Ever since Choi Kai Yau College (CKYC) was founded in 2014, six cohorts of students have graduated from the college. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau, CKYC held a series of Alumni sharing sessions on the evening of April 15 and April 22, inviting fourteen excellent alumni to “come home”. The two sharing sessions focused on job hunting and career development, as well as further studies respectively.

The first sharing session was held in CKYC on the evening of April 15. Seven outstanding graduates, including Kenson Io, Jessica Chen, Adam Chan, Miki Lei, Josephine Kou, Lettice Zhang, and Kenny Chan, were invited from different career areas in Macau to share their experience in job hunting and career development. They gave presentations in turns to introduce their interview and written test experience as well as their work experience with great patience. The participated students enjoyed a lot, and enthusiastically asked relevant questions after their presentations.

The second sharing session was held on the evening of April 22. Another seven alumni were invited to share their postgraduate program applications and further studies experience. Five graduates Ada Guo, Peggie Cheong, Viola Miao, Ample Wu, and Max Du joined this sharing session remotely via Zoom, while the other two graduates Winnie Zheng, and MC Ouyang joined personally. Those seven graduates got further studies in different countries and regions including Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdoms, and United States. They gave speeches in turns to introduce their experience in preparing applications, such as personal statements, IELTS and TOEFL tests, and interviews. They also shared that how they leveraged the summer program or summer research to enhance their English proficiency and research skills.

This series of alumni sharing sessions received great success. All fourteen alumni appreciated that UM provided rich resources for students so that they got more opportunities to grow and learn. At the same time, students are encouraged to be more expressive, and make more attempts to achieve more global perspectives. The participants said that they benefited a lot from this activity, and they believed it would bring great help to their future plan.

Source: Choi Kai Yau College (CKYC)