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Meet OCENET: Minsook Kang

     

 Minsook Kang standing beside a poster promoting international student programs available in OCDSB schools at a specialized high school seminar in Shanghai, China, November 2013

 


What are some of your roles at OCENET?
I work on Marketing and Communication at OCENET. I support our agents in Asian countries who recruit students who choose to attend local OCDSB schools as international students. I always think about what I can do to assist the international students, their parents, and the agents. I am also in charge of maintaining our online application system and public websites. Keeping all of our websites up-to-date and user friendly is one of my most important roles.


What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy helping international students who want to come to study in Ottawa regardless of the length of their study period and assisting them to settle in our schools as smoothly as possible. I am also very happy that I can contribute to improving our websites.


What countries have you visited to attend student recruitment fairs?
I have visited Korea and China to participate in recruitment fairs and to meet with agents.


What have been some of your accomplishments at OCENET that you are most proud of?
We have a website which thoroughly explains our international student programs in 7 different languages including English, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese and Vietnamese. I was in charge of translating the Korean language web information myself and coordinating the translation of the other language sites as well. I truly believe these websites are one of the strongest marketing tools at the global level, and I always try my best to keep it current and easy to navigate. It makes me so happy when students, parents and agents say our websites are so helpful when they are looking for any information.


What new projects are you working on at OCENET?
While we recruit students from many countries, the number of Korean students has decreased in the past few years; we are focusing on creating programs to attract more students from Korea. We also promote our online application system to help people apply online and make our office more automated and an increasingly paperless environment.


What are some of your interests outside of work?
I love to play golf and enjoy group fitness classes. My favorite classes are Hot Yoga and Zumba.

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