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[Interview]Je Seung-woo, President of KAIST Student Council

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"Only If the Student Council is Busy  Are the Students  Happy"

 

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[Interview]Je Seung-woo, President of KAIST Student Council

In the middle of June, when the final exam week was in full swing, I met Je Seung-woo, President of the Student Council at a campus coffee shop. Like most of the students, the sleepy-eyed Je in shorts and a short T-shirt looked exhausted due to the exam schedule. But  as soon as the conversation started, he instantly turned into a vibrant young man who is leading the student body.

 

"In August, students from Asia's top five research universities will gather together at KAIST. We are preparing for an international event in which the students from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University, and KAIST will participate. Currently, we are racking our brains to attract more students and publicize the event," he said.

 

KAIST will host the 6th Annual Asian Science and Technology Pioneering Institutes of Research and Education (ASPIRE) Forum, which will showcase a series of presentations, discussions, student workshops, and cultural events.

 

Je expressed an ambitious wish to develop the upcoming event into a major forum for students like the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, where students would exchange ideason a continual basis. Then, he continued to introduce a long list of other events the student council will organize.

 

"The details of the 2014 KAIST Art & Music Festival, which is celebrating the third anniversary this year, will be unveiled soon. We have high hopes for the festival since it is being evolved into a local cultural festival from a cultural event representing KAIST," he said.

 

The KAMF, which started in 2012, has established itself as a cultural event representing Daejeon since it has generated  word of mouth that has been spreading across the entire city. This year's event will take place on Oct. 3-4.

 

He also spoke with confidence about a series of new projects the student council is working on.

"Personally, I am enthusiastic over the publication of a white paper on the enterprises/research institutes. The paper is designed to help KAIST students explore more diverse career options in consideration of the current tight job markets," he said. "Taking a step forward, we are pursuing a tour program to help students take a firsthand look of the companies or research institutes in which they are interested. Currently, we are proceeding with negotiations with a total of 12 companies and research institutes."

 

The success of the program intended to help students who want to find career paths that fit their interests depends on the student participation. Hence, Je is searching for  ways to boost students' participation.

 

While the student council is busy working on such "big" projects, nine divisions under the council have  also become involved in a number of smaller projects.

 

"The current student council has been nicknamed a 'council for events,'" said Je. The nickname has been derived from the student council preparing for a  larger number of events compared to any other student council in the past.

 

Putting a priority on events may sound silly, but Je said that organizing a lot of events has a significant meaning since it means the student council is communicating with students. Such a change is closely associated with the student council's shifting role.

 

"In the past, the student council  focused on the activities of its Policy Division and Planning Division since responding to the university's policies and formulating countermeasures was the most important role of the student council," Je commented.

 

However, a paradigm shift is taking place gradually. As a notable example, efforts to improve the quality of student life have been established as an integral part of the student body's roles, in addition to its traditional roles.

 

"The student council basically exists to provide services to students. As well as striving to protect and promote students' rights, it should pay more attention to enriching their lives at the same time," he said.

 

Indeed, the activities of the Welfare Division, External Cooperation Division and the International Cooperation Division have recently picked up steam, which has resulted in making students' lives more convenient. For example, the TOEIC test is now available at the university, the operating hours of the on-campus cafeterias have been extended during the exam period, and last March, a cherry blossom party featuring a series of exciting events was held for the first time.

 

Of course, besides cultural and everyday issues, political issues cannot be left out of Je's  interests. Whenever a political issue arises, Je  has made it a rule to form a task force to make sure that as many interested students as possible can share their opinions and be engaged in discussion. In that respect, the student council's nickname seems to be a perfect fit.

 

"Different divisions under the council are going ahead with various projects smoothly. I don't think the current student council is particularly outstanding. Changes have been made steadily behind the scenes and we are just keeping pace with the changes," he said.

 

There seems to be no doubt that the current student council under the leadership of Je has set itself apart from its predecessors by encouraging students to participate and promoting communication.

 

“Without goods friends working together, I could not have done these things. Now, my goal is to keep myself busier for the rest of my term so that the student council would communicate with students more actively. Only if the student council is busy will the , students become happy. I wish that the precedent that I have set will be kept," he said.

 

 

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