Throughout their week in Hong Kong, the students met with a number of Westminster alumni – many of whom also shared with students their own experience during previous Westminster Working Cultures trips to Hong Kong – and visited a range of professional environments. They received excellent advice on how to enhance the skills they will need after they graduate such as building a successful LinkedIn profile and how to develop their own personal brand.
This trip was made possible with the generous support of the Quintin Hogg Trust and Westminster Social Sciences alumnus Mr Trevor Yang. Mr Yang hosted an exclusive alumni reception at the Hong Kong Club, giving the students a chance to network with a wide range of alumni living in Hong Kong.
The week began with a talk from Karen Lau, a Westminster Business Administration alumna, now Regional Marketing Lead for Greater China at Robert Walters. She shared her advice on the importance of building a LinkedIn profile, provided tips for a successful interview and discussed the cultural differences between Asia and Europe. The experience had an impact not just on the students but also on Karen who said: “I truly believe contributing back to the community is something meaningful not only to yourself but for others. For me, sharing life experience could inspire others to see things from a different perspective. The value of giving support to my university as a volunteer is more than I expected I have also connected with other alumni and expanded my network as well.”