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MS BBABOM Industrial Mentoring Scheme (IMS) 2016/17

MS BBABOM Industrial Mentoring Scheme (IMS) 2016/17

4 February 2017

 

What is IMS?
The Industrial Mentoring Scheme (IMS) is a professional networking platform for BOM students to connect with business executives from various industries. Developed by the Department of Management Sciences in 2009, IMS has since invited more than 50 business executives to share their varied work experiences with our students. Today, IMS continues to serve as a platform for students to be mentored by professionals from industries such as banking and finance, business consulting, hospitality, retail and wholesale, and trade and supply chain management. This year, IMS attracted more than 40 students and eight professionals as participants.

How does IMS work?

IMS groups five to six interested students with a professional mentor. In addition to sharing about various aspects of their work, mentors provide student-mentees with vital information about industry trends, internship opportunities, job openings and interview tips. As such, IMS offers an invaluable opportunity for students to initiate and develop professional relationships in a specific industry. It is no wonder that many students have found IMS to be essential in their professional growth and development.

Lam Yu, a second-year BOM student, said, ‘’ My mentor gave me suggestions for my career path and shared with me about his work experiences. It was a fruitful discussion that has enhanced my career preparation.’’

“The IMS programme has made a great mentor match for me. Not only did I receive the latest updates in industry trends from my mentor, I also received advice on personal growth and positive life values,” said Yoyo, a final-year BOM student.


For highlights of the BOM Industrial Mentoring Scheme (IMS), please visit: https://youtu.be/04xWSiwlQHg

MS BBABOM Career Planning Workshop

MS BBABOM Career Planning Workshop

3 February 2017

 

The Business Operations Management (BOM) program regularly holds career-planning workshops for students. These workshops aim to help students identify possible career paths and make realistic decisions about future steps whether in post-graduate studies or various industries. Speakers in the workshops provide students with advice on how to develop well-structured résumés, how to negotiate changes in career aspirations and how to establish professional networks. 

 

‘’The career-planning workshop has totally exceeded my expectations. In this workshop, I got to consult with an alumnus who gave me invaluable advice for career planning. He also provided me with an in-depth sharing of his work experience,’’ said Kingston Mui, a third-year BOM student.

 

‘’Godwin, one of our alumni, with his determination and persistence, models for us what it takes to be successful in both professional and personal arenas. We still keep in touch and Godwin will always be there to help us if we need his advice,’’ said Yeung Mei Ying Mary, a final-year BOM student.

 

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