[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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
[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!
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.
[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.
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.
[DONG-A ILBO] “Korea MBA, the true course of becoming an expert”
※ You can click on the title to look at the original article. “Korea MBA, the true course of becoming an expert” Interview with alumni Hanjun Lee of Korea University ‘Korea MBA course’ Mr. Hanjun Lee (Classs of 2018) is currently working in Amway Korea. After entering Amway Korea in 2011, he is currently in charge of the APAC (Asia Pacific) area Amway Business Center Operation in the Amway Business & Brand Center Operation Team of the head office. We were able to hear about the Korea MBA from him. What made you decide to enter the MBA course? I decided to enter the MBA course because I thought it will be important to improve my competence as a manager in Amway Korea and to become an expert. First, I wanted to organize my knowledge gained through 8 years of working experience at the company and receive a more systematic education to utilize those experiences. I also wanted to gain knowledge regarding a more efficient method of managing data and be familiar with realistic cases where unpredictable incidents happen in the front line of the management. Secondly, I wanted to have experience about decision making as a manager in advance. Especially, I have experienced how much Manager & Supervisor decisions influenced sales in business. Lastly, I wanted to understand the overall trend by apprehending the management of other companies. By understanding the general trend of the market and acquiring information about various fields, I wanted to become an expert with a broader perspective. The reason why I chose Korea University is because I wanted to enter the ‘best MBA’. Above all, Korea University’s MBA is Korea’s top-notch MBA that ranked as No.1 for six consecutive years at the MBA evaluation by 300 human resource directors of conglomerates. I had to study business administration at Korea since I graduated University of Oregon in the United States and didn’t hesitate to enter the course by getting to know important information about K-MBA with the help of my wife. What curriculum helped you the most during the Korea MBA course? Professor Hojung Shin’s ‘Principles of OM’ helped the most during the course. There was a synergy effect of an improved working efficiency by making a connection between experienced gained from the actual work and expertise learned during class. Also, professor Soongsoo Han’s ‘Financial Accounting’ substantially improved my lack of financial knowledge. What are some things that can be earned other than the regular curriculum of the MBA course? I can speak with confidence that it is ‘human networking’. I believe the human networking of K-MBA is better than any other school. The fact that there are sports clubs such as the golf club (K-ONE) and the tennis club allows me to gain a lot of energy because I am a person that loves sports. Also, I am also participating in an investment club KMIU (Korea MBA Investor Union) which is not a formal club yet but is aiming to become one next year. Do you have any advice for people who are interested in entering MBA? I really want to say challenge it. I also remember the days being concerned and discussing whether to do so with my wife and fellow workers because it is not easy to keep up with your office work and studies at the same time. K-MBA has become an energizer for my life and gave the pleasure of meeting new people and the joy of learning.
[GMBA Career Story] “G-MBA Program’s Wealth of Practical Knowledge Has Been a Great Asset for Me” (Sang-Bae Lee, GMBA 12TH)
[GMBA Career Story] “G-MBA Program’s Wealth of Practical Knowledge Has Been a Great Asset for Me” (Sang-Bae Lee, GMBA 12TH) Sang-Bae Lee, G-MBA 12th, PwC Korea 1. Please introduce yourself. Hello, I am Sang-Bae Lee, who have graduated from Global MBA (G-MBA) program at Korea University in August 2018. I spent a year as a member of the student council during the program. I am currently working in the M&A Advisory department at Samil PwC Korea. 2. What did you do before you got into MBA program? I went to Canada in the first year of junior high school and graduated from high school and university in the United States. At Boston University, I majored in International Relations and minored in Business Administration. During my studies at Boston University, I got involved with many clubs, organizations, and activities and even founded the first Korean Start-up club called (B.U.K.E). Before returning to school after discharge from the army, I participated in a consulting project for small businesses overseas expansion and learned in strategy consulting. Also, I gained smart building related knowledge and experience while working at a company in which the graduate school classmate started. 3. Why did you choose Global MBA at Korea University? Since my major is international relations and minor is business administration, I thought to myself that I relatively lacked business related knowledge than business majors. My interest in domestic business consulting and start-up business led me to go to MBA in order to deepen my practical knowledge of business management. Furthermore, one of the reasons I chose the G-MBA is the English language curriculum which is familiar to me. I think it is a great advantage for me to be able to cultivate global capabilities by interacting with foreign friends with various background due to the nature of CEMS program. 4. Please tell us the curriculum of the Global MBA that contributes the best to your current career The M&A Advisory department where I am currently working offers strategic financial advisory services for clients for both domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. The impact of the corporate strategy class taught by professor Jungbien Moon was significant in applying for M&A advisory, which is a little different from the strategy consulting I had experienced in the past. The impact of the Corporate Strategy class led by Professor Jungbien Moon was significant in supporting M & A advisory, which is a little different from the strategy consulting I had experienced in the past. Previously, I did not know much about M&A. However, I learned a lot about it while analyzing various management cases in class and carrying out various team projects. As a result, I became more interested in M&A consulting and I applied for Samil PwC Korea. Since I did have a relatively lack of knowledge about accounting and finance, accounting class from Professor Yong Keun Yoo and Professor Seung-Weon Yoo and finance class from Professor Chung, Ji-Woong were very helpful. The courses related to IT industry taught by Professor Se-Joon Hong and Professor Dongwon Lee, was also fascinating to me because I was interested in IT industry. I think that G-MBA classes that cover a wide range of fields have helped me to lead me where I am and who I am now. 5. What is the most helpful coaching you did get from Career Hub? As a previous member of the student council who was responsible for the communication between Career Hub and G-MBA students, the Career Hub was a big part of my graduate school life. Getting counseling from Career Hub allowed me to gain more information about the recruitment and introduced me MBA graduates who are currently working at certain companies. Thanks to the Career Hub, I was able to increase my understanding of the overall recruiting process and the companies. In particular, I could create much cleaner and eye-catching English and Korean resume through resume review program, called Resume Clinic Program. 6. Is there something you personally did to improve your career development while going to Global MBA? First of all, I made great efforts to build good credits. Often there are misconceptions among students that companies do not pay much attention to MBA credits. However, if you consider the fact that the level of highest qualification and its credits are the first things to be exposed on the resume, I think it is highly important to take care of your credits. I also read the Korean editorials issued by each newspaper every day because I could easily get a misunderstanding that I lacked the capability to fully comprehend and write the Korean report since I have been studying abroad for a long time. Those efforts are very helpful when I write and understand the industry analysis report at my current work. 7. Please provide advice for job seekers, as well college juniors seeking to pursue a career path in M&A Advisory I think that M&A Consulting is a broad field. Since you do not know which companies would ask for an advice, you must always be alert to current trends in various industries. I highly recommend reading newspaper articles and editorials on a daily basis in order to be able to identify current trends. In addition, you will have a heavy workload with papers. It would be great for you to get a certificate of MS Office to get yourself familiarized with the program and increase proficiency if you have time on your side. Most importantly, I suggest you think thoroughly about what you really want to do first and then prepare yourself to get the job. I can confidently say that you can make it with the help from Career Hub.
[Interview with Professor Hye-yeon Park of her appointment as professor in a university in UK] “I steadily improved my competence of research and lecturing with the support of KUBS”
[Interview with Professor Hye-yeon Park of her appointment as professor in a university in UK] “I steadily improved my competence of research and lecturing with the support of KUBS” Alumni Hyeyeon Park (Major in International Business, Class of 2011) / Appointed as full-time professor at University of Surrey in UK Q. Please briefly introduce yourself Good afternoon. I am Hyeyeon Park (Class of 2011) and have graduated Korea University MBA Division of International Business last February of 2018. As of February next year, I have been appointed as a full-time professor at University of Surrey. Q. How did you prepare your doctoral thesis and appointment during the doctorate course? During my doctorate course, my first thesis in collaboration with professor Chris Changwha Chung was luckily published in the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), the TOP Journal in the International Business branch. I was able to start my graduation thesis relatively earlier from this achievement. I also had the opportunity to prepare for my research portfolio by working on other thesis along with my graduation thesis. In case of the preparation for my appointment, I began my preparation in earnest after I got my doctor’s degree. I was able to gain a lot of opportunities to have interviews with various universities around the world through an eminent business conference - Academy of Management (AoM) Placement Service which is held every summer. After going through the final Job Talk, I finally decided which university to go to. Q. What are some aspects that you think positively influenced your appointment? I believe the full-support from professors of International Business and KUBS with unstinting advice from my academic adviser allowed me to improve my competence of research and lecturing during my doctorate course. KUBS actively recommends students to participate in both Korean and overseas business conferences and supports research fellowship in many ways. As a result, I was able to receive an award for excellent research taking the presentation of my thesis in both Korean and overseas business conferences as this opportunity. Also, this allowed me to continually improve my research abilities by submitting to overseas journals. Moreover, the opportunity to improve my lecturing skills by teaching outstanding students really helped a lot. By regularly giving English lectures to students from different countries, I strived to come up with an effective teaching method. This led to receiving the award of excellent lecture and verifying my communication capabilities which as a result brought positive consequences. Q. Do you have any concerns about living abroad? I am rather thrilled than being worried since I studied my master’s course at UK. I am looking forward to having some time to broaden my field of vision as well as concentrating on my research, by starting my teaching life at UK where the burden of lecturing is relatively less than other places. Q. What are some future research plans? It is important to change the field of business of subsidiaries to achieve continuous growth in the recent rapidly-changing market. However, the reality is that many multinational corporations became to large and it is hard to bring about change by making decisions at the head office level. Therefore, I am planning to research the development regarding the field of business and improvement of performance in subsidiaries at the level of multinational firm network, as well as the method of learning by subsidiaries. Q. Do you have any advice for future global savants? If you are serious about your research and you have intellectual curiosity towards it, I recommend challenging it with hope and patience. Especially, I would like to stress the importance of regularly finding your own area of interest and preparing your research portfolio during the master’s and doctorate program, if you are interested in a foreign university. By actively participating in business conferences and submitting to overseas journals to constantly achieve your goals, you will be able to become a researcher with international competitiveness. I am looking forward to meeting more seniors and protégé in different places across the world in the future.
[Interview with Professor Dawoon Jung of her appointment as professor in a university in China] “I will try to accomplish visions for each phase of the doctorate course.”
[Interview with Professor Dawoon Jung of her appointment as professor in a university in China] "I will try to accomplish visions for each phase of the doctorate course" Alumni Dawoon Jung (Major in LSOM, Class of 2011) / Appointed as assistant professor at Soochow University of China Q. Please breifly introduce yourself. Good afternoon. I am Dawoon Jung (Class of 2011) and I have graduated Korea University MBA Division of LSOM last February. As of September 1 this year, I have been appointed as an assistant professor at Soochow University (蘇州大學). Q. How did you prepare your doctoral thesis and appointment during the doctorate course? Professor Myung Sub Park, my academic adviser, stressed the importance of preparing the thesis earlier on. Any graduate student who wants to stay in the academia will steadily prepare for their theses, so I was not an exception. Also, professor Byung Cho Kim gave a lot of motivation. He showed visions for each phase of the doctorate course. I participated in the class of preparation for foreign Business School studies made by professor Kim, and could receive a lot of support from both Korean and foreign professors by meeting them and identifying their vision. Q. What are some aspects that you think positively influenced your appointment? My broad-minded personality rather helped me a lot. I spent about 6 and a half years of time to graduate the combined master 's and doctorate program after my entrance to the graduate school, and had both good days and bad ones. I think I was able to silently deal with any difficulties by thinking generously of them. Also, I received a lot of support from professors whenever I fell behind. They led me proficiently, and I also tried hard to meet their expectations which brought good results. Q. Do you have any concerns about livng abroad? As mentioned previously, I don’t have major concerns about living abroad since I am a broad-minded person. Hence, I didn’t hesitate when applying for the appointment at a foreign university. Unlike most universities in Korea, foreign universities accept applications of professor appointment even for predeterminate degree recipients which gave a lucky opportunity to me. Q. What are some future research plans? My major is Operations Management. I am currently interested in the issue of decision making by firms after the fourth Industrial Revolution. In other words, I am focusing on the industrial trend in a changing environment of traditional competitive compositions. For now, it is hard to come with an answer regarding what business model a firm has, or who are some possible competitors. Depending on the vision of looking at the issue and situation, we can have many thoughts since we are in a period of transition. I am planning to seek new research methods by closely observing these aspects. Q. Do you have any advice for future global savants? Students will need to seriously consider about whether an appointment as a professor is what they truly want. Looking back, I also had hard times until my appointment at a foreign university. Since it is a lifelong decision, I recommend that students try their best when concerning so that when they move into the doctorate course, the effort becomes worthwhile.