Recent Graduate Speaks to Current Students at Alumni Career Fair

photoYelim Ku (Global Affairs, ’21) graduated last spring and is currently interning at the multinational corporation Philips Korea (Domestic Appliances) as a Consumer Marketing Intern. She was recently invited to speak at the 2021 IGC Career Fair – Alumni Festival along with four other Mason Korea alumni to share about her experience with current students.

Ku credits her English language skills and Mason Korea’s Career Development Center (CDC) as the two major factors that helped her land her competitive internship. “My English skills were definitely a plus, and Sangyong Lee, Director of the CDC, gave me tremendous support during my job search and application process, which I'll never forget,” she said.

Ku’s number one advice to current students is not to hesitate to challenge themselves. “There are numerous opportunities you can pursue outside of school as well,” she said. She also offers practical advice based on her experiences: “Make sure you document your extracurricular activities and experiences for your resume. Also, please make good use of LinkedIn and look carefully through the job postings. You will see keywords that employers keep emphasizing, and those are the keywords you should write on your resume.”

To learn more about the Career Development Center, please click here.