Workshop on Getting Ready for the Workplace
To complement the Internship Scheme, the College organised a Workshop on Getting Ready for the Workplace on 15 April 2016 to prompt students to start thinking early about career.
Prof Kenneth Young welcomed the participants, most of whom had applied to internships or were ready to start working. He pinpointed the differences in expectation that students usually face, in transition from being a student to becoming an employee. He urged students to set clear goals in advance, to aim high, and to identify and then fill the gaps between where one is and the ultimate goal.
Three experienced speakers offered advice from different perspectives. Ms Rachel Li, Senior Manager of the Career Planning and Development Centre, Office of Student Affairs, introduced students to resources available online and reminded them to better equip themselves as competent job applicants. Mr Daniel Chow, Training Manager of the Personnel Office, talked about the importance of keen observations in the workplace by showing a movie clip from The Intern; he invited participants to pay attention to body gesture, eye contacts, attire, and manners.
Mr Tse Kam Keung, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited, shared his personal experience with stories that impressed the audience. Having experienced career changes a few times, he found himself at a loss when plans did not seem to work out. Adversities, however, had taught him what he truly treasured and opened him to opportunities never before imagined. He encouraged students to listen to their inner voices and to lead lives without regret.
Miss Ella Liu, Year 3 student, had completed summer internship last year and was continuing to serve the same company during term time. She shared important lessons she had learnt along the way.