“I learnt a lot from this job and I really like my job because I can use the accounting knowledge that I have learnt. I also had the opportunities to try different kinds of work. My job responsibilities were not limited to accounting, but also included some office routine work. In the past, I did not even know how to deposit a cheque but this job let me know how to do it. I think those skills are applicable to different kinds of job. It is one of the advantages of small company as the division of work is not too small. I am more familiar with the operation and structure of small-scale business now. Moreover, I learnt how to solve problems in different situations. This job also gave me the chance of both working independently and as a team.”
Li Hiu Ching (BBA-BAF Year 4 student, worked as an intern (account clerk) from June to August 2015)
“As a student of Banking and Finance, it was a valuable experience to be an intern in Hang Seng Bank. I worked under the Retail Distribution Department which provides efficient and quality administrative and operational support to the branch network. From this internship, I have a better understanding of the banking industry such as bank regulations, daily operations and strategy implementations, etc.
Besides, I have equipped myself with some essential skills such as time management and effective communication, as well as how to enhance my self-confidence. In short, this internship opportunity definitely widens my network and allows me to set the milestone for my future career.”
Melody Wong, a former Intern in Hang Seng Bank, during March to May 2015
Having a chance for internship in a foreign city means a lot to me. HSMC has provided me a great chance to gain a fresh perspective on life while I was working as an intern of the Financial Institution Department at the Bank of China Frankfurt Branch. I was responsible for handling daily deposit business from local banks, undergoing KYC (Know Your Customer) procedures on various financial institution clients, checking their credit ratings and assisting the branch manager in the preparation of research report for new potential business.
The 40-day stay at Frankfurt allowed me to reflect my life and my attitudes towards work. Apart from the challenge of handling some internal systems that were new and fresh to me, I learnt about the different aspects of the banking operations. Moreover, I learnt the importance of team spirit which is about doing your job efficiently and alleviating the burden of your supervisor. If you are able to suggest a better solution to complete your tasks, it would even make you a helpful team member.
After the internship, I have achieved a lot. I enjoyed the friendship with my colleagues and got valuable insights from them. I also got a clearer direction for my future career. When there is a chance, try hard to grab it or it will walk away. I expect to continue pursuing my goals.
Victor NG Wai Yin, a former Intern of Bank of China Frankfurt, 15 June to 7 August 2015
Working in a media company allows me to see the creativity, passion in media industry, as well as their persistence in perfection. I am happy with my internship experience.
Wong Chor Yiu (BBA-BAF Year 4 student, Intern in a media company during July toOctober 2015)
CFA Preparatory Course
The CFA Preparatory Course is a progressive course designed for BBA-Financial Analysis students and is held in the summer. The primary aim is to prepare students to undertake the CFA examination through reinforcement of concepts learnt in the academic year. As students progress in their studies, they will be well-trained in different CFA Level 1 subjects.
This course enabled me to learn more about the CFA exam and I was most impressed by the sharing from the teacher. After attending the course, I had deeper understanding about various economic concepts. However, the course was too short. If it covers more days, it would be much better.
— Douglas Lo (participant in summer 2015)
I joined this course because I want to learn more about the CFA exam, particularly the curriculum. The teacher demonstrated what I could do to prepare for the exam. This course really strengthened my knowledge in different subject areas in the CFA exam. The course content is abundant and useful. I would have learnt even more if the course would run for one more week.
— Chan Tsz Hin (participant in summer 2015)
The Bloomberg laboratory session was wonderful and very impressive.
— Chan Yip Chu (participant in summer 2015)
The teacher shared her experience of the CFA exam which was very valuable. I learnt to start preparing early and I was looking forward to joining the next preparatory course.
— Yang Fengfeng (Stanley) (participant in summer 2015)
After the course, I learnt more about the CFA designation and the CFA exam. This 3-day course should be extended so that more materials could be covered.
— Chiu Chi Yan (participant in summer 2015)
This course lets me know the importance of setting a study plan. The teacher’s sharing and advice was valuable.
— Ng Tsun Fung (participant in summer 2015)