Alumni Sunny Wong and Elise Tse share their career journeys at SEED Talk
02 Sep 2020
At the SEED Talk entitled “The Same Journey” on 21 August, two alumni, Mr Sunny Wong, Adjunct Professor of the School of Business at HKBU, and Miss Elise Tse, Senior Audit Associate of PricewaterhouseCoopers, shared their words of wisdom on life and what they have learnt on their career journeys so far.
Sunny said that his key to success is pursuing goals in a determined fashion with the maximum effort, and he also highly values servant leadership. Thus, he treats himself as a part of the team rather than the leader, and he strongly believes that the team’s achievements are more crucial. He always reminds himself to stay humble, and he considers lifelong learning and striving for improvement as his philosophies of life. He said that serving as the Chairman of the Alumni Committee of the HKBU Foundation is a learning process.
Elise encouraged students to make good use of their time at university, including seizing internship and exchange opportunities to gain work experience and international exposure. These opportunities can help them understand their capabilities and aspirations, and set their own goals. She said that young people at the early stage of their careers should not worry too much about what they have invested and gained, as the experiences and hardships they encounter along the way will definitely help their professional and personal growth in the long run. She also said that as life is short, they should try to pursue their goals and bring their full talent and strength into play.
Both alumni believe that opportunities are not bound to appear. Instead, students should make the extra effort to equip themselves with the skills for making breakthroughs and improvements in their chosen field. They also answered questions from Professor Roland Chin, President of HKBU, and the online audience. Please click the hyperlinks below to view the talk: