A series of preparation workshops had been arranged from early of the year with the aim of facilitating students in the job seeking process. Five science alumni teamed up to unleash science students' potential of becoming science teachers. It is their belief, aspirations and passion of nurturing young generations that bring them to the teaching profession. They talked about different roles that a teacher could be while some of the roles were beyond our imagination. Alumni's teaching stories not only illustrated the vivid life as teachers but also exemplified the increasing challenges that current teachers were facing. In the sharing session, all alumni demonstrated dedicated commitment to their workplaces that were full of youngsters and dreams.
A panel of our Physics, Statistics, Risk Management alumni returned to campus to share their own experiences of becoming data scientists. Their background, though diverse, had contributed to shaping a clear vision of their careers in the data world. They talked about the recent development and upcoming big data trends like AI applications, machine learning, the cloud, internet of things (IoT) and so forth. In the followed up Q&A session, alumni encouraged fellow students to find their interest, expand their skills, explore career pathways and grab the opportunities ahead. The Faculty was so proud of the successes of our graduates and grateful to have their generous support.
Dr. Philip Lee of Department of Statistics hosted résumé workshops again this year to share his experience of how employers identify outstanding résumés among hundreds, or sometimes thousands of résumés. Attendees took home with them valuable advice from Dr. Lee on how to impress interviewers with their letters. Selected students were also given the opportunity to obtain one-on-one expert advice on their CV writing and job consultation.
Faculty of Science is proud to acknowledge all teachers and alumni who have gone above and beyond their usual call of duty to contribute to the career-related activities like experience sharing, career talks, coordinating with employers, company visits etc., all with the goal of assisting students in developing their careers. In recognition of alumni's commitment in offering career services to current students or apprentices, the Faculty establishes the Alumni Career Service Award to acknowledge a recipient each year as nominated and selected by units. More nomination and presentation details will be available soon.
To keep abreast of the recruitment market, stay tuned with the Faculty Career Development Webpage.