Student Advising Services
Suet Yee CHAN
BBA MARK, Year 3
Not only did Forrest give me a lot of useful advice regarding different aspects of my U life, such as going exchange and setting academic goals, he also is my friend who encouraged me when I was down. We had many great times together. I’m grateful to have such a responsible and helpful advisor in HKUST!
Chak Lam ZHENG
BBA FINA, Year 2
My advisor is a patient and extremely helpful advisor. He not only helped me a lot with academic difficulties, but also with career and exchange advice. He didn’t mind me bothering him with tons of emails and appointments which made me feel secure in my freshman years and the exchange experience.
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Transitioning to university seemed daunting at first; tracking study pathways and different opportunities while being in a completely new setting. Thankfully, having an academic adviser by my side was exactly what was needed to stay on track and keep everything in check. My advisor consistently made a generous effort to help out and provide motivation at times!
Career Mentorship Program
Dorris LEUNG
Sr. Service Manager, Standard Chartered Bank
The mentorship program enables us to connect with current students, it feels like a jamming with artists from different generations and backgrounds, it always sparks off some surprises. The journey with John and Katharina has been very inspiring. The chemistry worked well as we shared the same passion of self-improvements with an open mind. Every time we caught up, it reminded me to stay aspired to our dream, keep a can-do attitude in mid of uncertainties, and read our world with fresh eyes, like the Day One I was admitted to HKUST and at my first job after graduated. Everyone of us can make a difference at any ages, so let's join us to explore a mentorship journey to give back, to refresh and to make some positive influence.
BSc ECOF, Year 3
It is amazing to have Dorris to be my mentor. She taught us not only the keys to success in the financial industry, but also how to strike a balance between excellence at work and life. I appreciate everything she has done for me, thank you!
Katharina ZHOU
BBA GBUS, Year 3
I was very lucky to meet Dorris. Throughout the year, she has been taking us out for sharings and catch-ups every month, and always giving us useful advice. Beyond personal development, Dorris also shared with us her travel experience in Iran, from the people she encountered to the things she witnessed, these experience truly inspired us a lot.
Public Service Internship Scholarships
Rosaline CHAN
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Winter 2018-19, Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF
‘Small steps, Big changes’. The internship is not only a ‘lesson in the field’, but also a chance to contribute to a meaningful cause and meet like-minded people whom I can learn from. I am grateful for the Dr. Karen Lee Memorial Fund for supporting my participation and offering a valuable and rewarding experience.
Munich LAM
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Summer 2017-18, Fair Trade Hong Kong
With this internship, I had exposure to society and gained more knowledge of Corporate Social Responsibilities. By attending business exhibits and reaching out to real businesses, I further recognized my strengths and weaknesses. The first American friend I met in Fair Trade Hong Kong, taught me about the world outside HK. I realized the true meaning of doing business is to solve problems in 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.
Peer Mentoring Program
Gillian Sero DEL MUNDO
Peer Mentor
BBA GBUS, Year 2
I was eager to help the freshmen adjust to their first year at HKUST. The mentors I had when I was a freshman provided a lot of help and useful advice, which is something I will always be grateful for. It was fun holding activities for the freshman to meet their first friends at School and also shaping their first moments here at HKUST.
April AU
Peer Mentor
BBA IS & MGMT, Year 2
Being a peer mentor is undoubtedly an inspiring experience, it enables me to develop interpersonal skills and contributes to the school and mentees.
Queenie CHENG
Peer Mentee
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
This Program is an important experience for me to immerse in the HKUST community. My peer mentor has given me a lot of friendly and useful advice on my study, time management or even goal setting.
Excellence in Mentoring Awards
CHAN, Mei Kei Maggie
Peer Mentor Awardee (2019-20)
BBA IS, Year 2
The true essence of peer mentoring is to grow together. We provide tailor-made advices and help for mentees to excel their university life. On the other side, peer mentees provided precious opportunities for us to interact with more people and boosted our confidence. This is a unique journey which everyone of us learnt a lot. I wish my mentees could join the Peer Mentoring Programme next year to continue the legacy and pass it on.
LAW, Cheuk Yin Marco
Peer Mentor Awardee (2019-20)
BBA OM, Year 2
It is not an easy task for the first-year students to adjust to university life – this is why the peer mentors are here to help. We provide mental support and academic advices to our mentees, so that they could decide their pathway and plan ahead. As a mentor, I hope that my mentees would also volunteer to be the next batch of mentors to carry on this tradition and culture.
PANG, Ho Chin Michael
Peer Mentor Awardee (2019-20)
Peer Mentoring is a meaningful experience to contribute in the HKUST community. With sharing and support, freshmen can adapt to university life and choose their ideal path to develop. I am grateful that I have long-lasting friendship with my mentees. I sincerely hope all of my mentees become successful in the future.
Take Faculty to Lunch
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
FINA Faculty
“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.
UG Get-Togethers
BBA ACCT, Year 1
UG Get-together allows me to know more people in SBM - students, professors, and the people working behind the scenes: the staffs! The setting of this event is much more casual than a class setting, enabling the students to know the staffs and faculties in a more personal way. Overall, it is very nice to chat, laugh, and snack together with the people in SBM!
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.
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.
Faculty and Staff Training
Ms. Twiggy Wu
Assistant Manager
SBM Undergraduate Programs Office
The Upward Bound workshop made a big impact on me and opened my eyes and mind to all possibilities! I realized that our mind was playing tricks on us and made the challenges look more 'difficult' than they really are! In fact, we are stronger than we think. As advisors, it's important to encourage our students to have the same mentality in the face of challenges and to make the best of every attempt.
Mr. Patrick Megan
Communication Tutor
SBM Undergraduate Programs Office
The Counselling and Wellness workshop held for was an informative and interactive experience. A significant number of useful statistics were presented and plenty of lively discussions were held. I discovered that our students have a lot of different problems that we need to address in our roles as student advisors. Some easy, some not so easy. It was an honor to be invited to this event and thanks to all the organizers.
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.