Mentorship for college and elementary school students
BNP Paribas is pleased to announce that it has kicked off the ‘2015 Dream and Plan the Future’ program jointly with Junior Achievement Korea, an NGO specialising in financial education, in Seoul. The program will provide a series of mentoring and financial education activities for the college and elementary school students.
As the first event of this year’s program, a team of BNP Paribas employee volunteers hosted a mentoring workshop on 13 March for around 20 college students to help them better understand the career development in the financial industry. The mentors shared with the students detailed job overviews, tips from their own experience, and success stories. They also conducted mock interviews with the students.
Furthermore, the college students received a training session for basic financial education to prepare them acting as the mentors for a number of elementary school students at child welfare centers later on. They will team up with their mentors from BNP Paribas to pay regular visits to child welfare centers since April and conduct lessons on financial education to the children there.
Joris Dierckx, Country Head of BNP Paribas South Korea, said: “The ‘2015 Dream and Plan the Future’ program is designed in a way that college students not only gain some first-hand information of pursuing a career in the financial industry, but also have an opportunity to act as mentors to provide financial education to the underprivileged children at the welfare centers. We are very pleased to have initiated a program which aims to inspire students, who are our hopes for a better future.”
As part of its CSR efforts aimed at education, BNP Paribas will also organise a special CEO lecture to students at Yonsei University School of Business and Economics in Seoul on 20 March.