John Joon-Young Kwon

John Joon-Young Kwon Master's Candidate

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Where did you go for undergrad and what did you major in?

Sogang University, Double majored in American Cultural Studies and Business Management

Why did you choose to attend DURP at UIUC?

The UIUC DURP program has an excellent well rounded education from transportation, economic development to social justice. Also, the opportunity to take top level courses from the departments of information science, geography, architecture, and civil engineering is truly attractive. Such rich exposure makes UIUC DURP a great environment to learn and improve your skillsets.

What are your career ambitions?

I am interested in the entrepreneurial environment of urban spaces. I would like to gain job experiences in urban economic development, private real-estate development and also smart city projects. I also hope to work internationally and gain a wider perspective of how different cultures approach planning issues accordingly to their own needs.

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