Alumni unite!

The EMBA Alumni Association held several impressive events to bring members scattered across mainland China together. Its signature annual meeting in Zhuhai in November saw 240 alumni, entrepreneurs, and industry experts gather for a two-day forum about challenges facing the Greater Bay Area. Over the two days, they also held a kick-off ceremony for the Gobi Challenge, a mini marathon, a golf tournament, a company visit to Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligent Technology, and a gala dinner!

Always active

What a fabulous year 2019 has been for the MBA Alumni Association! They've had investment and fintech experts share valuable insights with members at their first Friday happy hour event. They’ve organized get-togethers with alumni of other institutions such as LSE, UCLA, CEIBS, University of Wisconsin, and IESE. Every Wednesday, they hold various fitness activities to help members stay healthy – in addition to regular kayaking and dragon boat practice. Members also enjoyed the Storytelling for Leaders session and the YDC secondary school career coaching sessions this year. Don’t miss out on their wide array of activities coming up!

Career talks and the community

The HKUST Alumni Association (HKUSTAA) had a very eventful summer. In August, alumni discussed “Turning your creativity into a career” with guest speakers Uncle Siu (蕭叔叔), founder of Uncle Siu’s British English Club, and Sixtycents (六毫子), founder and CEO of Manner Culture Ltd.

While a dragon boat training session was held in early August, the community service team organized several social service programs: peer reading sessions with primary school students in collaboration with Kids4Kids; visiting the elderly with the Regeneration Society; and giving mid-autumn gifts to single families to share the joy of the festive season.

A friendly reminder for 2019 graduates: You’re eligible for a 50% discount when you join HKUSTAA. Visit our website for more details!

Conquering land and water

Calling themselves “birds without legs”, the Alumni Dragon Boat Club has not stopped soaring since it was formed 21 years ago.

In addition to local races, they’ve competed in five international races since 2010. This year, they took on two major challenges in Japan: climbing Mount Fuji and training with the Tokyo Dragon Boat Club, the country’s most elite team. They learned a lot from their systematic training program and sportsmanship. At the end of the training, the Tokyo team took them on a secret rowing route near the famous Skytree tower – an experience they’ll never forget!

Green heat

Members of the Environmental Management and Technology Alumni Association got together to visit T-Park, one of the largest modern waste-to-energy facilities in Asia, in July. After a guided tour, they relaxed at the T-Spa, with pools heated by waste energy from the sludge incineration process, while enjoying seamless sea views of Deep Bay.

After their AGM in July, a new executive committee was elected. Stay tuned for their upcoming 10th anniversary celebration events for the Division and the Program in 2020!

Made by us

HKUST’s very first Alumni Market opened on campus from September 23 to 25, celebrating the creativity and versatility of our alumni entrepreneurs. The HKUST community was inspired by the wide variety of amazing products and services created by alumni, ranging from specialty coffee and healthy herbal soups to cosmetics and a platform of personal chefs for hire.

A sip and a smile

The Alumni Wine Association has organized many exciting and educational events for wine enthusiasts this year, including a Japanese Koshu wine-tasting workshop with Mr. Micky Chan, co-founder of Hong Kong Wine Academy, in March.

They also collaborated with the UCLA Alumni Hong Kong Network to bring people together for free-flow drinks and networking at a California Wine Night, and enjoyed quality wines at the fun Spanish Fiesta Wine Party, organized in partnership with Myicellar.

Every month, they have a pop-up happy hour – a great opportunity to socialize with fellow wine enthusiasts – and everyone is welcome to join!

Summer sun

Making the most of the beautiful summer weather, the Mainland Alumni Association went for a cruise in Sai Kung in September. It was a wonderful opportunity to relax and reconnect. They’ve also held a number of career sharing sessions to help members tap into their potential and find the right career path.

Ten years of toasting

The MBA Alumni Toastmasters Club is excited to be celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, with more inspiring speeches, business workshops, and public speaking training to come.

In November, they invited an entrepreneur to share her inspiring journey from starting a business in her home to now owning a retail store in a top-tier shopping mall. At the Club Speech Contest, alumni Yuki Wong, Raymond Wong, and Andrew Lam advanced through to the Area K4 Contests which will be held in February.

The club meets twice a month and will host a 2020 demo meeting on February 12 at a brand new venue in Causeway Bay. All are welcome to join and improve their public speaking skills or simply have a taste of Toastmasters!

To a tee

Thanks to our enthusiastic golfers, the HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund (AEF) Golf Day, which took place at the Shenzhen Mission Hills Golf Club in June, was a resounding success! After an enjoyable day on the course, participants sat down to a well-earned gala dinner. The event was one of AEF’s largest fundraising events since it began in 2012, and was co-organized by the Development and Alumni Office, the Alumni Golf Club, and the EMBA Alumni Association Golf Club.

Together for life

In May, the Life Science Alumni Association (LSAA) organized their first alumni reunion in collaboration with the Division of Life Science. Alumni of different generations gathered to hear from professors about the latest developments. And three alumni guest speakers, Johnson Leung, Bird Tang, and Gerald Wong, shared fun stories about university life plus valuable tips on career development with attendees.

Stay tuned for upcoming events on the LSAA Facebook page!

Under the stars

Members of the Engineering Enterprise Management Alumni Association spent a pleasant weekend on campus for a BBQ gathering in November. They made the most of this rare occasion to reconnect by sharing fond memories of their alma mater and updating each other on their different journeys since graduation, all the while admiring the beautiful sea view exclusive to HKUST.