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2020-10 06

[Student]Student Lee Eun-hye, Who Desires to Share More of One's Life Through Donation

“Through my donation experience, I want to pursue a life of sharing and being a generous person who provides help to the places that are in need.” Lee Eun-hye, who acquired a Master's degree in Fusion and Marine Sciences in 2019, donated the fee provided by BK21 (BrainKorea 21), living expenses, and the tuition to the Marine and Atmosphere Interaction Research Center, which had been provided by the Department of Fusion Marine Sciences. Like Lee, there are many alumni cheering up the students of Hanyang to open up their dreams in various fields. ▲ Alumna Lee Eun-hye acquired a Master's degree in Fusion and Marine Sciences. Q. Please give a brief introduction of yourself. A. I graduated as the class of 13 as an undergraduate from the Department of Fusion Marine Sciences. I desired to learn more about the field in graduate school, especially after listening to the lectures of professor Yeh Sang-wook, who lectured on topics such as the 'Introduction to Atmosphere Sciences' and 'Marine and Atmosphere'. I entered the research lab as the class of 18, studied the field for 2 years, and was given a master's degree in August. Q. What do people in the Department of Fusion Marine Scienes study? A. The department studies understanding and preserving the future envrionment of the Earth, while also studying the characteristics of the marine environment that shift according to the advancement of national technologies related to marine development. The department also defines the roles of marine organisms, reactions of the marine ecosystem, and econlgical role of the marine lives. The department is fostering specialists that can adopt to the actual field of research, by providing field experiences using marine research ship. Q. Please tell us what led you to donate to the research center. A. I decided to donate the amount of money that I had been provided by participating as the researcher on a research project. The amount had been given to me because the Department of Fusion Marine Sciences had been selected as the BK21 department. Learning from my guidance professor who is contributing for humanity by predicting climate change and also making a contribution, I also wanted to donate the amount, hoping that it would be used in a better place. During the 2 years of studying for my master's degree, I witnessed the research fee being used only for the right purposes. I wanted to thank my professor for providing economic and mental support throughout the years. As a result, I decided to donate the money directly for the research center. Q. What is the Marine and Atmosphere Research Center like? A. The research center is conducting sutdies on understanding and predicting the changes of the Earth's climate environment. The purpose of the study lies in serving humanity by predicting unusual weather events caused by global warming, climate change, and the possible disasters that can occur. The research center not only conducts studies but also presents the study results at academic conferences inside and outside the country, also having the time to share the information with the centers of other universities through workshops. Q. Is there any event that you got to have a perspective on donating as a student? A. Wherever the donation is made, or whatever the amount is, I feel like the donated amount has always been used for the development of the center, considering the minds of the donor. Through this experience of donation, I want to pursue the life of sharing and being a generous person that provides help to the places that are in need. Q. Last words to the Hanyang University students of ERICA Campus! A. There are only good things to come about! I envy the fact that the Su-in line has been opened, and there will be a new Shin-an line opening in the near future. I hope that all of the students get to graduate from school after acquiring various experiences in our campus, which is famous for university-industry cooperation. I also hope that all students grow up with the professors of our univeristy who have excellent research skills. The press hopes that the inverview with Lee Eun-hye becomes a celebration for the students of Hanyang University ERICA and an indirect experience on donation. We also wish for a bright future to the graduates of Hanyang, including alumna Lee Eun-hye. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 12

[Student]Song of Happiness with a Beautiful Voice

"I want to bring happiness through my songs. I hope this happiness will spread and make the world brighter. If my voice can deliver happiness to people, that would be my joy and happiness." A child who used to sing "yodel"grew up dreaming of becoming a singer and went up on stage. We met Kim Ye-ji, alumni of the Department of English Language and Culture, who participated in "Vocal Play 2" program as a representative of Hanyang University ERICA. Let us hear her story, who was loved by many for her singing skills and extraordinary bright energy. A coincidence and the determination to grab the opportunity "I was motivated by the activities in the central club, the Mungge Cloud. I posted a video of my singing on social media. The broadcast writer saw this and contacted me." She said that this opportunity wasn't welcoming at first. She was afraid that she might not be able to survive among many talented people as she did not major in music. However, her light-hearted decision: "Okay, let's just try," seemed to have been the key to making it up to round 16. A representative of Hanyang University ERICA, the place she dreamed of She was thrilled by the fact that she was the representative of Hanyang University ERICA among various universities. She, who found her dream through school club activities, said that school helped her realize that singing on stage in front of people was what she really wanted to do. To show her gratefulness, she decided to represent her school in this program. "I still remember the fall festival of 2017 fall semester. I participated in a club contest as a representative of the Mungge Cloud club and proudly won first place. I was proud to win the first prize over many prominent bands and dance teams. In the pop song contest which was held by the department, I sang a yodeling song and won both first place and the popularity award. I'm really grateful to the school that allowed me to make great memories with music." As I yodel to spread happiness "I started yodeling in elementary school after my mother recommended a specialty class. Although I started it out of curiosity, I was able to gain a lot of experience for 6 years after getting selected as a member of the Incheon Children's Yodel Group. I went around the country to perform, and I guess that experience has made me who I am now." She won over the judges and audience by yodeling instead of singing ordinary pop songs in the preliminary stage. As it was her first broadcast, she was very nervous, but her experiences from childhood led her to qualify. She said that she tried to put on a big smile and enjoy the song on stage as yodeling becomes more entertaining and exciting only when the singer sings it excitedly. She added that she only felt tension after finishing her performance and the corners of her lips refused to come down. Alumni Kim Ye-ji's Optimistic Energy! Kim Ye-ji received a lot of attention and love for her unique positive charm and bubbly character. She said she has her own mindset that keeps her like this. "I try to worry less. Since I was young, I have believed in the power that a positive mindset can bring. Even in bad situations, I try to look at the positive. I guess this naturally comes out of my attitude. Sometimes I hear bitter comments like "Isn't that too optimistic?" but I like myself like this. Everyone has different thoughts and tendencies. I always try to think positively by thinking "I have my own way!" Future plans "First, I'm trying very hard to become a singer. I aim to release my own song. I'm also thinking about Youtube content these days. I currently have a Youtube channel called Yeidi (예이디), where I film myself singing and also other various things like a vlog. I'm trying to discover and develop content that only I can do." As a senior on the dream path to a junior who is wandering the path "I want to tell them not to be afraid as it is okay to pursue careers that have no relation to their major. Like how I dream to become a singer without majoring in music, I don't want them to be caught up in this frame. I hope they have the 'greatness' to get out of the frame and move on to a bigger world." She added that this "greatness" comes from the objective view that one has. Knowing what you like and what you're good at will give you confidence. With confidence, you will succeed. It is okay to fall along the way. Your early twenties are the age where you can still get up after a fall. "I hope you find your dream and find a happy path," she added, leaving a heartfelt message of support. Kim Ye-ji is pushing herself towards her dream with the power of boldness. What goal would she have as a singer? "I want to bring happiness through my songs. I hope this happiness will spread and make the world brighter. If my voice can deliver happiness to people, that would be my joy and happiness." We support the future of Kim Ye-ji alumni to bring happiness to the world through her songs. ▲ Kim Ye-ji, the representative of ERICA in "Vocal Play 2" ▲Kim Ye-ji singing at the ERICA fall festival Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-08 12

[Student]"The COVID-19 Era Can Still be Better with Extra Help." Student Union Fee Payment Cancelled for 2020 Fall Semester

Hanyang University ERICA's Student Union Harang decided to cancel the payment of the student union fees for the 2020 fall semester. We talked to Yoon Ji-seok ERICA student union president about the decision. ▲ (From the left) Choi Jea-ui ERICA Student Union Vice President and Yoon Ji-seok President Q. The student union fee has been changed. How will the changes be implemented? A. The student union fee has been a selective choice that students can check and make payments for when submitting their tuition fee. After hearing considerations at the central committee, all entities within the school that use the student union fee have agreed not to receive the fee for the fall semester of 2020 and sent the requested document to the university (Office of Planning - Finance Team of the Seoul Campus). Through some debate, Hanyang University ERICA decided to cancel the student union fee payment for the 2020 fall semester. Q. What was the inspiration for this idea? A. The number of students visiting the school has been greatly reduced due to COVID-19, and the events that students can participate in have been canceled or postponed. Accordingly, after many discussions, we decided that it would be possible to operate the student union and the center meeting solely with the extra budget carried over from last semester. To reduce the burden of the students, we decided to cancel the student union fee payment for the 2020 fall semester. Q. We are curious how the student union and the central committee will operate without the student union fee. A. The student union and the central committee will operate as before without any changes. However, events will be planned according to the COVID-19 situation for the fall semester, in hopes that we can be more helpful to the students. Q. What are the foreseeable plans of the student union Harang, and what do you want to say before the end of the interview? A. All plans except the outdoor group events are being prepared without any problems. We are also trying our best to expand the scholarship and welfare benefits that students can receive during the era of COVID-19. As it is difficult to operate offline events, we will remain close to the students through Harang Tube, and the official Youtube Channel of Hanyang University ERICA. Please let us know any time when difficulties occur within the school through official student union Harang's SNS accounts (Instagram, Facebook), and we will try our best to take fast and clear action. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 06

[Alumni][ERICA’s Power] 34th ERICA Student Body President Jeon Yong-ki Becomes the Youngest Member of the National Assembly

ERICA Student Body President Jeon Yong-ki Becomes the Youngest Member of the National Assembly Alumnus Jeon Yong-ki (Division of Sport Science, Class of ’10) The number of newly-elected members of the 21st National Assembly is 151. As all citizen wish for a ‘working National Assembly,’ their expectations for the representatives are very high. There are different calls for change for the members in their 20s and 30s of the National Assembly than in previous political moments. Deputy Jeon Yong-ki is one of the members of the 21st National Assembly. As a former ERICA student body president, we asked him about youth politics, an area of the New Politics. ▲ Alumnus Jeon Yong-ki (Division of Sport Science, Class of ’10) A young deputy in his twenties, born by the hopes of the youth Deputy Jeon Yong-ki, who proudly made his entry to the 21st National Assembly has just started his work as a member. Born in 1991, he is the youngest member of the Democratic Party of Korea in history and the youngest male member of the National Assembly selected in the 21st Assembly election. “It didn’t feel real when I was elected. When it was time to go to the National Assembly, the responsibility came on me too heavily. I started my political activities by working for 3-4 years as the Chairman of the National University Student Council in the Democratic Party of Korea, and I am aware of how much my seniors have worked over the past 10 years to make members in their 20s and 30s of the National Assembly. I think my getting elected this time is the result of all that.” He has steered a great amount of interest by being elected 6 times as a proportional representative by breaking through the harsh proportional elections in the Democratic Party of Korea election process. It was a miracle, and everyone was surprised about how such a young person with only 4 years of political party experience received votes. His biggest supporters were none other than young partisans nationwide. The young partisans were the strongest and firmest strength during the 800,000 electoral colleges’ 1st election and the central committee's 2nd election. As a result, he firmly achieved 3rd place in the central committee election, constituted by the heads of the local government such as the members of the National Assembly, mayors, and governors. It was a moment of hope for young partisans. “One of the members of the central committee was very surprised at how I received such a large number of votes. In fact, he voted for me too but was 100% sure it was a wasted vote. He said he got lots of calls from young people asking him to vote for me. It is natural that he may not know what kind of young person I am because I have limited experience in politics. Nevertheless, he kept receiving calls from young partisans. He said he voted because he thought there would be a reason for it but could not expect how the result would turn out.” There were crises of changing the affiliated party to the Democratic Party of Korea and getting laid behind as the 16th in number on central committee, but in the end, he entered the 21st National Assembly due to the votes of numerous citizens. His election could be said as the result of efforts his seniors put in for a long time to make the 2030 National Assembly and the hopes of young people to build a National Assembly that can sympathize with them. ▲ Deputy Jeon Yong-ki had a leading role as the ERICA student body president in successfully drawing a consensus on "Prime Business 21," which had strong opposition due to department consolidation problems. A bigger world! Hanyang University, a life turning-point Alumnus Jeon Yong-ki (Division of Sport Science, Class of ’10) was a disciplined young man during his student years who put forth his best efforts in every aspect. As he was a bowler during his middle and high school years, he entered university as a student-athlete. The reason why he chose Hanyang University was to tie in his studies. “I made a promise to myself that when I went to university that I would not skip any lectures. Even if I was sick or drank a lot the day before, I always attended classes. I tried not to be absent even if I had to fall asleep during the class.” Because he studied diligently, he naturally received high grades and graduated 2nd in his class. His participation in the student council started after his service in the military. It was not that he was thinking of joining the student council from the beginning. In fact, he was running away with excuses to his seniors that suggested he participate. However, he could not find any more excuses when he realized that he could both study and hold office. As he has a personality of enjoying meeting people and not being able to stand it if things do not get done, he worked like a workaholic. After starting as a member of the student council, his role extended to the Department of Sports student vice-president, College of Sports and Arts student president, and then ERICA student body president in no time. ▲ Photo of "Prime Business 21" student body council His most memorable activities as the 34th ERICA student body president in 2016 are the prime business and the reformation of festival cultures. At that time, the opposing opinions of the prime business were strong due to the problems of department consolidation. For that reason, he thought there needed to be an opportunity for students to fully understand the necessity of the business and judge rationally. As a result, 1,300 students voted through the student council and 38.7% voted in favor. It was selected as the representative case of creating the best legislative organization that takes in the voices of students and derives a representative democracy. At that time, ERICA was the only university that presented a successful agreement and passed their evaluation with full marks on the "consensus with members" section. The transition from hosting festivals in Democracy Square for the last 30 years to the track and field was another unconventional move. “There were always problems with safety accidents as Democracy Square was too small. Therefore, we changed the festival location to the track and field. There were lots of disagreements, but we managed to persuade the doubters one by one.” The story of building waterways on the track and field floor by using a shovel with the members of the student council in heavy rain is famous. From that day, it has become a tradition to make waterways during the festival when it rains. “For me, Hanyang University is my life turning-point. I could finally realize how big the world is after coming to university. I built diverse things with friends from all backgrounds and got to see new worlds by meeting students from other departments. If I had not joined the student council or spoken up to society, I would have lived a life far from politics.” ▲ Alumnus Jeon Yong-ki (Division of Sport Sciences, Class of ’10) Anticipating the work of a young, generation-representing politician Deputy Jeon Yong-ki entered graduate school (Management Consulting, Class of ’17) after graduating in 2017 and made his mark on politics by playing the role as of the Democratic Party of Korea's 19th Presidential Election National Election Commission Youth Committee Director of Future Generation Joint Headquarters. After that, he worked as a Youth Policy Board researcher, National University Student Committee vice-president, and then president. After stepping into the National Assembly, he spoke of the New Politics. This means to approach politics from a new perspective. Many worry about his inexperience when looking at his relatively short time in politics, but thoughts do differ according to the generations. “I think there are limits to solving youth problems through the lenses of the older generations. When solving a problem, the right answer can come when solving it from a diverse perspective. That is the reason why there needs to be politicians who can represent different generations. Looking at the big picture, I want to be a politician that protects minorities. However, as of now, I want to try solving difficult situations that our generation is facing as a youth politician that stands with a generation-representativeness.” He defines politics as life. He says that the life of meeting people, connecting with others, and speaking for other people is politics. “I hope people’s awareness of politics can change. I hope people can learn the method of discussion and persuasion through politics. If that is achieved, healthy life politics like those of Northern Europe will be possible.” He is still cautious due to the responsibility to do well as a new member of the National Assembly, but Deputy Jeon Yong-ki speaks of his aspirations to carry out bold and reformative assembly activities. He is expected to grow into a passionate and challenging icon that is told “the young do things well as expected,” speaks for minorities as a young politician, and becomes a role-model for their juniors in school. Written by Oh In-sook Photo by Ha Ji-won This content is published in the Hanyang University Journal ‘HY ERICA’ 2020 Summer Edition (Volume 95) Click to see HY ERICA 2020 Summer Edition (Volume 95) Click to see ‘HY ERICA’, ‘Jeon Yong-ki’ in [[Hanyang Wiki]] Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-08 03

[Faculty][ERICA’s Power]Department of Transportation and Logistics Engineering Professor Lee Gun-woo, who Returns to His Alma

From student to professor! Transportation expert returns to his university Professor Lee Gun-woo in the Department of Transportation and Logistics (Department of Transportation Engineering, Class of '96) Professor Lee Gun-woo, who was appointed at the beginning of the year as a professor in the College of Engineering Sciences' Department of Transportation and Logistics, set out for a new challenge. He has come back to his alma mater, where he spent his college years actively participating in school clubs and the student council, as a professor. Let’s meet Professor Lee, who says that he will be faithful to education and research by maintaining communication with students at his alma mater. ▲ Professor Lee Gun-woo in the Department of Transportation and Logistics Engineering (Department of Transportation Engineering, Class of '96) Looking forward to meeting his students as his juniors and as pupils Professor Lee Gun-woo, who was appointed last March is an alumnus of the ERICA Department of Transportation Engineering, class of '96. After graduating from MIT and finishing his studies at the University of California, Irvine, he has been responsible for research in shipping, harbors, and international distribution for five years at the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI). In 2007, he worked as a professor in Chung-ang University's Department of International Logistics and came back to his alma mater this year as a professor in ERICA's Department of Transportation and Logistics Engineering. “The Department of International Logistics is affiliated with the College of Business and Economics, which has economics as its base. Because my academic background is in engineering, there were some disparities. There have been limits to practicing 100% of what I have studied until now. Just in time, I was able to transfer thanks to a request from my alma mater, Hanyang University.” His goals are unique as it is his first year working as a professor at his former school. Although working at the university he graduated from feels comfortable, there is more pressure from the thought of needing to lead his students, who are both his juniors in school and his pupils. Unfortunately, however, he is not yet able to have face-to-face classes with his students due to COVID-19. Even though his teaching is being done online, he simultaneously felt both comfort and anxiety when conducting his first lecture. “I could not foresee to what extent students would be able to follow along. There was also the problem of online lectures. The saddest thing is that I do not get to meet the students. It is unfortunate that I cannot meet them in person, communicate with them, get feedback on what they do not understand, and help them understand better. After all, there are limits to listening to what students think through email and phone calls.” The preparation process for online lectures is also quite burdensome. It takes about twice as long to prepare materials, record the lectures, edit, and upload them. There are sometimes situations when errors occur, such as his voice not being heard due to microphone errors. While this is not familiar work, he is gradually adapting to it through trial and error. ▲ Professor Lee Gun-woo is leading a research project in Transportation and Green Logistics through the Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Laboratory Concentrating on sustainable transportation environment and green logistics Hanyang University's Department of Transportation Engineering was first established in Korea in 1988. The pride of the alumni are so great as well. It was reorganized into the current Department of Transportation and Logistics Engineering by emphasizing the role of logistics in 2012. The subject which Professor Lee Gun-woo teaches is in the field of logistics. Similar to transportation, logistics has multidisciplinary characteristics. Perspectives change according to the point of view. In humanities logistics expands on the basis of trade, and in industral engineering and transportation engineering it expands into the field of engineering. Professor Lee is lecturing in the current department on "Transportation Logistics Economics" and "Sustainable Transportation and Green Logistics" in graduate school. From the second semester, he will provide lectures on "Logistics Management Engineering," "Logistics Systems Design," and "Special Lectures on Logistics." In the "Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Laboratory" that he is operating, students conduct research on the transportation environment and green logistics. Public health research includes atmosphere pollution emission estimation research, atmosphere diffusion analysis research, research on the effects of air pollution on humans, public convenience and ripple effects of transportation management techniques, and transportation logistics eco-friendly policies. It also includes effect analysis research on the introduction of new technology in the transportation and logistics field, such as eco-friendly transportation systems like electric cars and autonomous vehicles. According to Professor Lee, “It is research favored by the public but not government officials or businesses.” However, the interest and importance of this field will increase as international societies emphasizing eco-friendliness such as green-house gas reduction. Professor Lee’s most memorable achievement among all his research is receiving the Pyke-Johnson Award which is awarded in the transportation planning and environmental field as one of the five academic awards givem by the US Transportation Research Board. At the end of his PH.D program in 2010, he was awarded for his first SCI paper. He said that “it was the result of the help of Professor Stephen G. Richie who led his doctoral program, an excellent education provided by the department professors, and his fellow colleagues who participated in the doctoral program.” The Pyke-Johnson Award is the oldest award and has the highest authority in the transportation field, which can even be called an honor to one’s family. At that time, his award became a big issue in his college because it was the first award in the 30 years in the department. ▲ Professor Lee Gun-woo, who set his first step as a professor, senior, and teacher this year in ERICA showed his unique goal Educating the right expert with skill and humanity The changes to the ERICA Campus are truly amazing compared to when he first came to the school 24 years ago. To a great extent, the changes could be called "convulsions of nature." Professor Lee was amazed at the scenery and said, “The campus landscape is well organized, with many new buildings,” and that he "can feel the school’s enormous development in my skin.” Then, what was his most memorable experience when looking back at his college years? He choses "treet cafes" as the answer. The first words of his colleagues was the same when they heard he was appointed as a professor at his alma. “It has become a memory that I cannot forget now. When I was in school, there were lots of potholes on concrete pavers in front of the main entrance because it was a time when school peripheries were not yet developed. There, we collected branches and made campfires. Then we drank, sang, and debated with colleagues and our seniors.” One strength of Hanyang members that he has experienced and observed is their diligence. There is a tendency to overcome difficulties instead of running away from them. This is one of the reasons why numerous alumni are actively working in unimaginable fields all over the world. What he emphasizes to his students as their school senior and as their professor is humanity. Professor Lee underscores that he wishes "to educate proper experts with great humanity” and that “one can be responsible for their position if they were told that they have a great capacity for humanity.” That is why he helps students with etiquette and manners that are needed in social lives such as writing emails that do not convey rudeness. “Sometimes, I receive two-line emails without indicating one’s identity like sending a text message. Most of the time, it would be the case that students do not know how, but in real society that should not be done. In the past, I have shown students' emails as examples of etiquette. Since then, the students’ emails have changed. I try to teach these small but important factors to students whenever I have time.” He plans to talk more about students’ future careers. That is because of what his professor told him was of great help when he was a university student. “I want students to have their own dreams. While in university, I want them to find what they like and live a life that does not make them give up their dream.” Professor Lee highlights that he will be more faithful to education and research as a new professor. He plans on making opportunities to contribute to society when professional advice or an opinion on the transportation and logistics field is needed. We look forward to his future achievements and are cheering for his new start at his alma mater. Written by Oh In-sook Photo by Ha Ji-kwon This article is published in the ‘HY ERICA’ 2020 Summer Edition Click to see HY ERICA 2020 Summer Edition (Volume 95) Click to see ‘HY ERICA’ in [[Hanyang Wiki]] Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 29

[Faculty][ERICA's Innovation] A Healthy Society Comes from Healthy Communication, Professor Lee Byung-kwan, Department of Advertising & Public Relations

A healthy society comes from health communication, Professor Lee Byung-kwan, Department of Advertising & Public Relations The world is going through chaos because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In times like this, accurate communication is essential. Professor Lee Byung-kwan, a first-generation health communication researcher in Korea, warned that it would be difficult to overcome the crisis if rapid and active communication is not conducted. ▲Professor Lee Byung-kwan, Department of Advertising & Public Relations WIth COVID-19, what is the role of communication? The Wall Street Journal highlighted Jeong Eun-kyung's consistent honesty, information-based analysis, and composure as powerful calmatives for Koreans. Professor Lee Byung-kwan, a health communication expert, gave a positive assessment from a different perspective. "Epidemiologists and medical professionals tend to only deliver the threats of diseases scientifically and objectively. However, the public cares more about the dangers that they present to individuals and their families. Unlike previous infectious diseases, they have fully understood the needs of the public and have been conveying information that the public is curious about." Having said this, Professor Lee praised the quarantine authorities for giving briefings every single day since the outbreak of COVID-19. Delivery of accurate information is important to prevent the public from being biased against fake news. This phenomenon is called the "Negative Dominance Model." "During a pandemic, the government should manage two things at the same time. One is quarantine, and the other is the delivery of accurate information via communication. Otherwise, the public will overestimate the threat and get anxious. On the contrary, they may underestimate the threat and react negligently." A very good example of social panic occured during the MERS and swine flu outbreaks. Fake news that spreads excessive fear and anxiety during a pandemic is another virus that needs to be eradicated. ▲ Professor Lee Byung-kwan is putting forth efforts to strengthen students' abilities to foster sincere social skills Building a Platform to Discuss Domestic Health Communication Professor Lee Byung-kwan's research field is health communication. It is the field of exploring communication strategies to enhance the health of our society. In other words, it is a field of communication that "provides information", " influences others", "provides motivation", as well as "reflects attitude and behavior", and "strengthens competence" in relation to the health of individuals and society. There are many topics that directly relate to the health of individuals and society, such as treatments and responses to problems like AIDS, obesity, drunk-driving, dating violence, smoking, and so on. Politics and medical and pharmaceutical industries are also included. Although the research field is diverse, we are able to see that all these topics are closely related to our lives. Over the past decade, the importance of health communication has been increasing alongside diseases like swine flu and MERS. However, ten years ago, Korea did not have a platform for health communication. In fact, Professor Lee Byungkwan was only able to encounter the field of health communication when he was in America for further studies but did not pay much attention to it. However, he got interested in this field while conducting research on AIDS and family planning campaigns in Africa with his advisor. For this, he is very grateful to his advisor. ▲What is Health Communication? "The good thing about health communication research is that the subject and target of the study are not abstract. They are real and clear. I also have a little sense of pride that I am able to help in solving health-related problems." After returning to Korea, Lee, together with other professors, started a Health Communication Research Association which later became an official academic association in 2009 with Lee serving as the first Chairman. He also received a commendation for serving as an advisor to the AIDS/Tuberculosis Advisory Committee from the Disease Control and Prevention Center. Professor Lee Byung-kwan's field of interest is the evaluation of the effectiveness of various disease-related campaigns. Holding campaigns is important but calculating the impact of these campaigns is equally important. Last year, Lee offered a solution to measure the actual impact for a tuberculosis campaign which required the largest budget in Korea after smoking. "To measure the effectiveness of the campaign, we need to measure the behavior changes before and after exposure to the campaign. However, our daily routines are uncontrolled, which makes it difficult to assess the changes accurately. Hence, these methodological limitations should be overcome by statistical algorithms for more accurate results. The recent research studies have reflected this interest." In relation to this, Professor Lee published an evaluation of the tuberculosis campaign impact in one of the medical journals called the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Currently, Professor Lee is carrying out a research study on Bayesian structural time-series mode algorithms to measure the impact anti-smoking campaigns have had over the last 5 years. ▲Professor Lee Byung-kwan, who served as the first president of the Korea Health Communication Association, is being credited for leading the development of health communication in Korea. Finding worth in the community Professor Lee Byung-kwan worked as a member of National Committee in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response in 2015 when MERS broke out and paid close attention to live social media messages. At that time, Lee was establishing a system to monitor social media data in real-time by using machine learning techniques when MERS broke out, giving Professor Lee the chance to help prevent the spread of MERS while collecting and analyzing the public's opinion at the same time. He also advised the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response team to monitor social media data steadily during the outbreak of COVID-19. As such, Professor Lee showed interest in data science that uses machine learning or AI as a method to study health communication. "Students who study social science tend to think that they are not real 'scientists,' but social science requires a scientific approach to explain social phenomena. Therefore, I always oppose arguments that are abstract and emphasize that students think theoretically with evidence." Professor Lee mentioned that studying health communication makes him naturally interested in medical services. He conducted an Industry Coupled Problem Based Learning (IC-PBL) project at Ansan Medical Welfare Social Cooperative last year. From conducting cooperative and community health communication cooperation classes with students, innovative ideas were found. To contricute to the community, Lee plans to create an "Ansan City Health Map" that provides health indicators for local members in Ansan. Written by: Park Young-im Photos by: Ha Ji-kwon This information was published in Hanyang University Newsletter "HY ERICA Summer Issue 2020 (No.95)" ▶ HY ERICA summer issue 2020 (No.95) ▶ Know more about HY ERICA at [[HYUWIKI]] Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-07 27

[Faculty][ERICA’s Keyword] Ranked 6th in the World Among Experts in the Field of Marine Biomedical Research, Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering Chair-professor Kim Se-kwon

Continuous and passionate steps of the 6th ranked expert in the field of marine biomedical research Professor Kim Se-kwon of the Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering “There is nothing in this world that is achieved without pain. It is sometimes painful to achieve answers to certain things like studying, research, and work, but your efforts will eventually bear fruit if you concentrate with passion.” Professor Kim Se-kwon was awarded the International Scientist Award at the 33rd International Khwarizmi Awards Ceremony this year, which centers around world-class scientists. He was also selected as the 6th ranked expert in the field of marine biomedical research from the US medical field research paper evaluation organization. Let's think about what passion is through the story of Professor Kim Se-kwon, who is gaining worldwide recognition for his expertise and influence. ▲ Hanyang University ERICA Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering Chair-professor Kim Se-kwon Q1. As the chair-professor of Hanyang University ERICA's Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering, in which classes do you meet students? A1. The Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering deals with understanding and preserving future Earth environmental changes and the fast-changing characteristics of the marine environment in response to the national advancement of marine development-related technologies. I've decided to give two lectures to freshmen this year. The topic of the first lecture is "Know the ocean to see the future: Marine living resources that bring money from the 4th industrial revolution" and the second lecture is "Healthcare utilizing marine biological resources." I've also had presentation and debate sessions with graduate school students on the topic of "Exploring and developing physiologic substances from marine biological resources." Q2. Over the past 10 years you have published about 200 research papers regarding marine organisms in SCI-level international journals. What have you been researching about marine organisms? A2. In China, there is an antique pharmaceutical book called Chinese Herbal Medicine (華本草, 13 volumes) that is similar to Korea's Dong-uibogam. This book deals with biological resources, descriptions, and effects that have been used as medicines in China, and it identifies about 200 marine organisms that were used as medicines 500 years ago. However, because of the abrupt development of medical plant domestication technologies, fewer than 10 marine organism species are currently being used. I published a book called Marine Organisms and Herbal Medicine based on the information on the marine organisms that were written about as medicinal herbs in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Moreover, Korea imports most herbal medicinal materials from China, but it was revealed that their pesticide pollution is very serious. This is why I started research into creating herbal medicine materials(bio new medicine) from marine waters, which exists in our sea and is an untapped resource. I mostly examined the vitality by separating new natural materials from marine organisms, disclosed their structures, and sought to discover their application methods by realizing the effect mechanisms. As a result, I could discover diverse vitalizations such as anticancer, anti-aging, anti-allergy, anti-dementia, antidiabetes, and antihypertensive uses. Q3. You received an International Scientist Award at the 33rd International Khwarizimi Awards in February and also the 2019 Best Paper Award at the world-class journal in marine biomedical sciences field Marine Drugs. A3. The International Khwarizimi Award is an award that was established by the Iranian government in 1987 in honor of Muhammad Ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi (770-840 CE), the first Persian mathematician and astronomer to establish the concept of algebra. It is an international award that selects award-winning journals of science and technology through the support of diverse international organizations such as UNESCO. A professor at the Iran Institute of Science and Technology read some of my research papers, became interested, and nominated me for a Khwarizmi Award. I did not expect to be awarded but was given the pleasure of winning the award. Different from other winners, I had other 4-day award schedules. So, I participated in invited lectures at the Iran Institute of Science and Technology and the Iran Institute of Ocean Science and Technology. Also, I was asked to give an advisory opinion by the SAFF Offshore Industries Company and discuss mutual cooperation methods. The reason why I received the Best Paper Award from Marine Drugs was due to the review paper that suggested the possibility of utilizing protein and peptides in the processing of residues that are thrown away after marine products are processed as functional cosmetic materials. I am aware that I was selected as the winner because the paper quotation rate was high worldwide. I am happy that I am gaining international recognition for the efforts I have made and results that I have found. Q4. Was there a special reason why you became interested in the marine bio-field? A4. In the ocean, there are about 300,000 species that amount to 80% of all animal species on earth, but more than 96% are unused resources. Some maritime states that are close to the ocean, along with some developed countries, are showing a trend of shifting the subjects of biomaterial development from land resources to unused marine animals. Korea, which is surrounded on three sides by ocean and holds maritime jurisdiction that is 4.5 times larger than its territory, has abundant maritime resources, but unfortunately is not using them properly. About 40 years ago when I started my research, only a scarce amount of resources such as fish and marine algae (seaweed, laver, kelp) were used as food sources, and other living marine resources were not used. There wasn't even basic research being conducted on marine organisms. Therefore, I established the Marine Biochemistry Research Laboratory and progressed with research in order to effectively use living marine organisms. Since then I have explored numerous marine organisms for new functional substances and disclosed their functions. Such research must be undertaken to utilize living marine organisms in diverse ways. Since systemic research through biotechnology is in an insufficient state, much pain and effort were required to overcome this problem. ▲ Professor Kim Se-kwon was awarded the International Scientist Award at the 33rd International Khwarizimi Awards Ceremony this year and was ranked 6th among world-class experts in the marine biomedical field by the US medical field research paper evaluation organization. Q5. You were selected 5 years in a row as the Highly Cited Researchers(HCR) in the world by the Global Academic Information Enterprise and were selected last May as the 6th (Top 0.0075%) highest ranking world-class expert in the biomedical sciences field by the US medical field research paper evaluation organization. A5. I have spent time as a professor with three obligations in my mind as a scholar. First, to teach students well, second, performing creative research, and third, providing help to humanity with research outcomes. I have never considered myself an extraordinary person. Therefore, I thought I should put forth a lot of effort as I do not have enough capabilities. I have received good results by doing my best and being focused on my work. Q6. You have published about 40 professional books in English regarding the marine bio field. A6. When I was a visiting professor at Memorial University in Canada in 1999, I came to know a professor who had published about 60 books as an editor and works worldwide. I once suggested we publish a book in my field as joint-editors, but unfortunately this wasn't achieved. So, after a lot of thinking, I decided to publish on my own. Luckily, I had experience evaluating many publication plans for foreign publishers, thus could publish my first English professional books in the CRC Press, which is a famous publisher in the US. This gave me confidence, which let me publish more than 40 books after receiving publication requests from many publishers. Q7. You have strived with ongoing passion in research, paper presentation, and book publishing. Do you have your own special know-how? A7. I have made more efforts and focused on my work than any other by constantly thinking about my lack of abilities. Because of this, I gained confidence and built an attitude to try out anything with confidence. In fact, it takes a lot of courage from people with degrees in Korea to publish English professional papers. Regardless, I eventually did it. I don’t think there is a special know-how in anything. Q8. Do you think marine convergence engineering and the marine bio field will play a big role in future society? A8. There needs to be a collective scientific approach in order to manage the ocean environment, protect marine resources, and use them valuably for humanity. Therefore, marine convergence engineering will be of more importance in the future. Moreover, in the case of Korea, which is surrounded on three sides by ocean, the marine bio field that uses marine living organisms will grow into a new power industry for the nation. Q9. Do you have anything to say about passion to ERICA members and young researchers? A9. I remember the four elements of happiness that contemporary people must hold, suggested by one author. One, language studies, two, building academic knowledge, three, playing instruments, and four, enjoying sports. When looking closely at these four elements of happiness, they all require pain and passion in order to be achieved. It reminds us of "no pain, no gain." Although there will be painful aspects to researching, working, and trying to find answers, the time you get to feel happy will come faster if you focus on your work with passion. Now, diverse opportunities for growth will come in technologically innovative businesses along with the 4th industrial revolution. In technical innovation, creative research is necessary. So, you must put passion into developing your creative research capabilities. That will be the key to solving your worries about employment or startups. ▲ ‘2019 Best Paper Awards’ by Marine Drugs Chair-professor Kim Se-kwon and marine biomedical sciences Marine biomedical sciences is a field that explores medical usability of physiologic abilities of marine living organisms. Professor Kim Se-kwon, who is a world-renowned marine biomedical expert, continued his research on disclosing the various effects of marine living organisms in fields such as anticancer, anti-aging, anti-dementia, anti-obesity, and anti-diabetes. He recently received the 2019 Best Paper Awards from the global journal Marine Drugs. Production by Kim Hyun-ji Materials/photos by Professor Kim Se-kwon This content is published in 2020 Summer Edition (Volume 95) of ‘HY ERICA’, a Hanyang University newsletter ▶ Click to see HY ERICA 2020 Summer Edition (Volume 95) ▶ Click to see in detail ‘HY ERICA’ in [[Hanyang Wiki]] Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-06 23

[Student]ERICA Orchestra "Angelus" with Sounds from the Heavens

"Let's explore ANGELUS, a group of ERICA students that love music more than any others."  Q. What kind of a group is ANGELUS? A. ANGELUS means The Sound of the Heavens. It is an inter-university amateur orchestra under the Office of Student Affairs, where students who love music are gathered. Place of birth, age, gender, and living environments of the students are different, but they are still becoming one in the name of music, creating one beautiful voice.  Q. If it's an orchestra, it seems that the major activities would be playing instruments. Is that correct? A. There are annual concerts held every March and September for outdoor activities. There are other small activities meant to build friendships among the students, such as a founding celebration and other small concerts. Moreover, the ANGELUS orchestra is closely connected with other universities. To help the concerts of other universities, we participate in others' concerts as guest members and also invite guest members from other schools as well. Other than that, we also participate actively in events such as support concerts for the Office of Student Affairs, the Ansan Flashmob Concert, tutoring the Haeyang Middle School Orchestra, and other events within the school.  Q. How is ANGELUS constructed? A. There is an executive branch that takes care of overall administration work. Orche-group takes care of orchestra activities, and acts an advisory group that seeks to help or take on the role of middle man for a better operation of the orchestra. The executive branch mainly deals with administrative work, concerts and events, accounting, and student management. Orche-group is composed of section leaders that aim to make the best ensembles by directing the ensembles, delivering music scores, and taking care of each member's part. The instruments can be changed according to the members, but generally, in the string section there are violins, violas, cellos, contrabasses, and in the woodwind section there are flutes, clarinets, oboes, trumpets, trombones, and horns. Q. Since it is a group playing instruments, do you need to have basic playing skills? A. More than the skills of playing the instruments, the desire to play the instruments is more vital. Some people even started reading musical notes for the first time in their lives after entering ANGELUS. But they were full of passion for learning how to play the instruments, and all members gave great help. In the end, we were able to create beautiful sounds together. Q. How do you prepare for concerts? A. Dividing the year into two parts, we select which songs to play at a meeting. Usually, we select 1 or 2 overtures and a concerto to play in the first half of the concert select a symphony for the second half, and choose an encore song for the end of the concert. Taking the last concert as an example, we prepared Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Mendelssohn's Final's Cave for the first half, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 for the second half. For the encore song, we prepared James Bond 007 in an orchestra version. Once the songs are selected, we start the ensemble. It is usually done once a week, about two and a half hours to three hours, excluding two weeks during exam periods. Once vacation starts after the semester ends, we start focusing more on the ensemble. The director comes every week to lead the ensemble, and we increase the number of practices to twice a week. Once the semester starts again, we practice almost daily, or every other day, to prepare for the upcoming concert. We usually hold the concert within two or three weeks of the start of the semester. Q. When does ANGELUS recruit new members? A. We are not able to have active events due to COVID-19 for now, but we are always recruiting members. Usually, registration can be done by contacting the president or vice-president, or through the Facebook page. It is also okay to visit the orchestra room directly. Also, we open a recruitment booth every March and September, so please visit if you have any interest. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 08

[Student]"Hanyang's Love for Culture" at ERICA Campus

▲ The 16th Hanyang Culture Supporters Q. Please introduce Hanyang Culture Supporters to us. A. Hanyang Culture Supporters is an official organization affiliated with the Student Administration that plans, supervises, and hosts several cultural events in order to create ERICA campus’ very own specialized culture. We help the students to stay energized by hosting various events every Wednesday, a day of the week that many students can agree is like a "slump day" for them. Through these events, we help the students stay more energized so that they can devote themselves to their studies throughout the entire week. We are always working hard to make sure that the students of ERICA Campus are enjoying a happy campus life. Q. What kind of events have you hosted so far? A. For each festival season, we always host a variety of events for the students to enjoy. In 2018, we hosted an environmental campaign titled "We are Green Hanyang Culture" in order to create a culture of environmental awareness specifically for Hanyang University. For this campaign, we handed out free drinks to the students who brought their own empty bottles, and we also entertained an environmental mock test and handed out prizes to those who scored well. In 2019, we also hosted a "Subjective Travel Journal" event as the last event of the year. During this event, the students chose where they wanted to go and after filling out an Arrival Card, the students were able to experience what it would be like to travel the world through VR technology. ▲ A photo from the "We are Green Hanyang Culture" event Q. How can students participate in the events hosted by Hanyang Culture Supporters? A.The events are held once or twice a month, on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm in front of Democracy Square. This event only exists at the ERICA campus, and is a valuable time reserved and created by Hanyang Culture Love so that the students can participate in our events with ease. So, we hope that students will be able to participate and create their own precious university life memories by coming to Democracy Square on Wednesdays at 1 pm. Q. What kind of processes does the organization go through before hosting an event? A. The Organization of Hanyang Culture Love consists of the Management Team, the Planning Department, the Operations Department, and the External Cooperation Team. Before hosting an event, we have periodic meetings with the Student Administration so that we can prepare for our events that can be symbolized as something special for the Hanyang University students. We then have regular meetings one month before an event to decide on a concept and to thoroughly plan for it. We then create posters and prepare advertisements to publicize the event on social media, and we also conduct rehearsals all together a day before the event. We are always trying our best to make sure that we will conduct something that makes the students at ERICA campus happy. Q. When do you feel taking part in Hanyang Culture Supporters is rewarding? A. Among the students who have participated in our events, there have been many who have posted pictures of themselves or the prizes that they received on their personal social media accounts. When I saw how much the students have enjoyed our events, I was able to feel fulfilled and happy. Q. How can students apply to join Hanyang Culture Supporters? A. Hanyang Culture Supporters is a student body that is run by Sophomore students for an entire year. Our application period is open during the second half of the year for students who are becoming sophomores the following year, regardless of their admissions year number. If there are any students who would like to take part in Hanyang Culture Supporters from the year 2021, you can get to know us better through our various events in 2020 and join us as the 17th members later this year! Q. What should one be aware of when applying to Hanyang Culture Supporters? A. Hanyang Culture Supporters always welcomes students who have a sense of responsibility, are sincere, and honest. In order to host the events every month, we have regular meetings every week and each member of the organization must work on and finish their tasks with sincerity in order for our events to run smoothly. But even if you feel that you are not competent in those fields, as long as you are a student who loves Hanyang University and is willing to have an active school life, anyone can join Hanyang Culture Supporters. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-04 07

[Student]The Practice of Love by ERICA Ambassador 'Love, Hanyang'

'Love, Hanyang,' the promotional ambassador group of Hanyang University ERICA has shown love to Hanyang. Let's take a look at the miracles they've created in the midst of a difficulty cuase by COVID-19 crisis. Q. We have invited 'Love, Hanyang,' who worked hard to collect donations to help overcome COVID-19. How did you start this donation event? A : Due to the sudden spread of COVID-19, we were disappointed that we couldn’t proceed with the activities that we had prepared. We thought about what we could do to help overcome COVID-19 and came up with the idea of starting a donation drive. We selected organizations fairly and carefully, hoping that the donations would be used in a timely manner, and asked various institutions to promote the drive to many students from Hanyang University ERICA. Also, for transparent financial management, the ambassadors did not lose their tension during the week-long fundraising period by organizing and disclosing the deposit details every day. We were proud that we could carry out the 'Love in Deed and Truth', which is part of the school’s philosophy, and it was an honor for Love, Hanyang to lead the event. In the beginning, it was a bit stressful to start fundraising as a school representative, but thanks to all the Hanyang family members that participated, it was better than expected. Q. What does the university ambassador Love, Hanyang do exactly? A : Love, Hanyang is the official ambassador of Hanyang University ERICA’s Admission Team, and works to promote our school both on- and off-campus. In this year, nine students are participating as 15th member of Love, Hanyang. Love, Hanyang is communicating with many middle and high school students through campus tours, HY-LIGHT (a high school student college tour program), frequent admission fairs at Coex, and local high school visitations to promote Hanyang University ERICA. Moreover, we carry out protocols during official school and student events to communication with our students. In addition, Love, Hanyang is a model for school promotional magazines, newsletters, and promotional videos as a representative body of the university. Q. Please tell us about the pride of Hanyang University ERICA that Love, Hanyang loves. A : Hanyang University ERICA, which is known as a university-industry cluster, operates IC-PBL, an independent and creative education model inside all divisions in our university. IC-PBL is a learner-centered class that builds self-directed problem-solving skills in conjunction with businesses. From this, students can solve problems that can occur on real business sites by themselves. Furthermore, we are actively supporting student startups. In order for all students interested in startups to experience them, we are operating startup lectures as basic mandatory classes and liberal arts classes which allow students to gain basic startup knowledge. As a result, Hanyang University ERICA has a strong startup establishment rate every year with high student participation, as it supports startup clubs with production costs, marketing, promotion costs, offices, and meeting rooms. Q. What skills are needed in Love, Hanyang? A : Love, Hanyang considers love for school an important factor as it is an ambassador group that represents Hanyang University ERICA students. It is helpful for promotional activities if one knows a lot about the university along with caring a lot about it. Also, there are a lot of situations where presentations or communications are needed in places with a lot of people or with middle and high school students, faculty, parents, and people from outside. So, we think a friendly attitude is also an important asset. Lastly, a strong sense of responsibility is required for the team to perform each of the tasks faithfully. Those of you who have passion and a sense of responsibility for Hanyang University should appeal to what you are confident in while filling out the application form and preparing for an interview. Q. Finally, is there anything you want to say to the freshmen class of '20? A : Dear freshmen class of '20, you’ve done a great job surviving the tough exam years and coming to Hanyang University ERICA. With COVID-19, we are concerned that you cannot fully enjoy life on-campus that you would have dreamed of. We, Love, Hanyang, also can’t wait to see you on the blooming campus after this chaotic time passes. You can all do anything you want and become anyone you want to be. Do not doubt your abilities, and we hope you build a variety of experiences and precious memories over the course of four years. Please show a lot of love and attention to Love, Hanyang, and we will be rooting for you to show everything you’ve dreamed of at Hanyang University ERICA! Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-02 06

[Student]“Paving My Way and Future with Experiences” - An Interview of Students with Excellent Internship Results

The job market is becoming fiercer every day. Now it is time to compete with special experiences that nobody has. Here are individuals who have made their own stories from the field experiences of internship programs. These individuals are having their achievements acknowledged during their internship periods: Lee Yeong-ho (Division of Electrical Engineering Class of `13) and Kim Hyeon-seo (Department of Industrial Management Engineering Class of `14) got the Best Internship Award from Hyosung Power & Industrial Systems R&D Center and Ryu Tae-yeong (Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering Class of `15) received an award from Korea Rural Community Corporation. We met the three who got to have a big certainty through field experiences and awards. Q1. Your achievements were acknowledged by the corporations you worked in. How do you feel? Lee Yeong-ho (Electrical Engineering `13): I was not thinking of getting the award and did not expect it as well. I appreciate the award although there were people who were more hardworking than I am. Kim Hyeon-seo (Industrial Management Engineering `14): I did not expect the award. I guess the corporation had a good image of me as I tried my best until the end despite I found it hard to adapt in the beginning. Ryu Tae-yeong (Marine Science and Convergence Engineering `15): It is all thanks to Professor Shiin Seong-won who suggested the internship in the first place. I am happy about this but I also wonder if I am qualified for this award. Q2. What made you do an internship and with what criteria did you choose corporations? Lee Yeong-ho: After being a senior and started writing letters of self-introduction for job-seeking, I realized that I lack special experiences or stories, from the perspective of corporations. As I decided to have some field experiences before joining a company, I applied for the job sectors I was interested in. Electrical Engineering that I was interested in was the nearest to Hyosung Power & Industrial Systems R&D Center. Kim Hyeon-seo: Among my coursemates, there was a friend who did an internship at Hyosung. After listening to the story, my passion for the internship got bigger. In the phases of application, my friend actually cheered me a lot and gave me a lot of tips for application and interview. Ryu Tae-yeong: My professor recommended me for an internship. Although there were many other corporations other than the Korea Rural Community Corporation, I thought the work there would fit me best. The field is close to my subjects of interest and as the job is active, mainly science experiments, it fits well with my personality that cannot stay motionless. Ryu Tae-yeong received an award from the Korea Rural Community Corporation. Q3. Tell us about the department you worked in and your main tasks. Lee Yeong-ho: I was in the DC Grid team of Hyosung. It researches values to commercialize in the future industrial market and proves that the corporation has such technologies. We cooperated not only with research labs in many universities but also with other corporations. During undergraduate years, I just checked whether something works with a software tool, but I was able to experience the production and inventory. It is a process of making hardware. As I was interested in this sector, it became a meaningful experience. Kim Hyeon-seo: I was in the Technology Management team of Hyosung. It manages and plans research tasks, which are the most valued in the research lab. We not only value, manage, check, and pre-investigate the progress of tasks, but also deliver research tasks through contacting other companies and cooperating with universities. It is the center of the research lab. Through Hyosung’s original system, research tasks are under control. Ryu Tae-yeong: Korea Rural Community Corporation has the largest experiment lab in the East. A representative task is the Saemangeum Embankment project. We had a mock experiment under the request for repair. When my manager told me how to conduct the experiment, I did the experiment and delivered the result to researchers. They analyzed the results and numbers and students conducted experiments with technicians. Q4. What did you learn through the internship? Lee Yeong-ho: I tried to approach to elder seniors. Plus, I was able to experience the process - how works are done in a company. I also learned how to behave in different situations as it is my first time doing the job. My undergraduate knowledge was a background knowledge but active works, in the beginning, were hard. After I adapted to the atmosphere, it fits my interests and I could feel some joy while testing the products. It was attractive that the lab not only does tests and experiments but also has other business works such as meeting with other companies, meaning that there were various works. Kim Hyeon-seo: I learned a lot about interpersonal relationships. I approached my team members by asking for help and asking if there is anything to help because I have to work for a long time in the team. By using programs such as Excel and Powerpoint, my productivity and working capacity were increased. At first, I was astonished because of simple tasks but I tried my best to use my maximum capacity in parts that I can do. I even suggested a project to them. I guess I received the award since it worked out well. Ryu Tae-yeong: If you have set your goals firmly, working in the relevant field and company will be a great help for you when preparing for the job and after you get the job. I could learn professional knowledge from field experts, not from education in schools. This made a difference between me and competitors. Probably, an internship is an experience of social lives. Living a social life is not an easy thing but there surely will be someone to help you when you do your best by yourself. Those people are reliable people when you have hardships. Q5. Share us some words and tips for students preparing for an internship. Lee Yeong-ho: Many students are hesitant about an internship. They might take short-term internships into consideration when a long-term internship is burdensome. In the case of people who do not realize the situation of the current job market, experiences from an internship will raise your own value and make yourself to see your future path clearly. In selecting candidates by examining personal career papers, I think emphasizing my undergraduate lab internship and my organization-friendly personality meant a lot. Kim Hyeon-seo: Hanyang’s internship program is well-established and there is even a building for it. It is good to visit the center. You can get counseling and data about companies. I recommend you to get advice from friends who have done an internship. However, first of all, I strongly recommend you to apply for an internship when you feel the necessity for an internship by yourself so that you want to work in the actual field. Further, I tried to show my passion for the field of interest by pointing out my experiences of helping my professor during the undergraduate years in the resume and in the interview, I emphasized my ability to adapt to any environment. Ryu Tae-yeong: My professor who recommended me the internship have said what is more important than my GPA is ‘an attitude to work hard, without using tricks’. It is important to look up information about internships by yourself. When preparing for the internship, I stressed that I have a lot of interests since my major is relevant to the company’s main field. It became good merit to study in this department because works in the Korea Rural Community Corporation can be hard when they do not go along with your interest. In interviews, if you show a will to work hard with confidence, you can pass the process, so please try first of all without hesitating. Q6. What are your future plans and dreams? Lee Yeong-ho: I am preparing to get into a company with a job that I desire. I want to find work where I can show my true qualities. I hope that trying my best on the given work would help the society also. Kim Hyeon-seo: I am feeling pride in the fact that now there are many stories that I can tell after going through the field experience. I would like to work at a company where I can use my full qualities. Ryu Tae-yeong: I thought that it would be difficult before, but through this experience, I now have confidence that I will be able to get a job that fits my major 100%. This became an opportunity for me to decide to study harder. Hanyang University's field experience program, 'HY-WEB', provides students with the field experience related to one's major and an opportunity to search on one's career. Students who participate in the program go through short·long term training processes at a government organization, company, laboratory or nonprofit organization, which are organizations that fit the field experience requirements provided by the Ministry of Education, and are registered at the Center for Academic Placement Support. It is expected to give students the chance to improve their abilities regarding their majors through a clear selection of careers and various experiences, also enhancing their executive abilities in the end. The process is usually done through first submitting the documents through the website, holding interviews at each company, and making a final selection at the end. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-01 22

[Student]A Book for Exchange Students <Europe, Exchange Student: Between Beer and Tea>

Kim So-yeon (Division of International Studies, senior) and Hong Do-won (Korea University, senior) published a book for students preparing for life as an exchange student titled Europe, Exchange Student: Between Beer and Tea. The book deals with a wide range of areas starting from preparing to be an exchange student to what it is like to live around the local area. The book contains detailed information on life in the United Kingdom and Germany, as well as traveling to Europe, which is also useful to those planning of staying in Europe for a month or so. When the term 'exchange student' is searched for on a search engine, a vast amount of advice appears, starting from the application process to packing tips. Kim came up with the idea of the book, thinking that it would be helpful if there was someone that could gather this information and organize it all together. To Kim, the exchange student experience from last fall of 2018 was her first time living abroad. The information that she needed was neither the price nor the departure process, but on the culture and life of the people around the local area. Kim described the vagueness that she felt about living abroad, mentioning that "people post much information on personal blogs about preparing to be an exchange student, but not so much after leaving Korea." ▲ Kim So-yeon (Division of International Studies, senior) published a book on being an exchange student in the United Kingdom and Germany through crowdfunding. The funding reached more than 3 times its original goal. Kim started writing the book as soon as she began leaving as an exchange student. The hardships and new information that she faced were immediately recorded in the writing, which added specificity to the book. She also collected information on other areas of Europe, which she gained through traveling around the area herself. Kim stated that she "tried to include information that can be both applied to the United Kingdom and Germany," such as in, "how to buy products online when there is no supermarket around." Kim finished the first draft of the book last September, and, in the following month, a contract with a designer was made. While she was originally planning on only publishing an E-Book, she changed her plans after the recommendation from a designer who also worked as a one-person publisher. Because there is a fixed number of minimum prints, printing paperbacks comes with cost and risks. Kim explained that she "conducted crowdfunding simply to meet the printing cost, regardless of any extra profit." ▲ Europe, Exchange Student: Between Beer and Tea is currently going through a second edition editing. Following sales on paperback and E-Book will be made through Aladin. (Provided by Kim So-yeon) Publishing paperback books does not stop on writing the book itself, including processes such as sales, delivery management, and marketing. For example, many thoughts were required when deciding the goods that come along with the crowdfunding rewards. Kim and her co-writer planned for a coin purse and a shopping bag that would come in handy when living in Europe, but after considering the minimum number of quantity of the customized products, they changed it to cups and postcards. Due to the characteristics of crowdfunding, the funding initiator has to make packages and deliver the products directly, not through signing a contract with an outside shipping company. This makes it difficult for them to track the delivery processes and costs. Kim mentioned that "there were some number of cases where the books were lost during the delivery process and sent again because we were not able to find them." Reactions from those who received the book were very positive. On a social network platform, many reviews followed, such as "it helped me greatly on reducing unnecessary packages." It reached the original goal starting from the first day of crowdfunding, reaching 309% of the accumulated amount of money by the end date. "I give thanks to my parents, the friends around me who offered help, the Office of International Affairs of Hanyang University, and all of the readers," mentioned Kim. She also added that "it would have been better if I had had more insights on the marketing." The book, Europe, Exchange Student: Between Beer and Tea is currently going through a revision after its first edition and will soon be seen as an E-Book on Aladin. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr