Sharing of Graduates

Further Studies
Jamie LO Jamie LO
Graduate of Associate in Business, Hong Kong Community College
Graduate of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Hotel and Catering Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Master of Science in Hotel and Tourism, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Lecturer of Hong Kong Community College

After completion of Form Seven in secondary school, I enrolled in the HKCC’s Associate Degree in Business which offered the Hotel Management subjects. The College was not only concerned with teaching of knowledge, but also students’ personal growth and independent thinking. The College encouraged us to actively participate in co-curricular activities, such as field trips, leadership trainings, mentorship programmes, and hotel placement. The all-round attributes and generic competencies that I learnt from the Associate Degree Programme are very useful for my career and further study.

December 2013



Further Studies
Coey Po Coey PO
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Business (Accounting and Financial Planning )(2011-13), HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College

Advanced to Year 2, BSc (Hons) in Information Management, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

My past 3 years at HPCC have provided me with an in-depth knowledge on my specialised area. On top of that, what surprised me most is the learning style in the College. The learning atmosphere at HPCC is similar to the university’s. Students are encouraged to raise questions and look for answers by themselves through books and discussions with classmates.

Teachers are also willing to answer all kinds of questions about the related areas. Sometimes, they also share their work experiences and make the lectures more enjoyable. Besides, their sharing shows us a clearer picture about the operations in the real world.

Apart from studying, there are a lot of extra-curricular activities that help students to broaden their horizon and allow them to learn skills such as interpersonal, analytical and communication skills which are not taught in the books.

December 2013



In Employment
Chow Sin Ting CHOW Sin Ting
Graduate of Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Journalism and Communication, Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Reporter of "Apple Daily"

When I was a freshman in the department of Journalism, I just wanted to play and interview famous stars. However, the department head taught us “What is the mission of reporter”. After that, I know it’s not easy to be a professional reporter.

I thank my school, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, not only for basic knowledge, but also a chance to join exchange program to Korea. During the exchange, I learnt about how the professionalism of Korean media. Even now I am still practicing what I have learnt.

I have been a reporter for two years. I have interviewed different kinds of people and always learn from them. I have interviewed poor people who showed their positive attitude when facing difficulties in lives. I have also interviewed people who joined a march and saw how much they cared about Hong Kong – a place that they really love! I love my job and always remember the mission of a reporter.

December 2013



In Employment
Rays WONG Sui Keung Rays
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Accounting (2013), Hong Kong College of Technology

Accounting Officer

Rays has aspired to be an accountant from a young age. Although his HKCEE results were not outstanding, he did not give up and determined to obtain professional qualifications through the sub-degree pathway. Hence, to fulfil his dream of becoming an accounting professional, Rays enrolled in the Higher Diploma in Accounting programme at the Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT).

Professional qualifications of practitioners are highly valued among the accounting profession. HKCT’s Higher Diploma in Accounting programme is recognised by many accounting associations. Moreover, graduates are eligible for exemptions from a number of professional examination papers, including the first six papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Examination, nine examination papers for the ACCA’s Certified Accounting Technician qualification, nine papers of the Association of International Accountant Examination, eight papers of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) Examination and eight papers of the Hong Kong Institute of Accredited Accounting Technicians Examination. The programme thus helps graduates obtain professional qualifications recognised by the profession.

For early acquisition of professional qualifications, students of the higher diploma programme may even sit for professional examinations prior to graduation. Given his excellent performance at school, Rays was invited to take part in the ACCA “conditional exemption scheme”. He enrolled in Paper F7 Financial Reporting and was awarded Hong Kong Top Achiever by the ACCA.

With the take-off of the financial sector on the mainland, apart from professional qualifications, a vision for a Greater China is also essential for one to become a professional accountant in Hong Kong. Therefore, Rays actively took part in internship programmes arranged by the school during term time. He took part in the Beijing Summer Internship and Experience in 2012 and the Work-integrated Learning Project for Sub-degree Students in 2013, during which he was assigned to take on jobs relating to accounting, auditing and taxation etc. at the Beijing Zerui Registered Tax Agent and SEN TRAVEL Co., Ltd. in Taipei respectively.

After graduating from the HKCT, Rays was immediately appointed by a local corporate management company as a full-time accounting officer responsible for account management. Meanwhile, he also obtained CIMA’s scholarship. To enhance his competiveness, he enrolled in a part-time top-up degree programme in accounting so that he could upgrade his qualifications while working and attain the goal of lifelong learning.

In summing up his experience in pursuing a sub-degree programme, he said, “HKCT’s Higher Diploma in Accounting programme provides an alternative study pathway for secondary school leavers to obtain professional qualifications recognised by the industry and be employed after graduation just like students admitted to the eight universities. With a stable income, they can choose to pursue further studies outside office hours and acquire higher academic and professional qualifications.”

December 2013



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