With her can-do attitude and willingness to step out of her comfort zone, it is no wonder that Amy had been offered a position in IT consulting with Accenture even before she graduated from HKUST. She spent ten years with the multinational company, working in various roles related to strategy, planning and implementation for Accenture's offices in Hong Kong, Dallas, Seoul and Shanghai.
Eventually the constant travel lost its appeal and Amy decided to try something that required less airport-hopping, taking up a position as Deputy General Manager at Trimco Group, a global corporation that produces labels for garments. Despite not having any background in the field, Amy took all the new challenges in her stride. She attributes this adaptability to her previous role as a consultant, where she was used to being thrown into new projects and expected to quickly become a subject expert in the matter. One of her favorite aspects of her current job is how quickly she sees the results of her decisions, as the turnaround time is much shorter in manufacturing than in the consulting industry. She also enjoys the challenges of working with such a large and culturally-diverse team.
Amy attributes the foundation of her success to HKUST, which helped her land a great job that in turn broadened her horizons and paved the way to her current career. "I cannot remember what I learned in classes at HKUST," admits Amy, "but it was there that I met my life-long friends, learned what I needed to know and got an opportunity that kick-started my career."