Companies seek the fittest person for the job, and interviewees strive to be those persons. For interviewees, knowing what type of interview they will be having is important, and recently, companies have started the blind test. The blind test is a type of interview in which interviewers have no prio
Sookmyung Women’s University has introduced 75-minute class system from spring semester 2015. Before 2015, Sookmyung operated lectures at 120 and 60-minute periods. The system gives students a longer break between lectures, 15 minutes as opposed to 10 minutes, and gives students two full 75-minute c
Nowadays, a wind of change in the educational system is blowing among colleges. Until now, when students entered university, most of them would enter a specific major through the department system. However, a number of people are insisting on introducing a faculty system instead of department system
Every semester Sookmyung hosts its ‘Student’s Day.’ The purpose behind the day is to enable students to receive useful counseling from each of their major professors. Students in every major have the chance to spend time with their advisors gaining useful advice. In order to make the program more ac
In 2011, four students at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) committed consecutive suicides because they could no longer afford the school fees nor adapt to lectures given in English, which inhibited good grades. After the suicides, there were fierce social discussions about
In April, an army private first class was murdered because of a violent act committed by his colleagues. He had been bullied by his colleagues for a long time before his death. Moreover, in June, an army sergeant, who had been bullied by his comrades, shot and killed lots of his fellow soldiers. The
As there once was a baby boom in society, many cases ended up with babies abandoned in empty boxes. Whenever these young babies were abandoned from their parents, they were taken care by nursing facilities or church, where many people open those boxes. This kind of ‘baby box’ can regarded as a posit
This year, Chuseok is constantly brought into conversation not only because it is the earliest Chuseok after a 38-year hiatus but also an ‘alternative holiday’ plan is being newly implemented. The alternative holiday is the designation of a work day as a holiday when Lunar New Year’s Day or Chuseok
Since 2006, certain foreigners in Korea were given the right to vote at local elections. The Public Official Election Act in 2005 enables foreigners to vote at local elections in order to encourage international cooperation and exchange. Immigration Control Law under Article 10 says foreigners, over
Whenever universities start a new semester each March and September, students start to ponder whether to buy their textbooks or copy them. Although every student knows the strong regulations against and punishment for illegally creating a new book, each new semester many university students continue
In response to the recent massive theft of personal data, the administration has started work on improvements to the Social Insurance Number (SIN) system. An improvement to the system is long overdue given that numbers have been illegally obtained and used on numerous occasions in the past. Yet, it
There is severe conflict between Seoul and Jinju on the issue of holding the lantern festival. Jinju Namgang Yudeong Festival is a festival with a history of over 420 years. It was founded on the Battle of Jinju Castle during Imjinwaeran (The Japanese Invasion). Yudeong simply became one of Jinju’s festivals. At first, it was only a stream art festival, but it soon developed into the Namgang Yudeong Festival in October 2002. A rearing festival in 2004, its greatest moments were from 2005 to 2008. It is natural for Jinju citizens to take pride in the festival. The conflict between the cities began when Seoul started its lantern festival in 2010. The years from 2010 to 2012 were Visit Korea years, so it was a way to attract visitors from other countries. Seoul started to hold various events, and Seoul Lantern Festival was just one of them. Seoul Lantern Festival showcases approximately 30 thousand large lanterns along with its wide array of experimental programs. Seoul Lantern Festival has attracted quite a lot of visitors, so Seoul city is planning on continuing the festival again this year, but Jinju has voiced objection. Jinju claims the year 2013 is no longer a Visit Korea year so there is no reason to need for Seoul Lantern Festival to continue. With tensions rising, the festival has brought huge animosity between Jinju and Seoul.
There is severe conflict between Seoul and Jinju on the issue of holding the lantern festival. Jinju Namgang Yudeong Festival is a festival with a history of over 420 years. It was founded on the Batt
www.welfarenews.net Look at the main picture on this page. What do you see? Scroll down the side of the picture, you will notice two people smoking in a room. On the upper part of that same picture, t
Once in Korea, there was a heated debate about whether it is appropriate to give extra credits for men who served in the military. Some supported the idea, but the other protested about it, asserting that it would be another implement to discriminate against women in the work force. However, now, a new legislation agenda that seems to be opposite to the veteran extra point system has risen. On April 16th, Shin Uijin who is a congresswoman of Saenuri Party motioned a bill to give extra-credits to mothers. The details of this bill is that the public institutions and companies with certain amount of capital should give more credits to mothers, who once gave up their vocation to raise their children, and now seeks to get re-employed. While some believe that it can be considered a way to improve women’s working conditions, others think it as a reverse discrimination or a negative impact on women. The Sookmyung Times asked SMU students about their opinions about whether it is right to give certain amount of credits to mothers when they try getting employed.
Do you know about the State Scholarship? In 2012, the Korean Government began this policy for university students who are worried about the expense of college tuition. The Korea Student Aid Foundation
After entering the universities, all students come to experience team assignments (group work). Some people say that one of the various differences between university and high school is whether the team assignment is done or not. However, can we all agree that team assignments are necessary work for us? Through the team assignment, you can learn cooperation and new thought that you couldn't have before, or you can meet and have new friends who have different majors. On the other hand, we can see also that so many students complain about team assignments: for example, “Although it was a team assignment, I did it alone from research to presentation. However, every team member got the same grade.” In April when the assignments overflow, how do you prepare your team assignment?