Photos of Kim Jong Kook in a black suit lecturing students from a prestigious university surfaced online. Last December 13, he visited KAIST University as a special guest lecturer. His discussion was centered on "How to establish your goals and develop networking skills".
As part of the lecture, Kim Jong Kook shared his struggles as an entertainer and plans for the future. He impressed the students with his extensive background in networking, and received a standing ovation from them.
Netizens commented on the actor's lecture, “If I had a chance to take a class like that, I feel like I could always bear with going to school,” “I’m envious of the KAIST students,” and “Kim Jong Kook looks amazing giving a lecture, too.”
Last November 11, Kim Jong Kook launched his newest album entitled "Men Are All Like That". He is currently a part of SBS's weekly variety show "Running Man".