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Seung Ju Lee

Liberal Arts Major: Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Minor: Anthropology
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Experience Time: Spring 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

I would research and interview global Penn State alumni to rebuild their connection and guide future graduating students with advice provided by alumni. Also, as a student intern, I would coordinate Global Alumni Spotlight posts on the Penn State Global SAGA blog and social media (including Facebook and Linkedin). I would also prepare for bi-weekly meetings with the program members to effectively connect with global alumni and introduce each country's culture.

How did this experience impact you academically?

Academically, it did not impact much, but it did help me clarify my career interests.

"As a senior, I fell into a dilemma where I couldn't decide which path to go... [from this internship]  I became certain that I would like to continue my career work related to global culture."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

I applied for this internship position to clarify my interest in my future career. As a senior, I fell into a dilemma where I couldn't decide which path to go between international relations or museum studies. I would say I am still in the process of narrowing it down. Still, I became certain that I would like to continue my career work related to global culture and in an environment where I could meet people from different cultural backgrounds.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

I have constantly met with my Liberal Arts advisors to discuss my future career plans. One of the advisors recommended I meet with another student who had the same interests as me. I met with her and discussed what kinds of career paths are related to my interests. The student suggested a "cultural consultant" job and recommended companies related to that job. I gained so much information from her as I did not know being a cultural consultant could be a potential job. Now, I am trying to focus and find a career path to become a cultural consultant.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.

 

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