The Career Design Center at Sookmyung Women's University is dedicated to assisting students in achieving a fulfilling and successful life by guiding them towards their desired career paths and personal development. The center focuses on nurturing students with key capabilities and a sense of responsibility, fostering their talents for a bright future.
Guide to Future Path Program
Vocational Psychology Test
Understanding one's vocational aptitude and interests accurately is crucial for making a suitable career choice. The Vocational Aptitude Test scientifically measures individual abilities, interests, personality traits, and how well they align with the requirements of various occupations. This helps individuals discover more successful and fulfilling career paths.
To take the Vocational Psychology Test, you can visit the following websites:
One-to-One Professional Future Path Counseling
- Sookmyung's Career Design Center offers personalized one-to-one counseling with professional career advisors to help students understand their future career options and make informed choices based on their aptitude and interests.
- To apply for counseling, visit the Career Design Center's homepage at http://smcareer.sookmyung.ac.kr and click on "Apply for counseling."
Career Development Program
Sookmyung Mentorship Program
The advisory committee, comprised of executives from large companies, alumni, and Sookmyung professors, acts as mentors in the program supporting a fulfilling and successful life, including career development and entrance into the desired fields. The external advisory commissioners and mentorship program provide the diploma, while the professor mentorship program is recognized with credits.
(Subject Name: Mentorship Program I, III - 1 Credit as an Elective in the Liberal Arts)
This educational program provides hands-on experience in enterprises and organizations while attending school, offering credits based on the time of the internship program, which is a long-term practice for more than several months. It allows the students to apply what they have learned in their majors and put it into practice, fostering the capable female talents through the continuous career development process.
(Subject Name: Enterprise Practical Work Internship I - 1 Credit as an Elective in the Liberal Arts, Enterprise practical work internship II - 3 Credits as an Elective in the Liberal Arts, Academy - Industry Cooperative Education - 15 Credits as an Elective in the Major).
Vocational Education Program
Professional Occupation Academy Workshop
The vocational education in the specialized fields is conducted for a specific time period, with the alumni, professors, and experts who are professionals participating. Upon completion of the course, students receive a diploma as a recognition for their achievement.
Online Video Education Program
We offer video-based education to provide essential employment skills, including vocational English preparations, employment strategies for various enterprises, and a successful image-making for interviews. This convenient approach allows easy access to effective employment strategies from anywhere, supporting students to achieve successful employment outcomes.
Employment Support Program
Employment Special Lecture
We conduct various special lectures, including occupation presentations for each employment field and CEO lectures, to spark interest and inspire Sookmyung students in their future paths and career development. These lectures are designed to support the success of our students in their future employment endeavors.
Employment Presentation/Campus Recruiting
We organize enterprise employment presentations and campus recruiting events to directly and indirectly connect Sookmyung students with employment opportunities. These events offer specific employment information and open up avenues for our students to explore various job opportunities.
We provide essential subjects to boost employment competitiveness, such as document preparations, interview readiness, and mock tests, supporting Sookmyung students to enter their desired fields successfully.
Informal Meeting With the Senior Professionals
We support employment preparations by setting up meetings with successful senior professionals who can provide valuable information for the students entering the job market.
Employment Preparation Class for Each Major
We offer tailored employment and future path guidance programs, specifically designed for each department's majors, with the help of advising professors in the employment preparation class. This support aids the students in preparing to enter their desired fields successfully.
We provide comprehensive education to develop essential employment capabilities, including goal-setting methods for employment, employment document preparation, interview strategies, and image building. Additionally, we focus on nurturing leadership skills to prepare students for successful social integration.
Employment/Part-time Work Counseling and Recommendation
We provide professional employment counseling and recommendations, and also connect the students with part-time work opportunities to gain experience and career development while studying at school.
Employment Information Search Room
We offer a comprehensive collection of materials for the future path and career development program, including enterprise information books, event videos from the Career Development Center, and various video resources, all available for reading and borrowing.
Online Information System for Career Development
- Personality and aptitude tests to help students plan their future paths.
- Internship, mentorship programs, and employment information provision.
- Employment-related updates, including recruitment news and interview insights.
- Guidance on various career development programs.
- Reservation for future path and employment counseling.
- Reservation for books on employment and career development.
Career Development Subjects
|Career Guidance for Students' Future Paths||General Liberal Arts - 2 credits||We support students in achieving success in their desired fields by helping them develop a long-term career plan through self-analysis, vocational psychology tests, and vocational environment analysis. We also assist in setting and pursuing step-by-step practice goals from an early stage.||Level: Freshman and Sophomore Evaluation: P/F|
|Successful Employment Practices||General Liberal Arts - 2 credits||We offer comprehensive preparation for employment, including guidance on document preparation, interview skills, and mock interviews. Additionally, we provide an up-to-date information on the job market trends of the corresponding year to ensure successful employment outcomes.||Level: Junior and Senior Evaluation: P/F External experts and personnel managers are involved.|
|Market Economy NIE Special Lecture||General Liberal Arts - 3 credits||Jointly operated with the Maeil Business Newspaper, this program provides opportunities to understand enterprises and management activities through the life of a CEO, gain indirect vocational field experience, and receive support for a successful transition into the society.||Level: All Evaluation: P/F Lectures by the Enterprise CEO's|
|e-Commerce Foundation||General Liberal Arts - 3 credits||We invite two e-Commerce Business CEOs for field experience and know-how sharing, along with regular classes on e-Commerce Foundation and System Management.||Level: All Evaluation: P/F|
|Future Path Design Practice||General Liberal Arts - 1 credit||Students can participate in the career development program organized by approved organizations, and upon completion of specific courses, they will earn 1 credit.||Level: Evaluation: P/F|
|Vocation and Career Development||General Liberal Arts - 3 credits||This participation-based subject aims to maximize individual capabilities for preliminary career preparations, strengthening work skills, and managing careers. Students will learn from celebrities and experts in the various social fields, gaining insights into vocational views, current trends, and strategic research. The course focuses on enhancing individual and organizational capabilities, as well as aiding students in making informed career choices||Level: All Evaluation: conducted with lectures delivered by CEOs in addition to adjunct professors. Prof. Seungjun Ahn|
|Employment Design||General Liberal Arts - 2 credits||We teach essential work abilities, including understanding enterprise talent image, trial management practices, presentation techniques, and goal management methods. This prepares students to excel in the dynamic 21st-century workforce.||Level: All Evaluation: P/F Total 30 hours/regular terms and seasonal terms|
The Career Development Center offers diverse subjects to nurture Sookmyung students with capabilities and matured character, enabling them to seamlessly adapt to the enterprise and social fields.
Internal/External Intern Course
We offer internship opportunities within the school to unemployed graduates, providing valuable vocational field experience and preparing them for employment. Our support also extends to career formation and enhancing their employment capabilities.
Custom-made Future Path Preparation Course
The school offers a wide range of free employment preparation programs to graduates, providing consistent employment education and ongoing support until they achieve successful employment.
IVYS (IVY Sookmyung)
The Career Development Center has a student volunteer team that supports various projects, provides ideas for career development programs, and assists with recruitment information and special employment lectures.
2 WINS (2Win Sookmyung)
The student volunteer team, consisting of mentees from the Sookmyung mentorship program, supports various events related to the program, including mentoring workshops and sending out mentoring information.