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2017-10 16

[Student]Hanyangian Ballerina Blossoms Korean Dream on World Stage

There is an old saying that “ballet is like dreaming on your feet.” Kim Min-ah (Dance and Well-being, the ERICA campus, 4th year) has recently become the dream of South Korea, as she won the 2016 IDO World Ballet and Modern Jazz Championship. It was the first time in history that an Asian ballerina has taken the crown of the IDO (International Dance Organization). Currently, Kim received an Invitation to perform at the IDO World Gala (social occasion with special performances) in Poland. News H met Kim to hear her stories on the life-long desire for contemporary ballet and further hopes to achieve. Kim is last year's winner of the IDO World Ballet and Modern Jazz Championship. Destined dream of ballet It was in her third grade in elementary school that Kim first became intimate with dance. “All of my school friends were learning jazz dance at the moment. So I followed the trend and joined the club,” laughed Kim. After learning jazz dance for three years, Kim was informed about the beauty of ballet. “Even though I was learning and studying ballet, I felt like I was playing and dancing to the music with joy. That is when I thought ballet might be my destiny,” explained Kim. Kim was a gifted child with artistic talents. From music and dancing to art, Kim had tried out a variety of artistic subjects. However, the one that always interested Kim was ballet. “All the other subjects bored me out, except for one--ballet. Since ballet costs a lot for lessons, I decided that this would be my goal to dedicate all my passion into for good,” said Kim. Kim's performance at the IDO 2016 (Video courtesy of IDO) Kim is now majoring in contemporary ballet which is a genre that incorporates both classic ballet and modern dance. Expressing emotions that Kim felt in certain experiences or events often becomes the main theme of the performance. Usually, the choreographer sets specific dance movements to the music. However, the three minute long gala performance is choreographed by Kim herself. “The piece that I will perform at the gala is about the Syrian refuge crisis. The picture of a small child bleeding in the midst of war inspired me to perform the dance,” said Kim. Hopes to popularize ballet Despite her young age, Kim has numerous magnificent, grand titles such as ‘first in South Korea’ or ‘first Asian winner.’ However, with her family and friends rooting for her, Kim is not afraid of the pressure. “When I feel down, I try to walk around the city and empty my thoughts. After reminding myself of how important ballet is to me, and how everyone I cherish cheers for me, I can return to my original position and continue practicing,” said Kim. The biggest motivation of Kim to pour more ardor into ballet comes from the improvement of her dance. “When I see myself improving through video clips, I feel more energetic and passionate,” explained Kim. However, Kim is also worried that contemporary ballet is not popular among the public, and she feels the duty to convey the beauty of ballet to people. “I think it is also my responsibility to excel at all ballet contests so that I can let more Koreans to be aware of the beauty in it,” smiled Kim. "Improvement makes me more passionate, and passion leads to greater development." As a senior at Hanyang University (HYU), Kim is now preparing for a new path for her future. Her current dream is entering a dance company abroad to learn more on ballet in depth. “I was the fortunate girl to find my talents at a young age. I hope all of my fellow friends at HYU will also find the right path and feel the joy in it!” Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Young-min

2017-09 04

[Alumni]White Rabbit Guiding You to the Musical Wonderland

“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” mutters the white rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The rabbit eventually leads Alice down into the rabbit hole where the wonderland begins. Cho Chung-hee of the Department of Korean Language and Literature, is currently a jazz vocalist of the Band “Rabbit of March,” and a professor at the Department of Applied Music. Let’s follow Cho to the wonderland of jazz music! Cho is a solo jazz vocalist and also a leader of band "Rabbit of March." Fearless 20’s and music “I had no fear for my dreams in my 20’s,” said Cho. After four years of studying Korean language and literature at college, Cho made a decision to follow her heart towards music. “I always knew that deep inside me, I wanted to become a musician,” reminisced Cho. Once Cho made up her mind, she wanted to be told that this path is right so she sang a song in front of her senior. “Although my senior told me to give up on music, my decision was still firmly set," laughed out Cho. Without any support from her parents who wished her to become Korean language teacher, Cho began to build up her music career and worked for part-time jobs for living. “My favorite music was not fixed at that time. I explored for various genres and songs, wandered from time to time, and then found out that jazz is the one that I was looking for when I became 30,” explained Cho. Cho then was absorbed into the attractiveness of jazz. “Whilst my practice, my acquaintance suggested me musicians who could amplify the music together. Harmony with Hwang Sung-yong and John Vasconcello through our band has always been one of the luckiest moments in my life,” smiled Cho. Cooperation of the trio produced popular jazz music that opened up for the public. Jazz through “Rabbit of March” was no more a ‘league of their own,’ but a music everyone can enjoy. Song of Wind is one of the most popular songs by "Rabbit of March." (Video courtesy of Darichaola1's Youtube) Your roles in the cyclical life Cho is also a professor at the Department of Applied Music at Hanyang University, ERICA. Bearing responsibilities rising from various roles may give lemons to Cho. However, she rather enjoys the large spectrum of her life. “The job called professor taught be to become a better person before teaching students. Teaching requires my ability to know and explain from the very fundamental knowledge, which I was always unaware of,” said Cho. Her another dream is to become a performance producer. “Jazz was a hard music for the public to access, which I disliked about. So I want to design jazz performances that can be popular among people’s everyday lives,” explained Cho. Until now, Cho followed her own hope to become a jazz musician. “Jazz has no restrictions. Within a given frame of music, I can do whatever I wish to by playing with the rhythm, melody, improvisation, and more. However, this general audience might find such elements difficult,” said Cho. Thus, Cho wishes to create a jazz performance that includes intricate explanation of music to the audience and conversation between the audience and musicians. Within this, Cho can become an emcee, producer, song writer, and a musician. Cho encourages Hanyangians to find out their own definition of happiness. Cho is now planning to make jazz a present. “I wish my music can become presents representing four seasons for the audience. For example, when its Christmas, listeners can open the winter CD. Also, I want to make jazz music based on lullabies. I have so many dreams!” Cho says that it’s never cliché to tell others to pursue what they want. “Things you can do and want to do are correlated and cyclical. Look at me! I majored in Korean literature and it helps my music. I hope students of Hanyang will try out everything their hearts desire!” Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Youn-soo

2017-08 15

[Alumni]Voice Out Your Voice!

In the beauty of women’s pregnancy and infant care, there’s the sorrow of mother’s impossibility to return to their career. In South Korea, the issue of career break has been a hot potato, which commonly refers to a period out of employment for women to raise their children. Despite the fact that South Korea’s gender inequality is slowly, but constantly being assuaged, there are still barriers to overcome. Lee Jae-eun (German Language and Literature, '02 and Ph.D. in Educational Technology) is a leader of Women’s Life School who suggests the novel ways to view and resolve the problems women face in Korea. Lee is currently a CEO of Women's Life School to counsel and help out women with low self-esteem. As a mother, CEO, writer, wife, and a woman Lee’s college years were full of joy and love with her friends and a lover. However, after her graduation, she had to face parting words from many relationships. “I realized that the main reason why I was hurt so much by the break ups is my tendency to rely on others, just because I was a woman. So, I decided to amend this problem,” reminisced Lee. The first door she knocked on after graduation was a feminist magazine company. As her major had no connection with feminism, she had to appeal her passion to be employed. “I began with becoming a fan of the magazine by commenting on every article posted with the nickname of Ho-Ho Girl,” laughed out Lee. After a few years of working as an official reporter, Lee decided to become a writer to connect scholar feminism to cultural feminism. Then, her first book Women’s Life Dictionary, which is divided into seven chapters to guide healthy mind and lifestyle for women, become one of the bestsellers in South Korea. Its profit was used to found her company- Women's Life School (Click). “I began to have interest in counseling women from university students to married women to have courage. This eventually led me to major in educational technology for my Ph.D. degrees,” said Lee. Women's Life School provides counselling services for women in various situations and ages. (Photo courtesy of wlifeschool) Now, Lee is a mother of one daughter, wife, and even a professor at a Korean university. “Having many roles is arduous, I realized that distribution of time to each role isn’t that much important. Understanding the core philosophy of each role while not losing my own philosophy is the most imperative factor,” said Lee. Lee can be benevolent as a mother and a wife, acute as a CEO, and considerate as a professor. However, she still does not forget that the most important entity to her is herself. Not a career break off, but a career changeover In Korea, there are two words that describe the occupation of mothers- working mom and a housewife. This means, when a working mom gets pregnant and has to quit work either by maternity leaves or resignation for longer infant care, the working mom becomes a housewife. However, Lee points out the flaw of this dichotomous view of portraying mothers. “Working moms and housewives aren’t two different occupations, but coexisting ones. Whenever working mom wants to become a housewife for kids or the housewife wishes to work again as their kids grows older, the career changeover in this aspect should be cyclical,” emphasized Lee. When Lee first set up Women’s Life School, the social reaction wasn’t exactly supporting her. The concept of a life school has not been popularized and feminism was a difficult subject. However, Lee did not gave up on the hope that feminism could become a popular idea and women with low self-respect in the society could gain their courage. “Even in the research, women have lower self-regard than men in Korea. Also, when we do the survey, numbers of young women pick strong, strict female leaders as their role model. But, we all should understand that feminine style can also be strong,” emphasized Lee. Women’s soft and delicate way of talking and caring could also impact the world, and Lee’s ultimate purpose is to bring out this quality to the world. Cover page of Lee's newly published book When You Miss Your Career Again has pictures of blooming flowers and flying butterflies to symbolize the new life of women. Based on her four years of memories at Hanyang University, Lee advised the female youth at the campus. “Many female students often give up on their friendship for their love and GPA. But learning how to balance friendship, economic ability, and love can be the true success of your life!” Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-07 31

[Student]Cross the World, Hanyangians!

The last day of finals end with the submission of the exam paper and the break begins. Students of Hanyang prepare for their break in all different ways, while there are a few who are packing their bags for travelling. News H met the travelers of Hanyang to share the joy of their journey. America, the land of dream “Travel is an opportunity to broaden my perspective.” “My school club members and I planned out our trip to America together,” said Jang. Her trip route was focused on the western states, especially on Grand Canyon. “I had great experience at America because it had a marvelous nature gifted but at the same time, developed its own culture and expressed it through modern places like Universal Studio,” said Jang. Jang's journey became better together with her friends from school club. (Photo courtesy of Jang) Jang picks her journey at the Grand Canyon as the best moment of the whole trip. “At the Horseshoebend, I felt like I could literally die walking under the burning sun, but when I reached the Antelope Canyon, I was captured by the magnificent beauty of America’s nature,” reminisced Jang. Jang strongly recommends other students to travel around the globe, because the four years at university could be the last moment people are young and free. “When we enter the world called society and start focusing on our careers, we might not be able to take a trip whenever we want to. So, let’s have fun while we can!” India, the holy world of Ganges “Travel is thirst. No matter how much I travel, I need more of it.” “I worked and saved money everyday for this trip. It was worth it,” said Kim. In the first week, Kim enjoyed the hot sunlight of India with her high school friends. In the vast continent, Kim had to utilize every possible transportation for her journey. “First, we took Indian cab, called Rickshaw, which is simply a bicycle. But the drivers deceived us with the price which made us fight against him and be thrown out in the middle of the street,” laughed out Kim. “Then we tried taking regional planes, sleeping buses, and night train, which tired us out completely,” said Kim. Kim was a superstar at India. “Indians were interested in a small Asian like me. Kids and families came up to me for a picture and a handshake. I have never been this popular!” chuckled Kim. This popularity helped Kim to bargain for price at markets. “When the seller asked for the price, I claimed for the 10% discount of the original price, and they usually accepted it. Please, don’t pay the full price when you visit India,” recommended Kim. Journey at India as a girl was the continuity of tension for Kim. “The day I arrived at India, there was a news on a foreign woman getting raped near the Ganges. This alerted us to rush to hotel right after sunset and always be careful of our security,” reminisced Kim. For Kim, travel is the source of energy. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Making new friends and contemplating on her life on the Ganges river became some of the most precious memories for Kim. She suggests to take a ride at Chulsoo’s Boat on the Ganges. Chulsoo is a Korean name which a travel writer Han Bi-ya of World Vision entitled for an Indian businessman on the Ganges. “Witnessing how the life and death coexists on the Ganges threw me some philosophical questions. I could see people taking bath, washing clothes, and floating dead bodies for funerals at the same time,” said Kim. “However, cows randomly swimming across the river while inquiring myself of philosophy was also a funny moment,” laughed out Kim. Kim suggests other students to make a bucket list for travelling and conquer each item off during the college years. “I think being a college student is standing on a thin boundary between a child and an adult. Perhaps, this is the only moment we can question about the future and ourselves deeply. These questions are often answered when we travel!” China, the endless wall of magnificence “Travel is arbitrary suffering. Because it is worth it.” “Simply saying, I was lucky to have a friend to accompany with, because he knew a lot about China,” said Lee. Lee’s friend has experience of living in Beijing, which helped them to plan their traveling routes easily. Lee’s trip was to go through at the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven as quick as possible. “China had the pro-working class policy which stabilized and lowered the public price. So only with the money I saved from my allowance, I didn't had to move around in a tight budget,” reminisced Lee. "Feeling the history of thousands of years in China was quite of an experience!" (Photo courtesy of Lee) Even with the cheap drinks and street food, Lee said that he sometimes was deprived of Korean food. “The unique taste of Chinese food intrigued me at first, but sometimes I was in need of spicy Kimchi,” laughed out Lee. He was also overwhelmed by magnificent architecture of China. “China is close to Korea and is cheap to travel around. I suggest to take a visit. Besides, we are university students who can legally travel twice a year thanks to break!” Kota Kinabalu, where sunset differs everyday “Travel is impromptu. It is the privilege of a college student.” “In the song of 10cm, a famous South Korean band, the word Kota Kinabalu came up and that was the sole reason I left for travelling,” said Park. His original plan was to take a trip with two of his old friends and enjoy various activities and hot sunshine at the beach. “Studying everyday is a dull life. So I decided to visit Kota Kinabalu with relaxing routes of stopping by one beach per day,” reminisced Park. Stopping by a beach and feeling the nature overwhelmed Park everyday. (Photo courtesy of Park) As a college student, preparing for travelling expenses was one of the nuisances. However, Park says that is also the fun of a spontaneous trip. “Since I’m just a university student, I was able to get financial support from my parents for this journey which enabled me to enjoy various activities like paragliding and skin-scuba diving at the Tanjung Aru Beach,” smiled Park. His suggestions for the travelers of Hanyang were to make sure that the public security and transportation are safe and try out as many food as possible. “Please try out butter dipping shrimps and chili-crabs, when you visit Kota Kinabalu!” Europe, the world of dream and adventure “Travel is a dream. Before travelling, I dream about the trip. During travelling, it feels like I’m dreaming. After travelling, I reminisce the trip like a dream.” (Photo courtesy of Chea) “I thought that missing this golden time of life as a university student would let me regret for life. So, I just booked for the plane tickets,” said Chea. Travelling in Europe where the public price is high wasn’t an easy decision for her. Chea saved money under one purpose- trip to Europe. “I saved money for a year by tutoring kids at academies,” said Chea. The price paid off. Chea’s 40 days at Europe became the memory book that she can open up whenever she feels gloomy. “I went to Europe with my best friend and we say to each other every night that even the chitchat at the hotel with chips and beer would be missed when we go back,” laughed out Chea. "40 days in Europe passed by like 4 seconds!" (Photo courtesy of Chea) Journey with her best friend taught her to understand and to share same, but special memories with her friend. “We planned out our daily trip a day before at the hotel, which was thrilling. Eating street foods whenever we were hungry or walking to a destination endlessly to save money are something only the youth would do. This trip will be the greatest memories of my 20’s,” said Chea. Chea also suggests students to prepare international student ID for various discounts and use EU trains to save money. In addition, eating street food of that country will let one feel its culture through tongue, she says. “My friend got her phone stolen at Barcelona while eating hamburgers. It was absurd, but we call it a memory. Even a theft experience gleams in my mind as a special memory!” Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr

2017-07 24 Important News

[Student]Pitching Star Rookie

A small white ball rolled upon a 10 year old boy. Although the boy barely knew what baseball is, he started to have an interest in baseball by joining the elementary school club as if he was destined to. This was the outset of Choi Chae-heung (Major in Sports in Life, ERICA, 4)’s baseball story. Chosen as the only university student of the 2018 Professional Baseball Rookie Players by KBO (Korea Baseball Association), Choi is beginning to embark on his professional baseball life. Choi has been nominated as a first-year rookie player for 2018 professional league. Until the glorious day of professional nomination On June 26 of 2017, Choi was nominated as the professional rookie player by Samsung Lions, one of the top 10 professional baseball leagues. The nomination symbolizes the road to success for rookies as the KBO only designates the best players and professional baseball clubs scouts new rookies based on the nomination. On the list, Choi was the one and only university student to be designated. “Although this fortunate news enlightened me, the feeling of gratitude advanced my joy. I immediately wanted to thank to all who supported and trusted me,” reminisced Choi. Although Choi is now the talk of the town as a captivating left-handed pitcher, it was nothing like he never had frustrating moments in his life. He originally was a pitcher in middle school league which he was utterly absorbed into. However, when he stepped into the high school league, his position suddenly changed into a batter and a first baseman due to his body fitness. Because the throwing speed of a pitcher needs to exceed 100 km/h, Choi, who was relatively smaller than now, was forced to give up the pitching position. “Even though my position changed into a batter, I couldn’t give up on my dreams of pitching. Since I became pretty tall as 185cm and I’m left-handed, I thought I could set forth these strengths as a pitcher later,” said Choi. Chasing his goals, he incessantly practiced on batting and pitching at the same time. When Choi came to Hanyang University, his coach Kim Han-geun fatefully suggested him to change his position to a pitcher. “I strongly asserted to my coach that I need to become a pitcher, and he trusted me. Kim is my life-saver and I thank him a lot,” said Choi. Endlessly training, Choi is now the best rookie pitcher throwing a ball up to the speed of 148 km/h. Choi is playing at his last University League with passion. (Photo courtesy of Choi) However, for Choi who enjoyed the honor of one of the best high school batters before, this swift change came to him as a new challenge. “I had no idea how to even professionally practice pitching so I asked my beloved friend Lee Soo-min who is a professional pitcher at Samsung Lions and my high school friend,” explained Choi. To wear a crown, endure the weight When Choi was 10 years old, he suddenly got interested in joining the baseball club in elementary school. However, for a boy who never knew what baseball was, it was a though challenge. “When I first began baseball, I wanted to run away from it due to its intense training. However, I came back to the club after a month of escape because I was captivated to baseball,” laughed Choi. Choi’s childhood wasn’t wealthy which made his parents concern about his career. “My mother opposed to my baseball career due to its expensive costs and uncertain future. However, my father who always taught me to pursue what I want, supported me,” recalled Choi. Even when Choi's performance was in its downside ,being ousted at his first-year player draft of KBO, his father was there to support him. “I persuaded my father that I want to keep my career and I will do better at university. He trusted me and I really was drafted as a rookie pitcher at KBO in my college,” smiled Choi. As a professional player, Choi is looking forward his bright future. "I plan everything ahead in a yearly basis and I am hoping to stay at the premier league and be awarded as the Rookie of the Year without any injuries,” said Choi. For the plan, he currently is working on weight training to reduce chances of small injuries. “Because of the hard training intensity that I continued since I was a boy, I had to give up on getting good GPAs at university. Still, I’m trying to cover it up with better baseball capacity,” said Choi. Choi's baseball life is about to begin. Choi’s final goal is becoming a member of the national baseball team. “Being a role model will be something I would ever ask for as a baseball player,” said Choi. In Korea, it is common for baseball players to immediately join the league after high school graduation. However, Choi’s experience at Hanyang University strengthened his capability. “I strongly suggest junior players to come to HYU because coach and friends fully support and believe in each other. With efforts of personal training and ardor, I think HYU will grow you into better players,” suggested Choi. Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Youn-soo

2017-07 17

[Alumni]Life of Living in a Movie

The movie <Edward Scissorhands(1990)> was a sensation when it first came to the public with its realistic computer graphics in the early 1990’s. Among the captivated audience, there was Choi Dae-chul, an alumnus of the Department of Dance, who dreamed of being an actor just like Scissorhands. After years of training and praciting, Choi made his appearance in various musicals, movies, and TV shows and now has grown up to an actor with a nickname called the “fairy of broadcasting ratings”. Choi at the 2015 MBC Drama Awards Acting with endurance Besides the nickname of “the fairy of ratings,” Choi is also referred to the prince of Ajumma. Ajumma means middle aged women in Korean. It was because some of his most popular TV shows were targeted to the middle aged women viewers. Choi’s intricate actions and good-looking appearance mesmerized the audience. “I feel really thankful to such nicknames. I think was I was lucky enough to have opportunities to be on the television,” said Choi. Choi was passionate in both dancing and acting, as he loved art. “After some time of contemplation, I decided to major in dance. However, I hurt my arm in my senior year, and I decided to change my goal, to become an actor,” reminisced Choi. For eight years, Choi looked for places at musicals where he got to act from minor to major roles. “With the dancing skills that I have, I thought musical wouldn't be a whole new world to me. However, it did took me a long time for me to get a major role,” said Choi. During such arduous course of trainings, rather than being frustrated, Choi always tried to learn more. "I would often watch other senior actors at the backstage to see how they move and act to make my own acting better." All his efforts did not betray Choi overall. “As I was waiting for my opportunity to come, I always asked my seniors about acting. Thanks to their advice, and especially to actor Oh Man-suk, whom I respect the most, I was able to successfully portray the major roles,” said Choi. Life like a movie Even when talking about the darkest moments of his life, Choi never lost his smiles. “I consider my life as a movie, there must be ups and downs. Without them, the movie would be boring,” emphasized Choi. Because he always know that life can be thrown into waves of difficuties and it can eventually make him stronger, Choi was able to cope with the difficulties composedly. As an actor, Choi thinks that setting limits to capable roles is the demise of his occupation. “I always try to take different and unique roles to expand my spectrum of acting. I have acted a rich, gang, ascetic, father, and more, but there are still more roles that I want to try on, especially a disabled patients that need subtle expressions, movements, and understanding,” said Choi. According to Choi, the most imperative factor in acting is sincerity. “There’s only one of me in the whole world which makes my acting unique. If I put my sincerity into actions, that becomes the role that a person called Choi Dae-chul is acting, which is very important,” explained Choi. Choi's large spectrum of acting is what makes him a stronger actor. One of the biggest motivation for Choi's passion, is his family. “I have a family that always supports my acting career. Also, because every offer that production companies provides me is precious, I always try to take the job,” said Choi. Also, whenever Choi feels like popularity can overwhelm himself, he always reminds of his 20s and 30s when every little chance seemed like a rain in a desert. Such efforts and sincerity made what Choi has become now. Epilogue “In a movie called life, the director, actor, and producer are all me. I am the one who knows myself the best and thus, I shouldn’t be ashamed of myself by being untruthful,” emphasized Choi. To him, being sincere is not only important in acting, but in general life. He hopes that students of Hanyang University will always try to put efforts into everything they do. “My movie will end with the epilogue of myself closing the eyes before facing death. There, all the good and bad things I have done will flash by my memories, and I hope the good deeds of mine will be remembered more,” said Choi. Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr

2017-06 27

[Student]Graduation Postponement and Employment Rate

The employment rate in South Korea is marking its lowest every year. The young generation is going through the so called 'Giving Up Syndrome', meaning that in order to lead an employed, sustainable life, one has to give up several factors- love, marriage, children, one's own house, relationships, and more. To find out more about job opportunities, college students are postponing their graduation. However, graduation postponement incurs shortage of faulty members per student and a lower school appraisal in accordance with student employment rate. To ascertain the correlation between graduation postponement and the employment rate, Ph.D. students of the Department of Education at Hanyang University's Graduate School, Lee Jeon-e, Yu Ji-hyeon, and Kang Young-min, have researched and grabbed their award at the symposium held by KEIS (Korea Employment Information System). News H met Yu and Kang for an analytical insight into their research. Changes in perception Graduation postponement is a term that differs from a leave of absence, meaning delaying the date of graduation after fulfilling all the graduation requirements. In the beginning of this policy’s application, a number of universities disfavored those in need of graduation postponement. “Students who need to graduate and get a job are in deep trouble nowadays due to the low employment rate and limited job openings. Since they don’t want to be idle and unemployed for years, they delay their graduation and search for jobs while retaining the sense of belonging to the school,” said Yu. However, considering these students’ circumstances, the government decided to advise universities to provide better services for students in need of postponement. Kang (left) and Yu (right) explain how graduation postponement affects the employment rate positively, using the GOMS data. Using the GOMS (Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey), graduation postponement is positively affecting the employment rate of university students. However, doing nothing during the delay would mean nothing. “It is imperative for these students to get involved in work experience like internships and professional consultations. Also, universities should run a career development center and its diversified services efficiently,” advised Kang. Both Yu and Kang referred to the case of Hanyang University as an exemplary case, considering its efforts and financial support for the Career Development Center. (To see more, click here.) Yu and Kang both suggest all colleges to run programs that can help students be employed while granting them credits. “We do worry that the concept of the university is changing- from the academic hub to an employment preparation center. However, the status quo of South Korea is extremely unstable that without such occupational preparations, the young generation can’t properly get a job,” emphasized Yu. Hopes for the Korean education system The selection of the thesis topic contributed to the winning of the KEIS Symposium. “Graduation postponement became a momentous issue for the young generation and the GOMS data have been established in 2014 separately from the leave of absence. This shows the facet of Korea’s reality,” said Kang. Being aware of the seriousness in the Korean education system and its effects on the employment rate, Yu and Kang both expressed their willingness to change the education system. The KEIS Symposium is held every year to prosper the research within the utilization of their employment data. (Photo courtesy of KEIS) Although they are walking down a similar lane, Yu and Kang have chosen different paths. In the case of Kang, she had always been interested in education itself and graduated from the Department of Educational Engineering and went to the graduate school of the same major. “As my perspective of viewing education broadened from micro to macro, my desire to research more on education was augmented,” said Kang. Now, she is working at the National Institute of Lifelong Education, working specifically on adult education. Yu, however, graduated from the Department of English Education and worked for a textbook production company. Inquiring the reasons behind the low quality of South Korean textbooks that students no longer utilize, she decided to enter graduate school at a late age. “Even though Kang and I have had different experiences, we cooperated to produce an intricate paper on a career-developing education in the hope of becoming helpful education researchers,” said Yu. Kang and Yu both dream of becoming researchers that can influence the Korean education system. Collecting preceding research papers and distinguishing the results in intricate ways to verify the correlation between graduation delay and employment was hard work. But with the help of their professor Park Ju-ho and his amendments, they were able to successfully end the journey. “We are not recommending students to delay their graduation just because our research proves a positive correlation. Making use of career development programs and multi-major policies of universities would be the most beneficial direction that we can suggest,” said Yu and Kang. Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Moon Ha-na

2017-06 12

[Alumni]Groundbreaking English Tutoring

'English nausea' is a buzzword in South Korea, which refers to the fear of English communication and education. In 2016, a mobile application called Tutoring was launched by co-CEOs Choi Kyung-hee (Division of Journalism and Mass Communication, ‘04) and Kim Mi-hee (Division of Advertising and Public Relations, ‘06). After its release, Tutoring began to engage attention from numbers of users with English nausea, attaining 55,000 charged clients in June 2017. News H met CEO Choi Kyung-hee to analyze the success and future of Tutoring. Novel platform of English education Choi’s original occupation was developing teaching materials at the Chosun Ilbo Corporation. Choi's ultimate dream was contributing to the educational revolution in South Korea. While Choi was travelling around the globe for diverse experiences to achieve her goal, Kim reached her with a business idea. “Kim was an engineer at Samsung and I was an educator, which made me contemplate over the business. However, with these two contrary dispositions, we reached an agreement that this could work out,” reminisced Choi. "Our ultimate goal is to create a sensation like 'Uber' in the educational mobile application field," said Choi. In the mobile application market where success and failure are borderless, the two CEOs presented decisive strategy- ‘lower the cost, increase the pay’. Since the business model is online operation system, Tutoring can offer low costs for the users and high pay for the contracted instructors by reducing human labor costs and offline management costs. “Attractive cost allows the clients to be involved into our application easily. However, the constant updates of English contents are also what draw attention from the users,” said Choi. Tutoring offers more than 80 different themes and various teachers that clients can choose and based on that, they practice English communication through phone calls. The philosophy behind Tutoring is that education should not be carried out in the perspective of a teacher, but in the eyes of a student. Thus, conversational contents are steadily developing and increasing based on current trends. Also, the imperative criteria for choosing the on-demand instructors are their witness and active voice. “Since English education is based on phone call conversation, active voicing and charming communication skills are extremely significant along with the educational contents,” emphasized Choi. Tutoring has more than 55,000 charged users, and is consistently augmenting its popularity. (Photo courtesy of Tutoring) Becoming a future-oriented analyst Since the on-demand mobile learning platform is fast-changing, intricate analyses of the market, competitors, and its products are momentous. “All businesses nowadays involve artificial intelligence to comprehend its market. Since it wouldn't be odd if a business in this market suddenly collapses or succeeds tomorrow, strategies like growth hacking is vital,” said Choi. Growth hacking is a process of rapid experimentation across marketing channels and product development to identify the most efficient ways to grow a business. By using AI, workers at Tutoring consistently confirm their growth and weakness. “When we think of marketing, people usually associate with PowerPoint presentations and SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat of a firm) analyses. However, those days are over with the advent of AI. All we, the marketers, need is sensible adaptation to numbers that AI provides and making correct decisions stemming from that process,” explained Choi. Choi emphasizes the value of experiences in order to stand fearless before failure. When Choi was at Hanyang University, she was an unconstrained student who found the meaning of her life in travelling and experiencing things. However, through those invaluable experiences, she is able to confront the fear the word ‘failure’ gives off. “I want to advise the Hanyangian students that starting a business will automatically bring failure and pain. However, it’s important to know that an accumulation of experiences will take over the fear.” Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Youn-soo

2017-05 22

[Faculty]Winner of the Paiknam Scholar Award

During his 12 years at Hanyang University, Professor Kang Yong-soo of the Department of Energy Engineering has demonstrating the virtues of an educator and a researcher. For his endeavor, Kang was awarded the Paiknam Scholar Award on the 78th school anniversary. Expecting to retire in 2018, Kang reminisces his life as scientist and professor. Life as a scholar Kang began his teaching career at the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2005. While at HYU, Kang pioneered and led a new discipline from the basics to the application of the "facilitated transport phenomena in the solid state" and obtained excellent results by applying it to membranes and solar cells. As a result, about 185 papers were published in SCI international journals from 2005 to 2017 and Kang was able to win several awards, including the Paiknam Scholar Award. “The Paiknam Award was a great honor for me, and it leads me to think of myself as a lucky person. I should attribute all the credit to my lab students, who followed and supported me,” said Kang. One of Kang’s best research is on the facilitated transport phenomena in the solid state and their various applications. The beginning of his research dates back to when Kang was working at KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology). “The first project assigned to me at KIST was separating oxygen and nitrogen from air. Each element can be utilized pragmatically in practical life, and the usage of the separation membrane was the key,” emphasized Kang. After great research findings, Kang was recognized as the greatest scholar at Hanyang University this year. Since then, Kang's interest has changed to the separation of olefin such as ethylene or propylene because it is one of the most difficult tasks to solve. “I was sponsored one billion won for this Creative Research Program by the NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) to develop this fuekd for 10 years, which was a tremendous opportunity for me,” reminisced Kang. After 10 years at KIST, Kang realized that his specialization lies in the basic understanding of principles, not practical applications. As a result, he left KIST to become an educator at HYU. Multi-player in research and education In addition to personal academic achievement, Kang’s BK21 Project and the ERC (Energy Research Center) of the Leading Research Center Support Project also ushered science at Hanyang to advance. Kang also undertook the role as chairman and editor-in-chief of various academic societies at home and abroad, contributing to the development of the school as well as the broader society. When Kang came to Hanyang University, he realized that he could not bring the research funds provided by KIST to his school lab. In need of research funds to satisfy the scientific desires of his and his students, Kang made a difficult decision. “I just called an executive director of Samsung Institute of Science, Dr. Kim Jong-min, to ask for research funding. He would have been very confused, because we have only met a few times before, but Kim decided to support me for the development of science,” said Kang. After such vicissitudes in life, Kang was able to investigate how to overcome low ionic conductivity in polymer electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell and improving the separation performance of membranes. These are each utilized on strengthening solar cells and curtailing petrochemistry’s high energy consumption, enormous cost and inefficient use of space. Kang sends gratitudes to his fellow students at the school and at his lab. The Best Teacher Award is Kang’s most favorite prize as professor. “This award is given by students that I teach. I wish my students will have pride in themselves when learning about science and life,” said Kang. According to him, calmly waiting for opportunities while preparing one's own unique characteristics will help students realize their dreams. Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Sang-yeon

2017-05 01 Important News

[Student]Hanyangian Brothers on the Soccer Field

When players flutter their sweat and passion in the air on a soccer field, the fans watch the direction a ball is heading to with bated breath. The fierce competition, earnest desire for victory, and both psychological and physical pressure are what soccer players must bear on the ground. In Hanyang University, there are two brothers who chose to walk this path- Lee Dong-hee of the Division of Sports and Well-Being and Lee Gun-hee of the Department of Sports Industry. Life of Hanyang soccer players Even though they were brothers grown at same home, their beginnings of soccer life were different. Dong-hee: I began playing soccer in my first year at elementary school. My father, who had a dream of becoming an athlete in his early age, suggested me to do so. From then, I lived with my coaches or my teammates, only to practice soccer. Gun-hee: My start was a bit different, because I had no interests in sports. When I was in my sixth grade at elementary school, I just became a goalkeeper for no reason. When I found out that I was a fast runner, I became an offense, and I began to grow my dream as a soccer player. Dong-hee: I went to a high school located in the rural area, so it was hard to be recognized by the coaches in Seoul. I had lucky opportunities to play against Hanyang University during my high school years for three times. This way, I could be scouted by my coach and come to HYU. I hope more opportunities will come to players at rural areas, because many of them have skills and efforts that deserve chances. Gun-hee: Unlike my older brother, I went to a high school in Seoul, and got accepted to Hanyang University. I thought that HYU would be a great home for me, because my brother is there and, also because of its environment. The coaches are nice and the facilities are considerate of players. I am blissful about my soccer life at HYU, except for my brother’s high temper. (laugh) Dong-hee: Just like Gun-hee said, the coach always tries to solicitude us, considering our conditions, schedules, and needs. As a sub-captain of a team, I have burdens that I have to encourage and criticize teammates at the same time. Also, managing soccer schedules and school education is another nuisance for us. Lee Dong-hee (left) and Lee Gun-hee (right) are talking about their soccer life. One year is a long run for Hanyangian soccer players. From February, Hanyang team participates in the Spring Soccer League, and the U-League (University League), until September. Also, between June and August, players compete against 16 other teams at the National Sports Festival. When most of the leagues are over, Hanyang soccer team leaves for the off-season training during the winter to constantly fit in shape. The Lee brothers on the field Both brothers take great responsibilities on the soccer field. The older brother Dong-hee is a midfielder and Gun-hee is a front-line offense. Despite the great pressure they must bear, Dong-hee is now a sub-captain and Gun-hee has already scored multi-goals at the U-league. Q. What are some aspects of each other that you want to take after? Dong-hee: My brother Gun-hee is sincere on the field. Before playing games, be manages his mental conditions and is able to calmly score at games. Gun-hee: Dong-hee embodies great fundamental skills and fitness. Even though I try to be calm when faced with the goalpost, it is still hard for me to take care of my health conditions. I am affected by the time when I play soccer, but Dong-hee is consistently good during the game, whether it is morning or evening. Q. What are your ultimate goals? Dong-hee: I want to enter a K-League (Korean League) team in South Korea. Also, I wish to wear a Tae-guk mark (South Korean Flag) on my uniform and represent my country with my brother. Fame is not what I desire, but long-lasting soccer life. Thus, I will always confront soccer earnestly, also to satisfy my grateful coach who trusts me. Gun-hee: I want to become a memorable player in the end. My favorite soccer player is Lewandowski of FC Bayern. Just like him, I want to be the best offense who results in constant scores. The two passionate brothers stand as the bright future of HYU. Parents of the Lee brothers are very proud of their sons, but try not to root for them intensely. They lower their sons’ conceit, if they have to. Under such wise parents, the Lee brothers are always immersed into soccer and practicing. “When I visited Germany from HYU, I realized that general environments such as facilities, coaches, and self-pride are different from Korea. I wish our country will someday provide such comforts and considerations for all our players,” said Lee. Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Moon Ha-na