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Japan Career Exploration Programme – Summer 2023 – Kyoto & Tokyo
GUO Pengshan, MA
"This programme provided me with the exposure to different fields and industries in Japan effectively. I've had a better idea about business operations of the top Japanese companies and their working culture. It is really beneficial for my future career planning and development.
During the trip, I had the opportunity to improve my communication and problem solving skills. I become more confident in communicating with people from various background. We were also assigned to give a presentation for beverage company, Haruna, which I could practice and improve my creativity for product marketing and promotions.
Our tour leader Horibe-san is caring and serious about the programme, the overall management is meticulous."
The Bloom of Youth - Global Internship Program 2023/24 - New Zealand (July 2023)
Cherry Yiu, BBiomedSc
"I interned at a College of Chiropractic. My tasks are very hands-on, from the planning of the experiment, trial run, amending and writing the protocol to data analysis etc. I have to be detailed oriented, for example considering how to take proper care of the experiment participants. During my internship, I got the chance to visit a lot of chiropractic clinics in Auckland as part of the field study. It has been an inspiring experience for me.
The accommodation arranged by Bloom of Youth is very nice - near city center and a lot of amenities nearby. The host is very nice too. I became friends with other participants in the program. We enjoyed a lot of the activities such as the dolphin watching activity. In short, I am satisfied with the arrangement and recommend this program."
Cross-Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) - First American International Bank
New York, The United States (August 2018)
Phoebe Guan, BBA(Acc&Fin)
"The New York Career Exploration Programme I participated in January 2018 has inspired me in many ways, one of which is to work in the financial industry in New York City. I was delighted when I found out that Cross-Cultural Internship Program (CCIP) offers students a chance to experience what it is like to work in New York. As a student leader of the CCIP and a junior loan review analyst at the First American International Bank (FAIB), I gained many valuable experiences and unforgettable memories during the seven weeks in New York. Interning in New York has allowed me to immerse myself in a workplace full of diverse culture and unique minds. I met co-workers from different backgrounds (e.g. Wharton graduate, previous Morgan Stanley and Barclays investment bankers) that are more than kind and welcoming; they not only taught me technical skills but also gave me advice on possible career paths. This internship has allowed me to grow both as a professional and an individual."
Singapore (August 2019)
Yao Yi Tong, BA
"I really enjoyed working at Mothership, a Singapore-born Internet media company and one of the largest local digital platforms. The people there were nice and funny, I loved to be involved in all the activities with my colleagues, such as their lunchtime talk and games. In terms of my internship work, I was a bit stressed at the beginning due to the many familiar but never-really-touched terms. I tried my best to apply my knowledge from coursework and asked for advice from my supervisor. When I got on to the right track, he assigned me with some more challenging tasks such as the post campaign report. I was given much freedom to convert my creativity into the work in this company. Sometimes it could be tiring with the busy work, but after spending many hours on a specific task, I could develop more insights for improvement in the future. This summer was a really fruitful one and I am glad to be a member of Mothership where I could explore my career interest in the marketing area."
The Intern Group: International Internship Programmes - Cancer Trials Ireland
Dublin, Ireland (April 2019)
Fu Choi Yan, BSc(ActuarSc)
"This overseas internship in Ireland is an extraordinary experience for me, and it will be one of the most unforgettable moments I had in my university life. Not to mention meeting all the great people there, the internship experience did help me gain a better understanding of Irish and EU value adding taxation policy which I could never encounter in an internship in Hong Kong. The greatest challenge was to complete the site fee and cost summary of over 20 different medical trials during my internship. The task was so complicated because every trial involved many kinds of currency and it was difficult to determine the present value of the amount each trial had spent. Moreover, each trial had different sponsorship contract. I had to read through the contract one by one and build a unique tool for estimating the expenditure of each trial. The tasks were tough, yet completing it gave me a huge sense of achievement. This was only part of my experience and I had developed great problem solving skills through this internship. It is really a great exposure for university students to participate in an overseas internship."
HKUYA Student Exchange Network: "New Youth” Series Summer Internship Programme - National Museum of China
Beijing, Mainland China (July 2018)
Pang Lee Ting, BA
"Working in the National Museum of China as an intern, it gave me the chance to understand the work that people do behind all the exhibitions. In the internship, I worked for the Social Education and Propaganda Department to provide museum education for the public, especially children. I learned about the daily operation of the office and how they connect with the public through the education programme. I also had the chance to participate in the activity classes that the museum offered to primary school students. It was a good experience to work with colleagues from different backgrounds, I learned to communicate with them by speaking different languages and the technical terms to be used to describe different aspects of the Chinese culture."
The Bloom of Youth: Global Internship Programme - Lifewise Hub
Auckland, New Zealand (July 2019)
Mak Yi Lam, BA
"I would regard this journey as a gift to me. This was the first time that I left my home to live and work independently in a foreign country. The encouragement and the warmth I received from my employer and all my fellow colleagues would never be forgotten. I have been so thankful for my working experience in Lifewise since working in a NGO that helped the less advantaged and the vulnerable in society has always been my dream. The opportunity would be rare if I were to intern at companies like this in Hong Kong. In Lifewise, my colleagues and supervisor really saw the best in me and believed in me. They entrusted me with some important tasks like creating survey to evaluate the effectiveness of internal communications, translating English brochures, promotion articles proofreading and database management in CRM. I know I had been a small yet an essential part of the trust, and this has been so satisfying to me. In conclusion, this one and a half month of working in New Zealand would be unforgettable to me."
Tokyo, Japan (July 2019)
Nakano Hiromasa, BA
"At first, I had a bad impression of working in Japanese companies as many of the Japanese dramas portrayed the working culture as strict and demanding with long working hours. However, Ricoh Japan is different from what I expected. The company promotes work-style reform to create a better and flexible working environment (e.g., digitalisation/ICT, reduce repetitiveness, free from location or time constraints). The people in Ricoh were all very nice that they took me everywhere for lunch almost every day. They also took me to watch the Ricoh Rugby team game. Not only the working environment was impressive to me, the work there was also challenging. During my internship, I worked in different teams in Higher Education Division, Corporate Planning Division and Human Resource Division. Working in multiple divisions of a multi-ventured huge company was eye-opening, I could experience the direct business with customers (universities) and the inner management planning (corporate planning). I was also able to understand the recruitment process from both the company’s and new graduates’ perspective. This internship experience is unforgettable."