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2019-05 28

[Student]A Precious Silver for Hanyang Judo Team Captain

The 12th Cheong-poong Judo Competition was held for five days from May 1st to May 5th. At one of the largest judo competitions in Korea, along with the Jeju-cup and Suncheonman-cup, Cho Young-hak (Department of Physical Education, 4th year), the captain of the Hanyang Judo team, managed to produce an outstanding result by winning the silver medal in the 81 kg class individual division. Cheong-poong Judo Competition Cheong-poong Judo Competition is one of the largest judo competitions in Korea both in its size and reputation. Having first started in 2008 as Cheong-poong National Judo Competition, targeting elementary, middle, and high school students only, it was in 2015 that the competition was extended beyond students to include assortments of all classes. Except for in 2011 and 2012, the competition has been held in Cheongju due to the reputation of the area within South Korean judo. Second from left, Cho Young-hak (Department of Physical Education, 4th year) has won the silver medal in the Cheong-poong Judo Competition 81 kg class individual division. (Photo Courtesy of Cho) 260 teams (1,843 individuals) for the individual division and 130 teams (980 individuals) for the team events participated in this year’s competition. An additional 180 individuals were also present for the university club division, bringing the total to 3003 participants for this year’s competition. Cho managed to make it to the finals, having successive victories since the round of 32. During the finals, Cho gave away half the points to his opponent, with 40 seconds remaining. “Not having enough rest after the semi-finals, I think that fatigue was the main reason behind my loss. Still, it was a nice experience, and I will prepare more for other competitions,” stated Cho. Captain of the Hanyang team First starting judo during his second year in elementary school, Cho managed to win his first medal a year later. It was this medal that solidified Cho’s interest in the sport and led him to this point. Now being the captain of Hanyang Judo Team, Cho showed his passion for judo. Despite his success in the Cheong-poong competition, rather than showing satisfaction, Cho stated how he felt his shortages through the tournament and how he was inspired to train even harder. He also added that he will prepare well for upcoming competitions in the future, having the goal of joining a business team or the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps after graduation. Being the captain of Hanyang Judo Team, Cho showed his dedication toward preparing himself and his teammates for future competitions. (Photo Courtesy of Cho) Cho also asked for more interest in and support for the school team. He explained that “Only two players were admitted to Hanyang per year, yet even this recruitment has stopped, leaving only the six current members. With us all being in different weight classes, it is difficult for us to practice with only each other. A more supportive environment for training would be a great help to the team." Despite the small number, Cho and his team members have shown great results. According to Cho, judo is a stepping stone towards his next life. Having guided the Hanyang Judo team well, the anticipation towards future competitions is high for both Cho and his teammates. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-04 08

[Student]Pursuit of a Dream Beyond Borders

Hanyang University's basketball team is currently in ninth place in the 2019 KUFS University League, hosted by the Korean University Basketball Federation (KUBF). This is all thanks to the excellent players the team has, one of whom is Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 2nd year). He has performed sensationally in this year's university league, scoring an average of over 20 points in the first four games. Having entered Hanyang University in September of 2018, Boldsukh is a 189cm player who is currently having a great debut season, ranking third in the individual scoring chart with a total of 86 points. Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 2nd year) has peformance exceptionally during the first three games of the 2019 KUFS University League. Pursuing his dream in Korea Born in Mongolia, Boldsukh came to Korea at the age of eleven, after his grandparents passed away. As Boldsukh’s mother was living in Korea at the time, he came to the country in the need of a guardian. As soon as he arrived in Korea, Boldsukh entered Sahwa Elementary School and joined the basketball team, which was the start of his career as a basketball player in Korea. Moving onto Palryong Middle School and Masan High School, Boldsukh pursued his career by joining both schools' basketball teams. Although Boldsukh was allowed to play on basketball teams, it was his nationality as a foreigner that prevented him from playing in regular leagues such as the National Sports Festival. Boldsukh’s nationality also presented additional hardships such as not being covered by national health insurance and many complications related to documentation paperwork. However, such difficulties did not prevent Boldsukh from pursuing his dream, and he was admitted to Hanyang University in 2018, based on his exceptional basketball skills. Boldsukh faced numerous hardships while pursuing his career as a foreign player in Korea. Becoming a key player Even after his admission to Hanyang University, Boldsukh was not allowed to play in last year’s University League due to the regulations on foreign players. It was only after Boldsukh received his Korean citizenship in October of 2018 that he was able to register as a player, finally making his debut in the 2019 KUSF University League. According to Boldsukh, last year was a difficult season for not only himself but also for the Hanyang University team itself, as he had to watch the team failing to make it to the playoffs from the bench. However, with Boldsukh joining the team, the outlook for the team seemed to be bright this season. “Our team members have formed a close relationship, which resulted in showing great teamwork. We also are specialized at swift attacks based on a strong defense,” answered Boldsukh, when asked about the strengths of Hanyang University team. As for his individual performance, Boldsukh gave the credit to his teammates, explaining how basketball is a team game, and that it was their great support that led to his outstanding performance. Boldsukh has an important role in helping the Hanyang University team make the playoffs this season. Boldsukh is playing a pivotal role on the team in that his outstanding performance is earning high scores and raising their rankings. As of April 8th, Boldsukh has scored a total of 81 points, 21 points on average per game, which makes him the highest scorer among Hanyang players, and third in the league's individual player scoring chart. Even his defensive contributions are high with Boldsukh managing to make a total of nine steals throughout the first four games, which places him sixth out of all the players. As for his goal at Hanyang University, Boldsukh has showed his hopes towards winning the University League. Going further, his dream is to join a professional team after graduation, eventually becoming a member of the Korean National Basketball Team. In the short run, however, Boldsukh’s main focus is to take the team to the playoffs this year and help his current teammates have a successful season. Meeting Kyunghee University on April 24th as their next opponent, Boldsukh's passion will once again be seen, doing his best to help the team achieve its next victory. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Guen-hyung

2019-02 07

[Student]Hanyang Welcomes Kim Hyang-gi!

Gathering more than 20 million viewers with her recent movie series, ‘Alongside With the Gods' (2017, 2018), Kim Hyang-gi (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) received the title of a ‘ten-million actress,’ a term used to refer to actors and actresses who have gathered over ten million viewers in one movie. Her achievement has led to her becoming the youngest actress to receive the ‘Best Supporting Actress Award’ at the ‘2018 39th Blue Dragon Awards.’ Turning 20 years old in 2019, Kim has been admitted to Hanyang University's Department of Theater and Film, becoming a freshman for the upcoming semester beginning in March. Putting a period to her teenage life and embarking on her new chapter of life in her twenties, Kim shared her impressions as both a university student and as a soaring actress. Kim Hyang-gi (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) is known as a ‘ten-million actress’ who filmed numerous top-ranking movies. Becoming a student of Hanyang Q. What led you to apply for Hanyang University? Kim: During my high school years, I long desired to pursue my studies in the field of film and theater. After the deliberate process of asking for advice and comparing the available options, I was able to make the final decision of applying for the Department of Theater and Film in Hanyang University. Q. Do you have any fantasy of being a university student? Kim: From an academic perspective, I am really looking forward to taking the courses offered at school. It is those related to ‘playwright’ that I am excited about the most, as it has a distinct intellectual benefit for actors. As it is something that I have never encountered before, the curiosity and interest towards the field have naturally grew in me. As for the expectations related to my school life as a university student, I want to participate in extracurricular activities. However, it is not certain yet which type of activity I want to participate in, as every activity has a different vibe that I may not be familiar with. I do not think it would be too late to choose after adapting to the school atmosphere first. Additionally, although it may seem as a trivial thing, I really want to try eating at the school cafeteria. Q. Your teenage life is over and you are turning 20. When do you feel it the most? Kim: To be honest, I am not feeling anything yet. I think it will take about a year before I actually acknowledge that I have truly become an adult. As for now, I want to concentrate on adapting to my school life as a freshman. Kim is holding a Hylion in front of a cardboard. Q. Is there any remark that you would like to share with your fellow freshmen? Kim: To my fellow freshman, I believe we are all having the nervousness and excitement that every freshmen must go through. I hope that we all have a meaningful and healthy school life together, sharing enjoyment when we can and pursuing our studies when we must! Q. Kim also improvised an acrostic poem to the school philosophy ‘Love in Deed and Truth(사랑의 실천)' 사: 사자와 함께 (Alongside a lion) 랑: 낭낭한 마음으로 (With a pleasurable heart) 의: 의젓한 대학생으로서의 생활을 힘내봅시다 (We should keep the efforts of living as mature university students) 실: 실천의 중요성 모두 알고 계시죠? (You all know the importance of acting in deed, right?) 천: 천만배 더 멋진 사람이 되기 위해 노력하는 한양인이 됩시다 (Let us all become students of Hanyang that can shine ten-thousand times brighter) Kim's career as an actress Q. What is your most meaningful movie? Kim: Although every single movie throughout my career is important and meaningful to me, I believe that it is ‘Heart Is' (2006) that is the most meaningful, considering that it was the movie that allowed me to first set foot in my career as an actress. As I was only six years old at the time, I do not have very clear memories, yet a lasting one is that my mother read me the script as if it was a fairy tale because I was too young to read it myself and understand it. Q. Is there any specific role that you would like to play in the future? Kim: In the past, when I had that same question, my answer was that I wanted to perform a character with a multiple personality. However, having more thoughts now, I believe it is hard for me to name one specific role. It is because, rather than focusing on the role itself, it is more about how the character is shaped within the plot, with various emotions and situations guiding the formation. Kim is explaining her career as an actress. Q. Do you know your strength as an actress? Kim: As I like acting, I act every character with full sincerity, which I believe is my main strength. As for my specific philosophy of acting, I do not have one, yet I do like the saying, ‘in-hyang-man-li’ (인향만리, a four-character Chinese idiom that has the meaning of ‘a person's scent lasts over a long distance’). Even apart from the fact that the idiom is associable to my name (the word hyanggi means 'scent' in Korean), I also like the meaning itself in that I want to become an actress that always remains nearby. Q. How would you define the term 'acting'? Kim: I believe that acting is similar to creating a mind-map. While having a certain model as an actress that I desire at the center of my mind, I have to spread numerous branches from it to fit myself into that certain model. With no limitations in its growth, every experience and every lesson that I learn can be linked together within the mind-map, eventually all forming into the model actress that I desire to become. Q. Can you introduce your newly-released movie, ‘Innocent Witness' (2019)? Kim: ‘Innocent Witness’(2019) has the main story of Yang Soon-ho (played by Jung Woo-sung), a lawyer assigned to a murder case, meeting the only witness of the case, Lim Ji-woo (played by Kim Hyang-gi) who has an autistic disorder. Planned to be released on February 13th, 2019, it is a heartwarming movie that is getting the attention of many. After the interview, Kim is taking a photo in front of the Hanyang University Museum. Q. What are your future plans? Kim: Rather than looking far into the future, I want to concentrate on my near future, which is my life as a university student and a freshman of Hanyang University. As an actress, I would like to learn and improve step by step, while pursuing my acting career. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-01 07

[Student]The Barrier-Free Map version 2.0

The Barrier-Free Map, a map specially designed for the convenience of the disabled, has recently released its version 2.0. First planned by the Hanyang University Social Innovation Center and the students of the Hanyang University Disabled Student Association (HUDSA), the map has been upgraded from the first version by widening its range and including the districts outside of school. According to Lee Jeong-in (School of Business, 2nd year), the current vice-president of the HUDSA, the Barrier-Free Map Project was first started with the purpose of creating a map that provides valuable information to the disabled, especially within the campus of Hanyang University. The team consisted of mainly nine students, with eight being the members of the HUDSA and Kim Chan-joo (Department of Architectural Engineering, 1st year) who received recommendations from such members. Lee Jeong-in (School of Business, 2nd year) is explainig how the whole Barrier-Free Map project came to fruition. The nine students first focused upon the whereabouts within campus, checking the existence of features such as the doors, toilets, and parking spaces that are provided for the use of the disabled. Collaborating with the Seoul Map Company ‘Tagging,’ they succeeded in making the prototype of the Barrier-Free Map 1.0, which marks such valuable information additional to the current campus map of Hayang University. Version 2.0 takes off from this particular stage adding information that covers the districts of Wangsimni and several subway stations within Seoul. Receiving support from the SK Happiness Foundation, the second version of the map was completed this year, adding information of such features within the stores of the Wangsimni district. The team also investigated the subway stations of Sindorim, Seokgye, Oksu, and Yaksu, finding the most convenient transfer gates for the disabled users. All relevant information was gathered personally by the team members, visiting all the transfer gates and stores both on and off campus. (click to view the map of Hanyang University Campus and Wangsimni; click to view the Seoul Metro Map for the Disabled) Lee Tan (School of Business, 3rd year), the former president of the HUDSA, said that they had many difficulties when collecting the needed information, as the road pavement was not suitable for those who use a wheelchair. Having to make the map with a small number of team members within a limited time was also a difficulty that the team had to face during the production process. Lee also added that he was surprised at the fact that most places did not provide even the most basic features that are required for disabled users. Lee Tan (School of Business, 3rd year) and Lee Jeong-in demonstrate their hopes that the Barrier-Free Map can contribute to making a world that is 'Barrier-Free.' With the second version having recently been finished, both Lee Jeong-in and Lee Tan have stated that this is not the end of the Barrier-Free Map. They have demonstrated their hopes toward the map being improved and extended towards national districts, coming to the aid of a wider pool of users. When asked of future plans, Lee Jeong-in answered, “we hope that the map does not end in simply notifying the difficulties that many people have within their everyday lives but actually leads to an actual improvement within the facilities. The most ideal plan is to make a completely barrier-free world that does not require such specially designed maps.” Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@daum.net Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-10 15

[Student]Passing the Civil Service Examination

The successful candidates for the 2018 Civil Service Examination were recently announced on the last day of September. Kim Geon-hui (Department of Economics and Finance, 1st year) successfully passed the examination, applying for the serial group of financial administration. Having started to prepare for the exam since early February of 2016, Kim says that he still feels bewildered by the result and happy that all the members of his study group have managed to pass this year’s exam. Entering Hanyang University in 2015, Kim mentioned how he became interested in the field of policy planning while taking his major courses. “Although becoming a professional in a particular field or major did seem interesting, it was planning policies and developing a synthetic perspective that got me more captivated,” explained Kim. Based upon his newly formed interests, Kim took time off from school after his first quarter and moved in to Sillim-dong Gosichon, where most of its residents are students preparing for various exams. Kim's preparation and advice Failing the first examination of 2017, Kim changed his daily schedule to studying eleven hours, starting from seven in the morning to eleven in the night. During the three-cycle period, which refers to the time period between the first and second exam, Kim slightly changed his time schedule of starting in nine in the morning due to emaciation. Kim also mentioned how joining the study group within the Sillim-dong Gosichon also greatly helped him with not only preparing for the overall exam, but also with sharing information and providing support towards each other. According to Kim, the Civil Service Examination is mainly divided into three stages. The first stage is the Public Service Aptitude Test (PSAT), which is once again divided into four parts: Linguistic Logic, Data Interpretation, Situational Judgement, and Constitutional Law. As for the Linguistic Logic and Data Interpretation section, Kim mentioned the importance of time management and how one must quickly distinguish the questions that should be abandoned in order to focus on the remaining questions. As for the Situational Judgement part, Kim stressed an emphasis upon the quizzes, and how finding the twists in sample questions from previous exams helped his preparation. On the Constitutional Law area, Kim shared his advice: "I was surprised this year due to the fact that provisions of the constitution were questioned rather than judicial precedents. For those who are preparing for the exam, I recommend you put less emphasis upon studying judicial precedents but focus upon the provisions also." Kim Geon-hui (Department of Economics and Finance, 1st year) explained that self-control is an important factor during the preparation process as the Civil Service Examination requires continuous effort. Kim used the term ‘real-game’ when referring to the second stage of the exam, which took place in June. Applying for the serial group of financial administration, Kim took the following exams of Economics, Finance, Administrative Law, Administration, and Statistics. Instead of writing in a beautiful manner, Kim says that he focused on writing answers roughly, but accurately. Out of the exams stated above, it is the Administration part that most examinees, including Kim, find most challenging. As for Kim, he explained that he prepared for the exam by trying to list short-answers as in a thesis and sharing answer sheets with other members within the group study. The third and last stage of the exam is the interview, which consisted of group discussions, individual presentations, and personality interviews. According to Kim, giving a relaxed and soft impression to the interviewers is important. He also added that providing ingenious and inventive ideas during group discussions and individual presentations would also give a positive impression. For this reason, Kim gave an emphasis on the need of utilizing one’s own original strengths during the preparation of the interview stage. Overcoming Hardships When asked about hardships during the preparation process, Kim recalled his memories of failing on the second stage of the 2017 Civil Service Examination. "The fact that I could not tell my parents that I will definitely pass the next year was what made me even more troubled. Having no guarantee that I will eventually pass the exam is what I think most examinees, including myself, find most challenging while preparing for the examination." Kim also recalled the time when he changed his serial group from General Administration to Financial Administration. He changed his serial group with the belief that he was better suited for the economic and financial area, yet the thought that he might regret this decision was also another hardship that he had to overcome. As changing his or her serial group was a rare case, Kim had trouble seeking advice on this matter. Having the thought that it is only himself who can overcome his own hardships that Kim studied even harder in order to defeat his uncertainties. Kim mentioned how he is planning to have various experiences and have some time to look back upon himself before turning into office. Nonetheless, without the steady support from his parents, friends, and fellow members of the studying group, who also prepared for the exam and went through similar hardships, Kim says that he would not have made it through the whole process. As for future plans, Kim mentioned that he is planning to have diverse experiences. “While preparing for the interview, I felt that I still had a lot to learn, as I have focused upon only studying from an early age. For this reason, I want to experience various fields and also have some time to look back upon myself,” explained Kim. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-08 13

[Student]Making A Connection Through Separation

Three senior students of the Department of Interior Design Na Myeong-hwa, Ahn Ju-bin, and Park Do-hyun received placed second in the Urban-Regeneration Exhibition held by Seoul City on 17th of July. Teaming up with Professor Hwang Hyun-seok (Department of Interior Design) and a Lim Joo-young (Department of Interior Design, '18), they were the only team consisting of only students to receive a prize in this exhibition. Park Do-hyun, Ahn Joo-bin, Na Myeong-hwa (Department of Interior Design, 4th year) from left, received second place for the Urban-Regeneration Exhibition held by Seoul City this 17th of July and became the sole student-only team to receive a prize. The targeted area of the exhibition was Majang-dong, an area in Seoul which is famous for its large meat market. However, because the market was not formed through attentive urban planning but rather disorderly, Majang-dong has long been an area of conflict between the area's residents market's merhcants. The main purpose of the exhibition was to ameliorate such confrontation by designing a building in an open space in Majang-dong owned by the city of Seoul . Divided mainly into two stages, the participating teams were required to submit an overall idea of how they were to use the open space and confront the problem that Majang-dong has long faced. Only 12 teams, out of the 66 that initially applied, made it to the second stage where they provided actual blueprints and images of their planned building. The three students became the only student-comprised team to not only make it to the second stage while competing with other architectural firms and construction offices but to win a prize. The team had the main theme of connection through separation. By separating Majang-dong into two floors, one for the residents and the other for the merchants, they believed the conflict would also be lessened. “The product market was not a place that one would enjoy passing by due to both the unpleasant visual and olfactory aspects. Even from the merchants’ perspective, the residents passing the market would have been a disturbance to their livelihood,” explained Park. The Majang-Bridge, which connects the Cheonggye-Stream with Majang-dong has the theme of connection through separation. The students separated the region to provide separate spaces for the merchants and residents, which would alleviate the long conflict that has been ongoing between them. The two floored building would allow the merchants to maintain their livelihood on the first floor without being disturbed, while the residents would be able to freely pass through the area in a much more pleasant environment on the second floor. Despite the fact that they would become literally separated, this would be a beginning for building an atmosphere of respect towards each other instead of the unpleasant confrontation that the residents and merchants of Majang-dong have been facing. Although the students have managed to achieve an outstanding result from the exhibition, they were surrounded by pessimistic concerns from their professors and colleagues during the early phases of preparation. “Due to the awareness that such exhibitions and competitions have a high entry barrier, many students are prevented from participating in them. We also faced many difficulties, yet having confidence with our challenge led us to positive results,” maintained Park. “Keeping the strength to see it through to the end is also important,” added Na as advice. When asked about their future plans, the three students answered that they are now preparing for their graduation exhibition, which is held October 2nd-4th at Hanyang Museum. Based on their experience, it seems that the three students are preparing themselves to once again go beyond the expectations of others and achieve outstanding results. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju

2018-08 06

[Student]Receiving the Best Student Paper Award: First Prize

Four of the juniors from the Department of English Language and Literature, Kim Su-bin, Kang Na-rim, Park Su-bin, and Lee Kyu-won, received the Best Student Paper Award: First Prize from the academic competition recently held by The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) on the 12th of May. The competition had the main theme of presenting a paper on any aspect of American society. The four students focused their paper upon how sex education is taught in American schools, and compared the relatively progressive programs to the relatively conservative ones. For the conservative side, Park and Lee targeted Mississippi and Texas, respectively, while Kim and Kang concentrated on Massachusetts and California for the progressive side. Interesting differences were found between the conservative and progressive states. Mississippi and Texas, the conservative side, focused their sex education upon self-control and moderation rather than on contraceptive methods. According to Park, it seemed as if the politicians from the conservative states were sensitive to the topic and found it uncomfortable to set a curriculum for the subject. On the other hand, Massachusetts and California were much more open to providing detailed sex education to school students. Rather than preaching to students to simply remain abstinent, the two states focused on teaching students how to have a healthier sex life. Taking a step further, some schools in Massachusetts not only taught methods of contraception but also provided birth-control tools to students. Such differences led the four students to conclude that educational curriculums should be free from political bias and become more unified within the American society. (From left) Park Su-bin, Lee Su-bin, and Lee Kyu-won (Department of English Language and Literature, 3rd year) shared their experience of recieving the Best Student Paper Award at the academic competition held by the American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK). They stressed the importance of selecting a theme interesting to both the writer and readers. It was Professor Lee Hyung-seob (Department of English Language and Literature) who first suggested the students participate in this competition. Once they started their research, the four students received only minimal help from the professor. This allowed the students to have higher levels of responsibility and devotion towards their research. “When sharing our work at the actual competition, it seemed as if the other teams had actually received help from professionals. Conducting the whole paper through our own strength allowed us to become more proud of our results,” stated Kim. When asked to give advice to those who are interested in academic competitions, Lee and Kim emphasized the importance of setting an interest theme, as continuous interest in the subject is the key to producing better results. Park also mentioned good teamwork, which requires a lot of responsibility. At last, the four students concordantly said their dedication to the research was the key factor that bore such a positive result. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-07 16

[Student]Creating Lasting Memories in the Division of International Studies

The term melting pot refers to the phenomenon of melting different elements together into a harmonious whole. The word is frequently used in today's globalized society as diverse cultures are becoming more and more integrated. Borrowing the term, the anthem for the Division of International Studies (DIS), "The Melting Pot," was written by Kim Cheon-woo (DIS, 3rd year). As it was introduced on the official blog page of the DIS, the song has the meaning of making a harmonious environment for DIS students. Kim Cheon-woo (DIS, 3rd year) shared his experience of making an anthem for the DIS in order to make lasting memories with his fellow students. Having an interest in music since his middle school years, Kim has continuously engaged himself in musical activities. It was Kim who rejuvenated DISound, the band club of the DIS in 2014, which was his first year at Hanyang University. Based upon such activities, Kim managed to gather five more members to make the anthem together. “Returning to school after finishing my military service, I wanted to do something meaningful with my friends that would actually be helpful to our department," recalled Kim during the interview. He explained that it was a disappointment how he and his classmates had to seperate due to internships and exchange study programs. Teaming up with Kim Ha-rim, Shin Joon-ho, Park Jun-hyung, Shin Jae-ah (DIS, 3rd year), and Park Ju-hyun (DIS, 4th year), Kim was able to complete the song "Melting Pot." The term was chosen by Kim, knowing the diversity of ethnicities in the DIS. The diversity includes living in various countries abroad, and how they are able to come together as everything molds together within the same pot. Such various students are able to come together and show respect towards each other while taking the same courses and communicating with each other throughout their school years in the DIS. Kim shared his future plans of pursuing his musical dreams. Going to the U.S. as an exchange student next semester, Kim mentioned how he wants to find his own musical colors during the exchange program. Kim mentioned that the term melting pot was first used to represent the DIS, yet it is not only limited to this particular division but can be applied to Hanyang University as a whole. He showed strong enthusiasm for making a representative song for Hanyang University also. “Although I did use the term melting pot for the anthem, I believe that there is still room for improvement. Just because someone is different, it does not mean that they are wrong. I hope that a culture where everyone is warmly welcomed and respected is set,” concluded Kim. A direct link to the official blog of Hanyang DIS: https://m.blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=officialhanyangdis&logNo=221289100572&proxyReferer= A direct link to Kim’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/1000guitar/ A direct link to Kim’s Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GUZdF9O63o Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Kuen-hyung

2018-06 04

[Student]Beyond A Business

An art exhibition took place in the Business Administration building, starting from the 25th until the 28th of May. The exhibition was held by three students: Lee Jae-gi (Financial Management, '14), Lee Sang-Ah (Business, '16) and Ong Uk-man (Business, ‘15), who first met each other at the Hanyang New Business Development Lab. While sharing their interests in art, the three students were able to meet the goal of expanding the start-up company Picto Sales. An art exhibition was held at the Business School building from the 25th until the 28th of May, by the start-up company Picto Sales. The Hanyang Business School has established the Hanyang Biz-Lab in the form of a holding company, and has registered as an institution for field-experience by providing internship opportunities to Hanyang students. It consists of seven departments, including the New Business Development Lab (New-Biz Lab), which mainly focuses on providing support to the participating students establishing a start-up company. It was through this program that the three students were able to meet and share their ideas about the expansion of the newly started Picto Sales company. Being the third management class of the Business School’s New-Biz program, the three students have been able to further expand the Picto Sales business portfolio, which was first conceived by the second generation. The company has the chief goal of providing a transmission platform for little known artists and potential consumers who are willing to purchase low-priced works of art. By displaying artworks of unfamed authors at a relatively low price, Picto Sales tries to benefit both the artists and consumers. Lee Jae-gi (right), the team leader, was responsible for external cooperation, such as meeting and contacting the artists and galleries. Lee Sang-ah (left) had the main role of design and promotion. Although it has the form of a start-up company, Picto Sales prioritizes meeting its corporate social responsibilities over making profits. This was due the agreement of the three students to focus on providing a steady platform where artists can share their artistic creations rather than to simply sell artwork and make profit for the company. While most transmission businesses in the art industry take half of the profit from sales, Picto Sales takes only around 30 percent. Thus, while providing a platform where amateur artists can share their artwork, the company also remits a higher portion of profit to them. Prior to the current exhibition, Picto Sales has already managed to display two exhibitions outside of campus. The first exhibition was held from the 30th of April until the 11th of May at a gallery café located in Hongdae, whereas the second was held at the Kangdong Community Center from May 23rd to the 26th. Lee was careful when selecting the locations for the two exhibitions. The accessibility, parking space, and levels of collaboration were all taken into consideration. Additionally, low rental payments were a priority, as Picto Sales does not have a high budget. Although the rental fees of gallery cafés are known to be high, Lee was able to rent the location without any costs by promoting their actions of providing artistic opportunities to unfamed artists. The pamplets of the two previous exhibitions held by Picto Sales, which were designed by Lee herself. (Photo Courtesy of Picto Sales) Despite their successful exhibitions, there were hardships that Picto Sales had to overcome. The tight budget of the company resulted in the students starting from scratch. They visited over 30 places in order to find an adequate location for the exhibition, and even once the location was arranged, they had to carry the works of art to the exhibition locations themselves. The vacuum of an art major among the members was another difficulty, as they also had to learn how to deal with artwork. “Despite all three of us sharing a great interest in art, there was more for us to learn when dealing with artwork. It was through this experience that I first learned how to attach backing-paper when handling oriental paintings in order to prevent them from wrinkling,” mentioned Lee. While overcoming such hardships, the gratitude they received from the artists whose work they were displaying motivated them the most. The platform that Picto Sales is trying to construct is a wonderful opportunity for them. Aside from the gratitude received by the artists, the high enthusiasm that consumers showed towards the exhibitions was another factor that inspired the members of Picto Sales. According to Lee, despite how hard preparing the exhibition was, once they saw people finding the exhibition and showing interest towards the displayed work, their fatigue lightened. Lee mentioned how he was uaware that the purchase of domestic artwork with a foreign credit card was illegal. Having success with three exhibitions, two outside and one within campus, Picto Sales is now planning their fourth and the last exhibition in June. The three students, being the third generation of the New-Biz Lab, are now ready to pass their company to the fourth generation as their internship ends this semester. Although, it is up to the succeeding generation whether they will enlarge Picto Sales or start a new business, the three students have shown their hopes towards the further expansion of the company. While showing their concerns toward the succeeding generation having passion for art and the promotion of amateur artists, they did not forget to share their advice. "Managing a start-up company requires high levels of preparation. Although it is important to be ready in various aspects, being prepared in legal issues would especially help one to manage his or her business and to spread their passion.” Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun