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#19 Interview with Seung Won Byun, AMS Graduate Who Went to KPMG Samjong​
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SUNY Korea has a high quality Career Development Center that helps students prepare for their future jobs. SeungWon Byun, an Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) graduate recently graduated from SUNY Korea and has been accepted to KPMG Samjong, said CDC provided most help for getting his current job. 
Here is the interview of SeungWon Byun.

 

Why did you choose AMS in SUNY Korea?
AMS caught my mind because it was where I could learn from pure mathematics, including algebra and graph theory to applied statistics that make use of diverse programs. AMS is not only for basic data analysis but also for the expansion of artificial intelligence.

Why did you choose to work at KPMG Samjong?
I wanted to do something related to analyzing data as a living. KPMG Samjong is an accounting firm that requires a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license which SUNY Korea has a program to support, including a study room. I prepared for the exam by taking accounting lectures while studying on campus.

What programs in SUNY Korea helped you get your current job?
The career lecture I took as a liberal arts course and the programs provided by the Career Development Center helped a lot. During my junior year, I was able to think about and decide what I preferred and what I could do well, by taking the career lecture. Through these processes, I could choose my career, which landed on accounting. After that, through the programs provided by the Career Development Center, I could specify my career path. From writing a self-introduction letter to preparing an interview, they helped me prepare well, step by step. Thanks to those times, I was able to get a job.

How has the one year at the New York campus helped you in life?
At the New York home campus, I was able to take diverse courses and interact with friends from all over the world. Watching American football with friends is the most memorable experience on campus. Communicating with various foreign friends on or off campus and spending time together broadened my perspective and thoughts of the world. 

Is there any advice you would like to tell your colleagues at SUNY? 
It is not necessary to get a job abroad just because you graduated from a university overseas. While preparing for employment myself, I felt that if one decided on their career and is ready by oneself, many prestigious companies will be willing to hire them. Since it is uncommon to interact with foreign students, it would be a big benefit for your employment to be involved in varied activities provided on campus.

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