Mason Korea Students Participate in Summer Career Workshop on Local Island

While summer is often associated with islands and beaches, Mason Korea students embarked on a different kind of island adventure—a career workshop held on a local island. 

Mason Korea’s Career Development Center (CDC) collaborated with the Incheon Global Campus (IGC) Foundation and sister universities at the IGC to organize the inaugural IGC Career Boot Camp. The two-day event took place in July at the Largoville Resort located on Ganghwa Island in Incheon. 

A carefully selected group of 30 students from Mason Korea, SUNY Korea, Ghent University Global Campus, and the University of Utah Asia Campus stayed overnight at the resort, immersing themselves in a range of career-focused workshops and activities. Students learned about current employment trends, discovered their individual strengths, and developed teamwork skills through a Lego-building exercise.

"The Boot Camp helped me realize that being driven and enjoying the ride is the real key to reaching my goals,” said Jackie (Goeun) Baek (CONF, ’24). “Accepting and learning from failure is what makes you unstoppable!”

The highlight of the camp was the team project assigned to the students, which involved analyzing examples of good and bad interviews and resumes. Collaborating in diverse teams comprised of students from each participating school, the students prepared presentations that they delivered the following day. Despite the limited preparation time, students shone while showcasing their insightful perspectives. 

"We’re thrilled that our first overnight IGC Career Boot Camp was a huge success, especially since Mason Korea had the highest student participation rate among the IGC universities,” said Mason Korea CDC Director, Sangyong Lee. “We plan to host diverse career programs during the summer and winter breaks to continue supporting our students' career journeys and foster an environment where IGC students interact more and support one another,” he added.  

Learn more about Mason Korea’s Career Services.