I Am Korean American: WORK
“I Am Korean American: WORK” is the third in the series of 5 videos produced by RKTV.
These videos explores what it means to be Korean-American today. KoreanAmericanStory.org will be posting the remaining 2 videos in the series in the coming weeks.
Many second generation Korean-Americans achieve success through hard work. Their success draws attention not only in mainstream American society, but also in the Korean immigrant communities as well as Korean society. The reason for such attention is the fact that they are Koreans, that is, foreigners, in the land of America.
This translates into saying that there are many obstacles that Korean-Americans face and must overcome in order to be successful. What are the main criteria that second generation Korean-Americans consider when choosing their career paths?
Do they choose to become lawyers or doctors in order to please their parents and acknowledge the sacrifice they have made over the years? Or do they choose to pursue a dream of their own? Also, what are the biggest struggles they face as they pursue the career path of their choice? Are these struggles unique to Korean-Americans?
In this episode, we explore the ‘core realm’ of the lives of second generation Korean-Americans, their professional world.