Through the internship schemes, students learn to apply their classroom learning to real life and at the same time improve their problem solving and interpersonal skills. All in all, they gain solid work experience and become better equipped for work. The placement training covers a wide spectrum of work areas, including product/process design, automation, quality management, advanced materials and applications, failure analysis, logistics management, sales and marketing, information system and technology, building and construction management, structural engineering, surveying, biotechnology, environmental management and conservation, etc., all being relevant to students' major studies.
The internship schemes have been operating very successfully, since the department joined the Scheme in 2003. Students' performance in the Programme has enhanced the image of the Department and its relations with industries. In the Summer of 2008, five students joined the IAS in which they worked in DBS, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Ltd., OSD Hong Kong Ltd. and Atos Origin in Beijing. From January to August 2008, six students joined the CES in which they worked in DBS and Standard Chartered Bank.
Throughout the years, over 50 students have benefited from the schemes. The Department has close connections with major banks in Hong Kong. Over two third of the students received training from the financial sector. MA students have received excellent comments from employers.
Fields that are particular suited to our BSCM students:
Our list of industrial partners includes a wide range of industries, to name a few:
Students who wish to join IAS, OIS or CES are required to fulfill the Pre-Attachment Training (PAT) Requirement.
Students should acquire knowledge of Applied Statistics and preferably Database Management and SAS programming. They should pay careful attention in selecting Out-of-Discipline courses. For example, selecting management and communication courses would help strengthen their communication skills. Students would learn basic SAS programming in the programme elective course MA3518 Applied Statistics. Some courses from the CS and MS Departments also help students to become familiarized with the widely-used software Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and SAS. Students approaching their final year of studies should plan their studies well in advance. It would be beneficial for students to browse the website of CEC for updates, placements and deadlines.
The Department of Mathematics is committed to helping students by offering guidance e.g. interviews, communication skills, cv preparation and performance monitoring. The Department will offer suitable elective courses each year. MA academic staff also regularly visit students to give advice.
The CEC is committed to providing, in conjunction with industry, the best concurrent education to our students. More details are available from their website.
The Career and Internship Office (CAIO) offers one-to-one career consultation services to students by appointment. Students are welcome to discuss career and further study concerns with our professional Career Advisors who are experienced in guiding graduate recruitment in the current job market. You may seek their advice regarding:
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Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
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