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Hong Kong Baptist University Alumni Affairs Office

03-07-2020 ~ 31-07-2020

Pre-eminent Speakers Shared Their Journeys and Experiences at HKBU SEED Talk

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Five pre-eminent speakers were invited to speak online at SEED Talk sessions in July. They shared their personal experiences and tips on tackling challenges and career planning.

Moderated by Dr. Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), the talk entitled “Change for the Better” was presented on 3 July by Mr. Julian Law, Managing Partner of Jervois One. During the online forum, Mr. Law encouraged students to step out of their comfort zones to try something new, especially when they are still under the age of 40. Co-speaker alumna Angel Cheng, Founder of Build A Music School and General Manager of Jervois One, shared her views at the same talk that a chance for advancement carries with it an obligation that one should pursue with undaunted zeal to help society change for the better. This was also the reason why she set up a music school in Myanmar.

On 24 July, alumnus William Yeung, Co-Owner and Executive Vice-Chairman of HKBN Group, shared with the online audience how he found the keys to success through his personal endeavours at the SEED Talk with the theme “5Ps – Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance”. The talk was moderated by Dr. Clara Kan, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Marketing and Programme Director of the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Global Marketing. Alumnus Yeung emphasised in the talk that opportunities only favour those who are prepared, and that young people should always make an extra effort, coupled with innovative thinking, so as to achieve their goals. He encouraged students and young alumni to always stay positive and persevere towards their goals.

Two Asian Games gold medalists, Mr. Wong Kam-po, Programme Development Executive of the Sports Legacy Scheme, and alumnus Chan King-yin, Head Windsurfing Coach of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, co-presented the talk entitled “The Joy of Effort” on 31 July. Mr. Wong encouraged students to set goals for themselves and pursue them relentlessly, as victory will finally go to those who persevere. He suggested that young people should not confine themselves to one goal, and should keep on adding value to one’s life and embrace joyfulness through the process of realising one’s goals. Alumnus Chan said that students should dare to enter into unknown territories in order to discover the right direction for themselves. To achieve their goals, they should persevere unremittingly, equip themselves progressively and grasp every opportunity along the way. The talk was moderated by Prof. Chung Pak-kwong, Associate Dean (Development) of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

All speakers had engaged in an active online dialogue with students and young alumni, and also shared their views in response to questions from the audiences. Please click the hyperlinks below for viewing the Talks.

Mr. Julian Law and alumna Angel Cheng
Alumnus William Yeung
Mr. Wong Kam-po and alumnus Chan King-yin

Foreseeing the challenges the graduating cohort will encounter during the current economic downturn, HKBU recently launched Project SEED to help students get better prepared for employment and to unleash their career potential by engaging the support of BU community leaders. The online SEED Talk was one of the Project SEED initiatives. By engaging community leaders and inspirational professionals who are knowledgeable and come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, the Talk series aim to instil in both HKBU students and young alumni a positive attitude towards life, improve their competency in job-hunting, and provide them with a broad scope of outlook as they chart their path towards a fulfilling and rewarding life.

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