International Career Trek

International Career Trek

Among the 80% of our graduates who eventually find a placement in Asia, about 50% are based outside of Hong Kong. The International Career Trek is a great opportunity for our students to explore career options around the region and position themselves for a global career. The CPD team works closely with student clubs to organize a series of career treks, where recently we have visited locations like Singapore, Shanghai and Dubai. These treks allow students to meet prospective employers, learn about the country culture and understand the hiring landscape in the different regions.

An example of organisations students have met on treks recently include:

  • Accenture
  • Google
  • Apple
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • IMS Healthcare
  • Citi Bank
  • J.P. Morgan
  • McKinseyCo
  • Lazada
  • Eli Lily
  • Ping An Group
  • Emirates
  • Pfizer
  • Expedia
  • Schneider Electric
  • Fosun
  • Tencent
  • General Motors
  • Shell
  • and more ....

HKUST MBA Career Trek is one of the most important events organized by the MBA Career Services team, mainly for two reasons: It is a unique chance to visit companies and meet hiring managers, and is a great opportunity to travel with classmates. The networking event organized during the Career Trek in Singapore is a great opportunity to meet HKUST alumni, amongst whom was a senior principal from IMS Consulting Group, where I am currently interning. Networking is key for MBA students, and as a wise man once said: there is just one letter difference between the words “not working” and networking.

 

Michele Valente Italy, Class of 2017 Pre-MBA: Business Intelligence Senior Analyst, Canon UK
Post-MBA: Management Consultant, QuintilesIMS