Alumni's stories greet newcomers
To move ahead in a career, one must learn and apply interpersonal and communication skills, in addition to proper job training. This is one of the gems of advice two CityU alumni gave to some 2,050 new students attending the University Welcoming Ceremony with a "building self-confidence" theme, held in the Chan Tai Ho Multi-purpose Hall, 25 and 26 August.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Ms Yip specified excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the most important attributes leading to senior positions on the corporate ladder. Regarding these skills, she urged the students to cultivate a broad mind, keeping the big picture in perspective, to read as widely as possible on a variety of subjects, as well as to be tolerant of others. "Accommodating differences is especially important to the prospect of further integration with the mainland," she advised.Ms Fion Yip, a 1988 graduate in translation and interpretation, is now the Director (Greater China) of the
After 11 years of service, Ms Yip is the only woman, the only Chinese person and the youngest executive to be promoted to directorship in the UK-based ACCA-a worldwide professional society for certified accountants.To Mr Simon Hui, a 1991 graduate in business studies, success in life and career depends on one's drive and personality, as well as proper training. He stressed that what counts is not to which university one is admitted, but whether or not one has done his best. "The perennial complainer and the goal-hopper get nowhere, whichever university he graduates from."
Mr Hui runs a thriving business of his own. He is the founder and the Director (Business Development) of EPSA Corporation Ltd, one of largest express and courier service companies in