Citibank’s NRI business was where I resumed my career after completing my MBA. This opportunity came about through building up contacts within HKU’s alumni network and with strong backing from the Career Development and Training (CDT).
Alumni are the greatest strength of a business school and provide the most valuable connections one can make and maintain through the course of the MBA and afterwards. HKU’s alumni network has a good spread across Asia, with many alumni holding senior positions at large multi-national organisations. My first job after the MBA was obtained through the recommendation of an alumnus.
The CDT, too, can take equal credit for preparing me for my first assignment after my MBA. The advantage HKU has with its smaller intake compared to other schools is the proximity to CDT staff and the personal guidance and attention received by each student. Every staff member is aware of the career aspirations of every candidate on the programme. This helps to foster stronger relationships between the graduates and the school that continue after graduating from the programme.
Industry: Financial Services
Job Title: Director