Strong Interpersonal Connections Lead UAC Alum to Professional Success
Lee Kangho (29, pictured), University of Utah Asia Campus alum, currently works as a video management producer at SM Entertainment - one of Korea’s and the world’s pioneering leaders in the entertainment industry.
Some of Kangho’s responsibilities include photographing album covers for musicians, filming music videos, filming promotional events such as meet and greets, and even taking part in planning and executing promotions as well. His fluency in English as well as his acute skill for keeping up with and utilizing various global trends is what makes Kangho so efficient at his job.
Kangho, who entered the University of Utah Asia Campus as a communications major in 2014, said about his college experience: “Working closely with my professors to learn about global entertainment industries and topical issues was a major help in allowing me to find and develop my career path”.
In fact, Kangho was recommended by one of his professors at UAC for a scholarship to the Salt Lake City campus, where he was able to make strong personal connections with professors there as well.
Kangho revealed that during his time at Salt Lake City, he had the opportunity to work as a graphic designer for the Daily Utah Chronicle – from which he learned quintessential skills which he still utilizes in his current position at SM.
Talking about his unique experience at the University of Utah Asia Campus, Kangho stated, “The best part about UAC is that you are always able to approach your professors freely and easily, and through them find a clear path for yourself and your future. It’s incredible that UAC provides this type of rare and wonderful experience for students”.
In addition, Kangho gave a word of advice for current and future Utes at UAC: “Have pride in the fact that you are attending this prestigious institution, and make strong connections with your professors. I hope that future Utes are all able to achieve their goals this way”.
The University of Utah Asia Campus offers five majors: Communication, Psychology, Civil Engineering, Urban Ecology and Film & Media Studies, and offers two graduate programs in Public Health and Biomedical Informatics as well.