Career & Professional Development Overview

Throughout your MBA experience, the Career and Alumni Development Team’s aim is to work with you in partnership to help you make the career move you want to make – whether it is a career change, the desire to progress in your current industry or even start your own business. The team does this in many different ways but we believe that the fundamental premise to great career planning is a partnership build on Conversation and Collaboration.

We see three distinct focal points throughout your MBA career journey and divide the initiatives to cover these areas during your time here with us at HKUST:

Career Advisor

We understand that each student has different career aspirations, our dedicated career team is here to help you formulate your ideal job strategy.

Explore & Define

During the initial months of your MBA, the focus of career and professional development initiatives will be around helping you to define your career strategies and prioritize your industry focus. You will have numerous opportunities to discuss your approach with your Career Coaches, perfect your targeted resume, meet with recruiters as well as attend workshops around network building, leveraging professional social media and meet alumni and current students.

Understand & Execute

Once your career strategies and target industries have been identified, the team will work with you to support you in understanding more about these industries to further enhance your approach. We leverage our extensive corporate partner and alumni network to help you ‘sense-check’ your strategies. Career Coaches will also be able to provide industry specific mock interviews and give robust feedback in order to increase your chances of success.

Evaluate & Consolidate

In the spirit of continuous improvement that is essential when driving career growth, the team work with you to evaluate and re-define the tactics of your career search where necessary. Students can expect Professional Workshops focused on positioning yourself for success in a global marketplace, Career Fairs & Live Job Board featuring more openings, and International Career Treks to explore opportunities in other cities around the region such as Singapore or Shanghai.

Our dedicated team is here to work with you to help you aim higher and further.

HKUST MBA is truly a global program where “Business meets Technology”. It offers extensive options on digital business oriented courses, equipping us to remain competitive in the rapid growing scene of technology disruptions. Through the program’s alumni network, I was offered a job opportunity as a Project Manager by HSBC for their retail banking and wealth management business, only 10 months after I started my study. During the job interviews, I was not only able to showcase my deep understanding on Fintech but also excelled in discussing with experts from different business areas. The 12-month and 16-month modes of the program offer me great flexibility to plan and eventually complete my study in time to take the job offer.

Julien Hamonic France, Class of 2020 Pre-MBA: Senior Consultant, Financial Services, Wavestone
Post-MBA: Project Manager, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC
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