Netizens discuss the sad but true facts about being a college student in Korea
In South Korea, there is a wide gap between the top 3 universities and local colleges. Even the nickname “Ji Jab Dae” meaning local trash college was given to describe other colleges due to the treatment given by corporations when hiring.
Originally posted on Pann, netizens discuss the sad but true facts about being college students in Korea.
Originally titled “Seoul University?” here is the direct translation of the post and comments below.
“Why is everybody raving over SEoul University?
Aren’t they just students like other college students?
Does everyone from Seoul University become chairman of Samsung or something?
If they invest their 20’s in studying, will they achieve happiness?”
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[ +240 / -19] It is not just for local colleges but for example: if a student received 4 year scholarship at Gundae University, they won’t be able to catch up with a failing student from Seoul University. Anyone in last place in Seoul University will receive a free pass when they submit their resumes. It is just up to the interviews on whether they will be hired or not.
[ +207 / -4] You shouldn’t even compare Seoul University to any local trash colleges
[ +206 / -5] The only college out of Seoul someone would go if he or she got into Seoul University is Pohang Engineering school…
[ +84 / -2] There is a saying that a person would rather be a snake’s head rather than a dragon’s tail but in truth, it is different. They will be treated entirely differently out in society
[ +56 / -2] You know that getting a 4.4 in local trash colleges is easier than to achieve 3.5 in Seoul University. Even if someone can study all day in local colleges, they won’t be able to get into Seoul University.
[ +36 / -2] In this case, it is better to be a dragon’s tail than snake’s head