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Young Scholars Programme students aspire to become future leaders

The College of Business Young Scholars Programme (YSP) has hosted a mentoring cum student presentation gathering on 17th March. There were more than 70 top undergraduate students, and around 20 faculty members, mentors and alumni attended the event.

The Young Scholars Programme was launched in 2009, with an aim to nurture outstanding undergraduate students to become future leaders in the region/world. The programme offers students activities such as overseas study tour, leadership trainings, mentorship, internship opportunities and community services, etc. The mentoring cum presentation gathering allows the students to reflect on their one-year experience and share it with their mentors.

"We're able to mingle with senior alumni and mentors, and had a reunion with other YSP buddies. It’s meaningful to share our learnings with others," said students Vincy Ho Wing-sze, BBA Business Operations Management, and Jefferson Chan Tsz-ki, BBA Global Business Systems Management, both the emcees of the event. 

Also sharing their personal development in the YSP, final year Accountancy student Lydia Chan Hiu-wa, and Global Business Systems Management student, Jeffrey Fung Ho-yeung, said, “The trainings and mentoring activities in the programme are well-structured and practical. We especially enjoyed learning from our mentors’ extensive business experience, which are very useful to our future career planning.

Prof Horace Ip, Vice President (Student Affairs) of CityU, presented the Distinguished Young Scholars Award to Ka-yee Lam, BBA Accountancy 2016 graduate, who has made outstanding achievements in the YSP. Ka-yee said, "I enjoy very much the overseas study tour, internship and business mentorship, which have great impact on my personal development. I have learned knowledge about the accountancy industry, and have been encouraged by my mentor in choosing the right career path. I am currently working as an auditor at Deloitte, and the advice from my mentor is still very valuable to my work."

Dr Weiquan Wang, Associate Dean of the College of Business (Undergraduate programmes), expressed his gratitude to all the colleagues and companies for providing business mentorship to the YSP students. The company partners for this year were:

  • Bank of Communications, Hong Kong
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Financial PR Hong Kong
  • GMF Entertainment
  • HSBC Global Markets (Asia) Limited
  • Jardines Group
  • M-Vision Consulting Limited
  • Phoenix Capital Securities Limited
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Rightlink Technology Limited
  • Treasury Markets Association
  • UOB Kay Hian (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Wellchamp Capital Limited

To learn more about the College’s Young Scholars Programme, please visit website.