Archive for January 2016

Back-to-School Tips

 

 

 

Dear Students,

Welcome back to the new semester and good luck with your add / drop!

The examination results of the first semester are announced! Whatever the results, it is now a good time to review your academic progress and get well-prepared for this semester.

Do you want to hear some tips from your peers? Starting from this month, we will regularly email you the “Study Tips of the Month”. Our student advisers are most happy to share with you their study experience. Here comes our back-to-school tips on how to be a smart learner: http://aao.hku.hk/video/video-08/

All the best,

Academic Advising Office

Choose a Major and Plan Your Career

Choose a Major and Plan Your Career

Date: January 21, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 – 2:00 pm
Venue: University Bookstore, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Speakers:
Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
Ms Jacqueline Lloyd, Senior Student Advising Officer (Careers), CEDARS
Ms Catherine Choi, Student Advising Officer (Careers), CEDARS

What is it about?
Is career prospect one of your major concerns when choosing majors and minors? This talk will focus on the relationship between major selection and career planning. Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • Points to consider in major/ minor selection
  • Graduate employment statistics
  • Employers’ expectations
  • Career planning and preparation
Choose a Major and Plan Your Career

Experienced academic adviser and careers advisers will address common issues related to study and career decisions, and take questions from the audience.

Registration:
To reserve a place, register early at http://aao.hku.hk/majorminor

When Major Meets Minor Fair 2016
This talk is part of the “When Major Meets Minor Fair 2016″ to be held on the same day at the same place. AAO Academic Advisers, Faculty Administrators and Careers Advisers will be there to answer your questions.
Click here for more details

Enquiries:
2219 4685 / aaoffice@hku.hk

SEE YOU THERE!
Academic Advising Office

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

 


The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU


Date: 28 January, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 12:45 to 2:00 pm (A sandwich lunch and drink will be provided)
Venue: Rm 603, KK Leung Building

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is a re-run of the one AAO held in Semester 1 for academic and academic-related staff, in particular those who have recently joined the University, or have just been assigned advising responsibilities. New academic staff or serving faculty academic advisers who wish to have an update on the latest advising information and resources are most welcome to join.

What is the aim of this workshop?

The overall aim of the workshop is to provide information on the key features of the academic advising system of the University, the advising tools in SIS and relevant campus support resources at HKU.

What will I learn about?

Through interesting activities, the workshop will cover some “Must-know” information such as:

  • Understanding your advisees
  • Academic advising roles and timeline
  • Student development roadmap and common issues
  • How to use simple SIS advising tools
  • Advising students with academic risks
  • Referrals and campus resources

Who will be speakers?

Presentation by

  • Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, AAO
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, AAO

Experience Sharing by

  • Professor WK Chan, Chairman of Academic Advising Committee & Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Faculty of Science
Click HERE for registration!

 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Rachel Hong at rachelhong@hku.hk /22194684 or Ms. Wendy Yau at wendyyau@hku.hk /2219 4685.

When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2016

 


When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2016


When Major Meets Minor Fair

Dear Student,

Choosing a major and/or a minor is no doubt one of the important academic decisions you make in your university education. With the add/drop period of the second semester coming between January 18 and January 29, 2016, it is now the time for actions. If you are a first-year student, it is timely to explore the wide spectrum of major/minor options and select courses of their potential major(s). If you are a non-final year student, you might need to declare/review your major/minor options. To help you make informed choices, our office will organize the “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2016″:

Date: January 21, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Main Activities:

  • One-on-one advising sessions with AAO Academic Advisers and Faculty Administrators
  • Lunch time Talk (12:45 pm to 2:00 pm): “Choose a Major and Plan Your Career”
  • Careers Advice
  • Distribution of programme factsheets of all major/minor options

There will also be student advisers sharing with you their study experience and giving out goodies !

For details of the Fair, please go to http://aao.hku.hk/majorminor

See you at the Fair!

Academic Advising Office (AAO)

Online Orientation on Major/ Minor Selection

 

 

 

Dear Student,

Online Orientation on Major/ Minor Selection

The second semester is coming and there is the Add/Drop period from January 18 – 29, 2016. This is the time for non-first year students to declare/ change their major/ minor programmes and for first-year students to explore by selecting courses of their potential majors. Do you know what should you consider when making this decision? Just spare 3 minutes to complete our online orientation on major/ minor selection (http://aao.hku.hk/3minmajmin/)! You can get some practical tips from it and receive a special gift from our office upon completion!

If you want to discuss your ideas or get more information, our “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair” is for you! It will be held on January 21, 2016 (Thursday), 11 am – 4 pm in the Chi Wah Learning Commons with AAO Academic Advisers, Faculty Administrators and Careers Advisers helping you out! There will also be a special talk on major selection and career planning. For details, please look at http://aao.hku.hk/majorminor

AAO Owl

Thank you and look forward to seeing you in the Fair!

Academic Advising Office

The “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair”

The When 'Major' Meets 'Minor' Fair

DATE: January 21, 2016 (Thursday)
TIME: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
VENUE: Ground Floor, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Who is it for?

All undergraduates, particularly Year 1 and Year 2 students

What is it for?

For exploring different major and minor options available at the University

What can I get?

Advice from AAO Academic Advisers, Faculty Administrators and Careers Advisers

Administrators from AAO, Careers Advisers from CEDARS (Careers & Placement) and different Faculties will be there to provide face-to-face consultation on major / minor selection matters.

Special Talk

AAO Academic Adviser and Careers adviser from CEDARS (Careers & Placement) will give a special talk on the relationship between career planning and major/ minor selection.
Please click HERE for registration

 

Peer Advice

Senior students from different Faculties will be there. They will be happy to share with you their experience in selecting their major / minor programmes.

Factsheets

Review the prepared factsheets of all available major/minor programmes for your reference. Click the following links:

Questions?


Please click here for the online orientation

Get a Gift?

Wish to have some ideas about how to select your major/minor before our Fair? Why not spare 3 minutes to complete our online orientation and get a gift?
Please click HERE for the online orientation