A CS Graduate, Yu Jeong Shin, Becomes an LG Energy Solution Vision Systems Engineer
The Department of Computer Science (CS) forms the foundation of your international career. A Korean student who has majored in Computer Science has experienced an international environment at SUNY Korea, which supported her to get a job at LG Energy Solution located in the States.
Here is her story at SUNY Korea and how she made it as a Vision Systems Engineer at LG Energy Solution.
Questions about SUNY
Q. Why did you choose to attend SUNY Korea?
I always aspired learned various cultures from various people, but I had no chance to study abroad before entering SUNY Korea. As a student who was only preparing for the Korean SAT, it was not an easy decision to go to a foreign country right after graduating high school. When I had these worries, I happened to find out about SUNY Korea, and it was the perfect school to solve my concerns. The number of students per professor is several times less than the average U.S. universities, so it is much easier to interact with professors. Also, with a small number of students, many friends including foreigners can interact more closely. By choosing SUNY Korea, I was able to learn various cultures, English, and even the field that I wanted to learn.
Q. What are some of your valuable achievements during university?
There is a saying that a Korean university is hard to enter, but easy to graduate, but a foreign university is not. I totally agree with that saying. However, as graduation is difficult, I could learn a lot about my major in depth. I earned three things during university.
I learned how to communicate with people of various nationalities by using English.
I learned the life of a U.S. university student.
I became a semi-master in computer science.
Q. What is your most memorable experience at SUNY Korea?
The most memorable experience at SUNY Korea is doing team projects and assignments all night at CS commons. Also, I remember studying for exams with my friends in the library all night with energy drinks. Those memories make me feel nostalgic.
Questions about LGEnergySolution
Q. What was your motivation for applying to LG Energy Solution?
As a Korean who studied abroad, I hope that Korea companies will expand their market globally. LG Energy Solution aggressively invests in the South America market, and is the number 1 company in the electric vehicle battery market. That’s why I applied to LG Energy Solution.
Q. LG Energy Solution has a reputation for asking difficult interview questions. How did you prepare for the job interview?
First of all, I collected as many interview questions as I could from LG Energy Solution through the internet, and I prepared all answers. Also, through the career center, I prepared common questions for the interview and got several tips for it. They coached me in detail about how to deal with unexpected questions, and even how to make eye contact through the video interview, and so on.
Q. What is your job role at LG Energy Solution?
My job title in LG Energy Solution is Vision Systems Engineer. Like any large company, LG Energy Solutions also outsources several software programs, including Machine Vision, to its vendors. These necessarily require maintenance through numerous variables in the manufacturing process. My role is to trouble shoot, and analyze/improve those vision systems using computer basis knowledge. Also, I am improving deep learning models for certain process.
Q. Where do you see yourself in five years?
In order to build a smart factory, computer vision systems have become an integral part, and the person dealing with them has become important as well. Also, most automakers, including Tesla, want to emulate the manufacturing process of LG Energy Solution, especially for vision systems. In five years, I hope to become an expert in this field and become a person who can greatly help LG Energy Solution maintain the world’s No.1 electric vehicle battery market.
Q. Do you have a message for SUNY Korea students?
Enjoy yourself and have fun during your time in college because it is a once in a life time opportunity. But also be sure to work hard.