Internship at Woori Bank Vietnam: Experience Korea Working Culture

July 1, 2022

(*) Article by Truong Tuyet Hoa, sophomore student, College of Business & Management.

VinUniversity students at Woori Bank

In the past 5 weeks, students of VinUniversity’s College of Business and Management had been given the opportunity to intern at Woori Bank’s head office in Vietnam. Divided into 3 teams, instructed by 3 executives in 3 different departments, we experienced the basic working processes of their departments including Digital Banking, Investment Banking and Funding.

After the internship, I gained a deeper understanding of the structure of the business as well as the main business areas of the bank, so that I could visualize in details about which department and position I really fit into. Finance – Banking is an industry with complicated and highly industry-specific knowledge, but we managed to completed the final presentation successfully with whole-hearted support from Woori Bank’s executives.

VinUniversity student giving a presentation at the end of the internship

Moreover, we also got familiarized with Korean working culture. Despite their busy schedule, the Korean leaders all looked friendly and cared about our learning process. In particular, on the last working day, we were invited to a lunch with the General Director to celebrate our short yet truly memorable internship.

The internship at Woori Bank Vietnam has truly been an honor to me. I hope that the strong connection between VinUniversity and Woori Bank will open up more opportunities for VinUniversity students to learn and experience the “real frontline” in the banking industry – a dynamic but also challenging environment.

Woori Bank’s General Manager awarded VinUniversity students internship certificates

As part of the Industry Engagement Program of VinUniversity’s College of Business and Management, the 5-in-5 internship allows students to spend every Friday (No-school Day) for 5 consecutive weeks working in the company of their registered choice to gain an understanding the operating model of the business. What makes 5-in-5 Internship outstanding is the opportunity to experience in many different fields before deciding to officially commit to a workplace for the summer internship.

In addition to InterContinental Hanoi Westlake and InterContinental Landmark 72, VinUniversity students are continuing to challenge themselves at leading companies in the hospitality industry such as Sheraton Hotels and Resorts; telecom industry such as Viettel Digital Services, FPT Telecom; financial major firms such as Ernst & Young, Woori Bank…. Moreover, our students have the opportunity to participate in many other diverse activities to gain experience and knowledge about practical businesses including:

  • INDUSTRY SPEAKER SERIES: A series of exchange and experience sharing activities with leaders of domestic and foreign enterprises.
  • INDUSTRY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: Students will be paired with a dedicated mentor among respectable experts, managers, and business leaders to listen to their advice and sharing as well as to learn from their experience and the industry.
  • COMPANY VISIT: Field trip to get to know companies.