Leading South Korean firms meet high-potential students

On 8 June 2016, a group of approximately 120 talented and internationally-oriented students participated in the International Career Day 2016 at the World Trade Center in Amsterdam. The event was organised by KOTRA, a South-Korean governmental organisation working to promote Korea’s economic interests abroad.

The event proved a success: the students had the opportunity to meet 17 leading South Korean firms from different industries, all in an informal and open setting. Amongst these companies, the following participated in the event:  

o LG Electronics Benelux
o LG B2B 
o Korean Air 
o Samsung Electronics
o Samsung Electronics Logistics
o S-Oil
o SK Lubricants 
o Hyundai High Power 
o Hyundai Motors
o Kia Motors
o Nexfil
o Cargo King 
o LS Industrial Systems
o Hankook Tire 
o Macrogen 
o Pantos Logistics

While some companies were seeking out students from particular, specialised fields, many also aim to employ students and graduates with various academic backgrounds and experiences. That is why KOTRA regularly organises events like this in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Amsterdam’s international talent pool

The Amsterdam Area is home to a large pool of internationally-oriented employees with lots of potential. For many international companies established in Amsterdam, this is one of the most important reasons to do business here. Still, it can be a challenge to find a perfect match between employer and potential employee.
Careers collaboration

That’s why this event gave students of some of the leading universities and colleges in Amsterdam – the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences – the opportunity to meet potential South Korean employers that have an office in the Netherlands. The students participated in workshops and seminars and enjoyed the opportunity to network in an open, informal setting.