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2014-05-13
ME Student Flying into a Bright Future

A Double Degree in Business Administration and Engineering student CHAU Hei Tung Lily has been awarded the Boeing-Cathay Pacific Engineering Internship Programme 2014. She 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. Lily has performed brilliantly during the group case study working exercise and individual interview to win one place of the internship among 8 finalist candidates from other local universities.

Lily is very excited and glad to be selected.  “I always want to bring happiness to people. Therefore, I dream to be an aircraft engineer – a significant position that to assure every single passenger to enjoy their journey comfortably and safely.  As a university student studying both engineering and management, I look forward to any opportunity to gain learning experience so that I can make my best contributions for the community.”