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COMP Mentorship Programme 2021/22 virtual kick-off cum Career Talk

24 Jan 2022

Starting from 2019/20, COMP has collaborated with the Computing Alumni Association (CAA) to launch the mentorship programme which aims to enhance students’ holistic learning experience. This year, we have invited 10 alumni who are professional practitioners and industry executives as our mentors. A virtual kick-off gathering cum career talk was held on 18 January.

Dr Henry Chan, our Associate Professor and Associate Head (Partnership & Collaboration) delivered the welcome remarks and thanked mentors for their contribution and support. Mr Darron Sun, President of CAA and the Mentorship Coordinator greeted all participants and briefly introduced the mentorship programme. One of our mentors, Mr Tony Chung, Senior Vice President of Data Services from Asia Satellite Telecommunications, was the invited speaker to give a talk on “My Career Story”. At the end of his presentation, he summarised three important elements of career development: ‘dedication’, ‘enjoyment’ and ‘persistent’.

We have also invited Mr Christopher Cheung and Mr Bosco Lin, representatives from BlackPine, to share a range of career and internship opportunities with the participants. Various breakout rooms were arranged for both mentees and mentors to have in-depth group discussions.

Under the mentorship programme, each participating student is assigned to a mentor and group activities with other mentors will also be organised to promote cross-industry sharing. In other words, it offers reciprocal opportunities for mentees to know about workplace culture, business trends and prospects in established professions, widening their exposure to different career paths and options while at the same time for mentors to understand the career aspirations of the younger generation. Through mentor-mentee activities, we hope to encourage students to acquire skills in career planning and personal development as well as broaden their social networks.

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