S. Korean govt to recruit public servants through US college sessions

September 30, 2015

The South Korean government, eager to bring talented young minds from the United States into its cities as civil servants, will hold information sessions for the first time at 12 universities starting next month.

“These information sessions will expand government job opportunities for overseas Koreans,” an official with the Ministry of Personnel Management said.

Schools on the ministry’s itinerary include Harvard, Columbia, New York University, Boston College, Georgetown, George Washington, Emory, Georgia Tech, UCLA, University of Southern California, UC Berkeley and Stanford.

The ministry said the two-hour sessions are open not just to students but for all interested in an introduction to working as a public servant in Korea.

“We’re looking for bright people with professional backgrounds, people who have graduated from American colleges and Korean international students,” the ministry said.