– Staff volunteers of BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance share their knowledge and experience with high school and college students
– Programme offers hands-on experience about working in the financial industry and tailored mentoring for students looking to pursue their careers in finance
– Students participating in the programme will pass on their learnings to underprivileged children
BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance, the Korean subsidiary of BNP Paribas Cardif, the insurance arm of BNP Paribas, launched ‘Dream High 2015’, an economic education and career mentoring programme for young people, on 13 November 2015.
‘Dream High’ is BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance’s long-term CSR initiative and has been running since 2011 in partnership with Junior Achievement Korea, an NGO dedicated to provide financial education to young generation. The programme, which initially began as an educational programme for the underprivileged children, has grown into a full-fledged career mentoring programme that provides tailored advice to students aspiring to build a career in the financial industry. It organises field trips and workshops for the participating students to meet with and learn from the staff volunteers of BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance so that they can understand more about the real life of working in a financial institution.
This year’s programme started on 13 November with a workshop for college students during which BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance’s executives and employees shared their knowledge and experience. Students received practical advice from their mentors on how to write a persuasive CV, job interview tips and communication skills at the workplace.
The college students who participated in the workshop, along with staff volunteers from BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance, will visit Deungchon High School this week to give career planning advice to around 300 high school students. On 28 November, the high school and college students will then team up to pass on their learnings and provide economic education workshops to a group of underprivileged children at a community welfare centre.
Jean-Christophe Darbes, CEO of BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance, said: “Through the ‘Dream High’ programme, BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance hopes the young people can achieve their personal aspirations and contribute to the society by sharing what they have learned.”