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Postgraduate accounting students awarded CPA Australia Young Leaders

17 Jan, 2018
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Two postgraduate students of the HKBU School of Business were awarded CPA Australia Young Leaders for their outstanding academic achievements and extra-curricular activity performance. An award presentation ceremony was held on 16 January 2018.

The awardees, Ding Qiying and Wang Lei from the MSc in Applied Accounting & Finance programme, will represent CPA Australia on HKBU campus and act as a liaison to fellow students about CPA Australia membership and careers in accounting, finance and business. At the same time, the students will have the opportunity to develop industry relevant skills and expand their professional networks by attending CPA Australia’s training, networking and professional development events.

Dr. Angus Young, Programme Director of MSc in Applied Accounting and Finance and Senior Lecturer of the Department of Accountancy and Law, encouraged students to sharpen their professional skills with a right attitude through the programme. “Our business programmes are recognised and backed by professional institutions like CPA Australia to provide our students with opportunities to learn from industry leaders and exposures to the real business world. We hope you will leverage the Young Leaders programme to build your industry connections, and develop the right attitude and motivations that set you apart from the fierce competitions out there, and embark on a bright career.”

Wang Lei said, “Through the programme, I hope to act as an effective bridge between CPA Australia and our HKBU students who are interested in the accounting field, and to bring back what I learn from the curated trainings and workshops to our fellows.”

“I am excited for being part of the CPA community and having the chance to meet industry leaders at different CPA events,” said Ding Qiying, “I am sure it will become a strong testimonial on my CV and for my future career development.”

CPA Australia Young Leaders (Student Ambassador) Programme is an international student ambassador programme for business students worldwide. It is designed to support and empower active and outstanding students to expand their professional networks and develop their employability skills, while promoting careers in relevant business fields to university peers. In 2018, HKBU School of Business is among the institutions from 23 countries participating in the programme. 
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