As a Biological Science student, I enjoy dipping deeper into the cellular activities and mystery of organisms around us. Laboratory lessons also give us a chance to work as a team to practice what we have learnt. For sure there are always ups and downs throughout the past two years at university. Yet, it is always satisfying to see what I have achieved and overcome along the way. The Office of Academic Advising and Support plays an important role in my university life. As an intern, I was assigned with different tasks in order to know my strengths and weaknesses better. Together with the evaluation of the staff, I am encouraged to try more new things and keep on improving my skill sets. Thanks SCI/HOME for being so supportive!
Training in the Chemistry program equips me with technical knowledge and critical thinking skills. Together with the motivating learning atmosphere created by professors and lovely schoolmates, I developed a strong passion towards studying Science here. Meanwhile, the School of Science provides us with loads of enrichment activities beyond academics alone. Last year, I joined a Career Mentor Training Scheme and the mainland internship program, in which I polished my coaching skills and gained valuable industrial insights to prepare for my future ahead. It is really a blessing to be a member of this big family.
The Biochemistry and Cell Biology program helps us develop a strong foundation in Biology, and gives us flexibility to acquire knowledge from a wide range of subjects under the well-designed curriculum. I am currently interning at a renowned medical device company as technical support assistant in the Cardiac Arrhythmia & Heart Failure team, in which I gain hands-on working experience and industrial insights. It all began from participating in SCI/HOME’s MenTernship Program which provides mentoring, job opportunities and employability training.
Rumor has it that there will not be many opportunities for Science students. However, as long as you put in effort and time, you can definitely enjoy your university life to the fullest and get well-prepared for your future.
Pursuing a bachelor degree towards Data Science and Technology has been one of the most remarkable experiences in my life. It gives me the opportunity to fulfill my passion of making sense of data. The well-designed curriculum prepares me for internships and research opportunities with different professors. However, the whole journey would not be nearly as meaningful without the incredible fellows I have met in the Data Science family and the much larger School of Science community. As part of the school, I am fortunate enough to have joined the MenTernship Program and attended a few service trips. I can’t wait for future adventures to come!
Through my study at HKUST, I’ve seen a much bigger world and grown to be a much richer person intellectually and psychologically. In academia, I joined IRE and learned to be scientifically mature. I also got to know music, literature, economics, psychology etc., which further broadened and enriched my mind. Apart from academia, I love music and had a chance to study piano with a renowned pianist for one semester. I even held my first piano recital on campus, which felt like a dream. Besides, I went on exchanges to DTU in Denmark and ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and did a research internship at MIT in the US. These international experiences trained me to think independently both in academia and in life. Looking back, I went through a self-exploration journey with all these precious opportunities provided by HKUST. Coming to HKUST is the best decision I’ve ever made!