MBA Connect
August 2016

Connect Story

Philipp Martin

Senior Manager, Projects Footwear Sourcing
adidas Group (Hong Kong)
(Full-time, Class of 2013)

I was quite sure I would be pursuing an MBA as early as when I started my undergraduate studies. The only question was where I should go. Since my mother is from Taiwan, I was looking for an opportunity to link my studies with China. I speak Mandarin and have lots of relatives in this part of the world. I wanted to get to know the culture better and improve my language ability. The business is very dynamic and so much is going on in Asia, it is a good place to be at the moment. Hong Kong was a really good fit for me. CUHK has an international body of students, a great MBA program and provides exposure to China.
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MBA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

MBA students and alumni are warmly welcome to join our MBA 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner --- a valued opportunity to meet up with fellow alumni, faculty members and distinguished guests in a wonderful evening. Mr. Richard Li, Pacific Century Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive, will serve as the Guest of Honor. To make the event truly memorable, Prof. Joseph Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President, has kindly donated two pieces of his Chinese calligraphy art as grand prizes of the lucky draw. Join us on December 4!
Date: December 4, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 6:00pm (Cocktail)
7:00pm (Dinner)
Venue: Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Speakers: Guest of Honor
Mr. Richard Li, Chairman and Chief Executive of Pacific Century Group

Officiating Guest
Prof. Joseph Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor & President
Cost: HK$1,200 per person
Dress code: Black Tie / Business Attire
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New Student Orientation

Our New Student Orientation took place on Aug 4-5, 2016. We were excited to introduce our brand new Staff Buddy Scheme this year. We hope that through the close interactions between classmates and MBA Office staff, students will adapt to the new living and study environment well.

Thanks for the tremendous support of Yannick Asselin and Terry Wang, current students from Class of 2017. They guided the campus tour and shared their experiences of course registration, Outward Bound and the career development support from Career Management Center.
Student activities are an important part of beyond-class learning. We therefore invited some current students to introduce a series of student-led organizations, clubs, competitions and networking events at the Orientation Night on Aug 5. Active participation in these events would definitely facilitate students to explore their talent in their social and non-academic life. Experiential Learning Trips to Seoul and Tokyo will be held to enrich our students international exposure as well.

Class of 2018 began their career development journey with CMC

The journey with the Class of 2018 began post-typhoon in early August 2016. It was clearly an exhilarating moment for the new cohort to meet their fellow MBAs and chart the course together for the program-year ahead. CMC provided an Overview session during the orientation first week and introduced our career development program and our supporting role to these MBA future leaders. We chartered the “Roadmap : Raising The Bar” course for the students and shared the concept of individual paradigm shifts and personal branding as ultimate goals. In the following CMC sessions, students attended the Image Consulting workshop delivered by a professional Image Consultant who provided both invaluable advice and critique on professional styles and grooming. A tailor was even at hand to offer bespoke personal tailoring service.

As part of the Core CMC program students attended the MBTI workshop to understand themselves and others’ personality preferences. They were also introduced to Talent.Realize – CMC’s newly launched CRM portal and given the opportunity to upload their professional CV to Talent.Realize after the CV Writing Workshop. In the weeks to come more exciting sessions and moments await.

Talent.Realize - CUHK MBA's new Career Management System

CMC is pleased to announce the launch of our new online Career Management Platform - Talent.Realize (Powered by Symplicity).

T.R. is based on a global MBA IT platform that provides the most contemporary IT system for MBA schools. We would like to stay in touch with you through this online platform. As part of the career management facilitation, here are a number of user-friendly features which will guide you through this journey:

  • Account Management
  • Updates and announcements
  • Job portal with customizable matching and filtering
  • Job alert system
  • CV builder
  • CMC Appointments management
  • Calendar of events and appointments
  • Personal organizer for career-related events and activities
  • E-resources and guides for MBA career development
  • Video interview practice
  • Live chat with CMC career coaches
  • ... and more!
We hope students will have a better experience in career development. 
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, CUHK Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 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 Autumn Meet-Up
Oct 5, 2016 (Wed)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
insomnia, LKF
Autumn is just around the corner and we are organising a Happy Hour event for MBA students and alumni. For the first time, this gathering will be hosted by Ms. Stephanie Villemagne, the new Associate Dean (Graduate Programs) and Director of MBA Programs of the CUHK Business School. A selection of drinks and light refreshments will be served and an exciting lucky draw awaits you! Be sure to like our Facebook page for the chance to win secret prizes! Admission is free, and first come, first served. Please click here for more details. Registration will be rolled out soon. Stay tuned!