Executive Mentoring Programme (EMP) - AY24-25 Admissions Open (Sign Up HERE)

Executive Mentoring Programme (EMP) is a profound opportunity offered by CLC for undergraduate students to get in touch with industry professionals under a mentorship programme. It is not only a valuable resource for students but also a valuable practice of intergenerational exchange between mentors and mentees. EMP students are trained with professionalism through workshops to a chance to expand their professional network with a person of seniority in their chosen industry field. EMP has been running since 2014/15 and students come away with meaningful industry insights and personal development goals with valuable connection with committed senior industry practitioners and a clearer image of their career.



EMP is a structured and customized mentorship to facilitate students’ understanding of a particular industry and school-to-work transition. Admitted mentees are

  • To broaden students’ perspective toward the world of work
  • To develop students’ confidence in networking and communicating with senior business professionals
  • To assist students in developing their career interests and setting career goals


EMP Mentors

  • Senior and top-notch business professionals/ executives in various business or service industries (e.g., accounting, banking & finance, consulting, fin-tech, technology, community service, engineering, human resources, IT, law, marketing, media, public relations, surveying etc)
  • Mentors will offer professional career advice on personal growth, career planning, leadership development and specific industry insights


Students Mentees


  • Full-time Year 1 – Year 3 undergraduates (Non-Final Year) in AY24-25, i.e. if you are Year 1-2 in AY23-24, you are eligible
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above^
  • Medium of instruction: English


^Year 1 undergraduates who have NOT obtained any CGPA should have met the language proficiency requirements of Level 3 or above in Chinese and English in HKDSE or equivalent.



  • Submit reflective journals, which log your participation in progress and, more essentially, reflect on the learning experience.
  • Students securing +60% of attendance rate will get a Normal Certificate; student with +90% attendance rate for the captioned training will obtain a Diamond Certificate


Information Sessions

  • Joint a 20-minute Virtual Information plus Q&A Session
    • 11:00-11:30am, 10 May 2024 (Friday) - View the recording HERE
    • 11:00-11:30am, 5 September 2024 (Thursday)

Please sign-up the info session HERE


  • Face-to-face Booth Promotion - CityU University Life Induction Day & SDS Expo (August 2024)


Programme Timeline and Required Trainings

Professional and experienced career coaches will facilitate you to act professionally, make good connection and build bonding with mentors. All admitted students shall participate in an intensive series of customized career trainings to equip with the necessary professional skills.


  • Training workshops in networking, career education, professional image and business etiquette
  • Tea Reception - The first official gathering for mentors and mentees in January 2025
  • Mentorship activities - Build rapport with your mentor through mutually agreed-activities between mentor and mentee, e.g., company visits, experience-sharing sessions, social events, job shadowing, and casual dining.


Required Trainings

No Required Training Topic / Timeline Mode Date Time Hours
  EMP Application Online 15 Apr (Wed) –
13 Sep 2024 (Fri)
  Ongoing Admission Interviews Virtual May - Sep 2024    
1 LinkedIn Personal Branding & Networking Virtual 24 Sep 2024 (Tue) 6:30 – 8pm 1.5
2 Better Leverage LinkedIn Learning to Amplify Your Competitiveness Virtual 26 Sep 2024 (Thu) 6:30 – 7:30pm 1
3 EMP Welcoming Briefing & Mingling Session F2F Oct 2024 6:30 – 8:30pm 2
4 Professional Image and Personal Brand Building (Both male & female) F2F Oct 2024 6:30 – 8:30pm 2
5 Effective Ways to Make Your CV Stand Out Virtual 22 Oct 2024 (Tue) 6:30 – 8pm 1.5
6 Business and Social Etiquette Workshop F2F Nov 2024 6:30 – 8pm 1.5
  Official Matching Results Announcement – Mentees can start contacting their matched mentors accordingly F2F Dec 2024    
7 Power of Face-to-Face Networking in the Workplace & Professional Dining Etiquette Workshop F2F Jan 2025 6:30 – 8pm 1.5
8 Tea Reception / Kick-Off Ceremony F2F

Jan 2025

3 – 6pm 3
9 Complete Required 2 LinkedIn Learning Courses (in Specific Areas) Virtual Jul 2024 - May 2025    
  Mentorship activities arranged between mentors and mentees F2F

Jan 2025 


  Total Required Hours   9 Sessions (Required)   14+

(Tentative Training Schedule)


Elective Trainings & Other Activities

No Topic Mode Date Time Hours EEP
1 Communication Skills for Job Interviews F2F 12 Sep 2024 (Thu) 6:30 – 8:30pm 2 E-100
2 Top Tips to Excel in Assessment Centre & Panel Interviews F2F 17 Sep 2024 (Tue) 6:30 – 8:30pm 2 E-100
3 EEP - Christmas Get-together Sharing & Mingling F2F 23 Dec 2024 (Mon) 6:30 – 8:30pm 2 EEP
4 Company visits / off-campus seminars F2F Sep 2024 - Jun 2025   4 IES
5 EEP - Wrap Up Connectivity Events & Mingling (after exam) F2F May 2025 6:30 – 8:30pm 2 EEP


Required LinkedIn Learning

EMP members shall obtain a decent LinkedIn profile, with a completion 2 courses from selected LinkedIn Learning areas, with digital certificates display on individual LinkedIn profile, after the programme ends by late 2025. More concrete details will be furnished upon students are well admitted into EMP.


Programme Application

Application starts from mid-April 2024, ongoing admission interviews will be conducted. The EMP application will close sharp on 15 Sep 2024 (Sunday), 23:59. Please complete the application form HERE.


Confirmation for newly admitted EMP members will be relayed via email from May to Sep. Advanced taking students who have NOT obtained any transcript from CityUHK, 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 mid-Sep may assume unsuccessful application.
  • Interview quotas will be allocated first-come-first-served until all places are filled. CLC will assign one interview session for each student only. Once enrolled, no request for change would be considered.
  • All captioned required workshops are compulsory for confirmed mentees. Absentees without prior notice with justified reasons would be considered a withdrawal the application.
  • CLC will try to match mentees with mentors from their preferred industries/job functions. Please take note there is NO GUARANTEE on the matching as it is subject to variables.
  • CLC reserves all the rights to the final decision on the matching.