MBA Connect
February 2016

Connect Story

Jenking Shao

Executive Director at Legend Capital
(Full-time, Class of 2008)

After graduation, I started my career as an IT guy. I was an IBM Certified Specialist and Instructor in iSeries servers for three years, then I went into international trading and engineering for another three and a half years.  

The most special experience in the second part of my career was working as a project manager and becoming the company’s chief representative in Nigeria, where we sold turnkey infrastructure projects in the telecom and electricity sectors.  

With my engineering background from college, I felt more and more that my management knowledge was deficient as ...
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Singapore Trek 2016

Job Opportunities
Organized by the student-led CUHK MBA Singapore Trek Task Force during Jan 27-29, the Singapore Trek 2016 has successfully connected a group of 19 MBA students with 7 MNCs including Google, Apple, Verizon, KPMG, Infosys Consulting, DHL Consulting and Mapletree. 
CUHK MBA 50th Anniversary HR Roundtable Luncheon Conference
This year, the students were also invited to join the CUHK MBA 50th Anniversary HR Roundtable Luncheon Conference where they were able to meet and talk to senior executives/ heads of HR from 40+ organizations in Singapore. All the concerted efforts provided interactive platforms for our students to explore career opportunities, to understand the working environment and to build the useful network with local hiring managers, alumni and peer MBA students in Singapore. They were all empowered to facilitate their next step in potential career opportunities in Singapore.

Elite Mentorship Program CNY Dinner

Students, mentors and faculty members celebrated together at the Chinese New Year Gathering as part of the Elite Mentorship Program. Some students dressed up in glamourous traditional Chinese pieces, showed us their talents and competed for the Best Dressed and Best Performance prizes. The Best Dressed and runner-up came to Yannick and Gerardo, and Ellen's beautiful voice earned her the Best Performance title. The Best Photo which is the “most liked” photo of the night was contributed by Gerardo. This festive Chinese evening was great fun to everybody. It will be a prosperous Year of the Monkey!

Alumini Gathering in Japan

On Jan 29, the first alumni gathering in Tokyo was held. In order to connect with more students and alumni from Japan, they have created a Facebook page (mainly in Japanese). If you are interested in joining them, click here!

Distinguished Speaker Event by Business Analytic Club

Business Analytic Club arranged a Big Data talk on Feb 18 in Town Centre with the topic "Big Data Disruption to Traditional Business Models". The speaker, Dr. Toa Charm, is an experienced and reputable business leader and information technology professional in Asia Pacific region. The talk covered 3 main topics including (i) how the big data-driven business models disrupting the traditional companies, (ii) what we can learn from the data-driven leaders who have done big data and (iii) how we could get started in the big data journey. Students found Dr. Charm's inspiring and insightful and are looking forward to the upcoming data analytics events.
Business Leaders Series: Talk by Mr. George Hongchoy, Executive Director and CEO of Link Asset Management Limited
Apr 21, 2016 (Thu)
6:00pm - 7:15pm
(light refreshments will be available after the talk)
LT1, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
The new ‘Business Leaders Series’ will feature a host of exceptional business leaders ― all game-changers in their respective industries ― who will share their experience and insights. In the talk titled ‘Leadership and Change Management’, our first speaker Mr. Hongchoy will speak on Link’s journey to becoming a premier global REIT industry player within just one decade. He will also discuss what it takes to align diverse stakeholders’ interests, re-shape public perception, and pave the way for change and growth.

Click here for more details. Registration will be rolled out soon. Save the date!

AmCham Offer for MBA Alumni and Students
Promotion Period:
Now - Jun 30, 2016
CUHK MBA alumni (with graduation year in between 2010 and 2015) and current students (full time and part time) can enjoy over 50% off AmCham membership fee discount. The promotion starts now until Jun 30. If you are interested in this privilege, click here to see more details.