MU Connect issue 5 (page 24 to 26)

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Expanding students' career opportunities

The Student Affairs Office (SAO) held its first large-scale physical career fair since the pandemic from 7 to 9 March, bringing fresh graduates and students over 2,000 job vacancies and internship places from over 100 employers coming from more than 20 sectors. Meanwhile, the School of Open Learning organised a Career Week from 24 to 29 April, providing a series of career-related webinars for distance-learning and part-time students, equipping them for future career development.

Alumni mentors passing knowledge and experience on

The SAO recently launched the Me&U Career Mentorship Programme, inviting alumni in different industries as mentors to share their workplace experience with students. The programme features various workshops and mock interview sessions to help student mentees get prepared for the workplace under the guidance of alumni mentors.

Journey to explore GBA's cultures and developments

Funded by the Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust, the first post-pandemic tour to the Greater Bay Area (GBA) was held between 18 and 21 June. Nearly 30 student leaders visited various enterprises and famous landmarks in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as Sun Yat-sen University to further deepen their understanding of the GBA's business, academic and cultural developments. The journey's sponsor, HKMU Honorary Doctor and alumna Dr Katie Shu Sui-pui also joined the tour with President Prof. Paul Lam to set off on the journey.

Students recognised by government scholarships and awards

In the HKSAR Government's Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme this academic year, 941 full-time students were awarded a total of HK$16.7 million. Both the awards and total amount of scholarships reached a record high.

Outstanding students receive For Our Future Scholarship

Student of the Creative Advertising and Media Design programme Natalie Ng Wing-yee and student of the Applied Psychology and Business Management programme Raphael Tang Yiu-ting received the For Our Future Scholarship from the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation for their outstanding academic performance and passion for community affairs. They were each awarded a scholarship of HK$50,000 and will be arranged to join exchange activities in Greater Bay Area cities.

Excellence in university sports competitions

HKMU athletes proved their sporting talents in University Sports Federation of Hong Kong (USFHK) competitions this year. In taekwondo, Wong Tsz-hin and Wong Shuk-han won gold medals in the Men's Black Belt (under 80 kg) and Women's Black Belt (under 49 kg) events respectively, while Cheung Ho-chai captured the second runner-up in Men's Black Belt Poomsae (Style 7 and KeumGang). Overall, HKMU ranked fourth in both the men's and women's divisions.

Apart from these achievements, the University's dragon boat team won the second runner-up in the Mixed Small Boat race of the USFHK Dragon Boat Championship, while in the USFHK Annual Athletic Meet, Cheng Cheung-hung finished the Men's 100 m final with a gold medal.