Yangon, Myanmar – The first career-focused Human Library 2017 will be held on Saturday, August 19 at Hintha Business Centres from 9.30am – 12noon.
The Human Library is a unique event where real-life professionals are on loan to readers. It invites young university students to reflect about their career with seven established professionals in the field of education, IT technologies, accounting & finance and more.
The event is organized by a group of volunteer professionals from WyneeMyanmar.com. Wynee (“circular” or “round”) is a community that gives Myanmar youth interactive career guidance. Wynee organizes workshops and seminars in university campuses and it provides an online platform where students gather to discuss their concerns.
“The Human Library allows students to start the conversation about making the most of university life and choosing the right career path. Difficult questions are expected and answered, and students will interact with accomplished business owners and experts at a deeper level,” said Jessica Ma Thiri Aung, founder of WyneeMyanmar.com.
“The scarcity of mentorship and professional networking is behind the concept of Wynee and the Human Library. We want to enable Myanmar youth to maximize their potential and employability as Myanmar enters a period of unprecedented growth,” said Jessica Ma Thiri Aung.
The event is held in partnership with M-Link, a student-led organization founded at Yangon University of Foreign Languages (YUFL) by international and Myanmar students last year. In a similar vein, M-Link encourages Myanmar students to think about their future career and peer-group education.
“In Myanmar, I don’t see enough exchange between students and businessmen. Where I come from, students can easily meet businessmen to gather more details about the companies they are interested in,” said Japan-born Akira Sato, founder of M-Link and current student of Myanmar language at YUFL.
“This interaction between students and businessmen helps students draw a concrete career plan and find the right professional role model. Having a role model is essential because it can guide you to think more specifically and clearly about your goals and dreams.
“Creating this connection between businessmen as role models and students is important for the young generations in Myanmar. I hope the Human Library will create this connection.”
Lucia Pivetta of Hintha Business Centres, said: “Our support for Human Library 2017 is part of our on-going effort to nurture the start-up community and SMEs in Myanmar. As the leading serviced office and coworking space provider in Yangon, Hintha Business Centres wants to build a community of people and knowledge between national and international businesses, as well as the older and future generation.”
To attend the event, students can register on: http://www.wyneemyanmar.com/events/human-library-with-career-focus
Jessica Ma Thiri Aung
Hintha Business Centres: #10-01 Sule Square, 221 Sule Pagoda Road, Kyauktada Tsp