add colour to study life
Vicki Ma, BBA (Hons) in Accounting,
worked for three months in CWCC Certified
Public Accountants as an auditor trainee, during
which she gained a great deal of insight into audit work.
'I made quite a number of mistakes in the first audit report
I produced, but my supervisor went over them with me patiently
and gave me much encouragement. I also went with my colleague
to do an audit job at a client's office and learned a lot
from that. All in all, it's been an unforgettable experience
and the most valuable summer job I've ever had.'
Vivian Ling, BBA in Corporate Administration,
was one of the 27 local university students selected to join
the Government's Administrative Service
Student Summer Internship Programme this
year. She was posted to the Islands District Office in Central
and worked together with an Administrative Officer who served
as her mentor. 'We attended meetings together, and I had to
write reports and speeches. The work schedule was very tight.'
But Vivian had no grievances and found the internship experience
invaluable, as it boosted her understanding of the operations
of Government departments and strengthened her interpersonal
and language skills.
Leung Ngai-lam and Leung Hoi-lam,
Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Year 3
and Hoi-lam are twins, but their temperaments and interests
are very different. Elder sister Ngai-lam is more outgoing.
She chose mental health care as this field of work is more
challenging and gives her more opportunities to communicate
with patients. She was posted to Castle
Peak Hospital in the summer and had to work
night shifts. Hoi-lam, who studies general health care, worked
in the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, during which there was an incident she
would never forget. 'I was taking the blood pressure reading
of an elderly man and all of a sudden the machine's alarm went
off. I was so scared that I called for help.' Luckily it was a
false alarm and the patient was only sleeping.