New Mentors Offering Guidance to Undergraduates on the Path to Success
More than 150 mentors, undergraduate students and faculty members pose for a memorable group photo to commemorate the meaningful occasion
On Saturday 26 October, more than 150 students and alumni attended the Kick-off Ceremony for the Undergraduate Mentorship Programme, held at the Yasumoto International Academic Park on CUHK campus. The event was co-organised by the Undergraduate Office and the BBA Alumni Association.
The mentorship programme pairs undergraduate students of all years with mentors from a wide range of industries, who provide valuable career advice and counselling. This year, 160 students were matched with 99 mentors, many of whom are key players in their fields.
The students met their mentors for the first time at the ceremony. Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean of CUHK Business School, and Prof. Andy Wong, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies), opened with a heart-warming speech, thanking the mentors for offering their precious time to support and nurture the students with their extensive expertise and professional networks. Mr. Raymond Lo, President of the BBA Alumni Association, presented the “BBA Alumni Association Scholarship” to Cheng Ka Yee, an outstanding 3rd-year student of the Integrated BBA Programme, demonstrating the alumni community’s strong dedication.
The attendees then turned their attention to the guest speaker, Mr. Francis Mok (EMBA 1995), Group HR Director of Hutchison Ports. With decades of experience in leadership development and talent management, Francis has also served as president of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) and the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) where he led the establishment of HR standards and practices among member countries. He shared invaluable insights on his topic “Connecting and Engaging with Millennials”, saying, “We should always try to put ourselves in their shoes, and learn to engage, nurture and retain millennials while understanding their values.” He also shared that motivating millennials and gaining their trust requires certain knowledge and skills, and his speech was met with hearty applause.
To conclude the event, mentors were presented with certificates recognising their dedicated support for their alma mater. Afterwards, mentors and mentees spent time getting to know each other at a casual tea reception. “We look forward to another fruitful year of the Undergraduate Mentorship Programme, which genuinely benefits our students in many tangible, meaningful ways,” said Mr. Raymond Lo.
Guest speaker Mr. Francis Mok (EMBA 1995), Group HR Director of Hutchison Ports, shares his insights on connecting and engaging with millennials
Students take a cheerful photo with their new mentors and senior alumni, including Mr Raymond Lo (3rd from left), President of the BBA Alumni Association; Mr. Wong Kim Man (2nd from right), CFO of Hong Kong Electric Investments; and Mr. Adrian Tam (far right), General Manager (Sales and Marketing) of Octopus Cards Limited
Mr. Raymond Lo (right), President of the BBA Alumni Association, presents the scholarship award to Cheng Ka Yee, an outstanding Year-3 Integrated BBA Programme student
Prof. Andy Wong (5th from right), Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies), presents a certificate to mentors in appreciation for their unlimited support of the Undergraduate Mentorship Programme
Students enjoy meeting their mentor (far left) at the Kick-off Ceremony