Professor Hong XU
Information Systems Faculty
"Take Faculty to Lunch" is a great program to extend the communication between faculty and students to a relaxing and personal setting outside of classroom. We talked about topics related to classes, major selection, future career, hobbies, different views on various happenings. I found this program to be an excellent opportunity for meaningful sharing and bonding between faculty and students.
LAM Hiu Laam
BBA IS, Year 2
We enjoyed spending time with Professor Xu. She is friendly and knowledgeable. We talked about learning, hobbies, future plans… Other than obtaining a better understanding of the IS major and the future career prospect, she also inspires us to pursue our goals and dreams. This program is an excellent opportunity for students and professors to bond.
Professor Ekkachai SAENYASIRI
“Take Faculty to Lunch” program is a great way for professors to meet students who are eager to explore the possibilities for their future. In addition popular topics such as major selection and career prospects, we also talked about how to set and achieve their goals while enjoying university life and being able to take advantage of the resources and learning environment at HKUST. I enjoyed sharing my life experiences, and learning a lot from students sharing as well.
BSc ECOF Year 1
Professor Ekkachai has a very interesting personality. From how he started looking for jobs as a student in Thailand to coordinating finance-related programs in HKUST, his life story was truly an inspiration to hear. He provided valuable insights into the QFIN program, how it is different from programs like ECOF or Finance, and whether the program is right for us. He is a very friendly person and it was great to have lunch with him.
Professor Veronique Lafon-Vinais
I'm quite flattered that students want to "Take (me) to Lunch"! I very much enjoy sharing insights and advice with my students in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and sharing dim sum is a very good way to do that. It's a win-win situation as I also take the opportunity to find out what our students are thinking so we can keep improving. Thanks to the organizers for a lovely event.
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Prof. Veronique is definitely the kindest faculty I’ve met in UST. During the lunch, I not only obtained a better understanding towards QFIN and SBM but also heard a lot about how she saw the future trend in HK and the business world would be. It’s always valuable to know the opinions from a professor. Prof. Veronique treated students as her sons. Having the lunch with her really made my day!
Dr. Kelvin MAK
Faculty is just a person… and can be a possible friend! ‘Take Faculty to Lunch’ is conducive to a very relaxed atmosphere where students could know more about their faculty that they are comfortable with. That’s really cool!
BBA ACCT, Year 2
We spent a great time with Kelvin MAK! This event not only gives me the chance to gain more knowledge about studying in UST but also helps us to know more about the business industry in HK. We even talked about how to explore the city, which is so wonderful especially when you're completely new to the environment.