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Major Minor Week 2020: Opening Talk – Your Studies and Career: What to Consider?

Opening Talk

Date: February 3, 2020 (Monday)
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Multi-Purpose Zone, 3/F, Main Library, Main Campus

Who is it for?
For all students, especially those from Year 1 and 2

What is it about?
Jointly delivered by AAO and CEDARS (Careers and Placement), this talk will help you understand the relationship between your studies and career, and how to make suitable study decisions. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Steps to make Major / Minor selection
  • Points to consider when making study and career choices
  • Graduate employment statistics, career prospects, employer expectations, career and internship preparation
  • Demonstration of the “What-If” system in SIS for checking study loads if changing Majors/ Minors
  • Resources and support services offered by AAO and CEDARS(Careers and Placement)

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms. Jackie Lloyd, Senior Student Advising Officer (Careers), CEDARS
Click HERE for registration!

 

Other Activities in Major Minor Week 2020
Free Drinks and SnacksThis opening talk is a part of the Major Minor Week 2020 which is to be held from February 3 to 7, 2020. AAO will invite senior students and Faculty office staff from different Faculties to our office (KB212) on different dates during this week. AAO Advisers will also be around to offer personal guidance and show you different academic planning tools. For further details, schedules and registration, please refer to our Event Website

Enquiries
3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk / 5413 6321 (WhatsApp)

Major Minor Week 2020 by AAO (Feb 3-7, 2020): Let’s Sign Up Now!!

Major Minor Week 2020

Dear Students,

Choosing a Major and / or a Minor is no doubt one of the important academic decisions you make in your university education. Organized by AAO, the “Major Minor Week 2020″ provides a platform for you to explore your major minor options effectively.

Faculty-based Sharing Sessions

Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Academic Advising Office, KB212, Knowles Building (with free snacks and drinks)
Dates:
–February 3 (Mon): Arts
–February 4 (Tue): Business and Economics
–February 5 (Wed): Engineering
–February 6 (Thu): Science
–February 7 (Fri): Social Sciences

Every late afternoon of the week, AAO will invite senior students studying various majors/ minors from different Faculties to their office at KB 212. Come meet them and get some practical advice. There will also be Faculty office staff whom you can consult regarding requirements, policies and regulations. AAO Advisers will be around to give you personal advice and show you different academic planning tools. For further details, please look at the Event Website.

Let’s sign up now!

Thank you and see you soon!

Academic Advising Office

Arrangements for student appointments on 19 November, 2019

Dear Students,

Due to recent events happening in the Campus, AAO will remain closed from November 19 until further notice. If you need any assistance, please email us at aaoffice@hku.hk and we will get back to you. Thank you and stay safe.

Academic Advising Office

Arrangements for student appointments on 18 November, 2019

Dear Students,

Since the damage to facilities will take some time to repair although road conditions around the Campus have alreay improved, AAO will remain closed TOMORROW (November 18, 2019, Monday). If you need any assistance, please email us at aaoffice@hku.hk and we will get back to you. Thank you and stay safe.

Academic Advising Office

Arrangements for student appointments on 15 November, 2019

Dear Students,

Since it is still very difficult to access the HKU campus and that all classes are cancelled, AAO will close TODAY (November 15, 2019). All student appointments will be cancelled. If you need any assistance, please email us at aaoffice@hku.hk and we will get back to you. Thank you and stay safe.

Academic Advising Office

Arrangements for student appointments on 14 November, 2019

Dear Students,

Since it is currently very difficult to access the HKU campus and that all classes have also been cancelled, AAO will close TODAY (November 14, 2019). All student appointments will be cancelled. If you need any assistance, please email us at aaoffice@hku.hk and we will get back to you. Thank you and stay safe.

Academic Advising Office

How to Succeed in Your Scholarship Application and Interview

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Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

 

Scholarships are awarded in recognition of students’ academic excellence, as well as their achievement and passion to contribute back to society. Apart from financial support, many awards also provide enrichment opportunities to help students realize their potentials or to enhance their credentials for future studies and career pursuits. In this workshop co-organized by the Scholarships Office and the Academic Advising Office, you will gain knowledge and skills to enhance the success of your future scholarship applications.

Who is it for

All undergraduate students

What can you expect from the workshop

The Workshop will take you through the application process from the search to the award of scholarships, and highlight important points along the way to help you avoid making some common mistakes. Successful scholarship recipients will also share their first-hand experiences. You can use your mobile phones to submit questions to us throughout our presentation and we will attend to them in the Q&A session.

What will you learn
  • How to search for different scholarship opportunities
  • How donors select scholarship candidates
  • Tips to prepare an effective scholarship application (e.g. Application form and personal statement)
  • How to present your strengths and address difficult questions at interviews
  • Common mistakes made by students and how to avoid them
Who will speak

  • Ms Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office, HKU
  • Ms Henrietta Chan, Senior Manager, Scholarships Office, HKU
  • Scholarship recipients
Registration
Please click HERE to register and submit any questions that you may have about the topic

 

Enquiries

An Overview of Postgraduate Education: Benefits, Opportunities, Preparation (Postponed)

If postgrad studies is one of the future paths you are considering, this is a talk you should not miss!

An Overview of Postgraduate Education
Date: October 29, 2019 (Tuesday) (Re-scheduled)
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: CYPP4, LG1, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building

Who is it for?

Undergraduates in all years of study who are interested in learning more about postgraduate studies

What is it about?

This workshop aims at introducing to students the benefits and choices of postgraduate studies available at and beyond HKU. The guest speaker will provide participants with practical learnings so as to assist them in making informed decisions on their selection of programmes and to prepare them for the higher academic goal. Topics include:

  • Benefits of postgraduate studies
  • Choices in postgraduate studies
  • Types of admission tests
  • Timeline and preparation
  • Alternatives to postgraduate studies

AAO and the guest speaker will also take questions from the participants in the Q&A session.

Who will speak?
  • Dr. Josephine Jim, Chair of Visionary Plus Education Services, will come again this year to share her insights with HKU students

Enquiries: 3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

Click HERE for registration!

New Student Workshops 2019 : Mistakes I Made in My First Year!

 

 

New Student Workshops 2019 : Mistakes I Made in My First Year!

New Student Workshops 2019
Mistakes I Made in My First Year!

Date: September 25, 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Venue: KK LG102, KK Leung Building, Main Campus

Who is it for

Open for all to attend (especially new students)

What is it about

This unique and practical workshop focuses on how “ACTION” and “INACTION” taken by students in the first year impact on their overall learning progression and outcome. Through first –hand experience sharing of senior students from different Faculties and group exercises, you will learn to approach your study and make academic decisions wisely with a proactive and positive mindset.

Who will speak

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Team of senior students from different Faculties

How to register

Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries

Miss Wendy Yip at 3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

New Student Workshops 2019 : Mistakes I Made in My First Year!

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

 

 

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

Date: September 19, 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 to 1:45 pm (Sandwiches will be provided)
Venue: KB 110, Knowles Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff who support and advise students in learning:

  • Colleagues who have been newly appointed to academic advising responsibilities
  • Serving academic advisers who wish to have a quick recap on resources and facilities that can make their job easier and faster
  • New colleagues who want to know the advising and referral system for students in need, whether or not they are formally assigned the role as academic adviser

What is its aim?

The aim of this interactive workshop is to provide you with information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System, advising tips & resources and hands-on experience of the advising tools in SIS.

What will I learn about?

  • Latest enhancement of the University-wide academic advising system and roles of advisers
  • Ways to engage your advisees and tips on conducting advising meetings
  • Tools from the AAO Advising Resource Hub
  • Functions of the SIS Advising System (* Each participant will have a PC to try out the System)
  • Referrals and campus support resources

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Experience sharing by Dr Benjamin Moorhouse, Faculty Academic Advising and First-year Experience Co-ordinator, Faculty of Education.

Registration

Click HERE for registration!

 

Questions

For enquiries, please contact us at 3917 0128 / aaoffice@hku.hk

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