OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
E-Newsletter                                THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
11 September 2009

Career Planning and Development Centre
                                                                            Questions or comments? Email the CPDC at or call 2609 7202
 Citibank University Banking Course
 Do you have any plan or chance to understand the operation of the banking and finance industry? Do you want to equip yourself with necessary knowledge and
 soft skills for entering this industry? Now, you will have a golden chance!

 Citibank University Banking Course is a banking and financial education program (non credit-bearing) organized jointly by Citibank and the Career Planning and
 Development Centre of the University. Through a series of lectures and activities covering a comprehensive scope of banking topics, sixty well-rounded and
 promising non-final year students studying in different disciplines at CUHK can gain a good understanding of the banking industry in Hong Kong and the Region,
 as well as the knowledge of managing their finances to become financially responsible individuals. After gaining a deeper understanding on the banking industry
 and assessing their possible interest in it, students will be able to make an informed decision on whether to pursue their career in the industry. The lectures will
 be delivered by seasoned Citibankers.

 For details and application form of the course, please refer to

 Please submit the completed application form to the Student Services Centre at 1/F Benjamin Franklin Centre by 17:00 on 23 September (Wednesday).
 Act now and don’t miss the chance.

 For enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Li at 2696 1727.

Workshop on Competence Development for Workplace
Competence development is essential and has received increasing attention among practitioners and academics. A high level of personal and professional capacity
and relevant competence are essential for a graduate’s successful transition into the workplace.

Career Planning and Development Centre is organizing a workshop on competence development for workplace to help students understand the core competencies
required in the workplace. Details are as follows:

       Date           : 14 September 2009
       Time           : 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
       Venue          : Room 712, William M W Mong Engineering Building, CUHK (ERB)
       Speaker        : Mr. S. S. Chan
       Language       : Cantonese (supplemented with English)
       Class Size     : 30

To enable a better understanding, participants are invited to involve in discussion breaks and interactions.
Students interested in attending this workshop, please register at

Proactive Job Hunting in Investment Banking – Are You Ready?
When you consider applying for investment banking positions, have you ever asked the following questions?
       1.      I will not probably graduate with a first honour degree;
       2.      I do not major in Global Business nor Quantitative Finance; and
       3.      International investment banks only recruit Oxbridge or Ivy League graduates for entry-level front office roles.

These are fair questions to ask, but that does not mean that you should not pursue investment banking career nor apply for investment banking jobs.

Stan Ho, currently heading Non-Japan Asia structured finance ratings at Fitch Ratings and has previously worked in Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns’
departments of capital markets and corporate finance, will share with us a proven finance job search strategy based on his 14-year experience in the financial
services industry…

Stan will share with you his experience in the seminar:

       Date           : 17 September 2009 (Thu)
       Time           : 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
       Venue          : LT5, Teaching Complex at Western Campus, CUHK (TCW)
       Speaker        : Mr. Stan Ho
       Language       : Cantonese
       Content        : 1. Overview of Investment Banking industry in Hong Kong
                       2. Networking
                       3. “Targeted” Internship Searching
                       4. “Targeted” Job Application Techniques
                       5. “Targeted” Resume Building
                       6. Q&A

If you are interested in this seminar, please register at on or before 16 September 2009.
For enquiry, please contact Ms Li at 2696 1727.
    Student Activities and Amenities Section

    Student Activity Funds: Open for Application                                   Questions or comments? Email the SAAS at or call 2609 7216

    The following activity funds administered by the Office of Student Affairs are now open for application:
           1.   The Federation of Alumni Association Student Activities Fund (1st Term) 校友會聯會學生活動基金(上學期)
                (Closing Date: 28 September 2009)
           2.   HSBC Student Activity Grant 2009/10 香港匯豐銀行基金(學生活動) 2009/10
                (Closing Date: 30 September 2009)

    Please visit our homepage ( for application form and details about the subsidies.
    For enquiries, please contact Ms. Carmen Leung at 2609 7203.

    Show You Care by What You Wear: Dress Special Day 2009 (公益服飾日)
    Support The Community Chest, join the Dress Special Day!
    Although the Hong Kong economy is stabilizing, the underprivileged in the society remains hard hit and the demand for social services keeps increasing. The
    Community Chest aims to raise funds to support the social welfare agencies to deliver vital and timely services to the needy in the community.

    By donating HK$60 or more, you can dress down, dress up, dress in special theme, dress ‘colour’……to school on 30 September 2009 (Wednesday), the day before
    National Day, to enjoy a fun day while showing your care for the less-privileged.

    A Cheerful Welcome to Freshmen
    The New Student Registration Days were successfully held on August 5 and 6, 2009 followed by the Faculty/Departmental OCamps (August 10-16) and College
    OCamps (August 26-29). In spite of the threats of typhoon and swine flu, the participants have experienced a very fruitful and impressive OCamp. Are you part of

    To view the photos of the signature programme of the OCamp namely “Slogan Chanting and Human Jigsaw”, please visit the “Orientation for New Students” website
    ( From the website, you will also find your seniors’ choice of good book, and a series of useful reminders and important skills
    for university life. The video record of “Slogan Chanting and Human Jigsaw” activity, as well as that on New Student Inauguration Ceremony will be uploaded to the
    website in due course.

    Student Counselling and Development Service
                                                                                   Questions or comments? Email the SCDS at or call 2609 7208
    “uBuddies2010” Peer Counselling Network
    What kind of activity can enable you to help others while enriching and fostering your personal growth and development? Have you ever thought of becoming a
    peer counsellor so as to share your experiences and provide support and assistance to your peers? As part of the “Caring Campus” Campaign, our Student
    Counselling and Development Service is going to launch the “uBuddies” Peer Counselling Network this academic year. We are now inviting you to join our uBud-
    dies Network so that, together, we can build a truly caring and supportive campus in CUHK.

    Who are eligible to be uBuddies?
    If you are a full-time non-final year undergraduate student of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; and you
                possess good interpersonal and communication skills
                are interested in helping others
                wish to develop your personal potential and character strengths
                want to enrich your university lives
                wish to contribute to the promotion of a Caring Campus
                Then, you are the right candidate for the uBuddies Network!

    Extensive training and supervised practice conducted mainly in Cantonese will be offered to successful candidates. Completion of the required training and practice
    will receive the following:
                CUHK uBuddies Certificate
                Mental Health First Aid Certificate (certificate is jointly issued by The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong and acknowledged by the ORYGEN Re-
                search Centre of the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne)
                A nomination for the Best uBuddies Awards

           Criteria       : full-time CUHK non-final year undergraduate students
           Quota          : 40 students
           Deposit        : $400 (deposits will be refunded upon completion of at least 80% attendance of training and supervision sessions)

           Information Sheets & Application Forms:
           1.   Student Services Centre, Office of Student Affairs, 1/F, Benjamin Franklin Centre
           2.   College Dean of Students’ Offices
           3.   Download from the Student Counselling & Development Service homepage

    Application Deadline is 31 October 2009. For enquiry, please contact Ms. Wong at 2696 1804.

3 Graduate Recruitment Talks —September
  (For further details of the talks and online registration, please go to
  Deutsche Bank
  Date of Recruitment Talk: 14 September 2009 (Monday)
  Application Deadline: 4 October (Full-Time)/ 6 December (Summer Intern)
  If you are keen to start your career in an investment bank, this event provides you with the opportunity to meet and speak with our
  business; from graduates to senior representatives and our recruiters. You will be able to learn more about our different divisions, what to expect on our Analyst
  Internship Program and find out what it's really like to work for Deutsche Bank.
          Internship opportunities for Penultimate Students in:
              Group Technology & Operations                                        Full-time Analyst Training Program for Graduates in:
              Human Resources                                                           Global Banking (Global Transaction Banking)
              Private Wealth Management                                                 Legal Risk & Capital

  Representatives from our various divisions will be present to meet and answer any questions you may have about starting your career with Deutsche Bank in
  Hong Kong. Please register your interest to attend at [] by 5pm, 10 September 2009. Confirmation of your place will be sent
  to you via email no later than 6pm, 11 September 2009.

  Barclays Capital
  Date of Recruitment Talk: 15 September 2009 (Tuesday)
  Application Deadline: 15 November (Full-Time)/ 31 December (Summer Intern)
  Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, gov-
  ernment and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. For further information about
  Barclays Capital, please visit our website

  Full time and internship opportunities are available at Barclays Capital in various roles and locations across the Bank. If you are in your penultimate or final year
  of studies and keen to find out how it is like working in an investment bank, sign up for our upcoming event on campus. Visit our website at
  expectexcellence to find out more and submit your application online.

  Date of Recruitment Talk: 18 September 2009 (Friday)
  Application Deadline: 15 October
  As one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, HSBC has continued to surpass expectations for more than 140 years. With over 8,500
  offices in 86 countries and territories, and 930 branches throughout 19 countries in the Asia-Pacific region alone, the HSBC Group is one of the most instantly
  recognizable brands globally. And our people have been an integral component of our consistent success.

  With a selection of seven management programmes in six diverse banking business areas, you can fast track your career to senior management and build your
  own success through comprehensive rotations in various business areas, professional training and mentorship. This all provides you with a truly well-rounded and
  in-depth insight into the world of banking, at a premier global banking institution.

   Date of Recruitment Talk: 21 September 2009 (Monday)
   Graduate Opportunities 2010: Audit, Tax & Advisory
   Application Deadline: 5 October
   Being part of KPMG across China and Hong Kong SAR means that you will be part of a team of outstanding professionals working together to deliver value to our
   clients, our people and our communities. It also means you belong to a team of people who are constantly given the chance to explore new opportunities and
   gain achievements.

   Our pride in being able to deliver value to the people that matter to us, illuminates us, and makes the people in KPMG shine. If you are motivated, ambitious,
   and have the tenacity and drive to make a difference in your career with KPMG, we’d like to hear more about you.

   If you are interested in our graduate opportunities, please apply via on or before 5 October 2009 by 23:59.

  Date of Recruitment Talk: 22 September 2009 (Tuesday)
  Application Deadline: 28 September
  Our professionals provide a full range of audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services and work closely with our offices in China, across
  Asia-Pacific and around the world to provide clients of every size with local experience and international expertise.

  We are looking for high caliber graduates to join our profession:
              Audit                                                                   Tax
              Enterprise Risk Service                                                 Consulting
                                                                                      Financial Advisory Service

  Come and join our Career Forum to learn more!

  BNP Paribas
  Date of Recruitment Talk: 23 September 2009 (Wednesday)
  Application Deadline: 31 October
  BNP Paribas ( is one of the 6 strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor's. With a presence in 85 countries and more than
  205,000 employees, BNP Paribas is a global-scale European leader in financial services. It holds key positions in its three activities: Retail banking, Investment
  Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.

  Come and meet some of our representatives who will be recruiting for full-time Analyst positions for Corporate and Investment Banking. Please apply on line via
3 our website at
    Hang Seng Bank
    Date of Recruitment Talk: 24 September 2009 (Thursday)
    Graduate Opportunities 2010: Management Trainee
    Application Deadline: 31 October 2009

    What are you looking for?
    If you are looking for a high-flying career in the banking industry, you must not miss the chance to join our 36-month Management Trainee Programme. This
    intensive and challenging programme offers you comprehensive classroom training, senior management mentorship, and specialized job attachments in each of
    our four key functions, namely Personal Financial Services & Wealth Management, Corporate Banking/ Commercial Banking/ Business Banking, Operations and
    Processing, and Financial Control. Most importantly, it gives you exposure to global best practices and opportunities to establish your career in a company that
    was crowned the top position in financial and corporate reputation in Hong Kong*.

    If you are confident and ready to rise to the challenge, COME & JOIN US! Discover more in our upcoming Recruitment Talk or visit our website:

    * In a survey commissioned by The Wall Street Journal Asia (WSJA).

    Date of Recruitment Talk: 30 September 2009 (Wednesday)
    Application Deadline: 25 October (Full-Time)/ 29 November (Summer Intern)
    Come and join us for an information session where you will be able to learn more about the firm and also meet up with a range of professionals across the busi-
    ness. They will share their personal experiences and discuss the various career opportunities available within the region.

    Students graduating in 2010 or 2011 are encouraged to attend. In order for your application to be considered, please submit your application at
    graduates before the deadline.

    You are welcome to email if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on September 30.

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