MBA Connect
June 2016

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Oleg Tatarintcev

Project Manager in Civil Engineering at Start LLC (Samara branch office)
(Full-time, Class of 2013)

I worked in civil engineering in Samara, Russia, for more than 10 years as a cost engineer and project manager. Although my managers supported me, Samara was a provincial city that had some limitations and that is why I decided to leave.

The influence of East Asia, and China in particular, keeps steadily growing. Therefore I thought China was the best next step for me and decided to do my MBA in East Asia.

I chose Hong Kong, because English is widely used. The CUHK MBA has a good reputation and it offers exposure to the business culture of both East and West, including China. The large number of its alumni was also an attraction.

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HR Leaders Lunch Forum - Organizational ReDesign – Evolution of the Digital HR Director?

In what was a momentous event, our first HR Leaders Lunch Forum was held at the Langham Hotel. HR Directors and Senior management guests made up the audience whilst the MBA directors and students supported the occasion with their presence in the event jointly hosted by the CUHK MBA CMC and Human Resource Magazine. Emceed by Smriti Pius and Alvin So, Prof. Ferguson gave the Welcoming Address followed by Ms Polly Tong, Head of HR at IBM for China/HK. As Keynote Speaker, she covered the subject of “Organizational ReDesign: Evolution of the Digital HR Director”. Amongst the corporates in attendance, Cigna International, Nomura International, Zurich Insurance, Invesco HK, Prudential Corp, Societe Generale and Manulife were represented by a Senior Management team member acting as Moderators for the Roundtable Discussions. Our MBA students were excited about the opportunity of meeting senior HR individuals in a social setting, and actively contributing to the discussion topics of digital age employees, HR 2026, disruptive design, and Millennial employees.

We thank every participant for joining us. Your contribution is an invaluable inspiration to CUHK MBA.

Capco Recruitment Talk

Capco, an international consultancy firm specialized in the financial sector, met with our students and shared stories of their life as consultants with us. The networking session gave them a chance to speak to the Capco team up close and personal. The firm is currently looking for MBA talents with genuine passion in consulting.

Leveraging LinkedIn to Power Up Your Profile and Brand

A top guru in personal branding on Linkedin was onboard to share his professional insights and advice to MBA students. From an everyday engineer to MBAs to world leaders, it is no longer an option to be neither seen nor heard in the digital realm. Our facilitator elaborated that your online presence and footprints represent you and hence, it can only be beneficial to wisely leverage Linkedin online platform. Linkedin is much more than copy-and-paste of one’s resume. These days it resonates as a tactical platform and requires time and effort to utilize its massive network and branding power. In this workshop our MBAs learned how to put forward their best “virtual-self” online as professionals whether they are seeking career opportunities, conducting business development or building a personal brand.

CUHK MBA CSR Conference 2016

CUHK MBA CSR Conference is a student-led event and has become one of the leading CSR initiatives in Asia. It has come to a successful end on May 20 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Conference focused on the possibility of maximizing the current and future scope of CSR practices in Asia with global perspective. We greeted over 300 attendees and exchanged the latest CSR industry development and knowledge. Click here for the video and highlights.

CUHK MBA Graduation Ball 2016

Every year, the Graduation Ball is one of the most anticipated events at CUHK MBA. The fun-packed evening with the classmates who have stayed with you along the road is surely the best celebration! Thank you Student Association of CUHK MBA Class of 2016 for organizing this amazing night. Let's look back and recall the touching moments here.

UMP Cup Fifth Asian-Pacific Business School – Desert Adventure

The UMP Cup Fifth Asian-Pacific Business School – Desert Adventure this year aimed at promoting the ideas of environmental protection, coordination, insistence and responsibility. MBA students from 50 business schools were there to take up the challenge.

CUHK MBA Team completed the 3-day journey of 70km and was the winner among the HK business schools. Another cheering moment is that Joseph Wong (Class of 2015) ranked No. 1 in HK and No. 17 among 1400 participants!
Conference Celebrates the MBA’s 50th Anniversary
Sep 9, 2016 (Fri)
8:30am - 4:30pm
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
China Business in the Global Economy
To celebrate the MBA’s 50th Anniversary, this signature event of the year features top-notch speakers and panelists from academia, government and the business community. Hon. John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government and Prof. Michael Hui, Pro-Vice-Chencellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong will serve as the officiating guests. Please read more here. Alumni may apply online here and enjoy a 25% discount with the promotional code alumni25off.

CUHK MBA Happy Hour Summer Meet-Up
Over 100 MBA alumni, students and faculty gathered at the Azure Restaurant and Slash Bar for a happy hour on May 11 (Wed). A nice tailored-made cupcake tower was prepared to bid farewell to Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) and Director of MBA Programs Prof. Michael Ferguson and welcome his successor Ms. Stephanie Villemagne. Both welcomed guests with a toast. Attending alumni and students enjoyed themselves mingling with each other at the elegant and enjoyable setting. Please click here for the photo album and here for the video highlight.