is understanding big data, developing insights, and learning data visualization and machine learning techniques through a course called "Basics of Big Data Analysis and Interpretation" by Professor Jung Howon. Based on what I learned from the professor, I was able to participate in many competitions. Also, when I was looking for information on real estate competitions, I was able to get the necessary data without wandering around because I asked Professor Kim Jae-wook for advice. With the help of our professors, we were able to produce analysis reports that included both data and techniques. Not only did we have a solid report, but also with previous experience of winning two awards, we provided a smooth delivery of the analysis. I believe that is why we were able to receive an award. I had been worrying if I could do well in studying big data, but this contest was a very meaningful event because I could yield results that helped relieve my anxiety. I was able to gain the confidence to participate in other competitions without hesitation by continuing to study this field.  
Aug 12, 2019
KUBS MBA Admission Guide for Fall 2019
KUBS MBA Admission Guide for Fall 2019     In 1963, for the first time in the country, Graduate School of Business was launched in Korea University to train professional managers. It was converted to an MBA program in September 2006 and has since continued its ‘first and best’ reputation in Korea. KUBS MBA, the nation's top MBA program, will recruit new students for the second half of 2019. New students will be recruited in three programs: Executive MBA, Korea MBA and Finance MBA. Applications will be available online from September 26th to October 25th, 5:00 pm.   Information sessions for prospective applicants will be held accordingly. The session for Korea MBA program will be at 7:30 pm on September 18th, followed by Finance MBA program at 7:30 pm on September 20th, and Executive MBA program at 7:30 pm on September 24th. It will consist of an introduction to KUBS and each program, Q&A and a campus tour. A program for managers and executives with more than 10 years of experience, the Executive MBA program will be on weekends (Friday-Saturday) and will last for two years. As it consists of CEOs and executives representing each field, two professors and a full-time program manager will help any academic affairs. Exclusive classrooms and lounges will also be provided. In particular, KUBS Executive MBA ranked 38th in the "100 Executive MBA Rankings in the World" by Financial Times (UK) in 2018, maintaining the country's No. 1 throne for the eighth consecutive year while competing proudly with other global MBA programs. Admission is open for around 55 students. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-2705/5365)    Executive MBA Admission Guide   Korea MBA, which boasts the long tradition of KUBS and the best human network, is a two-year part-time program for office workers, with classes taking place in the evening. Aiming to foster an international level of managers specialized in Korean companies, it actively researches and develops business cases for managerial innovation in Korean companies. Each year, about 190 students are selected through a rigorous selection process. Korea MBA program will offer learning opportunities for eight majors including HR, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, LSOM, MIS, International Management and Strategic Management, with self-organized alumni association and student clubs in various fields. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-1360/5365)   Korea MBA Admission Guide   Finance MBA program which fosters professionals in finance is a two-year part-time program that trains specialized expertise in finance including general theories of business. The basic theories on finance will be taught by KUBS professors, and practical subjects such as asset management, financial engineering and insurance will be taught by working-level experts in the industry, so that they can be used directly in the field of business. In particular, in line with the rapidly changing environment with the development of information technology, KUBS also provides courses on programming subjects (R and Python) or Big Data/Machine Learning. Admission is open for about 35 students. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-1308/5365) Finance MBA Admission Guide
Aug 12, 2019
The 9th KUBS Youth Mentoring Day Held Successfully
The 9th KUBS Youth Mentoring Day Held Successfull       The 9th KUBS Youth Mentoring Day was held on July 27th at the Korea University, Seoul Campus. The Youth Mentoring Day, organized and hosted by the KUBS Public Relations Office, KUBE and 10 student mentors, welcomed 100 high school students from all over the country who want to study business administration in college. "College life is about experiencing things that you didn't know before," said Jae Wook Kim, Dean of KUBS. “I hope you experience college life today as much as you want.”     First, the student ambassadors, KUBE, introduced campus life and seven majors in KUBS, providing high school students with basic knowledge of business administration. In Q&A sessions, Joong Hyuk Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, answered some questions about KUBS. And then students toured around the school campus, carried out some missions and wrapped up the morning program.     The afternoon program began with a special lecture by Joonmahn Lee. Professor Lee gave a special lecture on business administration at the level of high school students. In the next two-hour session, students were asked to build a strategy using 4P and maximize the value of a company. Students seriously discussed what decisions they would make if they were a manager of a company.   After the session, participants had a mentoring session with a KUBS student. During the session, various questions were asked, including how to get into KUBS, test scores and school activities for examples, as well as questions about college life in general. "I want to thank you for keeping up with our program till the end," said Seok-hyun Kong (KUBS ’18), a member of KUBE. "I'll wait for the day to see you guys again at KUBS." Participants wrapped up the event by leaving messages to each other on a sheet of paper.   KUBS Youth Mentoring Day is held for first and second graders of high school every summer and winter vacation. Application for participation can be made at the KUBS website during the application period.   <제9회 청소년 멘토링데이> 사진 확인하기
Aug 05, 2019
2019 Finance MBA Homecoming Day, Precious time of F-MBA students who found home of heart
2019 Finance MBA Homecoming Day Precious time of F-MBA students who found home of heart   KUBS Finance MBA (hereinbelow F-MBA) homecoming day for the first half of 2019 was held at 3rd floor buffet of Sudang Samyang Faculty House on June 26th. About 60 people attended the ceremony, including professor Weon Sang Yoo, professor Na Hyun Seung, professor Kim Dongcheol, professor Kim Chang Ki, professor SOHN BUMJEAN, and professor Joon Ho Hwang.   "We are trying to make various changes and innovations in order to develop the F-MBA program. More advice, reprimands and opinions from everyone will definitely help F-MBA to become the best place for raising financial experts,” said professor Na Hyun Seung in his greetings. Professor Weon Sang Yoo added, "There is a lyric that Korea University is the home of the heart in the Korea University song.” "I want you to have a good time and feel comfortable as you are at home. KUBS will strive to show progress so that all of you can feel proud of your school. " F-MBA students also responded with high expectations. "I am glad to see familiar faces again through the homecoming day," said Jeon Hoon (F-MBA 7th). "I wish everyone had a good time today."   After the dinner, giveaway event was held. Finally, the participants gathered together to take group pictures and enjoyed time to socialize. The F-MBA holds a homecoming day every year to provide time for graduated students and attending students to interact and socialize.   사진 확인하기
Jul 19, 2019
CEOS of the 500 Largest Companies: Korea University as the Largest Academic Network
CEOS of the 500 Largest Companies: Korea University as the Largest Academic Network Korea University Business School (Dean= Kim Jaewook) has the largest number of CEOs in the top 500 companies. According to a survey conducted by a corporation evaluation website CEOScore, (CEO=Park Jugeun) on July 10 in which 676 CEOs from the 495 companies out of the top 500 companies were examined, Korea University Business School produced 28 CEOs, accounting for 5.1 percent of the total number.   In the survey, 23.3 percent of the total was business administration majors, and only Korea University Business School surpassed 5 percent out of other business schools. On the ranking based on single departments of universities, 28 students were from Korea University Business School, followed by the Business Administration department at Seoul National University (4.6 percent and 25 people), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Seoul National University (2.9 percent and 16 people), Business Administration at Yonsei University (2.8 percent and 15 people), and Economics at Seoul National University (2.6 percent and 14 people).   Furthermore, the number of people who graduated from 'SKY' Universities amounted to 241 people, accounting for 42.6 percent. Out of the total number, Korea University produced 64 people, or 11.3 percent, which ranked second in the overall university rankings, but Korea University Business School ranked first in terms of a single department of a university.   Related News [CEO스코어데일리 ] 500대 기업 CEO, 'SKY' 42.6%…최대학맥은 고대 경영학 [SBS] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 '스카이' 출신…최대 학맥은 고대 경영 [중앙일보] 500대 기업 CEO 이력 분석…가장 많은 출신 대학·전공은? [조선일보] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명은 SKY…'고대경영' 최대학맥 부상 [서울경제] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 '스카이' 출신…가장 많은 출신 대학은 [헤럴드경제] 대기업 CEO 42.6% '스카이' 출신…'고대경영' 가장 많아 [아주경제] 대기업 CEO 10명중 4명 '스카이' 출신…최대 학맥은 고대경영 [서울파이낸스] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 'SKY'···고대 경영 최대 학맥 부상 [이데일리] 대기업 CEO 10명중 4명은 ‘SKY’..‘고려대 경영학’ 가장 많아 [연합뉴스] 국내 500대 기업 CEO 출신학교 현황 '톱10' [이투데이] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 'SKY' 출신 [뉴스웨이] 대기업 CEO 42% ‘스카이’ 출신…고대경영 최다 [뉴시스] 500대 기업 CEO, 'SKY' 42.6%…최대학맥은 고대 경영학
Jul 18, 2019
CPA Mentoring Seminar, the best support for young generation
CPA Mentoring Seminar, the best support for young generation On July 9th (Tue), KUBS Career Development Center hosted `CPA Mentoring Seminar’ at Hyundai Motor Hall. The seminar covered student’s live questions and inquiries about KICPA (Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountant) exam and the businesses of the accounting firm. Two currently active CPAs, Daehoon Kim (KPMG, KUBS06) and Jinhyung Kim (Deloitte, KUBS07), participated in the seminar to give a generous advice to undergraduates who have interests in becoming an accountant.   Seminar went through the two separated sessions, in order to distribute the topic of the Q&As. The first session covered the questions about preparing the CPA exam, and the second half was made up of the inquiries in accountant’s jobs and tasks at the business scene. At first, Jinhyung Kim pointed out his past motivation for the CPA exam, explaining as “After the military service period, I have begun to find my own strength, not depending on the college education’s name value. Therefore, I decided to prepare CPA exam that I can guarantee my own expertise in market and my future income stability”. About the exam, Daehoon Kim shared his study know-how and experience, saying “I began studying from summer vacation period and considered the first-time exam as a practice, then I made a short-term objective to enter into Jungjincho (KUBS CPA-exam group). To mitigate the anxiety, I didn’t throw the practice sheets away and stored them. Also, I recorded my studying hours respectively per exam subjects. In addition, I searched for the online courses which exactly match my own learning style. My preparation period began relatively earlier than others since I started studying at the beginning of my military service period. Also, I believe that planning a strategic studying schedule rather than hastening myself to achieve an early success was the major source to win the exam”.   In the next session, two speakers provided information of CPA’s career, after getting the license. Jinhyung Kim explained, “There are 3 divisions in an accounting firm. Basically there are Auditory division, FA division which handles M&A businesses and real estate value estimations and finally the Tax division that manages tax investigation issues and tax affairs”. Daehoon Kim replied on the question asking about CPA’s high rate of job transfer, saying “In my opinion, it is better to stay at accounting firm if you have anything left to learn about the business. Considering the successful transfer cases that I know, people leave the office when they start thinking ‘Now I don’t have any learning points in the firm’”. One student asked about the general outlook of CPA as a job, and Jinhyung Kim answered “Honestly it is a saturated market. It is certain that CPA’s job market can’t elude from getting rigidity while the Korean economy shows negative trend of growth. It is quite definite that CPA’s job market following the macro-economic index”. Daehoon Kim commented “But since accounting and taxation market are not really dynamic compared to other sectors, the market will keep its stability in a good momentum”. The seminar took over two hours, CPA mentors sincerely sharing their wide range of experiences and knowledges for the undergraduate mentees. The event was successfully ended with Daehoon Kim’s remark, saying “I feel honored coming to campus and to meet those undergraduate students who have huge potentials. I hope this seminar helps their exam preparation and career growth”.  
Jul 18, 2019
[Interview with Dr. Hwang Hyun, recently appointed to university in US] "It is important to write an original paper that attracts academic attention" Hwang Hyun (Accounting Major) / Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
  [Interview with Dr. Hwang Hyun, recently appointed to university in US] "It is important to write an original paper that attracts academic attention" Hwang Hyun (Accounting Major) / Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin   황현 박사(회계학 전공) / 미국 University of Texas at Austin 조교수 임용     Q. Please introduce yourself. Hello. My name is Hwang Hyun, and I graduated KUBS 07. I went to University of Pennsylvania as an exchange student in spring, 2012. Then I graduated Korea University with a double degree in business and financial engineering. I received my Ph.D. in accounting from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2019. I am now working as an assistant professor of accounting major at the University of Texas at Austin since June of this year. Q. How did you prepare your doctoral thesis and appointment while you were in the doctoral program? My goal was to write a paper that was original and appealing to the academia. To do this, I read countless papers and listened to various critical comments humbly. I also did my best to make my paper as concise and easy to read as possible. Because it was a difficult process, I tried not to lose confidence. I believe that this experience has helped me to develop my ability to perform my research independently and to be appointed. Q. What factors do you think positively influenced your appointment? First of all, I think Job-Market Paper (hereinbelow JMP) is the most important part. To write a good JMP, it is important to have a) ingenious and inquisitive questions and b) simple, easy-to-read writing. This is because professors read a lot of JMPs to evaluate appointment positions.  JMP presentations are also important. C) A concise and clear introduction and d) good answer to unexpected questions are the two most important factors for a good presentation. For a good introduction, you need to clarify the research questions of your thesis, the results and importance of thesis, and the methodology in which you conducted the research. Also, in order to answer well, it is necessary to fully understand your paper. To minimize unexpected questions arising from your paper, you need endless effort towards your paper. Despite these efforts, you might still receive unexpected questions. I think that it is much better to frankly answer that you are not sure in that situation. Finally, it is also important to create other projects as well as JMP during the Ph.D. program. This will help you appeal your ability to write many papers in the future. Q. I am curious about your future plans. I want to get a deeper understanding of the nature of accounting. What amazed me during my research is the lack of understanding of why accounting standards are generally accepted. Therefore, I want to understand the essence of accounting in depth.    On the educational side, I want to reduce the gap between accounting research and education. Therefore, I want to aim at mathematical understanding of double bookkeeping, the most important concept in accounting class. It would be meaningful if this could supplement or replace the balance sheet and income statement used in accounting education and field for hundreds of years. Q. Could you give some advice for younger students who dream of becoming a global scholar?    Research is a series of training to find answers to questions that our society possesses. Patience, persistence, and confidence are essential for this. The importance of researchers who are able to present a frame of thought in the flood of information will become more important in the future.
Aug 05, 2019
CEMS Interview with Lotta & Pietro
  CEMS Interview with Lotta & Pietro Introduction of CEMS Students: Lotta Mäki Lotta is a final-year CEMS MIM student from Aalto University, Finland, to whom South Korea is the 37th country visited. In addition to her CEMS degree, she is currently pursuing a double MSc degree in Business Analytics and Astrophysics.   Pietro Tansini Pietro is final-year student of CEMS and MSc in International Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He has worked and lived in 5 different continents with experiences ranging from start-up to multinational corporations. ​ ​ Questions : ​ a. Why did you choose CEMS? [Lotta] I first heard about CEMS as a freshman, but immediately knew that this was my place to be as I dreamt of an international career. The global network of like-minded students and over 70 corporate partners provide you with incredible opportunities during your MIM year, but it is also a community that will have your back for a lifetime. ​ b. What is special about CEMS students? [Pietro] CEMS does not only provide leading education in business, but is primarily a community of people who across generations share the same ambition to have a positive impact through their work. To me the innumerable occasions to meet and learn from each other are the real added value that makes CEMS a life-changing experience. ​ c. What is the value of CEMS network? / How did CEMS improve your network? [Lotta] CEMS has a strong community of people attending the program but also those who have already graduated - ranging from fresh graduates to top executives in large MNEs! Through CEMS network I have already gained valuable professional mentoring and even various job opportunities. ​ d. What can you tell us about the extracurricular activities you attended during your CEMS experience? [Pietro] Definitely CEMS Cup activities that were organized by CEMS Club Seoul! During the semester we split our cohort in 4 teams and had many occasions to collect points to our own team by participating for example a Pub Quiz or small daily recycling tasks during our Sustainability Week, and many others. It worked extremely well to bond with each other and create closer relations within the group! ​ e. What is the role of the CEMS Club? [Lotta] Every member school in CEMS Alliance has their own CEMS Club, which support global networking among students by arranging social activities both locally and overseas together with other CEMS Clubs. CEMS Club also co-operates with CEMS Corporate Partners to provide students with professional development opportunities. ​ f. What has CEMS taught you that you would have not learned otherwise? [Pietro] I think what is really unique about CEMS is the high exposure to corporate environment. It helps immensely to bridge the gap between student and work life. Beyond the professional aspect, even though I had traveled and lived in many countries, I found CEMS the best experience to learn how to be a really conscious citizen of the world. ​ g. What were your best CEMS experiences during the semester at KUBS? [Lotta] Highlights of this semester were definitely our two successful networking field trips in the APAC area. We visited CEMS Club Hong Kong together with CEMSies from Singapore and CEMS Club Tokyo together with CEMS students from Beijing! These trips really demostrated CEMS spirit at its best! ​   Interested to hear more about CEMS in Korea or wish to join our activities to have a sneak peek into the life of CEMSies? Feel free to contact us anytime at cemsclubseoul@gmail.com!      
Apr 29, 2019
[Global MBA] Interview of Cho Sang-uk, 13th G-MBA
[Global MBA] Interview of Cho Sang-uk, 13th G-MBA   Q. Could you please introduce yourself? Hi, I am the President of the 13th Global MBA (hereinafter G-MBA) Cho Sang-uk. Before entering G-MBA, I majored finance at NYU, and built a career in finance at New York. While working in the M&A field, I have witnessed so many success stories in which bankers turned to the start-up field and received billions of investments. Naturally, I became to have my own dreams about start-ups. During my first year as an analyst, I made my first challenge in a start-up at New York as I placed outside orders. It was my first start-up and I relied heavily on outside orders, so it wasn’t a success but came to be a valuable experience. Based on my network that I built in my first start-up, I came back to Korea to benchmark a New York F&B business and started my second start-up. Q. Why have you decided to study at Korea University G-MBA? I have received most of my education abroad, and built my career abroad as well. Thus, I felt that it was important to experience education and social life in Korea. Most importantly, I realized that I do not have sufficient information about Korea nor an appropriate network as I managed a start-up at Korea. Naturally, I decided to enter Korea University’s GMBA whose specialty lies in networking, unlike other schools. Q. What was the most useful course/program/activity while attending G-MBA? Professor Yoo Yong Keun’s “Financial Accounting” class and Professor Kim Young-Kyu’s “Strategy” class was very useful. First, Professor Yoo’s accounting class is very interesting, and he helped my classmates and I to familiarize with accounting and finance easily. For example, he compared corporate or financial M&A to marrying couples’ financial union, which was an interesting analogy. Professor Kim dealt with real business cases based on Harvard Business School Cases. Moreover, he also offered us a chance to present the best strategy for a company after reading a mock company case in 24 hours, in front of a real startup/VC official. I was extremely pleased because my group ranked first in this event. Q. Please tell us about your career plans upon graduation. A lot of thoughts are in my mind. I have seriously considered about having a private business, but  I am willing to fully utilize Korea University MBA's network and resources, and am very interested in venture or private equity-type buy side. Q. Do you have any advice for those who are thinking of attending G-MBA? I have heard about Korea University's excellence in networking several times before I entered the school, but I was very concerned about whether it is true or not. After entering G-MBA, I experienced various networking events, and felt the bond between my fellow students become stronger. In particular, I was proud to see Korea University's high attendance at events such as Go -Yeon Games and events with other schools. Thanks to Korea University's optimal environment for academics and networking, I have been able to maintain a strong friendship with my fellow students. I'm confident that you will not only be strongly connected to your fellow students but also experience the best educational environment through the G-MBA of Korea University!
Apr 16, 2019
Interview of KUBS Student Ambassador KUBE 9th Yoon Ji-hyun
Interview of KUBS Student Ambassador KUBE 9th Yoon Ji-hyun Becoming a KUBS Student Ambassador from a ‘Teen Mentee’     Q.Could you please introduce yourself?   My name is Yoon Ji-hyun, and I am currently a sophomore at Korea University Business School. I participated in the third ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ as a teen mentee in my second year at high school, and ever since this event I began to dream of entering KUBS. After entering KUBS, I participated in the seventh ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event as an undergraduate mentor. And since September 2018, I am working as a student ambassador for KUBS in my hope of leading the way through promoting KUBS. Q. You have experienced both roles in the ‘Teen Mentoring Event‘ as a teen mentee and a student ambassador. What is the most memorable episode?   For me, every moment that I had as a mentee, mentor, and an ambassador is memorable that I cherish. Out of all moments, I want to tell you what happened most recently. During our regular tour in November 2018, I advised high school students of my group to participate in the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event that is held during winter break as I told them about my high school days. I actually met those students in the mentoring event last January, and I was pleased to hear that they applied for the event through my advice. I was not only proud of them but also happy that I was able to help someone. Afterwards, I promised myself to work even harder as a student ambassador with pride. Q. Have you dreamt of entering KUBS since you were a teen mentee? What did you learn from the Teen Mentoring event?   I participated in one of the regular tours at Korea University in my first year of high school. The senior student who introduced the business department was cool, and I was impressed by the grand buildings. Since then I just decided that I would study to go to KUBS. One day, while looking around the KUBS website, I learned about the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event and participated as a teen mentee. Particularly, planning and introducing products, ‘Marketing Practice,’ was the most memorable. I became interested in marketing as I actively came up with ideas and presented them in front of people, and came to hope for a career in marketing. Thus, the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event hosted by KUBS helped me to have a new dream regarding business administration.   Q. Ever since you participated in the 7th ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event as an undergraduate mentor, you are working as KUBS’s student ambassador ‘KUBE.’ What made you become a student ambassador?   What came in mind right after I got admitted to KUBS was that I want to become a mentor in the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event. From my experience as participating in the event as a mentee, I know how the event is a special and crucial chance, so I wanted to help students in their shoes. More than anything, I love my fellow KUBE ambassadors who approached me and gave so much love. I was so excited to be a KUBE ambassador and attach a KUBS symbol in my chest, which is something that I drew so many times in my notebook when I was a high school student. So after the Mentoring Day event without hesitancy I applied to be a member of KUBE, and was able to get good results as I appealed to that experience. Q. Please tell us what you want to say finally.   If somebody asks the best thing I’ve done since I entered university, I would proudly say ‘becoming a member of KUBE.’ While working as KUBE, I was reminded of my high school days, and I was amazed to know how the programs I participated in were made. KUBE activities were fun, so I enjoyed working with KUBE friends and teachers. I want to say thank you to the 8th KUBE ambassadors who worked so hard and the 9th KUBE ambassadors who will continue to work with me. Now, I would like to sincerely welcome our 10th KUBE ambassadors. I will end by saying that I always thank and love Korea University Business School which has been with me since I was in high school, KUBE 8th, 9th, 10th ambassadors, and teachers of the PR office.
Apr 16, 2019
[KUBS Student Council ‘Wave’] Interview with President
[KUBS Student Council ‘Wave’] Interview with President   Q. Please introduce KUBS student council ‘Wave’. [President] Good Afternoon. I am Park Jun Hyun, president of WAVE, the 52nd student council. We are working with the slogan 'Your wish becomes a wave' from November 2018. Currently, the student council consists of 10 members including the presidency and the director of the 7 departments. When the new member recruiting is completed, more members will participate in various projects such as career development, welfare, culture, sports for KUBS. [Vice President] Good Afternoon I am Cho Yong Joon, vice president of WAVE. WAVE has a wide range of projects in culture, welfare and career development, and we are doing everything we can to help KUBS students. This year we are planning a cultural education project called 'Color U' and a career development project for senior students. I will work hard for this year.   Q. What is the core value that WAVE pursues? [President] 'Empathy' and ‘Strong Drive' are two core values ​​that WAVE pursues. So far, many student councils have tried to get closer to the students, but it was not easy to narrow down the distance. We, WAVE, want to share empathy by narrowing the distance. Just like the slogan of 'Your wish becomes a wave', our core value is to create real results and make our students’ wishes come true.   [Vice President] ‘Society without hurt students’ is another core value that WAVE pursues. We will work hard to make sure that as many students as possible are eligible for the projects we have planned, regardless of its kind. We will conduct a variety of surveys to hear opinions of the minority, and carefully consider all voices. I think that the various opinions and interests of the students will become our driving force.   Q.What kind of effort is WAVE making for KUBS freshmen? [President] First of all, in order to ensure smooth school life for freshmen, we prepared two orientation programs since December. Thanks to that, we finished the orientation without any accident. In addition, we are preparing programs such as career development and cultural lectures so that freshmen can accumulate much experience inside KUBS. Furthermore, we are working to provide a pleasant educational environment to the students through the projects such as the establishment of the male student lounge and the improvement of the female student lounge.   [Vice President] As mentioned above, we prepared freshmen welcoming orientation for about two months and completed it successfully. We thought providing adequate information would be the best way to relieve fear about school life for freshmen students, and we are also trying to make an atmosphere where students can approach and ask questions to our seniors without any inconvenience. One example is to set up a variety of rules and codes of conduct among students to prevent freshmen from feeling burdensome when drinking. It is our greatest goal to gather opinions from new students who are not easily able to deliver their thoughts easily because of their fear about school life.   Q.Do you have any suggestions for freshmen as seniors of KUBS? [[President] I would like to advise you to go through as much experience as possible. I believe that first year in university is the best time to experience various things without any burden or worry about academics. I would like to advise you to go through as many experiences as possible, and to meet a lot of people without any worries. I believe you will find the clothes that suit you best in that process. I hope you will experience diverse things without feeling any pressure.   [Vice President] It's okay to take a break. You have just completed a fierce entrance examination and entered Korea University while overcoming the burden and concerns from others. Good results are a fortune, but that kind of burden will only keep you running. No one will blame you for taking a break. We will always wait for you with strong belief, so we hope you will have a little time to rest, meet your friends, and have time to charge for yourself while doing what you wish to do. Thank you very much.  
Apr 08, 2019
Interview with the executive branch ‘Blossom’ of ‘KUBS Ladies’, the Business School Female Alumni Association
Interview with the executive branch ‘Blossom’ of ‘KUBS Ladies’ the Business School Female Alumni Association   ▲ From the left: Hyewon Kim (Business School 16) New Student Representative, Namkyung Lee (Business School 16) Current Student Representative Q. Please introduce KUBS Ladies and the Blossom team.  KUBS Ladies is the Business School Female Alumni Association. Different from other alumni associations, the executive branch for enrolled students exists and has the role of making connections between alumni and enrolled students. The executive branch for enrolled students of KUBS Ladies got its name ‘Blossom’ in 2016 to ‘bloom’ the network between enrolled students and alumni.  Q. What kind of pivotal roles does Blossom have as the executive branch of KUBS Ladies? Our main job is to link enrolled students and alumni. We started to plan offline events by creating high-quality images and reducing a sense of distance at the same time. Some major events are: the Dream Concert, Beginning Semester’s Event, and ‘Good Evening’ mentoring program that connects female alumni and female enrolled students. In addition, another important role of Blossom is updating the contact information of our female alumni. We are also trying hard to stabilize our management by administering donations every year. Q. How does the Blossom team and KUBS Ladies view female alumni and fellow students of the Business School? We believe they have ‘soft charisma’. Previously, we have discussed about ‘the image of KUBS female alumni’ with the former Associate dean. We concluded that KUBS female alumni have both the charisma that KUBS has and the softness which is differentiated from the leadership of men. Another characteristic of KUBS female alumni could be a progressive spirit of challenging without fear. Q. Are there any difficulties when acting as the Blossom team? Since the number of people in our team is small and most of the programs are run on an annual basis, members of the executive branch work for one and a half year to two years to smoothen transition of events. 2 out of 4 years in the university life is quite long. Programs such as business conferences, the exchange student program, and internship are generalized due to the characteristic of the Business School, but there are some cases where students must give up these programs because it is difficult to run parallel with ‘Blossom’ activities. Therefore, we are trying to find a way to allow members of the executive branch to be involved in more healthy activities that are worthwhile. Q. Please tell us about your aspirations (to New Student Representative). Ultimately, I believe the key goal is to achieve an ‘expansion of network’. Facing its 6th anniversary, ‘Blossom’ seems to be in a transition period. If ‘Blossom’ can regularly contact our alumni by mailing them based on the updated list of alumni, then we will be able to strengthen their sense of belonging to more alumni.  If the network can be extended, the quality of networking can be developed even more. For example, if Blossom can act as a passage that delivers helpful employment information such as informal internship notices from companies that our alumni work in, then we believe both the alumni and students will be more interested in KUBS Ladies. Q. Does the current student representative have any words of request to the new representative? I indeed had good experiences for two years that would not have been possible without Blossom. However, there will be hard times. Blossom is in a transition period. It has just been established, and donations are not stable which makes managing the organization a hard task. Nevertheless, I would like to say never give up. I believe the true meaning of this organization exists when the goal of networking among female alumni is continually found. I hope KUBS Ladies and Blossom set an example for a strong sense of belonging and network to female alumni for one year.  Q. Do you have any words to female alumni and students of KUBS? I have met many alumni while acting as a member of Blossom. I could feel their true heart towards the school and our alumni. Whenever we contacted them to update the alumni list or ask them to participate in events, we were happily welcomed. It was very helpful when we heard ‘If you need help, contact us anytime’. We would really like to thank seniors who are willing to materially and emotionally support us with their love towards the school and juniors, and we will also try to become one of them after graduating KUBS. Moreover, we would like to ask more participation and attention from enrolled students. Blossom has many events provided for them. They have good quality and we are putting the best of our effort to prepare for them. A lot of opportunities are provided by our outstanding guest speakers, so we recommend that many students participate in these events and receive beneficial information.
Dec 18, 2018