Career Mentorship Program
Activities | Career Mentorship Program
The Career Mentorship Program aims at providing valuable opportunities for our undergraduate business students to seek advice on career direction and life goals from Mentors who are experienced professionals and senior executives from across different industries. In addition to ongoing self-organized interaction opportunities, structured program-level gatherings will be organized to facilitate the two-way participation between Mentors and Mentees throughout the mentorship period.
Application Information
Mentee's Eligibility: 
  • SBM undergraduate students in specified years

Mentee Commitment:

  • Attend Kick-Off ceremony and program-level activities arranged by the School
  • Required to initiate and arrange appropriate activities/meetings with mentors
  • Required to submit half-year plans with the proposed schedule and feasible format of meetings (Note: mentees are expected to meet/contact mentors at least 3 - 4 times during the program)
  • Required to be proactive and keep close communication with mentors whenever appropriate
  • Required to submit a personal thank-you souvenir to the mentor at the completion of the program
  • Required to update and report your progress of meetings with at least 7 photos taken with your mentors twice in a year
  • Required to submit a reflective paper with no less than 500 words


  • 12 months from intake month

Application Period:

  • For October Intake – from mid Aug to mid Sep
  • For March Intake – from mid Jan to mid Feb

Application Process:

  • Online application
  • Shortlisted students will be interviewed

*Subject to yearly/semesterly changes by SBM

Events in 2018-19
Mar 15, 2019
Career Mentorship Program Kick-Off Ceremony – 5th Intake
  • Combined with Public Service Internship Scholarship Presentation Ceremony (for Winter 2018)
Jan 24, 2019
Mentor-Mentee Happy Hour Mixer
Oct 5, 2018
Career Mentorship Program Kick-Off Ceremony – 4th Intake
  • Combined with Public Service Internship Scholarship Presentation Ceremony (for Summer 2018)
Events in 2017-18
Jul 20, 2018
Mentor-Mentee Friday Lunch Gathering
Mar 16, 2018
Career Mentorship Program Kick-Off Ceremony – 3rd Intake
  • Combined with Public Service Internship Scholarship Presentation Ceremony (for Winter 2017)
Jan 17, 2018
Mentor-Mentee Happy Hour Mixer
Oct 6, 2017
Career Mentorship Program Kick-Off Ceremony – 2nd Intake
  • Combined with Public Service Internship Scholarship Presentation Ceremony (for Summer 2017)
Cynthia CHU
Manager, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
After spending one year as a mentor in this program, I gained fresh perspectives on work-related practices and experienced career rejuvenation. Through the mutual exchange, it provided a great opportunity to better understand the younger generation and stay young at heart!
Joanna WONG
BBA OM, Year 2
I am lucky and blessed to have Cynthia as my mentor. Being a baby-mother was incredibly busy, but she was willing to spare her time for mentoring us. Her kindness and willingness to share her own experiences are highly appreciated.
Justin LAI
BBA ACCT, Year 3
I have a fantastic mentor, Cynthia. She gave us valuable advice on career path. We gained insights on clearing house, career prospects and how to strike a balance between work and life. I am grateful to have the support from Cynthia and the Dr. Karen Lee Memorial Fund.
Mr. William SHEK
Managing Director, Head of Credits & Rates,
Asia Pacific, HSBC
So happy to be able to give advices on their career path, courses selections, when should they get marry, when did my wife stop working, should they do lasik on their eyes etc. At times I asked myself, what’s the difference between a mentor and a father? Love to share with my experiences with them. The trust they gave me. So happy to see them growing. Wish I had a mentor back then.
BSc QFIN, Year 3
It’s very important for university students to understand from a preliminary perspective how the society works. Career mentorship program provides such an essential opportunity, linking university students with industry professionals which opens a door for us to see the real world.
Linda WU
BSc ECOF, Year 2
This career mentoring program is a great platform to know fantastic mentors and peer mentees. I am very lucky to have William as my mentor. From him, I got useful advices on career, course section and even his deep understanding on macroeconomic framework. I really appreciate the chance to build this precious mentor-mentee relationship and to become more clear about my future career direction.
Past Career Mentorship Program