Lingnan students who participated in the “Shanghai-Hong Kong Future Leaders (Lingnan Elites) Internship Programme 2015” recited and shared the fruitful work and life experience they gained during their internship in Shanghai.
The internship programme was co-organised by Lingnan University and the Hongkong-Shanghai Economic Development Association, with 36 Lingnan students took up summer internship at prominent corporations in Shanghai for seven weeks from May to July. Apart from first-hand experience on Mainland’s work environment during the internship, various exchange and visit activities were arranged for participating students including CEO home visits, CEO seminars, exchange with teachers and students from the East China Normal University, visits to Putuo and Changning districts of Shanghai and reception by the district governments, visit to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Shanghai of the Government of the HKSAR, and tea gathering for students from Hong Kong universities attending internship in Shanghai. These activities allowed them to understand the development of their home country from different perspectives and broadened their horizon.
Apart from Mr Andrew Yao Cho-fai, Hong Kong Deputy to the National People’s Congress and President of the Hongkong-Shanghai Economic Development Association, Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Council Chairman and President Leonard K Cheng of Lingnan University, also invited to attend and support the sharing session were Ms Sophia Kao Ching-chi, Member of the HKSAR Government Central Policy Unit and Mr Zhang Weihong, Director of Youth Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR.
A number of students who joined this year’s programme shared their internship experience at the session. They all agreed that their internship experience helped them understand the work environment, work culture and daily life in Shanghai. Company colleagues in Shanghai and mentors who joined the programme also provided a lot of valuable opinions related to their future career path.