Tonight, I attended the Dinner Event entitled "Professionalism: The Authentic Recipe" which was sponsored by the CityU Eminence Society and the Lions Club of Metropolitan Hong Kong, and organized by the Career and Internship Office (CAIO) of The City University of Hong Kong (CityU). My role was as a mentor to share my expertise and life experience and provide career guidance to CityU's students.
In the beginning, Ms. Cecilia Kwok (Director, Career and Internship Office, CityU) gave a welcoming speech.
Then Mr. Wilson Chan (Officer of Executive Board, Treasury Markets Association; Honorary Secretary, CityU Eminence Society) presented in the interactive introduction. Moreover, the representatives of Lions Club Metropolitan Hong Kong also shared in this session.
The keynote speaker was Mr. Francis Mok (Group HR Director, Jebsen & Co. Ltd.; President, Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management) and his topic entitled "Spice Up Your Professional Life".
Firstly, Mr. Mok analysized the Hong Kong employment situation. The following diagram showed the employers' hiring intention in Q1, 2011.
Then he introduced Mainland China Economy to students. There were top ten revitalization industries.
The talent was desired by major industry such as Financial, Property, Sales and Marketing.
He surveyed that reasons of Hong Kong Residents working in Mainland China as follows:
l Requirement of the present job (87.8%)
l Better career prospect (13.2%)
l Easier to seek job (5.3%)
l Higher wages (3.6%)
The Mr. Mok gave a tips to student for career goal setting. 3-step approach was introduced (i.e. Self Assessment, Self Analysis and Career Planning)
The following diagram showed the different skill needed in different level of career (from professional to executive).
At the end of the presentation, Mr. Mok concluded in the term of CEO. CEO stands for Capability, Exposure and Opportunity.
Group photo of sponsors and speakers.
I was honour to took a photo with my teachers. Left: Dr. HF Cheung (Physics and Material Science Dept.). He taught me quantum mechanics. Right: Prof Lilian Vrijmoed (Biology and Chemistry Dept.). She taught me applied biology and fungi.
Photo with Mr. Peter Ho (Chairman of CityU Eminence Society)
Career and Internship Office (CAIO) - http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/caio/index.ashx
CityU Eminence Society - http://wikisites.cityu.edu.hk/sites/newscentre/en/Pages/PrintStory.aspx?Story=201012141646.aspx
Lions Club of Metropolitan Hong Kong - http://www.metrolions.org/
Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management - http://www.hkihrm.org/ihrm_eng/ih_abs_his.asp