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Alumni share valuable insights into career in financial sector

03 Mar, 2016
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On 3 March 2016, the HKBU Alumni Affairs Office organised an alumni sharing forum titled “Investing in Yourself: Listen to What the Experts Say”. School of Business Advisory Committee Chairman Mr. William Leung, School alumna Ms. Agnes Wong and HKBU alumna Ms. Janet Chong shared with students valuable insights of their life in the financial industry.
 
William Leung, Chief Executive Officer in Sun Hung Kai Financial Limited, landed his first job in HSBC and worked from the bottom all the way up to Executive Director. He shared his secret of success. “Don’t sell yourself short. Trust your capability. Try everything. Anything is possible.”
 
Agnes Wong, currently Premier Senior District Director of AIA International
Limited, shared, “I don’t like stable office work; I like talking and meeting different people, and at the same time, I am very independent, I don’t want to work for others - I want to work for myself. That’s why I decided to join the insurance industry.” Giving advice to graduates, Agnes said that one should understand one’s personal values, goals of life, expertise, and capabilities, in order to find the most ideal career. The insurance industry is suitable for those who are self-motivated, outgoing, hard-working, and will not easily give up when obstacles come their way.
 
Janet Chong, Chief Operation Officer of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, shared her tips on job hunting in the financial sector. “Get certifications like CFA, and get to know the industry as much as you can, it’s important to show the interviewer your passion and commitment.”
 
The event was organised with the support from the School of Business.
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