The Faculty Internship Programme provides Year 2 and Year 3 students of the Faculty with opportunities to gain valuable experiences in real life business settings and explore career options in a variety of industry sectors. It is a credit-bearing course which will require Intern students to work full time at the Sponsoring Organization’s local office for at least eight weeks in the summer holidays. The College Supervisor and Sponsoring Organization Supervisor will guide and/or supervise the students during work and conduct assessment on the performance of the students at the end of the internship period. Upon satisfactory performance, an intern student will earn three credit units for the following semester.
At present, Sponsoring Organizations of the programme include (in alphabetical order):
- Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
- Genesis Coatings Ltd.
- Hopewill Group (Holdings) Ltd.
- Inland Revenue Department of the HKSAR Government
- Pizza Hut Hong Kong Management Ltd.
- Pricesmart International Group Co., Ltd.
- Ronny W. Chan & Co., CPA
- Worldwide Flight Services Holding S.A.
The Faculty is also working closely with the Student Affairs Office to provide students with non-credit-bearing internship opportunities both locally and in Mainland China, and with training on the writing of resume and preparation for job interview.
Recently Intern students attended a presentation and sharing session upon completion of the 2017 summer internship and they all reported that this learning experience beyond their classrooms was very fruitful and meaningful. The followings are some of their sharing:
Cheung Wing Pan (Year 3, BCom Accounting and Banking, internship with Inland Revenue Department):
“Participating in the internship programme with the Inland Revenue Department taught me a lot about the tax industry… The best thing about this internship is that I have learned and practised most of the knowledge and skills acquired during my taxation courses. I would definitely consider applying for a full-time position with the Department!”
Fung Wing Yan (Year 3, BCom Accounting and Banking, internship with Ronny W. Chan & Co.):
“I was so lucky that I had a chance to handle the case about a company winding up and do part of the investigation work of a liquidator of a winding up company. I am glad that I was involved in this case and it let me learn a lot.”
Lin Ka Man (Year 3, BBA, internship with Bank of China):
“The internship programme made me realize that I possess some strengths and also some weaknesses that need to be overcome. For my strengths, I found that I am good at communicating with people and well-organized in getting my job done… My major improvement should be put on my calmness and persistence… I am able to understand myself better and to develop good working attitude and skills for my future career.”
Tsui Yau Tong (Year 2, Finance, internship with Bank of China):
“I gained the knowledge of how to identify existing and prospective customers’ needs of financial services including both products and services. I am also able to ensure that compliance requirements are strictly observed and followed, contributing as part of the Bank’s major anti money laundry team. All these things help me to support branch operation with my work.”