Business Orientation Programme (BOP)

Business Orientation Programme (BOP) is CLC’s go-to set of career/employment courses meant to complement Year 1 to Year 2 students’ studies towards the end of holistic development: university does not only train you as an academic, but as a future professional. You look first-hand into various industries with company visits and working professionals’ seminars. Workshops and individual consultations begin with self-understanding to mapping a career plan and then building professionalism. You come away from the programme with a clearer image of your career and of your chosen field.


BOP is a year-long career development and preparatory programme that helps CityU junior students to

Start career planning at the beginning of university life including involvement in on-campus groups, associations, voluntary work, internships, continuous e-learning, virtual work experience etc.
Develop professional image
Identify academic strengths, career interests
Explore personal potentials, technical knowledge and essential soft skills
Understand work nature and professional requirements of specific industries
Expand professional network while meeting other BOP members from various schools and programmes


Year 1 – Year 2 Bachelor’s Degree Students, local and non-local undergraduates from all disciplines are welcome
(Please take note exchange students, associate degree and post-graduate degree students are NOT eligible)
As BOP is a one-year programme, CityU students who will be on exchange during AY2023-24 should NOT eligible to apply
Requirements: Willing to step out of comfort zones, go extra miles, strike for career excellence, get a taste of current market landscape
Training Schedule: Sep 2023 – Jun 2024
Medium of instruction: English
Application Period: 15 May – 31 Aug 2023 (Ongoing admission interview)

Information Sessions

Joint Virtual Information Sessions (BOP, EMP, E-100 & SA) - 24 May (Wed); 16 Jun (Fri); 21 Jul (Fri) ; 15 Aug (Tue); 4 Sep (Mon) 11am - 12noon
Please sign-up the info session HERE.
Face-to-face Booth Promotion - CityU University Life Induction Day & SDS Expo (August 2023): 16 – 19 Aug 2023 (Wed – Sat)

Training Schedule

All admitted students shall participate in an intensive series of customized career trainings to equip with the necessary professional soft and technical skills. Professional and experienced career coaches will facilitate you to explore career interests, values and strengths. Training details as appended -

Required Training

No Topic Mode Date Time Hours Remarks
1 Effective Ways to Make Your CV Stand Out & Strategic Career Planning Virtual 5 Sep 2023 (Tue) 6:30 pm - 8 pm 1.5 Required
2 BOP Welcoming Orientation F2F 18 Sep (Mon) 6:30 pm - 8 pm 1.5 Required
3 Career Planning Workshop Virtual 21 Sep (Thu) 6:30 pm - 8 pm 1.5 Required
4 Professional Image and Personal Brand Building
(Class A - *For female participants)
F2F 9 Oct 2023 (Mon) 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm 2 Required
  Professional Image and Personal Brand Building
(Class B - *For male participants)
F2F 10 Oct 2023 (Tue) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 2 Required
5 Explore Life Values and Discover Your Strengths to Excel in Career F2F 28 Oct (Sat) 9 am - 11am 2 Required
6 How to Survive Your First 100 Days in Internship - Get the Return Offer F2F 28 Oct (Sat) 11am - 1pm 2 Required
7 Working Smart in Your Internship Virtual 4 Dec (Mon) 4:30 pm - 6 pm 1.5 Required
8 Effective Business Communication and Pitch Strategy in the Workplace F2F Jan 2024   1.5 Required

Company visits/ off-campus seminars

1. Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) | 24 Jan 2024 (Wed) [Sign-up]
2. Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) | 30 Jan 2024 (Tue) [Sign-up]
3. KPMG | 19 Feb 2024 (Mon) [Sign-up]
4. JLL | 6 Mar 2024 (Wed) [Sign-up]

F2F Jan - Mar 2024   4 Required
- CV Submission for Career Advisor & Trainer Review Virtual Oct 2023 – Jun 2024     Elective
- VIA Character Strengths Survey & Character Reports Virtual Jan - Mar 2024     Elective
- 1-on-1 Career Consultation (Oct 2023 - Jun 2024) (Career Planning, CV Review, Mock Interview etc) F2F /
By appointment only;
Oct 2023 – Jun 2024
- Group consultation - mock interviews (group discussion/ individual sessions)    
  Total Training Hours       17.5 9 Sessions (Required)

Elective/ Optional Training

No Topic Mode Date Time Hours
1 Land a Management Trainee & Graduate Trainee in Hong Kong - Recruitment Trends, Headcount & Application Strategy F2F 12 Sep 2023 (Tue) 6:30 pm - 8 pm 1.5
2 Online Aptitude Test & Gamification Enhancement F2F 14 Sep 2023 (Thu) 6:30 pm - 8 pm 1.5
3 Communication Skills for Job Interviews F2F 19 Sep 2023 (Tue) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 2
4 Top Tips to Excel in Assessment Centre & Panel Interviews F2F 26 Sep 2023 (Tue) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 2
5 Info Session on Digital Name Card Design Display & Usage Virtual 6 Oct 2023 (Fri) 6 pm - 7 pm 1
6 Create An Impressive Personal Brand on LinkedIn Virtual 8 Nov 2023 (Wed) 6:30 pm - 8 pm 1.5
7 The Power of Face-to-Face Networking in the Workplace F2F 23 Jan 2024 (Tue) 6:30 pm - 8 pm 1.5
* Updated as of May 2023 (Tentative Training Schedule)
* The content and dates of programme are subject to change, depending on availability of guests or venues, and the latest social distancing regulations.

Programme Application
Extended application deadline! The BOP application will close sharp on 10 Sep 2023 (11:59pm). Complete the application form HERE. Advanced taking students who have NOT obtained any transcript from CityU, please submit the latest transcript of your previous institution.


- Please read thoroughly the terms & conditions, well understand the programme details especially the required training schedule before submitting application.
- Application without the required supporting documents will NOT be considered.
- Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for admission interview.
- Students without hearing from CLC by late August may assume unsuccessful application.



- Students securing +60% of attendance rate of required training will get a Normal Certificate; student with +90% attendance rate for the captioned training will obtain a Diamond Certificate.
- Please note that the schedule and details provided above are tentative, and subject to changes due to the availability of venue and trainer.


Q1 Is there any programme fee?
A1 BOP activities are free of charge for members, while deposit may be required for certain classes.
Q2 Is there a regular schedule for the events?
A2 The date and time of events depend on the availability of guest speakers and trainers. Please stay tuned on CLC’s latest updates.
Q3 How can I register for the events mentioned above?
A3 BOP Members will receive email notifications with registration links regularly.
Q4 How many activities do I have to attend to get the Attendance Certificate?

BOP Members securing +60% of attendance rate of required training will get a Normal Certificate; student with +90% attendance rate for the captioned training will obtain a Diamond Certificate.

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Programme PIC - Career and Leadership Centre

Ms. Heidy Wan, Careers and Employability Consultant - (852) 3442 7469 /
Ms. Karmen To, Assistant Career Development Officer - (852) 3442 5317 /

General Enquiry | 3442-5591
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