Jeong Il Kim, head anchor of Seoul Broadcasting System, visited the University of Hong Kong on Feb. 19 to deliver a speech to an audience of Korean students.
The event was organized by Weekly Hong Kong, a Korean newspaper company in Hong Kong. Rosa Kwon, a representative from the company, said that this event was organized as part of a program to groom leaders of the next generation. Various programs including this one have been organized in return for the support given to the company by Koreans in Hong Kong since October 2003.
The speech evolved from the question – “Which career path should we walk on?”
According to Kim, “The question can only be answered after you can answer this one first – from which story can I find ‘the real me’?” He went on to highlight the importance of stories, not grades, in job applications.
After listening to the speech, Ji Hye Ham, a first-year student studying Politics and Public Administration said, “The speech was helpful, just like how I was expecting it to be. I didn’t get a clear answer on my career path but I was able to get a step closer to the answer. Unlike other heavy speeches, the speech delivered by Jeong Il Kim was really engaging.”
But, So Yeon Kim, a fourth-year student studying Journalism and Global Creative Industries said, “The speech seemed to be more helpful to first or second-year students who are struggling to find the right career path, rather than fourth-year students like me who are already writing job applications.”