Career Success Stories

Career Success Stories

Wing Ng

Class of 2019, BBA in Accounting

It has always been my goal to work in the public finance sector. Being selected as one of the very few Finance Interns at the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority (MPFA) excited me a lot. During the internship I was exposed to a range of different assignments such as fund reporting, proofreading of audit reports and data tasks. I learned the importance of acquiring a substantial understanding of the organisation’s established practices and effective communication with colleagues are crucial to getting tasks done efficiently. For those who are keen on joining the public sector at large, my experience to share is that staying on top of current affairs would help a lot because public services in general impact on the mass public and relevant industries to a great extent. View more

Elaine Chan

Class of 2019, BBA in Marketing

Being a big fan of aviation, having the opportunity to work at Hong Kong Airlines was a dream came true for me. As an Internship Trainee in the Human Resources Department, I was responsible for arranging training and staff development programmes for staff. Since Hong Kong Airlines is one of the fastest growing airlines in Asia, this working experience exposed me to a very dynamic environment with first-hand knowledge of the rapidly-changing market landscape of the industry. I think having a good working attitude and interpersonal skills are crucial to developing a career in the aviation sector, just like the customer-service industry at large. My tips on landing on your dream job are to actively take on relevant internship opportunities and building useful contacts in networking events organised by the School, alumni associations or other external organisations. View more

Oscar Chan

Class of 2018, BCom in Accountancy

I interned in the Audit and Assurance Services Division at the Hong Kong office of RSM, as part of the world’s leading RSM global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with operations in over 120 countries worldwide. During the internship, I was assigned a wide variety of challenging duties and had the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge I gained from textbooks in combination with those gained from my work experience. For instance, I learned more about functional currency and triggers associated with currency translation risks through conducting inventory tests and performing analytical procedures. As a final note, I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Man Ko, Senior Lecturer and Student Internship Coordinator, for his devotion and contribution to the internship programme of the School. View more

Daisy Shang

Class of 2017, BBA in Accounting

I was offered an internship with EY where I handled transfer pricing issues in the International Tax Department. In dealing with financial institutions exclusively, I acquired practical insights into financial industries by scanning through the transaction figures and viewing local tax ruling updates every morning. I also interned at PwC as a trainee in Assurance. There, I worked on the testing and adjustment of financial statements. Attentiveness and assertiveness are essential elements required by companies. It is also good for business students to be keen learners when they enter the job market. View more

Gillian Zhao

Class of 2017, BBA in Accounting

As one of the Big Four accounting firms, Deloitte is undoubtedly the right place for me to broaden my horizon, apply my academic knowledge in the real business world, and build up interpersonal relationships. As a tax intern in Deloitte, my duty covered various aspects from communicating with the Inland Revenue Department to drafting individual tax returns for my clients. Therefore, being careful and professional is required at all times. More importantly, it is essential to always think one step ahead and be ready to go the extra mile. View more

Emmy Zhong

Class of 2017, BBA in Accounting

EY is my dream company. I was impressed with its company culture and business during a company visit. Three years later, I went into the very same building, but this time as a summer intern in People Advisory Services department. My major duty was individual tax dealing, which included 6 processes for one tax return. Besides getting familiar with Hong Kong salaries tax calculation and related regulations and standards, I met friends and colleagues from different universities, as well as patient and helpful supervisors who offered me chances to deal with special cases and important engagements. I worked on over 15 engagements during the 6 weeks. EY does not only want “calculators” or “law books”. The accounting industry is a professional service industry. In my opinion, being a successful accountant requires diligence, communication skills, and most importantly, a mind to serve. I suggest that fellow peers who would like to join the accounting industry participate in more school activities in advance such as firm visits, volunteer work, exchange programs, public speaking events, etc.. In accounting, everything counts. View more

Miriam Fung

Class of 2017, BCom in Accountancy

I worked as a summer intern at Ovolo, which is a stylish boutique hotel located in Hong Kong. I was attracted to this special work environment at Ovolo because there is a unique corporate culture that challenges conventional thinking. During my internship, I was responsible for handling daily accounting work such as bank reconciliation, stock-taking, handling invoices and settling payments. I learnt that patience is the key to becoming successful in the accounting industry especially when we have to deal with a lot of data for long periods of time. Furthermore, I suggest students do more research on the developments of the industry and discover the job requirements and qualities of people that prospective employers look for in order to land their dream jobs. View more

Elvis Chen

Class of 2016, BBA in Marketing

I had the opportunity to take on my first graduate job in the marketing team of Alibaba – one of the world’s most successful “China going global” e-commerce businesses. The team culture, company brand, and marketing promotions all give me exciting and new learning opportunities in my day-to-day work life. Being part of the fastest-growing company across the globe that has an array of C2C, B2B, and B2C sales services on web portals, the most unforgettable experience I have had by far was the brand building exercise and market access of branded products to Hong Kong consumers via effective online and offline marketing promotions on the Tmall platform. Currently I assist a new team with a primary focus on the AlipayHK e-payment service, in which I had the great opportunity to drive market acquisition of this new world-class e-payment service to consumers in Hong Kong. View more

Ice Wang

Class of 2016, MSc in Business Management

I am now a Bond Trader working in the Investment Department of the Bank of Communication (BoCom). As one of the largest note-issuing banks based in China, I am thrilled with the diversified exposure and career path ready for me here. Being part of the bank’s competitive Department Trainee Program, I have had the chance to rotate between both the “buy” and “sell” sides of the industry, which allowed me to gain exposure to a number of different financial products. At BoCom, I have also had the chance to gain practical knowledge about the macroeconomics and monetary policies of various countries. We explore the opportunities and challenges of various industries or companies and, in doing so, develop the know-how of charting suitable investment solutions and hedging strategies. I aspire to become an excellent trader with a high level of sensitivity and resilience to rapid market changes in the financial sector. View more

Adam Tam

Class of 2016, BCom in Marketing

As the Internet has become an indispensable part of life, so has digital marketing become the trend of the business world, and it is my goal to more deeply explore this particular subject area. To this end, I joined Fimmick, an agency that specialises in providing digital marketing solutions for clients to meet their business objectives through building online reach and engagement, customer loyalty, brand advocacy and etc. As an Account Executive, my primary responsibilities are to assist in the development of digital campaigns for my clients in terms of encouraging more target customers to take actions, both online and offline in order to optimise O2O (Online-to-offline) conversion. In this role, I have had a lot of opportunities to develop my interpersonal communication skills, ability to keep track of the progress of online advertising activities according to agreed metrics, as well as flexibility to handle different client servicing situations. View more

Li Yishen

Class of 2016, MSc in Applied Economics

When I chose to launch my career in CMEC Comtrans International Co., Ltd., I was prepared to embrace the corporate culture of ‘Value Your Trust Globally’ and the business operation as freight forwarders. An incredible amount of preparation is required to become familiar with the corporate environment. As an accountant, being able to work independently and with others in a team is essential. Questions that you need to ask yourself: 1) are you able to effectively carry out the individual tasks of the job?; 2) are you fully aware of your work duties? Some aspects of the job may require you to take up a leadership role while sometimes you need to take up a supportive role. Therefore, different communication styles are tailored accordingly. Even if you have not had much internship experience previously, you can still obtain valuable training when you join various workshops offered on campus and by playing different roles in group projects. Your experience can help you to develop strong interpersonal skills effectively for your future career as well. View more

Luo Yi

Class of 2016, MSc in Applied Economics

Just like many other students who studied Economics and/or Finance, I hoped to enter the financial industry in Hong Kong after graduation. As one of the biggest and most famous financial institutions in Hong Kong, Bank of China stood out as the top company I wanted to work for. It is crucial to understand the industry and company well in advance as well as the skills and knowledge needed for the position you are looking to apply for. In this way, you can adapt to the job market accordingly by obtaining the necessary qualifications and experience in advance. By doing this, we identify and differentiate ourselves from thousands of competitors. After all, we have to prepare ahead of time and present ourselves to potential employers in a professional way. View more

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