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ME Student Flying to the Bright Future

A BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering student TONG Anthony Po-chung has been awarded the Boeing-Cathay Pacific Engineering Internship Programme 2013. He will undertake a very intensive one-year engineering training in US and HK in the coming academic year.

The Boeing-Cathay Pacific Engineering Internship Programme is a one-year engineering training programme jointly offered by three of world's renowned aviation companies - The Boeing Company, Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) and Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Ltd (HAESL). Successfully selected intern will undertake an exciting 6-month engineering training in the Boeing Company’s commercial aviation development plant in Seattle, USA and then another 6-month intensive training in Cathay Pacific and HAESL. 

This internship is highly competitive.  Each year, local students pursuing degree study in Mechanical Engineering will be invited to compete for the four internship vacancies by going through a rigorous interview exercise. Selection is based on a number of criteria including academic achievement, problem analyzing and solving skills, communication ability, teamwork and partnership ability, and interest in commercial aviation.

Student Anthony Tong has performed brilliantly during the group case study working exercise and individual interview to win one place of the internship among 11 candidates.

 “Whenever I saw the aircrafts in the sky when I was small, I always wondered how such a huge and heavy airplane can fly in the sky. My curiosity drives me to be enthusiastic in aviation and I have always envisioned myself as an engineer who can contribute to aviation industry.” Dreaming to be an aircraft engineer, Anthony looks on this internship as a steppingstone to achieve his ultimate goal.  “My study in Department of Mechanical Engineering has helped to better equip myself with fundamental technical knowledge for pursuing my goal.”