The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is an institution of miracles. In a short span of 25 years, HKUST has gone from being a brand new university to a world-class institution powered by the dedicated efforts of our faculty, staff and students, as well as generous support from the greater Hong Kong community.
With a quarter-of-a-century commitment to research and educational excellence, the HKUST community is ready to take this commitment to a new level – by inaugurating the “HeadStart@HKUST” program for our undergraduate student body!
Education in the 21st-century is no longer about imparting knowledge through classroom teaching only. Equipping students with an understanding of the real world and developing their capacity to maneuver through the various complexities at work and challenges in life are equally vital.
The HeadStart@HKUST aims to do exactly that – to give our first- and second-year undergraduate students a “head start” in this increasingly global, competitive, and dynamic society through an early workplace immersion and career development scheme. We believe that an early immersion into the business world creates instrumental value to students’ future career prospects. We also believe that to nurture exceptional visions and transformative powers for our next generation leaders, we need to start early and start now!
Some of the leading local and global corporations are ready to join hands with us to make this happen. They are ready to offer up their wisdoms and experiences, providing personal coaching and guidance to help our students make major contributions in their respective fields in the future – both locally and globally, as entrepreneurs or corporate professionals.