Student Advising Services
Summer WOON
BSc QFIN, Year-3
A few months ago, I felt lost using ChatGPT to amend my CV and practicing interview skills in front of a mirror - only to receive numerous rejections. I desperately wanted to escape from this darkness, so I sought advising from Mr. David Boyd-Thomas, an English Communicaton Tutor. He provided me with guidance on crafting a CV and preparing for interviews that aligned with current Finance job market. Thanks to his assistance, I managed to secure an internship and emerged from what was the darkest period of my life.
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
With my advisor's professional and soulful support, I found it easy to immerse myself in university life! She has been doing her best to help me out with academics, personal development, and kindly advised me on how to improve my experience here at UST. With her support, I have made my way to the IIM - my dream major!
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!
Career Mentorship Program
Kelvin YU
Human Resources Director, LG Household & Health Care HK
Despite the influence of the social movement activities and COVID-19, I am glad to meet Ju and Trista in person two times apart from electronic means. It is grateful to know them since they are energetic, proactive and curious about future career. And interestingly, I get to know a Korean mentee in my Korean career journey. Hope they like my sharing and I look forward to staying in touch with them.
BBA ACCT, Year 3
I've gotten a lot of realistic advice and help from Mentor Kelvin in regards to interview processes and the professional working environment in Hong Kong. I am grateful to have met Mentor Kelvin and Trista through this Mentorship Program and will look forward to keeping in contact with them.
Trista TANG
BBA MGMT, Year 3
The SBM UG Career Mentorship Program has been a very fruitful experience for me. I have gained a lot in personal growth and finding my career path. My mentor, Kelvin, has inspired me not only in job-related areas but also given me so much useful advice. Thank you, mentor, Kelvin and Karen Lee Student Mentoring Center for organizing the program!
Public Service Internship Scholarships
Lucia MO
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Summer 2022-23, Storius Limited
Interning at Storius Limited has been a transformative experience that has expanded my horizons and equipped me with valuable skills. From the moment I joined, I was captivated by the company's mission to connect people and places through resonant stories. Unlike traditional for-profit organizations, Storius prioritizes community well-being and fosters a democratic and collaborative work environment. I had the opportunity to contribute to decision-making processes and even suggested a new feature that will soon be launched. Overall, my internship at Storius Limited has been an invaluable journey that has prepared me for future endeavors and enriched my perspective on work and life.
Ruby Lam
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
Winter 2022-23, Shih Wing Ching Foundation
During my internship, I expected to learn practical skills like data handling and administrative tasks. However, I gained so much more. The NGO, Shih Wing Ching Foundation, taught me the importance of diversity and inclusion. Working alongside employees with disabilities shattered my preconceived notions. I witnessed their outstanding work performance and realized that our biases hinder their job opportunities. I learned to appreciate everyone's strengths, regardless of their background or abilities. Overall, I am grateful for this internship experience and the lessons it taught me. I have developed a caring and respectful attitude towards others, which will shape my future behavior. I am also thankful for the incredible supervisor and friend I met during this unforgettable journey.
Marvin Poon
Winter 2021-22, Storius Limited
During my time at Storius Limited, I learnt a series of meaningful lessons. Thanks to my supervisor and fellow colleagues' support, I could unleash my potential and strive for excellence in my internship. I could also gain the most insights related to innovation and cultural tourism by actively participating in the operations and projects of multiple departments. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Dr Karen Lee Memorial Fund for granting me this priceless opportunity to serve and acknowledging my efforts in Storius Limited by the PSIS.
Peer Mentoring Program
Gregorius Brian TENARDI
Peer Mentor
BBA FINA & IS, Year 3
The Peer mentoring program acts as a platform to engage with the new students and contribute to the SBM community and HKUST as a whole. I feel satisfied to be able to introduce them to our culture and help them adapt. A highly rewarding experience throughout!
Aditi Parag DEODHAR
Peer Mentor
MGMT, Year 3
The Peer Mentoring Program is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn from their stories and diverse experiences. It has helped me understand and empathize with my fellow students better and also improve my people skills. It’s also lovely to be able to give back to my alma mater and help co-create a supportive and engaged community of students!
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.
Peer Mentoring Program Committee
LAM, Wing Tung Allison
Peer Mentoring Program Committee, Media Team
BBA OM, Year 2
Being a Peer Mentoring Committee is a rewarding experience for me. We work as a team of 8, organising monthly UG Get-Together, filming Peer Mentoring Programme video together. It is a golden opportunity to expand my social circle, collaborate with others, and connect with students in business school. Being part of the media team, I get to utilise hard skills such as video editing, social media management when working on projects. It is unforgettable to film videos as a team with lots of laughter and support from peers and staff.
CHO, Yuk Ching Eunice
Peer Mentoring Program Committee, Graphics and Design Team
As a Peer Mentoring Committee member of the graphics team, I have the chance to not only help incoming freshman, but also be able to seize this opportunity to practice my leadership skills, support my peers, and work with people from different disciplinary. I was all at sea when I first came into HKUST, where the Peer Mentoring Committee has allowed me to try a lot of new things and has helped me in finding my calling. This is where talents are truly embraced. We plan events, generate design ideas, produce videos, and together we make a positive impact in our HKUST community!
IP, Ching Stephanie
Peer Mentoring Program Committee, Events Team
BBA FINA and OM, Year 3
Peer Mentoring Committee allows me to promote personal growth. Not only can I build relationships with fellows and professors, but also sharpen my event management skills. Involving in the idea generation process for UG-Get-Together and planning the event from scratch, I gain the opportunity to communicate frequently with teammates and SBM staff members. It is also very nice to see the smiling faces of the participants! Join us and meet new faces!
Excellence in Mentoring Awards
KEI, Sze Man
Peer Mentor Awardee (2023-24)
BBA Accounting, Year 2
During my sophomore year, I served as a peer mentor, guiding freshmen in their transition to university life. My role was multifaceted, encompassing academic support and assisting them in thriving at the university. Sharing my experiences was particularly fulfilling; I could relate to their challenges with my prior experience and offer practical advice, easing their transition and fostering a sense of belonging. I am pleased to have gained the trust of my mentees, who seek my assistance not only related to academics but also other matters. Throughout this journey, it was meaningful for me to motivate my mentees to pursue their dreams at HKUST and to support them through the ups and downs. These experiences have taught me that mentoring is not only about sharing knowledge and experiences but also about fostering personal growth and building lasting relationships. As I continue my journey as a peer mentor, I am committed to maintaining my passion and leveraging my experiences to help my schoolmates.
LAM, Wing Tung
Peer Mentor Awardee (2023-24)
BBA Operations Management, Year 2
It is my honour to be selected as one of the awardee for Excellence in Mentoring Award. Iit has been a valuable experience for me sharing my fruitful experience in HKUST, internship and exchange. Being a peer mentor is not only a process of giving back to our freshmen, but also a journey to gain insights. Through catching up with mentees, I get to learn more about their views and ideas while studying or planning about their future. I am glad to have this programme for students to connect and support each other in our university life.
THIA, Yee Xin
Peer Mentor Awardee (2022-23)
BBA Global Business, Year 2
As I joined the Peer Mentoring Program in my sophomore year, I can say that it has been an incredibly valuable experience for me. Through the mentoring process, I have gained a lot of new knowledge from my mentees and have a better understanding of their current situations and concerns. I feel pleased when they ask for my assistance with academics or other matters. Being a mentor makes me feel that I have the responsibility to be a role model to my mentees, which inspires and motivates me. I believe that mentoring is not only a means of providing guidance to other people but also allows us to have a better understanding of ourselves and realize our inner thoughts. As this is only my sophomore year, I believe that in the future, I will contribute and share more valuable experiences with my mentees through the Peer Mentoring Program while maintaining my passion and being a responsible peer mentor to provide further guidance to students when they need my assistance.
Take Faculty to Lunch
Professor David HAGMANN
MGMT Faculty
When I was a UG student, a professor invited me to lunch after a seminar. I later became his research assistant and pursued a Ph.D. in the program he recommended. The "Take Faculty to Lunch" program is a fantastic experience, and I would encourage all students (and faculty) to take advantage of enjoying an informal conversation. Talk about anything other than the class; you never know where the conversation will lead!
Yutong WU
BBA Undeclared, Year 1
We not only enjoyed a delightful lunch, but also engaged in many meaningful discussions! This activity gave me the opportunity to learn a lot of content that I wouldn't have learned in class, and I greatly benefited from it.
Professor Martha JEONG
MGMT Faculty
This is a wonderful opportunity for faculty and students to engage with one another in a more casual setting outside the classroom. I’ve had a lovely time at each of these lunches and look forward to meeting more students. Would encourage all students to take different faculty out to lunch!
UG Get-Togethers
Zoe HO
BSc QFIN, Year 3
I'm a huge fan of UG Get-Togethers. They always surprise me with the variety of activities, most of which are about celebrating festivals. They've got everything from writing thank-you letters to rocking photo booths with festive props and even mini games. It's the perfect spot to take a quick break between classes, grab some snacks, and gain a sense of accomplishment through winning prizes. Plus, it's a great way to reconnect with my old friends. I love bumping into them there and catching up on all the latest happenings.
Jenny LAM
BBA IS, Year 2
Attending UG Get-Togethers enriched my social life with fun activities, lasting friendships, and unforgettable memories. The gatherings provided an escape from campus stress. I connected with diverse individuals, including UST staff and professors. Beyond the free food and drinks, these events offered a chance to bond with friends and create cherished social memories.
Isabella YU
BBA OM & IS, Year 3
UG Get Togethers helps me make a lot of friends! I went to several special events during festivals with my friends and had good times there. The activities and games are fun and casual, and I can freely chat with the fellow students there. It is also fun to see a lot of people from different backgrounds and countries connected together through laughter and fun times. These amazing memories and experience helped me through my downtimes and will always support me.
Faculty and Staff Training
Professor Lynn PI
FINA Faculty
Fun and challenging! Great for team building! If your team work well together, you will have a gourmet meal.
Mr. David Boyd-Thomas
Communication Tutor
In the “Sip & Sign: An Inclusive Latte Art workshop” , the “sip” part appealed to me as a coffee drinker; but it was the “sign” that was most beneficial and inspiring! Through the invaluable and lively participation of the founder and team from My Little Coffee (most of the staff are deaf) we were not only given hands-on training in the art of making lattes but also introduced to sign language. Thank you for organizing such a meaningful activity!
Professor Yang LU
ECON Faculty
I recently had the pleasure of attending an outing event with my colleagues to make mosaic art lamps, and I have to say, it was an incredible experience. The event was very well organized, and it provided the perfect opportunity for us to connect outside of work while also learning about Turkish culture. The laid-back atmosphere made it easy to unwind and enjoy ourselves, and it was a fantastic way to celebrate the end of the semester. Overall, I would highly recommend this outing to anyone looking for a fun, educational, and engaging activity to do with colleagues or friends.