Members of the Northern California Alumni Chapter enjoyed an eventful 2019. In June, they organized a Personal Emergency Preparedness workshop to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. In August, they mingled with 80 EMBA students and HKUST guests at a Thought Leaders Cocktail Mixer, co-organized by the HK Association of Northern California and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office SF. And in September, they relaxed over a sumptuous dinner in celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival.
Alumni in New York spent a joyous night out in October, reconnecting with each other over dinner in the city. The following month, they gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving at Harold’s private cabin, warming their hearts with good food and festive cheer.
In Sydney, alumni met for a relaxing lunch in November. They enjoyed hearing updates from each other and were impressed with all the new developments happening at the University. Look how proud they are of their alma mater!
Picnic in the park
Members of the Ontario Alumni Chapter had a lovely picnic with peers from other universities, hosted by the Hong Kong Joint Universities Alumni (Ontario) at Sibbald Point Provincial Park in June. They played fun games together and even came second in the relay race! They also had weekly table tennis training with a volunteer coach to stay fit.
In October, as Ontario showed off its autumn colors, alumna Christina shone on stage in front of more than 200 people at the Joint University Talent Show 2019, with her erhu ensemble performance of “Coloured Clouds Chasing the Moon”. The show was followed by a gala dinner sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.
Break a sweat
The past couple of weeks have been all about fitness for the Shanghai Alumni Chapter. They organized a number of sports events including golf, yoga, and tennis training, and thoroughly enjoyed the chance to connect with each other while staying active!
Big names in the bay
To keep up with the latest developments in the Greater Bay Area, alumni visited Shenzhen for a forum hosted by the Development and Alumni Office and BlueBay Incubator in September. After a panel discussion led by alumni entrepreneurs, participants had the rare opportunity to visit large corporations including China Resources, DJI Technology, Royole, and Tencent. The Shenzhen Alumni Chapter also inaugurated their new executive committee this year.
Members of the Beijing Alumni Chapter were treated to a spectacular midsummer night’s concert at the distinguished TiensTiens café in Sanlitun, as part of the joint university program presented by the Alumni Alliance of Hong Kong Tertiary Institutions in Beijing. Much-loved masterpieces performed by renowned musicians filled the audience with wonder. Afterwards, they chatted long into the night over drinks at a gathering co-organized by USC and other overseas universities.
December in India
While the MBA team were in India for a fair in December, they organized dinners to connect with alumni in Mumbai and New Delhi. Alumni enjoyed this opportunity to catch up with each other’s news and meet new friends.
Alumni, students, and corporate partners gathered for a mixer in Singapore in October, as part of the annual MBA Career Trek initiative run by the MBA career team and full-time MBA students. Participants enjoyed swapping stories about the ups and downs of their career paths and sharing lessons they’ve learned along the way.
The number of alumni living in Zurich is growing every year. In November, they got together to meet new friends and reminisce about those good old student days in Hong Kong, while tucking into a hearty Chinese dinner.