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TPg Career Week 2024 Alumni Sharing - Navigating Career and Life Challenges

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With graduation approaching, students may experience anxiety and concern about their future. TPO is honoured to have invited 6 alumni to share their challenges, difficulties, and experiences during their job-hunting journey after graduating. They have also shared valuable insights and tips with their fellow peers who would like to land a job or pursue advanced studies in Hong Kong and Mainland.

Understanding the pressures and uncertainties faced by nearing-graduation students, TPO invited six distinguished alumni back to share their post-graduation experiences.  Their stories highlighted perseverance, strategic planning, and the importance of leveraging available resources.

Alumna from Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

MsCHEN Wen, an Alumna of MAcc, shared her workplace survival skills and experience of job hunting.  She emphasized the importance of providing an explanation based on the specific circumstances after careful consideration.

Alumna from Master of Finance (MFin)

Ms. HE Qian, an Alumna of MFin, shared her academic journey and the pressures associated with pursuing a PhD degree.  Additionally, she provided valuable advice on effective stress relief techniques to help students alleviate the pressures.

Alumnus from Master of Science in Marketing and International Business (MScMIB)

Mr. PAN Yewen, an Alumnus of MScMIB, shared numerous important information about working and living in Hong Kong, including Housing, Transportation and Visa. He expressed sincere gratitude to Prof. YAN Aihua, the Programme Director of the MScMIB, for offering him the opportunity to intern at Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium Ltd.

Alumna from Master of Science in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MScBIE)

MsWAN Lai Kuen, an Alumna of MScBIE, shared her entrepreneurial stories. Despite achieving success in her career, she decided to return to university for further studies.  She expressed special gratitude to Lingnan University for providing abundant resources and opportunities.  Lastly, she encouraged students with the belief that anything is possible.

Alumnus from Master of Science in Risk and Insurance Management (MScRIM)

MrHAN Yiming, an Alumnus of MScRIM, shared valuable information about job-seeking channels and methods in Mainland China, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing employment over personal lifestyle considerations.  He concluded his sharing by encouraging students to engage in thoughtful career planning and self-reflection.

Alumna from Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour (MScHRMOB)

Ms. HOU Lin, an Alumna of MScHRMOB, shared many experiences of job interviews.  She encouraged students not to fear rejection and failure, but to face them with a calm mind. Reflecting on and summarizing experiences is even more important.  She also hopes that students can maintain a lifelong learning mindset and remain sensitive to new knowledge and skills.

These alumni testimonials not only offered practical advice but also served as a source of motivation for current students, illustrating diverse pathways to success.

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Concluding Remarks:

Prof. SHI Shanshan eloquently summed up the day by reflecting on job seeking as a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.  She expressed optimism for students' futures, emphasizing the goal of finding not just any job, but the right job that aligns with one's passion and capabilities.

The third day of TPg Career Week 2024 reinforced the TPO's commitment to supporting students' career aspirations through direct engagement with experienced professionals and alumni.  As we look forward to the final day of the event, we remain dedicated to empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to navigate the complexities of the job market.

Stay tuned for more enriching sessions as we continue to unlock the doors to your future success.