Governmental organizations hold career fair for international students
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Governmental organizations hold career fair for international students
  • Chung Yoon-young
  • 승인 2012.09.30 20:12
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The Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology are to host the “2012 International Student Career Fair” at the Conference Hall E of COEX Exhibition Center in Samseong-dong on Oct. 5 and 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Supervised by the KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) and the National Institute for National Education, the fair is open to all foreign students currenlty attending Korean universities.
The focus of the “2012 International Student Career Fair” is on Korean companies and research institutes recruiting global talents.
The fair is expected to provide a good opportunity for companies planning to enter the overseas market.
“We consider foreign students in Korean universities to have outstanding talents, and this fair will be a good chance for the KOTRA to gain global competitiveness,” said Rah Youn-soo, the Director General of Contact KOREA, a division of the KOTRA.
For students, the fair will inform them what they need to know in order to find a job in Korea and allow them to have talk with the human resource directors of various companies.
A total of 114 companies have applied to take part in the fair. Eighty-seven of those companies will have representatives available at the fair to explain the recruiting standards and policies, procedures to attaining a work visa, and writing resumés.
Students will be able to receive individual consultations and have on-site interviews for each firm.
However, chances to have walk-in and on-site interviews will be given first to students who had applied for an interview beforehand.
Those students are recommended to bring at least 10 copies of their resumés and cover letters, and to wear business attire.
“We are hoping the fair will help Korean companies secure outstanding foreign students,” said Lee Han-nah, an official from the KOTRA. “We also believe foreign students will be of great help as natives when they are dispatched abroad or sent to do overseas marketing.”
Foreign students interested in attending the fair can find more information about the fair and check which companies will be present through the fair Web site (http://jobfair.contactkorea.go.kr/).

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