[News] Strategic Career Development Workshop2016-12-16Hit:1159
Deciding on your career is probably one of the biggest choices you will ever make in your life. So, the professionals in the Marketing & Placement Center of KAIST College of Business are there to help students make the right choices for their career and future.
The center supports students by helping them define their career vision and equipping them with the tools and knowledge they need to achieve success. From self-assessment to lifelong networking, the center works with students to realize their leadership potential. Through a variety of workshops, events, and other resources, the center assists students to discover the career path best suited to their personal fulfillment.
This September, the “Strategic Career Planning Workshop” for international students was held on campus. This workshop was organized only for international students who want to have a job in Korea.
The workshop’s main objective was to give a clear understanding about what their career anchors are and what they mean for them. Also, participants made a plan to develop and articulate their career vision to future employers.
12 students participated in this workshop and actively joined the program. First, students discussed their current career paths and their career direction. After defining their current career paths, students did a survey to finding out their career anchor type. Career anchors can be divided into Technical/Functional competence (TF), General Management competence (GM), Autonomy/Independence (AU), Security/Stability (SE), Entrepreneurial Creativity (EC), Service/Dedication to a cause (SV), Pure Challenge (CH), and Lifestyle (LS). Students found out their top 2 career anchors from the survey and focused on deeply understanding them to develop their future career aspirations.
Charles, one of FMBA international students from Canada who participated in the workshop said that:
“By participating in the Strategic Career Planning Workshop, I had a chance to reflect on myself and consider my career deeply. The exercises conducted during the workshop allowed me to understand my “self” from an objective perspective and helped me build the foundation towards a better self. “
In addition, the center plans to offer a suite of workshops and events to develop students' skills in areas such as networking, interviewing, resume and cover letter writing, and negotiations. In an increasingly global marketplace, competitive organizations are pursuing global competency as a key attribute in their hiring decisions, so Korean companies also try to hire talented international students. We hope that many KAIST international students actively participate in the Marketing & Placement Center’s programs and successfully find their jobs after graduation in Korea.