GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY KOREA







                                                                                                                  

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International Students Explore Korean Culture and Incheon City


A group of international students recently enjoyed a Korean cultural excursion while on a walking tour of Incheon. Led by an English-speaking tour guide, students explored major local landmarks, including Wolmido, Chinatown, Incheon Open Port, and Shinpo Market. The all-day event was organized by the University Life office to provide an opportunity for international students to learn about Korean culture and network with peers. The University Life office will be offering more cultural events for the 101 international students attending Mason Korea this semester, including a Taekwondo class and a Korean seal making workshop.


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Mason Korea Alumna Launches Career in Digital Forensics in the US


Kim Michaela Seulki first arrived at Mason Korea with zero English education background, then founded the school newspaper The Voice, and eventually landed her first full-time job as a Digital Forensic Analyst in Washington, DC. Kim (BS in Information Technology, ’20) started out as a business major and switched majors to Information Technology during her time at Mason’s Fairfax campus, where she was also accepted into the Accelerated Master's program in Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis. Kim is grateful for the support she received from both Mason’s US and Korea campuses, particularly noting the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) and Career Services in Fairfax, and the internship opportunities in Korea. 

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Mason Korea Holds In-Person Spring 2022 Convocation


The Mason Korea community welcomed all new and returning students at the first in-person Student Convocation in over two years. The event was held in March at the IGC Auditorium. The ceremony began with a video message from George Mason University’s Provost Dr. Mark Ginsberg. Mason Korea’s leadership, student president, and a special guest speaker from the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority (IFEZA) welcomed students from the stage. The convocation was made all the more special by the fact that Mason Korea returned to 100% in-person classes for the first time since the pandemic.

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Mason Korea Upgrades its Career Development Center


Mason Korea’s Career Development Center (CDC) has relocated and expanded to better meet the needs of the growing student population and to cater to the Center’s growing services. The CDC now features a reception area, individual offices, and an advising room. Additionally, the CDC now also offers the “Dreamliner” space right next to the Center, which is a space reserved for study groups with full access to a large screen, sound system, and office supplies. Mason Korea has hit an 80% total graduate employment rate in three years since the opening of the CDC by providing customized career readiness services for students based on their year in school, individual career advising, workshops and seminars, internship opportunities, and more. The CDC team has also expanded with the recent addition of Kim Minsu, Career Development Coordinator.