Career Counseling for New Students
KDI School features an exclusive career counseling service for new students. The initiative helps students prepare for their professional career. The program will take place at the beginning of each semester and cover a variety of topics: introduction to the External Relations and Development Division, career services, internship programs, and the distribution of career fields of the School’s alumni members. Additionally, a survey is conducted to understand the student needs in terms of career support to better support them with a tailored career service.
Job/Internship Search Support and Career News
Job postings are posted up on online bulletin boards to help students search for jobs and internships. KDI School provides a link to career services on the School's website. Students are able to find information on employment opportunities and internship placements updated on a daily basis. Also, Students are able to read the latest career news articles on the School's website. Career news is updated periodically to provide useful tips for students who are seeking jobs and to inform students with current trends in the job market.
KDI School actively provides students with information about internship opportunities. A large number of research institutes and public/international organizations contact KDI School to offer our students opportunities, which reflects the excellent quality of our academic programs and our outstanding student pool. Due to COVID-19, however, internship opportunities depend on the circumstances as they change.
||Sejong City Hall|
||The Korea Transport Institute|
||The Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements|
Special Lecture on Career Development
KDI School gives students a chance to attend special lectures on career development. Guest speakers are KDI School alumni members or professionals employed in various fields. Students are offered the opportunity to obtain detailed information of the field they are preparing for and join in a network with the alumni.
The mentoring program is intended to give students some off-the-record advice from alumni whose career fits with the student’s area of interest. The School’s alumni network is a repository of professional experience and the School plays an important role, enabling students to access alumni members and draw from their know-how. This 1-on-1 mentoring service is beneficial in several ways. Students can ask questions directly and get immediate feedback from a person already in the field they’re interested in. For our alumni, they can show their commitment to the School and help new and capable students find the workplace and career that fits them the best.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Education operates the “CareerNet”, which offers career information and individual career counseling. Students can either get 1-on-1 career counseling services on the website
Distribution of Graduates (2020 - 2021)
|National or central government in the same country as the program||46||16||45|
|State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program||8||10||20|
|City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program||6||0||0|
|Foreign government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental||40||41||43|
|Private Sector - Research/Consulting||5||2||0|
|Private Sector but not research/consulting||15||16||11|
|Obtaining further education||2||0||2|
|Unemployed seeking employment||0||0||0|
|Unemployed not seeking||0||0||0|
|Total number of graduates||130||104||127|
It is based on the 2020~2021 Statistics for Higher Education which the Ministry of Education of Korea officially collects the data every year.