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Special Lecture on Research Ethics and Graduate School of Business Meeting
Special Lecture on Research Ethics and Graduate School of Business Meeting     On June 7th, the Special Lecture on Research Ethics and the Graduate School of Business Meeting of the first semester of the 2019 academic year was held at B205 of Hyundai Motor Building. About 60 graduate students attended.   The Special Lecture on Research Ethics was given by Nam Hyung-doo, a professor at the Yonsei University Law School, under the theme of "Honest Writing Free from Plagiarism." "Plagiarism is technically different from the copyright law," Professor Nam Hyung-doo said. "To understand plagiarism, we have to distinguish it from the copyright law." As for the concept ‘paraphrasing,’ He said, "this is a type of 'plagiarism' that does not violate the copyright law, but what will be criticized ethically." "Thus, plagiarism is a concept that includes elements of copyright infringement and ethical criticism. There can be no homage in academia," Professor Nam added. "When you bring in someone else's opinion, you must state the source honestly," he emphasized.   The meeting was followed by Kim Baeho, Associate Dean for Research. He briefly explained about Graduate School requirements for graduation, thesis issues, and the BK21 Plus Business. Kim concluded the meeting by encouraging graduate students to study, saying, "There will be many times when it is hard to keep going," and added, "even so, it is research that creates the possibility of making a big difference in the future with one's small idea."  
Jun 17, 2019
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Business Etiquette Education & Orientation for 2019 Summer Internship:
Business Etiquette Education & Orientation for 2019 Summer Internship Pre-education and orientation for KUBS Summer 2019 Internship program was held on June 4th (Tue) at Hyundai Motor Hall B201. KUBS International department, the event coordinator, guided students to remind how to behave well in their upcoming internship in this summer. The session began with the speech from KUBS’s Industry cooperation focused Professor Youngho Kim,  followed by Business Etiquette education from Sunghwa Lee, the international manner coach, and finally the teach-in orientation.   At the first hand, Professor Youngho Kim addressed that “This summer internship is a first step getting into your career which will last for more than 40 years in your life”. And he emphasized to remember the main three keywords: △Time management △Attitude △Question, which he thinks are the most significant concepts that every career worker should keep in mind. Professor said “The very important beginning is building up your timetable efficiently, setting the priorities of your job. And then, don’t forget to always keep in touch with your seniors, mentors and supervisors in the office, and communicate with them. You must be highly concentrated in every second during the work time, since this internship opportunity will also apply as a test, which evaluates your job fit, and it will become a huge milestone for your future career”.   Next, the international manner coach Sunghwa Lee presented a lecture with a topic of ‘Business manner and Etiquette in Domestic and International Internship’. Ms. Lee stressed out that students should always keep asking themselves whether they are a ‘trustable business partner’ in their fields. Also, she said “Not only the mental attitude, but the external looking and professional image is necessary in terms of business manner”. Then she explained students about how to greet person in the business situation, business card etiquette and networking manner, which will be somewhat not familiar to undergraduate students. “Once you are prepared in those small and trivial points, you will be very successful building up a concrete relationship with seniors and supervisors during the internship” said the coach.   After the lecture, KUBS international department began a teach-in orientation, announcing the upcoming timetables such as mid-term evaluation and scheduled Professor meeting during the internship program. Plus, they helped students to understand several ‘must-know’ bullets such as flight fee scholarship and mandatory documents to submit prior to the program. KUBS is an absolute pioneer university who introduced international internship program in Korea. Since 1994, KUBS has provided abroad internship opportunities and live experiences in worldwide, to more than 2,000 students in 501 institutions in total.  
Jun 17, 2019
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[Lecture Series #4] "Startups That Can Solve Social Problems" by Kim Jae-hyun, CEO of Kravis Partners.
[Lecture Series #4] "Startups That Can Solve Social Problems" by Kim Jae-hyun, CEO of Kravis Partners.     The last KUBS (Dean=Kim Jaewook) Lecture Series of the first semester of the 2019 academic year was held at 6:30 p.m. at the Startup Station on the second floor of the Main Building. In the latest Lecture series, Kim Jae-hyun, CEO of Kravis Partners, gave a lecture on "Impact Investment and Venture: At the Crossroads of Capitalism and Democracy." Crevis Partners is a venture investor that discovers and invests in brave companies challenging to solve social problems, and is an "impact investment company" that manages about 40 billion won in venture funds.   First, CEO Kim Jae-hyun explained the story when he first started his own business. "It was the first time that I set up a local Chinese-style website with the permission of my manager when I was in my third year of college," Kim said. "I showed my manager a lot of data to help me develop the site, but it turned out that he was a bad reader." "This experience has given me a chance to think about the role of a manager," he said. "Management, start-up is a noble and meaningful job that connects people and helps people. Starting with this experience, he became interested in "social enterprises" that was not defined at the time.   CEO Kim Jae-hyun then explained the concept of impact investing. "The 'social effect' is an area where social and financial values meet," Kim said. "It is not a selfish market that moves by the invisible hand, but a concept that shows that the market is driven by the invisible 'heart.' Impact investment is to invest in business items with such impact," he explained. "But since we also consider financial returns, it's not charity or donation at all," he said.   Kim stressed the importance of impact investing by citing cases of several domestic and foreign impact projects, including Marimond, Bear Better and Starbucks. "Impact projects can be a way to solve transnational social problems that a country cannot solve," said CEO Kim Jae-hyun. "I hope you will particularly be interested in employment, safety, environment and housing issues," Kim said, adding, "I hope people here will lead the business centered on social values and philosophy."   In the ensuing question-and-answer session, Choi Sung-oh, a freshman at KUBS, questioned the role of the government if private companies were to strive to solve social problems. "The government, too, will have to make efforts to solve problems that the market has not solved," said CEO Kim Jae-hyun, adding, "But the government is not immediate in the process, and it is a social enterprise that is in this buffer zone."  
Jun 17, 2019
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[Lecture on Demand #2] 'First step in promoting your startup' - Manager Anna Choi
[Lecture on Demand #2] 'First step in promoting your startup' - Manager Anna Cho This year’s second "Lecture on Demand" hosted by KUBS Startup Institute (Head=Hicheon Kim) was held at 4 pm on June 4th at the Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education on the second floor of the KUBS Main Building. Anna Choi, a KUBS MBA fellow and currently a doctoral student in coaching psychology at Kwangwoon University, gave a lecture on <Planning and Implementing Startup Promotion>. Based on her former experience as a marketing communications manager in Neofect, Choi delivered practical advice on how to promote startups. Choi first explained the strategy of marketing communication. She emphasized that startups should first set clear goals for marketing communications, such as raising the company’s recognition or positioning it with specific images. “Afterwards, they need to analyze their competitors' messages and make in-depth thoughts about their own products to select clear message and media that fits this message," she said. She also stressed five reasons why promotion is important. Once sufficient promotion is done, it will be connected to the purchase of consumers, the support from investors and the application of excellent talents which will ultimately help develop a certain image about the company and its products. At the same time, she stressed that promotion would bring about another promotion. Choi then went on to give practical assistance. She explained how to build a list of reporters and produce basic press kits, maintain friendly relations with reporters and distribute press releases. She also explained how she writes and distributes a press release when there is a proud achievement of the company, such as new product release, successful investment, new awards or sales records. "It was a good time to hear vividly about Choi's experience in promoting startups, which was quite an unfamiliar field to me. I was able to draw a detailed picture of how to contact with the reporters," said Kyung-hwa Lee, a developer of Younggam Company. Every semester, Startup Institute provides startup education through "Lecture on Demand," a working-level lecture series, and "Lecture Series," a special lecture series on startups and ventures. Classes are open courses, which means they are open to not only the employees of a tenant company, but also anyone interested in starting a business. For related inquiries, you can contact the Startup Institute (02-3290-1699).  
Jun 17, 2019
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Information Session for Spring 2020 Outbound Exchange Students
Information Session for Spring 2020 Outbound Exchange Students       On June 4th (Tue) at 3:00pm in LG-POSCO Building, KUBS had an information session for Spring 2020 semester’s outbound exchange students. The session was held with the following contents: △Introduction of previous exchange student case △Information of KUBS exchange program △Release of partner university list △Eligibility and application timeline △ Notice of required documents for application △ Q&A.   At the beginning, Changui Hong (KUBS13) reviewed his prior experience from KUBS exchange program, saying “KUBS exchange period is a sweet dream for students who are exhausted with busy time table in KU. Everyone will be satisfied with this program, not only enjoying their free time in foreign countries but also achieving a mental growth”. Next, staff from KUBS international department introduced a big picture of KUBS exchange program via its presentation. KUBS operates its own outbound exchange program which transfers 120~170 students abroad, to 102 universities worldwide. This year, University of Melbourne located in Australia have affiliated new partnership with KUBS and got huge interest from many students. University of Melbourne is involved in top 100 business schools in the world, and Spring 2020 will be the first semester that KUBS students go abroad for study. Furthermore, since Korea University international department (not only Business School) also has the partnership with University of Melbourne, there is an additional advantage to study abroad together with other department students in KU. Plus, Western University in Canada and University of Warwick in UK, which well-known as a commanding campus in North America and England also attracted focus from the students. For the eligibility, (1) The applicant needs to achieve average GPA of 3.0, in two previous semester -excluding Summer/Winter semester & Absence period - in KUBS. (2) The Spring 2020 semester, which will be the exchange period, cannot be the applicant’s last semester before the graduation. (3) The applicant will be able to choose to apply in 5 university in total, but up to 3 in America/UK region. (4) The applicant who already has prior experience participating in exchange program in America/UK region is not able to apply again. The applicant who experienced in other region, is not allowed to re-apply in same country. (5) The exchange period will be one semester in general, but it can be extended accordingly to the discussion with KUBS international department. The deadline for application is July 22nd (Mon), 11:50am by online, and paper submission before 4pm. Interview is scheduled from August 1st (Thu) to August 2nd (Fri), and candidate announcement will be completed in August. The final candidates will have orientation session in August 29th (Thu). Orientation session is mandatory, so candidate who does not attend will be rejected from participating into the entire program.   The grading criteria for the candidate selection is formed of document screening (40%); GPA of two previous semester and certified English score, and interview score (60%). For the further information of the program, it is opened for everyone to visit KUBS webpage (biz.korea.ac.kr/international/student-exchange).      교환학생 프로그램 공지사항 바로 가기(Click)
Jun 10, 2019
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KUBS Mentoring Program Kick-off Day, "Practical Advice from Mentors"
KUBS Mentoring Program Kick-off Day, "Practical Advice from Mentors     The 2019 KUBS Mentoring Program Kick-off Day was held on May 30 at 7:30 pm at Ahn Young Il Hall, LG-POSCO Building. 76 students from KUBS with Dean Jae Wook Kim and 24 mentors engaged in various fields including △public institutions △finance △accounting △consulting and △law have attended the event.   First, Jae Wook Kim said in his welcoming speech, "The mentoring program shows the spirit of Korea University," adding, "I hope students could keep in mind the advice from their mentors. I would also like to thank mentors for attending the event even though they were quite busy." The annual Mentoring Program, held by KUBS Career Hub, is a mentorship program between KUBS students and graduates. KUBS students can apply for the mentoring program via KUBS website around April. Students ranging from freshmen to juniors are grouped with former graduates who have advanced to the career path they hope to follow, and receive practical advice on not only career counseling but also on the job sector in general.       At the event, Seunghoon Lee (‘05) was given a letter of appointment as a mentor representative. After the short introduction, the annual schedule was given and the program officially began. Each student asked for advice on matters about their future career. The refreshment session was followed by casual questions in a friendly atmosphere. "I liked it because the mentors were quite close to our age," said Yejin Choi (’17) who participated as a mentee. "It was very helpful to hear realistic stories about my future career path." 34 mentors and 89 mentees will take part in the mentoring program this year. Mentoring Program is subdivided into three areas: △employment (general enterprise, financial enterprise, public enterprise, consulting company), △law and △public exam (accounting firm, civil service) where students have the highest demand for mentoring. Starting with the Kick-off Day, each group will conduct seminars in their fields through several times of "panel talk," and wrap up the event in January next year.
Jun 10, 2019
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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
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[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
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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
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[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
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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
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[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.
Nov 19, 2018
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