Archive for January 2018

Newsletter (Jan 2018 Issue)

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the Academic Advising Office.

We are pleased to share with you the January 2018 issue of the AAO Newsletter.

Newsletter 4th issue (Jan 2018)

The contents of this current issue include:

  • Highlights: Launching the Academic Roadmap
  • What is New @ HKU Academic Advising
  • Feature: Advising MATTERS
    • SLEQ Survey Results
    • From “Awful” to “Awesome”
    • Studies and Careers
  • Voices of Students and Advising Corner
  • What’s Happening and Upcoming Events

Happy reading and we welcome your comments.

Academic Advising Office

Let’s Hear What Your Seniors and Careers Advisers Say Before You Choose Your Major/ Minor (Jan 17 and 18)

 

Let’s Hear What Your Seniors and Careers Advisers Say Before You Choose Your Major/ Minor (Jan 17 and 18)

Dear Students,
Happy second semester! The Add / Drop period is from today (January 15) to January 29, 2018. It is the time for major/minor declaration as well as a chance to enroll for courses of your potential majors. Before you make up your mind, do you want to hear how your seniors chose their major /minor? Is career prospects also one of your concerns? If yes, these two talks are for you:–


Pre-Fair Peer Sharing: How Senior Students Chose Their Major / Minor

Date: January 17, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: University Bookstore, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

What is it about?

In this highly interactive session, a panel of senior students with different academic backgrounds will share with you their stories — how they selected their major/minor, what they studied, and the challenges they faced in the programmes. The moderator and sharing students will take questions from the audience. At the end of the session, participants will be able to draw up a list of critical questions for consultation with the advisers from Home and non-Home Faculties, Careers & Placement and AAO at the Major and Minor Fair on the following day (Jan 18, Thursday).

Who will speak?
  • Speaker and Facilitator: Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Senior Students from the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering and Social Sciences.
Further Details and Registration

https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=53824


“Your Studies and Career: What to Consider” (Jan 18)

Date: January 18, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: University Bookstore, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

What is it about?

This talk will help you understand the relationship between studies and career. Some of the topics include: points to consider when making study and career choices, graduate employment statistics, career preparation during your studies and resources and support offered by CEDARS (Careers and Placement). Experienced academic adviser and careers adviser will address common issues related to studies and career plans, and take questions from the audience.

Who will speak?
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms. Jacqueline Lloyd, Senior Student Advising Officer (Careers), CEDARS
Further Details and Registration

https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=53825

Other Major-Minor Fair Events

Both talks are part of the “When ‘Major’ Meets ‘Minor’ Fair 2018” to be held on January 18, 2018 (Thursday) which aims at providing a platform for students to explore the major / minor options available at the University . During the Fair, Faculty Administrators, AAO Advisers and Careers Advisers will be there to attend to your questions. For further details, please visit: http://aao.hku.hk/majorminor

Enquiries

3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

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Pre-Fair Peer Sharing: How Senior Students Chose Their Major / Minor

 


Pre-Fair Peer Sharing:
How Senior Students Chose Their Major / Minor

Date: January 17, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 pm – 6: 30 pm
Venue: University Bookstore, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

Event Details:

Who is it for?

For all students, especially those from Year 1 and 2

What is it about?

Major selection is one of the important study decisions that you make in your university education. Are you finding it difficult, or even stressful, to choose a suitable major? Do you know what to consider? In this highly interactive session, a panel of senior students with different academic backgrounds will share with you their stories — how they selected their major/minor, what they studied, and the challenges they faced in the programmes. The moderator and sharing students will take questions from the audience. At the end of the session, participants are expected to draw up a list of critical questions for consultation with the advisers from Home and non-Home Faculties, Careers & Placement and AAO at the Major-Minor Fair on the following day.

Who will speak?
  • Speaker and Facilitator: Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Senior Students from the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering and Social Sciences. The major / minor programmes pursued by these students include (in alphabetical order):
    • Astronomy (minor)
    • Business Design and Innovation
    • Cognitive Science (minor)
    • Computer Science
    • Criminology
    • English Studies
    • History (minor)
    • Journalism
    • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
    • Philosophy (minor)
    • Physics
    • Politics and Public Administration
    • Sociology (minor)
    • Statistics
  • How to register

    https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=53824

    Enquiries:

    2219 4686 / aaoffice@hku.hk