International Cooperation Team

My internship with the Seongdon-gu office falls under the International Cooperation Team. All of my supervisors, and “supporters” who have assisted me during this time also work within this department. To my understanding the team works on their own specified tasks that revolve around maitaing or making connections with international entities. For example, my ability…

A Changed Perspective

As my 2017 SEAM project ends, I’ve begun to reflect on what I’ve learned from my interviews with the Retail teams, community engagement managers, marketing professionals, and other employees who contribute to the success of Microsoft community engagement events. I began my directed study expecting to gain a deeper understand of what I already knew…

Imagine this!

One of my main projects was observe the prototypes for The Wild Atlantic Way’s new Virtual Reality project. The Wild Atlantic Way consist of 2,500km of coastal road. The coast contains six regions: Northern Headlands, The Surf Coast, The Bay Coast, The Cliff Coast, Southern Peninsula and The Haven Coast. The Wild Atlantic Way is…

Greetings from London!

I arrived in London, England on Saturday morning, July 15th for my summer experience with Golin, a renound public relations firm with several locations around the globe. When I first arrived, I had a contrived notion that everyone would speak with a British accent. Sounds pretty dead on, right? Well not exactly. One of the…

Professional Culture

The professional culture of the Seongdong-Gu office is very relaxed! When I think “government office”, relaxed is usually the last word that comes to mind. What I am quickly learning is that everyone here works very hard. Almost everyone arrives to work early, and stays late. If help is needed they assist each other, and they…

There’s plenty of Crack here!

My second project was to have as much crack as I could cram into my finite time in Ireland. Don’t freak out, crack is another way to say fun around here and they have plenty of it. I was given several complimentary tickets to sites around Dublin town. For example, I received tickets to St.…

Seongdong-gu: First Impressions

After braving through a 12 hour flight from Toronto to Seoul, I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I arrived to South Korea. All I knew was that I was ready to see what this experience had to offer. The first thing I noticed was that just like any other major city, there is…