The 17th Congregation opens up — A New chapter in their lives
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What will happen to our graduates in 10 years" time? Professor Chang chose the theme of six CityU alumni who gather at a reunion banquet in the year 2012. One by one, as the story unfolds, they recount what they have done since they left CityU: a China Business major settles in her job in Beijing and sees good prospects as the mainland becomes fully integrated into the World Trade Organization; a Mechatronic Engineering major, happy in his work at Chengdu, has married a woman from Sichuan Province; an associate degree holder in Computer Studies, accustomed to speaking Putonghua at home, finds it a big asset to his job with a Shanghai company listed in Hong Kong; a Creative Media major, after several years working in Hong Kong, has moved to Australia withher husband to set up their multimedia production company; a School of Law graduate is now a lawyer in the Guangzhou office of a Canadian insurance company; her husband, who is also one of the six alumni, is happy working as a secondary school teacher in Hong Kong.
Three of our characters have pursued their careers in the mainland, two of them became a couple and one has migrated overseas; all of them have worked hard and obviously rejoice in the unexpected twists and turns in their lives "You are part of a vast, exciting country that is expected to advance rapidly in the next ten years. You can make your home anywhere in
At this year's congregation, from 12 to 16 November, a total of 6,864 graduates received their awards.
This year saw the first batch of associate degree graduates from the