University hosts luncheon to build connections between students and potential employers
29 Jan 2013
The University held its annual Employers’ Luncheon today (29 January), providing a valuable opportunity for some 120 graduating students to meet around 400 potential employers from a wide range of businesses and organisations as well as to strengthen the University’s relationship with leaders from various sectors.
Attending the luncheon were senior executives from numerous renowned local and international companies, such as adidas, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, FedEx, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong Jockey Club, MTR Corporation Limited, Tom Lee Music Co. Ltd. and Hong Kong Productivity Council. In addition, the University also invited Dr. Moses Cheng, Senior Partner, P.C. Woo & Co., Chairman of the Education Commission, and former Chairman of the Council and the Court, HKBU, to deliver a speech entitled “The Competitiveness of Hong Kong in Facing the Global Challenge”.
At the Luncheon, Dr. Cheng introduced the global challenges predicted by different scholars and professionals according to their findings and observations. He pointed out the two important challenges facing the local tertiary education sector – low participation of society and innovative capacity.
Dr. Cheng said that investment in education offered the best returns. He thus encouraged employers to donate their time and money to education, as it guarantees satisfactory returns. In addition, he said he had confidence in the future of the education sector and hoped the community would focus on developing all-round students, just as HKBU does.
Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, said: “Employment is an important aspect of life. A good university with good teachers should enable its students to find a good job.” He also introduced Vision 2020, the University’s development blueprint, and HKBU’s graduate attributes. Professor Chan summarised the attributes as “3Cs” – “Commitment”, “Citizenship” and “Capability”.