With the completion on 13 July of the Shanghai-Hongkong Future Leaders (Lingnan Elites) Internship Programme launched this summer, 34 students shared their seven-week internship and visit experiences at the closing ceremony on 11 July in Shanghai.
Apart from doing internship, students were arranged to visit East China Normal University and Putuo District, and to meet with CEOs stationed in Shanghai. This has helped broaden their horizons and knowledge of the workplace, and enhanced their confidence, making them better prepared for personal and career developments in the future.
The closing ceremony was officiated by Mr Andrew Yao, Chairman of the Hongkong-Shanghai Economic Development Association and Council Member of Lingnan University; Mr Li Qunce, Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association; Mr Barry Leung, President of Always (Shanghai) Marketing Services Company Limited; and Mr Daniel Fong, Deputy Director of the HKSAR Government’s Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai. Representatives from the seven internship partners, including Always (Shanghai) Marketing Services Company Limited, eastmoney.com, Focus Media, Oriental DreamWorks, Shanghai Fresh On Demand E-commerce Company Limited, Shanghai Media Group and Touch Media, also attended. Other Lingnan University members who were present included Council Treasurer Mrs Loretta Shuen, designated Associate Vice President (Student Affairs) Prof Grace Lau, Director of Student Services Dr Veronica Tam, and Ms Iris Ho, Assistant Career Development Manager I.
The programme was organised by the Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association, and co-organised by the Hong Kong-Shanghai Youth Exchange Promotion Association and Lingnan University. Apart from the great support from the internship partners, help from mainland bodies such as the Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association, Shanghai Youth Federation, Putuo District Overseas Friendship Association and the HKSAR Government’s Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai also contributed to its success.