The College of Business is a globally-oriented business school with alumni all over the world. I want to take this opportunity to welcome graduates, current students, and friends to connect with us. Our aim is to reunite alumni, students, and faculty members of the six departments under the College of Business.
We hope to encourage you, our valued alumni and friends, to take a look at your achievements and your network. Our editor has spoken to some of you about your CB journey and challenges at work. These inspiring stories are presented in this issue.
I hope that these featured stories can RE-ignite your passion.
Is Big 4 the ONLY way out?
Many would have imaged that choosing the accounting major would mean going to a Big Four firm after graduation and slowly working up the hierarchy. In fact, it is true and our professors encourage students to apply for Big 4 firms. And so under the advice of her professors, parents, and peers, Hilda Lau started working at one of the Big 4 firms immediately after her graduation. But is Big 4 the only path for accounting majors? [ Full Story ]
Janice Shek BBA in Electronic Commerce '12
Back to Zero
Janice Shek lives a simple life, just the same as everyone else. “I am thankful that everything went smoothly in my life; from secondary school form 7, to post-secondary BBA HRM at CityU, to Year 3 exchange in New York, to grad trip to Europe, to 1st full time Human Resource job at Tsui Wah, and now to Customer Service Officer at Cathay Pacific (CX). They all seemed like a dream that just happened yesterday.” During her one year at Tsui Wah, she had the opportunity to be part of the preparation team prior to Tsui Wah becoming a listing corporation in the market... [ Full Story ]
Alexander Choy BBA in China Business '09
“Love what you Hate”
After 2 years of Associate Degree study at HKU and 3 years of Bachelor’s study at CityU, Alex Choy entered the work force 3 years ago. He thought he would find a job of interest, related to China Business, but the “door” was not yet open.
“When God closes a door, somewhere [else] He opens a window.” This “window” was something Alex never thought of going into--- a professional sales position in China Mobile (Hong Kong)... [ Full Story ]