This program offers a unique, “head start” experience for first- and second-year students, with early workplace immersion and development of students' career potentials as its primary objectives.
The program offers a holistic development scheme in the following 3 areas:
By joining this program, you become not just an “intern” at a company but also a “fellow” in the program who partakes in a wide range of learning and engagement activities. These activities will help you enhance your understanding of the market, gain exposure to workplace reality, interact with top industry leaders directly, and develop your career potentials all throughout.
Any first- and second-year HKUST undergraduate students who are enrolled in a regular, full-time academic program are welcome to apply.
Interested applicants should demonstrate the following qualities:
The selection includes a two-round process:
All applicants need to complete an Online Application Form that includes some basic information about you, a 600 to 800-word essay, a one-page resume, a personal image photo, and an optional 2-min video clip about yourself.
For those who are shortlisted to enter the second round of the selection process, they are required to attend a full-day “Challenge Day” to meet the selection panel and participate in various selection activities.
Application Deadline: Decemeber 27, 2016 (Tuesday)
Announcement of First Round Selection: End of January 2017 (via email)
Announcement of Second Round Selection: Mid-Feburary 2017 (via email)
On the day of the “Challenge Day,” the following activities will take place and require the FULL participation of short-listed candidates:
Shortlisted candidates are required to attend a full-day “Challenge Day” (Check the Important Dates of Program).
The program duration is from Feb to August 2017, while the summer internship could range from 6 to 8 weeks between June 1 and August 31, 2017.
Besides participating in a summer internship, fellows are required to demonstrate their commitment to the program by the following:
For fellows who stay consistently committed to the program throughout its duration, the following recognition and awards will be given:
Our 2016 internship partners may be found HERE and include some of the most reputable local and global corporations.
Our career mentorship partners may include but are not exclusive to our summer internship partners. They will be committed to mentoring specifically selected fellows as a follow-up scheme upon the completion of the summer internship.
Only fellows those who excel exceptionally at their internship experience and demonstrate enthusiastic participation in the program’s engagement activities throughout the summer will be invited to participate in the career mentorship scheme.
Throughout the duration of the program, the following workshops may be offered periodically to help develop your career potentials:
The program is free of charge!
Not only that – nearly all of our internship positions will offer pays that either meet the Hong Kong minimum wage requirement or more (except for the case of non-profit organizations).
For those who receive overseas internship positions but are in need of extra financial support on travel or accommodation expenses, please consult the program's Executive Committee on possible funding support options.
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