With the improving pandemic situation in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) hosted an on-campus event “HKUST Experience Day” on Sunday, 10th October this year. Our students were invited to attend this event in order to get a real taste of HKUST through the workshops, laboratory visits, campus tours and taster lectures, etc. Jasmyn Wong (13X1) was very glad to have this opportunity to participate in this event and has shared her experience with the community.
Over the half-term break, I was fortunate enough to participate in the HKUST Experience Day at their Clear Water Bay campus to get a taste of the diverse and student-driven learning environment offered by the institute.
The six hours long experience day allowed students to partake in various activities in person across a range of subjects to help them gain a deeper understanding of the degrees they were interested in studying. Prospective students could join experimental workshops like the 3D prototyping in the engineering school, eager medical students could join chemistry lab tours, and taster lectures were offered to all humanities and social sciences students. Alongside these educational activities, student ambassadors of HKUST offered guided campus tours and a visit to the multi-media zone with VR Games, which allowed me to fully immerse myself in the academic yet innovative environment of HKUST.
I enrolled in the experimental workshop offered by the International Consulting Club, a student-led organisation that equips students with hands-on experiences regarding consulting. I was able to engage in a crash course of identifying problems of Zoom to provide recommendations on how to boost their revenues after the pandemic by analysing their internal and external issues. Through the interactive activities, I developed numerous transferrable skills and improved my critical thinking when providing suggestions for firms, which would benefit my future degree in Business. It was also an excellent opportunity to interact with like-minded students from diverse backgrounds interested in Business which allowed me to get a glimpse of university life. Moreover, the student ambassadors were eager to provide plentiful information on my chosen degree as well as their own experiences with societies and internship opportunities, consolidating my choice to study Global Business at HKUST.
Overall, the opportunity to meet current business students and visit the campus for hands-on experience was a rewarding and eye-opening experience. I highly recommend future students if they have the chance to join in-person experience days to help gain a better understanding of their interested degrees and universities.
By Jasmyn Wong (13X1)