Career talk sparks interest amongst aspiring marketing students

11 Dec 2020
Career Development
Department of Marketing
Events and Seminars

The Department of Marketing organized its first career talk of 2020-2021“Planning for your future. Now’s the chance!” via Zoom on 14 Nov 2020, with 60 students attending. 

Mr Johnson Lo, Chairman of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Hong Kong (CIMHK); Dr  Louis Poon, Vice Chairman (Education) CIMHK; Ms Sherry Shi, Vice Chairman (Marketing & PR) CIMHK & Managing Director of Novsphere Media; and Mr Wilson Wong, Associate Marketing Director, Limited were invited to share their experience with students wishing to pursue careers in fields such as digital advertising, e-commerce, event management, finance, fintech, food & beverage, media, and public relations.

Dr Louis Poon said, "I am delighted to share my experience with the students especially from a finance technology perspective. The current job market is really competitive and new entrants face a huge challenge to compete globally."

Mr Wilson Wong said, "I hope to bring them up to speed with the latest market trends, industry practices and self-learning resources.”

“We aim to link the industry and the students to give them first-hand experience of engaging with real marketers,” said Dr Fanny Cheung, Career Co-ordinator of Department of Marketing.

  • Mr Johnson Lo
    Mr Johnson Lo
  • Dr Louis Poon
    Dr Louis Poon
  • Ms Sherry Shi
    Ms Sherry Shi
  • M. Wilson Wong
    Mr Wilson Wong

Feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive.

Peng Xinyi (BBAGBU Year 1) said, “With the help of the knowledgeable and warm-hearted speakers, I learned how to take my first step towards my ideal career.” 

Sanil Kumar Chandiramani (BBAGBU Year 2) said, “I received an amazing opportunity to network with professionals in the marketing industry.”

Bibiana Churk Ka Yu (BBAMKT Year 3) said, “I was given a clear direction and guidance in pursuing my career aspirations”.

HUNG Tsz Kit Michael (BBAMKT Year 3) said “The information and tips given were precise and inspiring. Overall, this was a fruitful and insightful seminar.”