Testimonials
Student Advising Services
Si Hang HO
BBA MGMT and MARK, Year 2
I am grateful to have Ray as my Student Life Advisor in my days in HKUST. I am always relaxed, secured, and delightful in my sharing with Ray. No matter a casual sharing or seeking for some advice on countless aspects, he is willing to listen to me with a sincere heart. Self-understanding and personal insights are also gained via the communication with him.
Chak Lam ZHENG
BBA FINA, Year 2
My advisor, Forrest, 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.
Kenneth MIRANDA
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
Cynthia CHU
Mentor
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
Mentee
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
Mentee
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.
Public Service Internship Scholarships
Rosaline CHAN
Awardee
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
Awardee
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.
Joyce LEUNG
Awardee
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
April Wing Yin AU
Peer Mentor Awardee
BBA IS and MGMT, Year 3
Mentoring is a sharing process, a two-way communication. I believe that this program is beneficial for both mentees and mentors. We shared our experiences and caring to others. Friendships were established through communication and activities. These positive experiences have inspired me to carry on the habit of helping others.
Anna Gi-peum MOON
Peer Mentor Awardee
BBA IS, Year 2
Whether you are a mentor or a mentee, mentoring is a learning process for both. In this process, I learned that mentoring is not just giving the best advice; mentoring is supporting the mentee to choose his or her best decision. It is my pleasure to be part of the SBM Peer Mentoring program to serve the community and first-year students.
Henry Chun Hung NG
Peer Mentor Awardee
BSc ECOF, Year 2
Being a mentor has been an incredibly fruitful experience, and I encourage anybody with an open heart and open ears to join the program. I enjoy inspiring my mentees by sharing my experience and assisting them to adjust to university life. I sincerely hope I could make an impact on their lives – just like my mentor did.
Take Faculty to Lunch
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.
SINGHAL Sparsh
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.
Dr. Veronique Lafon-Vinais
FINA Faculty
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.
UG Get-Togethers
Saras SUTEDJA
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.
Lai WEI
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.