September 10, 2015
SEOUL, Korea – Ingredion Korea successfully ran its third Undergraduate Internship Program in July, expanding the number of functions and interns for the program this year.
The 2015 Internship Program was conducted over four weeks and played a major role not only in attracting qualified young talent for future recruiting, but also in increasing corporate brand awareness and building a positive brand image, especially on campuses, according to Kyucheol Choi, Director, Human Resources.
“This is our third time running the Internship Program. In the first year we recruited for just four functions – Supply Chain Management (SCM), Plant Engineering, Quality Control and Technical Development – and have since expanded to 11 interns for six functions. New functions this year include Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. Competition for internships among applicants has also intensified due to positive feedback from our ex-interns,” said Choi.
“I am definitely impressed that many of the employees at Ingredion Korea take pride to work here and maintain a positive company culture of respecting each other,” said Marketing Intern Yumin Jung. “I am also deeply touched by the efforts committed by a foreign company to help local communities in Korea through the regular CSR activities,” said Jung.
Seongwhan Lee, a junior at the University of California, Los Angeles, was also one of the interns who worked on the Incheon plant’s engineering team. “I appreciate that my manager lets me attend the weekly team meetings and gives me the chance to present on my allocated task,” said Lee.
The interns were offered the opportunity to go on a field trip to an Ingredion plant in Korea, as well as a facility of one of Ingredion’s customers. On these visits, the interns toured the customer facility and learned how Ingredion’s products are used in their end-products.
“Ingredion Korea is glad to have provided a fruitful and pleasant experience for our interns, and we look forward to running our fourth Undergraduate Internship Program next year,” said Choi.