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Title Sogang University Selected for ‘2018 Youth Dream Best Practice’
Writer sogpr Date 2019-02-12 Views 623


Sogang University Selected for ‘2018 Youth Dream Best Practice’

- Real-time two-way communication platform ‘Sogang Employment Maritel’ efficiently supports

students’ job-seeking efforts -



Sogang University (President: Park Jong Gou) received the ‘2018 Youth Dream Best Practice Award’ at an event jointly hosted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor and Dong A Ilbo Youth Dream Center. The award ceremony was held on December 5 at L Tower’s Marigold Hall, attended by more than 350 people, including Lee Jae-kap, the Minister of Employment and Labor, Lee Jae Heung, chief of the Korea Employment Information Service, Na Yeong Seon, chief of the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Kim Jae Ho, chairman for Dong A Ilbo and Channel A, as well as university presidents and faculty. On the same day, a best practice seminar on supporting job-seeking at universities was also held.


This year, 16 universities in four areas, such as career leading, employment support, overseas employment, and startup incubation, were selected for the ‘Youth Dream Best Practice’ awards. Sogang University was selected in both the startup incubation area and as an exemplary case for systemized career-building support at college; it received the Dong A Ilbo chairman award. At the seminar for best practices in supporting job-seeking at universities, a presentation was held on the school’s real-time two-way communication-based education platform from the Sogang Employment Maritel case study, focused on the development and operation of efficient support for students’ career-building efforts. The presentation was met with great applause from the audience.


The Best Practice University, initiated in 2015, was established to discover exemplary cases of universities from among the 101 universities operating Ministry of Employment and Labor University Job-seeking Centers and 50 Youth Dream Universities. These exemplary cases are selected based on evaluations to reveal schools with youth-friendly education programs and the capacity to foster research talents. Back in 2016, Sogang was selected as a best practice university in the area of career leading.