Archive for March 2014

How to STAND OUT in an Interview!

How to STAND OUT in an Interview!
Workshop Highlights

The “How to Stand Out in an Interview” workshop was held on March 26, 2014 (Wednesday) in KK 101, K.K. Leung Building, for undergraduate students to get tips and practical advice on how to prepare for academic interviews for scholarships, exchange and internship. There were over 130 students joining this event.

Mock interviews were held in the workshop. Three selected candidates were on stage to interact directly with our experienced interviewers, including Professor Patrick Y. K. Chau, Director of the School of Business, Dr Vera S. Yip, Faculty of Medicine and Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser of the Academic Advising Office. Immediate personal feedback was given. Both the interviewees and the workshop participants had gained much from this “real experience”.

Presentation Slides of the Workshop
Click here to download the presentation file


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Meeting with your Faculty Academic Adviser



Dear Student,

Meeting with your Faculty Academic Adviser

This semester is almost half way through. How well are you coping with your studies as a first year student? Is everything on the right track? It is now the time for you to apply for summer jobs and internship, have you got any plans in mind?

To ensure that you are transitioning well to University studies, you are required by the University to meet with your Faculty Academic Advisers (FAAs) at least once every semester in your first year of study. If you have not met with your FAA yet, please do so as soon as possible. Your FAA will be happy to advise you on different academic matters and we are sure that he/she will be able to give you some insights on how to plan your studies ahead.

You are also welcome to contact your assigned Faculty Student Adviser if you are looking for some peer advice.

To know more about the academic advising resources in the Faculty of Law, please go to:


We wish you all the best for your studies.

Academic Advising Office

How to STAND OUT in an interview!


How to STAND OUT in an interview!
Date: March 26, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: KK101, K.K. Leung Building

Are you thinking about exchange, internship, or scholarship?
Are you about to graduate and are applying for a postgraduate programme?

If yes, interviews are often part of the application process and this workshop will show you:

  • how to prepare for an academic interview
  • how to present your strengths and address difficult questions
  • what scholarship donors are looking for
  • what postgraduate admission panels are considering
Who is it for?

All undergraduate students

What is it about?

This workshop will provide tips and dos and don’ts on how to prepare for academic interviews for scholarships, exchange, internship and postgraduate studies. Experienced teaching / administrative staff will share practical advice.

Who will speak?

  • Professor Patrick Y. K. Chau, Director of the School of Business, HKU
    (Experienced panelist in undergraduate scholarship and internship interviews)
  • Dr Vera S. Yip, Faculty of Medicine, HKU
    (Seasoned interviewer in various scholarship and exchange selection panels including the HSBC Overseas Scholarship)
  • Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU
    (Trusted adviser in scholarship selection panels such as Fulbright and overseas study interviews)

Mock Interview (FULL)
There will be a mock interview in the workshop. If you are interested, please sign up when you register for this event. Don’t miss this chance to polish your interviewing skills and receive immediate personal feedback from our experienced interviewers. (Spaces are limited. AAO reserves the right to select students from different Faculties—only in EMS)

Please click HERE to register!