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MGSL 3001 Service Leadership Practicum

MGSL3001 Service Leadership Practicum (supported by Fung Foundation)

Learning Impacts and Showcases

1. Background

Seeking to uphold Lingnan University’s motto of “Education for Service”, the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) and the Department of Management established the Service Leadership Summer Practicum in 2013, in order to nurture undergraduate students to become leaders with strong service orientation.


Service Leadership is vital nowadays in our community, where a great majority of economic activities take place in the service sector. Effective service provision depends on the personal character, skills, and caring disposition of the people involved in planning and delivering the services, including their willingness and ability to take the initiative and solve problems as they arise.


We are committed to working together with partner organizations to provide students with fruitful working opportunities that enable them to practice and develop essential service leadership qualities and abilities in diagnosing and meeting the needs of service recipients in the community.


We would like to give a special thanks to Fung Foundation for their generosity in subsidizing students' stipends for the course MGSL3001.


2. Programme Objectives

  • To prepare students to become future community leaders by nurturing their service leadership skills, commitment to personal and social responsibility, and insight into real-world challenges.

  • To provide a practical platform for students to demonstrate their potential for career advancement in a service-oriented economy.

  • To provide on-the-job coaching and mentoring for students, along with opportunities to diagnose and meet service needs through first-hand practical experiences.

  • To enable synergy between academic and local knowledge.

  • To foster service innovation for the benefit of the community.


3. Target Students

  • All undergraduate students, and priority will be given to those who have participated in the credit-bearing Service-Learning Project(s) organized by the Office of Service-Learning (OSL).

  • Committed and passionate about serving in governmental/ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social enterprises.


4. Class Arrangement (Tentative)

Week of StudyDateTimeClass Activity
27 May - 2 June 202430 May (Mon)0900-1800

Class 1 (TBC)

Pre-practicum training: classes & training

Agency Orientation (TBC)

 31 May (Fri)0900-1800

Class 2 (TBC)

Pre-practicum training: classes & training

Agency Orientation (TBC)

1 Jul – 7 Jul 20242 Jul (Tue)0900-1800

Class 3/AM (TBC)

Interim presentation

Class 3/PM

Classes & training

29 Jul – 1 Aug 202429 Jul (Mon)0900-1800

Class 4/AM (TBC)

Final presentation

Class 4/PM

Classes & training

*After class may arrange online focus group interviews


5. Practicum Arrangements

Duration8 consecutive weeks (3 Jun -26 Jul 2024) Tentative
Work Hours

Normal working hours (Mon-Fri 0900-1730*)

*The working hours will be changed based on the partner organizations' decisions. 

AllowanceHK$7,000 (Pending: The total amount of the allowance will be changed because the project extension application is under review now)
Partner Organizations (Proposed)

Proposed Agency Organizations (subject to change)

Job Duties (Please read the job duties carefully for preparing the interview)

*OSL is now invited agency partners to provide Service-Learning opportunities to Lingnan students. More opportunities will be announced after the confirmation with new partner organizations.


6. Benefits

1. Obtain real leadership experience and inspiration for career development

2. A deeper understanding of the community and related social issues and commitment to lifelong community engagement

3. Apply and practice service leadership qualities and employability skills

4. Increased self-confidence through the identification of personal strengths, and awareness of directions for further self-improvement

5. Receive a stipend of HKD$7,000 and 3 credits through a free elective course (MGSL3001)


7. Application

Deadline: 5 April 2024 

(1) Please submit the Application Form through an online form on or before 5 April 2024

(2) Please upload your CV through the Application Form. We accept only soft copies of all application materials. 

(3) Interview sessions with the agency partners will be scheduled from 22 April to 30 April 2024. If more interview sessions will be available for selection, we will send out an invitation email to participants in advance. 


8. Enquiry

Mr. Chad Chan (26168074/ [email protected])