▲ The door of UOS Career Development Center always opening to UOS students
In August this year, UOS was evaluated and selected by the Young Dream Center as the best university two years in a row. In the evaluation, UOS received high scores in the areas of career exploration guidance, interaction between the past and present students, and release of employment information. The leading cause of this selection was the Career Development Center (CDC). CDC is running various mentoring programs and online services.
CDC, which is located on the first floor of the 21st Century Building, is running various programs for UOS job seekers and has struggled to help UOS students find jobs. Thus, 4,000 students participate in programs run by CDC every year. Park Myeong-seon, a staff member at CDC, said, “There are 20 programs which are split into three levels, and each level has different targets. Level one is for freshmen who want to know their aptitudes. Level two is for sophomores and juniors who want to prepare for a job. Level three is for seniors who are actively seeking a job. CDC is running job preparation programs such as resume and cover letter screening, personality and aptitude tests, and mock interview sessions. Participants in the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training course receive preferential treatment in particular, because this course is officially licensed.”
An anonymous student (Dept. of Mechanical and Information Engineering, ’08), who is in between jobs, expressed that the cover letter review program was surely helpful to him. From the first time, it helped to set his writing in the right direction. After his cover letter was nearly complete, it helped him to select better words. The website of CDC also provides job information (job.uos.ac.kr). You can find information about employment, part-time work, and the general competition of the job market. You can also watch videos introducing job and career information.