With the generous support from the Dr. Karen Lee Memorial Fund, the UG Programs Office kicked off the 6th batch of Career Mentorship Program with a welcome reception on Oct 22, 2019. The Program provides a platform for our undergraduate business students to get valuable advice and insights for their career development and life planning from mentors, many of whom are HKUST Business School alumni.
Over 600 new undergraduate students joined the SBM family with 56 Peer Mentors on August 7, 2019! Students were divided into groups of 20 mentees and were led by 2 Peer Mentors in their very first meeting together! At the event, students had the chance to bond together and establish new friendships.
Karen Lee Student Mentoring Center Opening Ceremony cum Awards Presentation
The official opening of the Karen Lee Student Mentoring Center was celebrated on March 14, 2019. Many distinguished HKUST and Donor Family guests attend this important event. At the ceremony, HKUST President Prof. Wei SHYY expressed gratitude to the Lee family members. “We encourage a supportive and caring culture at HKUST. This donation will make a meaningful difference to our holistic education by introducing mentoring activities to help students gain practical advice, encouragement and support during their studies and beyond.”
Take Faculty to Lunch provides an important opportunity for students to meet and interact with Faculty in a friendly environment. A wide variety of topics were discussed at these gatherings including major selections, career prospects, and even personal matters!
Throughout the Fall 2019 semester, Peer Mentors have meeting with all their Mentees! All Mentors organized at least one casual gathering with their Mentees. The meetings were important for strengthening their friendships and sharing their University life.
At the SBM UG Get-together held on Oct 2, many students, faculty and staff gathered together and celebrated the start of Fall Semester with pasta, fruits and other snacks! It was a great opportunity to interact and mingle with each other.
Over 55 peer mentors joined the training workshop held on Aug 3, 2019. The workshop started off with a warm welcome by our Associate Dean, Professor Emily Nason. After the introduction, peer mentors started their training in LG4 by dividing into 6 groups and learnt various mentoring skills by participating together in a variety of fun and active team building and ice-breaking games, taught by professional trainers.
Karen Lee Student Mentoring Center
G/F & 1008, Lee Shau Kee Business Building
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology