Have you ever heard of the HRDC in our school? If you want to get a job opportunity or qualification to get a job, no matter who you are, if you are really worrying about your future job, here is the organization for you that we highly recommend.
● Human Resource Development Center(HRDC)
The HRDC is an organization for mapping out CBNU students’ future job and raising up student's job competitiveness. This establishment has a lot of departments: 'Career Development Team', 'Career Counseling Team', 'Administrative Assistant Team', 'Co-worker Team', and 'Development of Coed's Carrier Team'. This center is running lots of needed programs for employment, making five subjects for practical use of finding job preparation. You can get in-depth counseling and definite information for job employment from professionals in HRDC.
1. What does the Human Resource Development Center do?
Also, it provides aptitude tests and career camps for students in lower grades and holds employment camps for those in higher grades to help them be really well informed students about their future jobs.
Helping students with determined goals, this center is conducting the 'Woo rim Engaging Center' to help them enter various professional jobs. It is leading the job finding effort through the 'Lifelong Guidance Professors' and 'Grand person project'. You can get more information at http://career.chonbuk.ac.kr/
We tried to have a interview to give you more information with Lee Jung-hee, team leader.
The HRDC is a synthetic department for mapping out a student's career path, highlighting opportunity for employment. We are running really great programs like aptitude tests, career camps and employment camps to set up your specific future plans. If you want to get some information on job reality, one thing you can easily do is just to come to the HRDC and take lots of information. The HRDC, in short, is helping CBNU students' future careers.
2. What is the main program of the HRDC?
I can say the typical programs that the organization are doing are the 'Grand person project' and 'Lifelong Guidance Professors’. Now we are putting emphasis on these two programs.
First, ‘Lifelong Guidance Professors‘ is a kind of counseling program helped by authorized major professors about your general school life and future job plan. After entering the university, students are assigned to their 'Lifelong Guidance Professor’ and they have two times for interview as an essential course - group meeting and personal counseling - to discuss about their future jobs and school lives. Through this counseling, students and professors can know each other better and more deeply, so it helps their communication for definite job plans.
Second is the 'Grand person project'. I guess you already have heard about this program because it is really well known in the school. It is a brilliant program in which you make yourself a really appropriate person to get your job. Also, there is a wonderful feature of the 'Grand person project' that makes a big difference from other universities: the CDB (Carrier Development Belt).
Other universities are running just a point system which gives students some points when they conduct some designated work, while this center runs a point system and the CDB, which can help the growth by conducting all needed work using belts. This program is really attractive because you can get both power to get a job and scholarships. If you get ready for your future plan through this program, you will branch out from what you are doing now.
Of course we have lots of activities and I think every activity is really helpful for our students, but I recommend an 'employment club' related to the 'Grand person project' and the 'Lifelong Guidance Professors’ program.
3. What kind of activities do you recommend specifically?
As a member of this employment club, you can exchange vast job information and go with your fellow members to experience real job activities. You can get a career, really authorized information and support about your future job by participating in the club.
4. What is a necessary thing in HRDC?
We are now trying to find the perfect way to maximize students’ interests about programs. Even until graduating from school, some students didn't know about the programs in this center. I feel really sad about that. I don't know why students have little interest about the HRDC. We just want to have effective promotion to raise students’ interests and want to give more useful job information. Often some students said to me that it was really difficult to visit the center because the HRDC doesn't have any separated place. They said that we need some congregative building to take full charge of job work.
4. Do you have something to say to CBNU students?
Here is my two cents on our students: Give the HRDC more attention. For example, students have really little interest in job fairs. Even if we try to make an effort to promote, students just don't show interest in it. It's so sad. I can say this opportunity is perfectly good for you and if you lose it and skip it, you will waste more money and time. Thus, I recommend that you should have interest about your job and the HRDC.
●'Grand Person Project'
The meaning of 'Grand Person' is a person who has professional major knowledge, a warm heart and wealth for living together. CBNU is running this program to discover progressive leaders who can handle rapidly changing circumstances as an innovator.
Beginning with when you enter CBNU, this program manages your career, making you a fitting person for the job reality. This program focuses on six abilities: self discovery, leadership ability, global ability, executive ability, employ activity, and major activity.
Career Development Belt
This is a phase-in system to manage your career for making yourself an 'early bird'. By designing the minimum required career items in each grade, you can get “belts.”
The belts are classified to five colors; white (freshman), yellow (sophomore), blue (junior), red (big person 1), and black (big person 2). If you can’t get a belt in lower grades, you should take the belt to challenge the next belt.
After the red belt, the school gives a ‘recommendation’ from the president and a lot of support to the students who try to get the black belt.
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∙ group training
∙ Chinese character
∙ foreign culture
∙Korean ability test
∙ contest exhibit
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∙ career special
<Interview with Lee En-hyo and Jang Min-yung, sophomores in the Dept. of Business Administration.>
How did you know about this 'Grand person project'?
Lee En-hyo : When I was a freshman, this program started, so it was advertised very much. My department especially chooses scholarship students by points so I tried to get information on CBNU’s homepage and found out about the ‘Grand person project'.
What made you do this program?
Jang Min-yung: In fact, the first reason was just for scholarship, but as time went on, I realized that my capability also grew. I felt this program was good. Last year I served as a ‘Grand Person Project’ supporter for other students.
What did you do during the program?
Jang Min-yung: First, I went to career camp. I had difficulty finding my direction. After participating in that program, I could think a lot. I also participated in a contest exhibition and got a good result and some motivation. When I was sophomore and junior, I went to a lot of job fairs. It was hard work, but I could think about jobs earlier than others. Also, I gained many certificates about English and finance.
What do you want to recommend in this program?
Lee En-hyo: When you are a freshman and sophomore, find your life direction. And when you are a junior or senior, try to get combat experience. Go to special speech lectures, meet your lifelong guidance professor, and try to do a mentor-mentee program.
Do you want to say something to CBNU students?
Lee En-hyo: Frankly speaking, most of the students feel this program is too difficult, but you can get help through the homepage’s Q&A or from teachers. Also, many students start out greatly motivated but give up when they feel it is hard. If you don’t give up and get belts one by one, you can feel a sense of accomplishment. I hope every CBNU student can be a man of ability.
● Lifelong Guidance Professors
This program is a consultation program about your school life, study, career and job plan from entering to graduating from school. You can get guidance from your designated professor. This relation is an education connection system of students and professors. It makes your relationship closer to establish a feeling of mutual trust and give you more specialized help for your future plans. Also, all the students except part-time students have to take this program as the subject "development of career and counseling".
Students have two times for interview as an essential course, group meeting and personal counseling. In case of exchange students, they can replace it with online counseling. For vitalizing relations among seniors and juniors, students in every grade are allocated evenly together.
1. How did you know about the 'Lifelong Guidance Professors’? ‘
<Interview with Jang Eun-bee, Senior in the Dept. of Business Anministration >
I can't remember exactly, but when I was a freshman, I had some seminar related to school life. I think that seminar was a mandatory thing, like freshman orientation or a briefing session. At that time I heard about this program. Then I got some text message from the HRDC or my Lifelong Guidance Professor saying "take counseling!"
2. Did you participate in two counseling sessions from your professor?
Of course I did; as you know, this program is really mandatory. If I want to graduate, I have to have two counseling sessions. If you don't do it, you can't. I mean... This is really essential.
3. What do you think about this program?
This program really works if you have a specific object about your future. I think this program is a really good program. You can talk about your life with a really professional and smart person. In short, this program is a sort of meeting. The professor can give you really helpful advice, not only just for your job plan but also for any part of your life through not only just two times but also as many times as you want.
When I was a freshman, my professor really raised me up whenever I was tired and frustrated. I felt it was a really good program.
4. What is the problem of this program?
We need more professors or more time. My friends and I sometimes said, "My professor is too busy to hear my words."
This means that one professor takes a responsibility for too many students. Just imagine that 30 people are waiting for two times of counseling in one semester and think about the counseling time. It takes really a lot of time. Sometimes the counseling could be just a form. It's a big problem.
Human Resource Development Center
∙ Chonbuk National Unoversity 664-14 Deokjin-Dong 1 Ga Deokjin-Gu Jeonju Jeonbuk 561-175,South Korea
∙ Office: +82-(0)63-270-2165(Grand Person Project), 3491(Lifelong Guidance Professor)
∙ Fax: +82-(0)63-270-3000
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