This year’s spring career fair was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Before the keynote speech of the day, the alumni association reminded all students that as of now, there are more than 3000 Yonsei GISIS graduates that are there to support the school and students. The association recently launched the GSIS development fund to strengthen the GSIS network and promote the reputation of Yonsei GSIS worldwide. The keynote speech was given by Rockey Yoo, a 2003 GSIS graduate, who talked about the path to his current career as a Senior Foreign Attorney at Shin & Kim and about “Advancing the Rule of Law: Foreign Attorneys and International Arbitration in Korea”.
After the plenary session, the guest speakers divided into different rooms and students had the chance to move from room to room to listen to their speeches, ask questions and build connections. Andrew Lim, a 2015 graduate and program officer at World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization talked about how he promotes smart, sustainable cities and proposes solutions for urban problems. Dahee Kim, who did not graduate yet, talked about how she found her future job as an Associate at KTB Management during her time at Yonsei and recommended that all students visit the Career Centre often and make important connections when given the chance. Jang Moon Kim, Sr. Vice President of Offshore Alternative Investment Fund Sourcing and Marketing at IBK Securities, told students that the most important thing is to not be shy but active and forward thinking.
In the next rounds of talks Rockey Yoo, Catherine Jimin Lee (Digital Specialist at LVMH Korea), Charlotte Arribe (Sustainable Development Consultant at UNESCAP-ENEA), Alan Ayala (Community Manager at O´ol Blue Inc.), Inkyung Jung (Commercial Assistant at Trade Council, Embassy of Denmark in Korea), Ariel Wagner (Game Translator at Friends Games), and Roxanne Wilson (Sales Manager at Allied Pickfords Korea) talked about their career paths and enjoyed talking to the students, giving them advice and answering all their questions.
We thank all alumni for helping to make this semesters job fair a great success again and we hope that students use the international network Yonsei offers to find their dream career as well.