Students, enjoy Ewha to its fullest extent!
Students, enjoy Ewha to its fullest extent!
  • Professor Kim Seok-hyang
  • 승인 2013.10.06 20:52
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Kim Seok-hyang
“How on earth should I decide the topic I am going to write about?” I had writer’s block for hours thinking about this; whenever I try to write something, this block comes to me regardless of the length and this time was not an exception. Come to think of it, however, I was surprised that my worries were totally different from those of the past. This time, I was worrying that I have too many things to write about. It was a whole new experience to find myself worrying if I could write all I want to say in a confined length. After deep consideration, I decided the title of my article as “Students, enjoy Ewha to its fullest extent!” Some people might ask, “What does it mean to enjoy Ewha fully?” In that context, I want to show ways to enjoy Ewha fully in three aspects. First of all, I hope students fully enjoy the Ewha campus physically. I want to recommend students to walk and observe the campus carefully including every corner on their free day. I suggest students to visit the Ewha Womans University Museum and University Church as well as the newly opened Ewha Welcome Center. Walk a shady path surrounding the Welch-Ryang Auditorium instead of just climbing the stairs. I am sure that will give you unique and vivid feelings. There are many students who graduate Ewha without visiting the Ewha Archives once during their four to five years as undergraduates. The Ewha Archives located near the Law Building was built in commemoration of the 120th anniversary of the establishment of Ewha. Entering Ewha Archives, seeing photos of Ewha alumni and thinking about how Ewha was built will be an experience that makes your life rich. Furthermore, do not forget to go to Palbok Hill in front of the Hanwoori Hall and carefully watch trees carefully on the road heading to the North Gate. Secondly, I want to recommend students to fully utilize every chance to take the opportunities that Ewha provides. I also suggest that students enroll themselves in the Career Development Center (CDC) and actively use the CDC every time they offer good chances. I hope students take the “Database use instruction” program in the library instead of being satisfied with just borrowing books and studying. In addition, participate in the volunteering programs from the Volunteer Services. If you are stressed, do not feel lost. Use Ewha’s counseling programs instead. Most of all, I encourage students to become a person who can find, develop and accomplish their dreams by having conversations with professors who are always beside you. Lastly, I hope students can find role-models who displayed an awesome woman figure during their times in Ewha. However, that doesn’t mean students have to live exactly like their role models. Selecting 10 professors around them and creating their own role model by combining the good points students want to take into their lives could be a better idea. Isn’t this the best way to spend your twenties by observing professors around you and imagining how you want to live your life when you are in your thirties, forties, fifties and sixties? * Professor Kim Seok-hyang has a Ph.D degree from University of Georgia. She formerly worked at the Ministry of Unification and is currently the professor of North Korean Studies and International Studies.

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