Soft Skills

Soft skills is a term often associated with a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, interpersonal skills, managing people, leadership, etc. that characterize relationships with other people.
[Source: Soft skills – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]

Personality traits
T. Kim is a social, adaptable, and patient person with insatiable intellectual curiosity. Other traits include analytical, interpersonal, international, and organizational.

Communication: presentation, teaching, and small talk skills
T Kim has given many presentations, invited talks, and tutorials at conferences and other professional settings. He has also given lectures at universities and companies both as a teaching assistant and instructor. Regarding small talk skills, he “Can talk with anyone, anytime, anywhere.”

He is trilingual (Korean, English, Japanese) because he has lived in four countries: Korea, Japan, Germany, and United States.

  • fluent in three languages
    • Korean, mother tongue
    • English, professional level
    • Japanese, native level
  • learned two languages
    • German, beginner~intermediate (out of practice)
    • Chinese & Cantonese, beginner (out of practice)

He enjoys interacting with people and contributing to the community he belongs to.

  • Founder & President
    • Baduk/Go/Weigi Club, Missouri University of Science & Technology (MST)
    • Convinced the MST board committees to recognize and fund the club
    • Introduced Asian board game Go to the community and the university
  • Athletic Activity Officer (Four semesters)
    • Korean Student Association, MST
    • Led soccer and racquetball teams
    • Earned the 2nd place in intramural games (racquetball)