Multiculturalism in Korea (한국의 다문화주의)

One of many reasons behind recent measures made in Korea’s immigration policies relates to confronting modern-day state issues. Some of these issues include increasing the population growth and preserving Korean nationalism in light of globalization. Presently, the Republic of Korea (South Korea herein) possesses one of the world’s lowest birthrates and highest aging populations internationally….

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅) Insights and Personal Experience – Part 1

Late-bloomer (according to Urban Dictionary): People who experience a delayed heyday in their 20s and/or 30s, when they finally have the factors (social and/or job status, money, body, looks, etc.) to get laid and gain attraction/popularity among the opposite sex. These people were typically categorized as nerds/geeks back in high school. The term late-bloomer is…

Grad Life 대학원생: DC & Abroad 2012-2014

For those who do not know me between 2012-2014 I was a graduate student at American University ‘s(AU) School of International Service  (*which has 2,000+ students) in Washington, DC. However, unlike a typical AU student I spent one year in DC  and my second year abroad studying at AU’s sister school Korea University. During my…

MA degree vs BA degree (석사 학위vs학사 학위)

Recently, I have been debating with my family about why I still do not want to pursue a PhD after obtaining two master degrees.  To summarize our lengthy discussion I tried convincing them that living with a MA degree is more valuable than a BA degree – because the job market in my ideal field…

Finding A Job In Korea (직업을 찾기)

Just one year ago after making the decision to leave my teaching position in Yongin I was offered a full-time job as a content writer/ marketer with a small Korean company in the Seocho-gu area of Seoul, Korea.  However, unfortunately the head manager at this company revoked my employment offer during the first week I…

Career Exploring (작업을찾기): 2010~

When we are young we sometimes imagine what kind of life we expect to live, however, sometimes are imaginations never manifest into what we actually experience.  This is also true with our job professions. Since graduating college in 2010 I had hoped that my degree in International Affairs & Asian Studies would elevate me into…