COMP and the Computing Alumni Association (CCA) co-organised a career talk cum mentorship gathering on 13 May 2022. The topic of the career talk this time was “Coding in Action: from TDD to BDD”, which covered an overview of practical software development. The event echoed the mentorship kick-off in January 2022 which aims to prepare students for future careers and line students up with professional practitioners and industry executives.
Dr Hong-va Leong, our Associate Professor and Associate Head (Teaching & Learning) gave a warm welcome to all the participants. Ms Silvia Ihensekhien, Hon. Secretary of Computing Alumni Association (CAA), at the same time a mentor, then introduced the speaker Mr Raymond Cheung. Raymond is a Software Engineer at Societe Generale and an alumnus of COMP. He has extensive experience in developing various scalable systems in risk management and trade captures, such as pre-trade negotiation services of equity derivative trading; data pipelines to ingest and transform data and trade captures optimisation.
Raymond is now based in London and joined us online to share first-hand experience in the overseas job market and some useful tips for interviews. In the Q&A session, Raymond further discussed the future work trends in the IT industry, and it was delightful to see the active participation of our students. The talk was engaging and inspiring, which provided students with more insights into career development.
Various breakout rooms were arranged for both mentees and mentors to exchange ideas and gain personal advice. We hope that students can keep up the momentum and strengthen their skills to stand out in the competitive job market.