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Career Services

 

Campus Talks • Company Visits • Open House

Throughout the academic year, Career Services organises a number of events so that the student body can interact with executives and employers to learn about opportunities as well as gain insights into specific organisations.

Campus Talks

Fung Group

 

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The Fung Group, the leading Hong Kong-based global trading, logistics, distribution and retailing conglomerate, has been a regular visitor to HKU’s MBA programme. The Programme for Management Development (PMD), launched in 2010, has been recruiting our students from year to year for the Group’s business and operational needs. HKU MBA was the first business school globally to host the Group’s PMD campus talk, beginning in 2013. In September 2017, five company representatives came to speak with members of the Class of 2018 about PMD. One of the representatives was Mr. Philip Hui, a member of the Class of 2011 who joined as a Management Associate, and is now Special Assistant to the Group Chairman, Dr. Victor Fung. Philip talked about his international and cross-functional exposure, as well as how he fast-tracked his career over the previous six years.

 

Microsoft MACH Programme

 

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The MACH (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) programme is a graduate programme designed for MBA graduates to receive professional development and gain a better understanding of the different business functions at Microsoft. Senior business leaders of Microsoft Hong Kong came to campus to share the details of MACH and the career development opportunities within the organisation through a presentation and post-presentation networking session.

Infiniti Motors

 

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 The Infiniti HR team came to Town Centre to discuss how this subsidiary of Nissan Motors came to establish its global headquarters in Hong Kong and the brands under the organisation. Students learnt about the roadmap of the business as well as the culture of the company, given that employees come from various different backgrounds and cultures. Most importantly, Infiniti shared information on its internship programme, which targets high-potential MBA students, as well as career development opportunities within both Infiniti and Nissan.

  

 Reckitt Benckiser

 

Reckitt Benckiser, the British multinational consumer goods company with leading brands including Dettol, Veet, Clearasil, Durex, Lysol and Vanish, has visited HKU to recruit for the Future Leader Development Programme as well as for entry to the Biggest Innovation Opportunity for RB (BIRB) competition. Our MBA students learnt about the extensive product portfolio of the company, its firm belief in meeting unmet customer needs, as well as the career development of its future leaders, which can often lead to assignments in its global headquarters.

  

 Adidas

 

Adidas came to HKU’s main campus to speak with MBA students as well as students with the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. They introduced not only their brand, but also the Asia hub of Product Operations which is based in Hong Kong. Students learnt about full-time and internship opportunities in the Strategy & Projects, Group HR, Group Finance and Sustainability & Environmental Affairs functions, and interacted with a dozen representatives from the company.

  

Gap

 

Members from Gap’s Global Supply Chain office in Hong Kong came to speak with the MBA students on their company operation, culture, and summer internship/rotational leadership opportunities. Through the presentation and networking session, students learnt about the culture of Gap and more importantly, how the sourcing function is an integral part of the value chain which ensures that a piece of clothing moves seamlessly from design to being in the store.

  

 Capco

 

Capco came to speak with the MBA students on how this business and technology consultancy has quickly expanded over the years and is now serving major clients in the financial services sector. The representatives from the Hong Kong operation took students through a typical day in the life of a consultant, the types of projects and challenges they see on their job, and what makes them excited to be part of the organisation. Students were able to speak with the business leaders, one-on-one, at the post-presentation networking event.

  

 PwC

 

Representatives of the Advisory Services of PwC Hong Kong came to talk about the contribution of the Advisory business to PwC as a whole, the organisation’s go-to-market strategy with clients in the Greater China region and the recruitment programmes they have for MBA students/graduates. Through the company presentation and the networking session, students gained a better understanding of how young professionals like themselves would be able to grow their career in the PwC environment.

 

 H&M

 

Six H&M representatives came to speak about the company expansion plan in the region and suitable opportunities for our students in areas including finance, product management, real estate and store development.

HNA Group

Campus Visit

HNA Group came to Town Centre to share their company profile with the full-time MBA students. Established in the 1990s, the group comprises a number of different business units including tourism, infrastructure, capital, logistics and EcoTech. The recruiting team, along with Mr. Alex Lanoie, a member of the class of 2016 who joined HNA in the investment function, explained the expansion plans of the company and, along with that, career opportunities that would be available. On-site interviews for students took place after the company information session.

 

Company Visits

 

Citibank Company Visit

 

The Career Services arranged a company visit to Citibank’s Hong Kong headquarters in Central.   The visit was hosted by Global Markets, Investment Banking and Securities Services of the Institutional Client Group. Students were able to network with senior business leaders and members of the Management Associate programme, while learning about Citi’s unique work environment as well as their career opportunities. Mr. Jimmy Shao, a HKU MBA alum and a graduate of Citi’s Management Associate programme, also attended.

 

   L’Oréal

 

The Travel Retail business of L’Oréal hosted the MBA students at their office where the senior leadership team discussed the nature of their business, consumer trends, and the business opportunities and challenges presented over the years. From the shift of demographics to the building of new airports to the change of channel mix, the students came to understand how the company is continuing to respond to travellers’ needs.

 

  

 Van Cleef & Arpels of the Richemont Group

 

The Career Services arranged a company visit to Van Cleef & Arpels, a French jewellery and watch company which is part of the Richemont group.  The International HR Director, who has 25 years of international work experience in luxury retail, gave students an insightful introduction to the company, the industry as a whole as well as her day-to-day routine in the organisation.

 

 Deloitte

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Deloitte hosted our full-time MBA students at their office to explain the makeup of the organisation, the evolution of the Advisory business and their human capital needs for Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. Students learnt how Deloitte Advisory differentiates itself from other advisory /management consulting firms and they also came to understand what it takes to be a successful consultant. Deloitte subsequently held a case-cracking workshop for our students as a follow-up.

 

 

Open House

 
 

 

The Career Services function of the MBA Programmes held a joint career fair along with the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) to host recruiting partners interested in HKU’s MBA, master and Ph.D. level students. The event took place at the Town Centre in Admiralty. Companies across financial services, management consulting and FMCG sectors met with over 150 students and conducted on-site interviews to identify their talent pipeline.