Career Mentorship Program
William SHEK
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.
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
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.
Public Service Internship Scholarships
Munich LAM
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Summer 2017-18, Fair Trade Hong Kong
During this internship, not only did I gain more exposure to the society but also equipped myself with knowledge of Corporate Social Responsibilities. I had the opportunity to attend business exhibits and reach out to real businesses. These helped me further recognize my strengths and weaknesses. I also met my first American friend in Fair Trade Hong Kong, who taught me a lot about the world outside Hong Kong. Most importantly, I realized the true meaning of doing business, which is to solve problems in the society. This conviction will carry on as I grow up and pursue my business career.
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Winter 2017-18, Social Alliance Communications Consultant
I would like to thank the Karen Lee Student Memorial Fund and the Public Service Internship Scholarship for giving me the chance to push myself out of my comfort zone! Without joining the SBMT2200 Social Enterprise Internship Program, I never would have been able to explore the social sector, and would not be the person I am today.
Cindy SIN
BBA IS, Year 2
Winter 2017-18, Dialogue in the Dark HK Ltd.
Doing internship in a social enterprise is not merely a working experience in my resume but also a thought-provoking process that brings life-long impacts. I am so grateful to be a part of the SBMT2200 Social Enterprise Internship Program and being awarded the Public Service Internship Scholarship.
Peer Mentoring Program
Arick NG
Peer Mentor
BBA Undeclared, Year-1
Peer Mentoring Program is a two-way journey - A reflection on how much I've grown, and a contribution to your fellow community.
Peer Mentee
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Being a mentee of the Peer Mentoring Program, I was able to find guidance and advice through the helpful mentors that I met. My university life became more fruitful and interesting with the help of seniors!
Priscilla IVONNE
Peer Mentee
BBA Undeclared, Year-1
Peer Mentoring Program has been a very important part of my first year in HKUST. It has provided me with an avenue to create friendships and receive guidance from the seniors.
UG Get-Togethers
Bekzhan Tanirbergenov
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
UG Get-Togethers are the perfect opportunity to make friends! These special events have everything needed to start a conversation, including food, drinks, and sofas where you can relax, have fun and communicate with fellow students and professors. At the gatherings, I made friends from all over the globe! As a freshman, I am surprised at all the different nationalities. Nevertheless, I like to be in this great society, surrounded by these brilliant people.
Raymond CHAN
BBA FINA & IS, Year 3
UG Get Together is a great way to expand your social cycle within the university. Diverse professors, staff, and students come together to share their experiences. At this activity, students can obtain information on academics, university life, and different cultures. Snacks and drinks are provided by SBM. Just enjoy the time and meet more friends!!
BBA ACCT, Year 2
I think the most unforgettable events during my first year in HKUST is the UG Get-Together. All the students and professors could come to have a cozy afternoon tea. Through this activity I get to know more friends who I haven’t know the name before, I also have chance to chat with different professors. It reduces the distance between students and teachers.
Take Faculty to Lunch
Dr. Kelvin MAK
ACCT Faculty
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.
Faculty and Staff Training
Professor Carmen NG
MGMT Faculty
The ESCAPE workshop was an exciting experience! Not only did our group enhance teamwork thru various challenging tasks, but also reflected on individual and group processes that happened within the games and how it links to student advising.
Ms. Alice LUI
Program Manager
SBM Undergraduate Programs Office
The workshop reminds me that there is always more than one perspective to an experience, and we should have an open heart to embrace diversity and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual, especially when we are talking to our students. Empathy is one key attribute we should possess and cultivate as an adviser.
Professor Mark MIHOREAN
MGMT Faculty
The MENTAL HEALTH Workshop provided useful insights into some of the challenges and mental health issues that students with difficulties might experience. As HKUST aims to provide a supportive, empathetic community, mentoring will continue to play an important role in guiding students forward in life.