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Dec 17, 2017
We were excited to welcome our alumni back for the annual Christmas party yesterday. Apart from the great fun and festive games, everyone got some useful take-away points from the “Dress to Success” business attires workshop delivered by Mr. 葉浩文 Kirk Yip on behalf of G2000HK.
“The workshop is tremendously helpful for the ACO students in building their very first professional image. Not only is the session extremely informative and practical, the ACO community also enjoy the Q&As session!” Ms. Claire Tsui, ACO Board of Director said. Thank you once again to Kirk and G2000 HK for your long term support, and the ACO Alumni Association for organizing the party. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dec 1, 2017
Careers Program is one of our highlight programs in supporting academically high-achieving students from under-resourced backgrounds for FREE. Eligible students recommended by schools and have passed ACO's background assessment can enjoy a series of programs to enrich their educational and careers development during summer. This exciting opportunity for 2018 is now OPEN for enrollment!
Nov 30, 2017
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the J.P. Morgan (Legal Department) for hosting ACO students at our first Alumni Day (Law) on 17 November 2017. 20 participants including our alumni and partner schools’ students have enjoyed a rewarding afternoon, during which JPM volunteers shared their insights on legal work and career-planning, as well as offered individual feedback on students’ CVs.
Angel Leung, one of the participants said, “JPM Law Day is definitely an eye opener, allowing students to prepare themselves before any job interviews. Staff provided constructive feedback and skills on how to formulate our answers when we are given challenging questions, and how to better present ourselves on the CV given the limited space. I would love to join more similar events in the future!”
Nov 28, 2017
ACO had a pleasure to conduct another university preparation workshop for Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College this year. On 28th November, Ms. Lucy Garner, tutor at ARCH Education, taught over 130 Form 5 students the successful individual and group interview skills. One of the students said, “I am very happy to learn some skills in managing those challenging interview questions now.”
We also introduced the “Careers Program 2018” to the students and the feedback from students was very positive. Thank you very much for the invitation and support for ARCH Education. We look forward to seeing these students again in our Program.
Nov 27, 2017
The newly-formed committee of ACO Alumni Association invites all the fellow alumni to join us for this festive season. We have put together an amazing session on attire by G2000, some great food, some holiday mood and everything else good! What are you waiting for? RSVP NOW:
Nov 3, 2017
Organized by ARCH Community Outreach (ACO), in partnership with Empire Mock Trial and University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship 2018 (HKISMTC) is now open for registration!
The champions of HKISMTC are entitled with an opportunity to compete in the US against the best teams in the world! Join us at one of the largest mock trial competitions for secondary school students in Hong Kong! For details, please visit the event website: www.hongkongmocktrial.org
Sep 26, 2017
We are proud to announce the Arch Alumni Association (AAA) was officially established by the end of September.
Special thanks to our Board Committee Members: Chairlady - Ms. Parmeet Kaur, Vice-chairlady - Ms. Angel Leung, Secretary - Mr. Herman Wan and Treasurer - Ms. Maggie Kwan in working wholeheartedly since last 2 months to deliver various activities for ACO alumni.
What's coming next? Do stay tuned with us for the latest news!
Sep 8, 2017
Since the establishment of Arch Community Outreach (ACO) in 2011 and the first Careers Program launched in 2012, ACO has accumulated more than 120 students and alumni (including 2017 cohort). With the enthusiasm and willingness of several individuals who are willing to take on the organizational initiative and sustain it, the interest of a reasonable nucleus of alumni and to participate in the ACO’s activities and engage with its development, we are excited to share with you that the Aco Alumni Association (AAA) will be established in September 2017!
For details of the AAA, please check here.
Alumni are encouraged to join us as committees by replying our e-invitation on or before 18 September 2017. In case you haven’t receive it, please feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Aug 29, 2017
The “Evaluation Day” marked a successful completion of the Careers Program 2017 yesterday.
Students were given an individual personal statement guidance by the consultants of ARCH Education as well as ACO alumni who volunteered for the day. Followed by a sharing session, students exchanged their breakthroughs, achievements and experience gained from the job shadowing, which were truly encouraging.
They bid farewell to this summer by writing thank you cards to their mentors, sponsors and corporates who offered various support to ACO Careers Program, including but not limited to: #Legend, 9GAG, Allen & Overy, Barclays Capital Asia Ltd, Bank of East Asia, Bloomberg Businessweek, CheckCheckCin, G2000HK, Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Ho & Partners Architects - hpa , innoWear - Innovating Wearables, K11, Notey Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Start-Ups Hong Kong, Teach4HK 良師香港 and 土作坊 .
We thank you once again for all the participating parties for making a difference in the lives of young people with us!
Aug 15, 2017
Congratulations to one of our alumni, Galen Wong, who has been awarded the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence 2017. Galen participated our Careers Program in 2015, and ACO continues to support his US university application since then. With the scholarship, he will embark on his study journey in Computer Science in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) this September.
Jul 24, 2017
ACO students were bridged to various job shadowing since the week of Jul 24 as per their career interests. They all had an unforgettable, inspire and fruitful work experience!
Jul 22, 2017
ARCH Community Outreach pulls off the largest Global Aspiring Medic Conference to date! With 400 participants, the event kicked off with Prof John Spinks (Director of Admissions, University of Hong Kong) delivering the opening speech.
Keynote speakers this year included Prof Keiji Fukuda (Director & Clinical Professor, University of Hong Kong), Prof Terence Lau (Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Dr Katie Lunnon (Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter), and Prof Robin Murphy (Associate Professor, University of Oxford) who spoke on topics ranging from infectious diseases, biotech, epidemics to neuroscience!
Students thoroughly enjoyed the interactive "Clinic Booths" delivered by Prof Kenny Kwan (Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong) on orthopedics and Prof Sunny Wong (Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong) on gastroenterology; and found the "Medic Admissions" clinic delivered by Dr Angus Hsu , Jennifer Ma and Dr David Mabin (Director of Medical Admissions, University of Exeter) most informative!
We look forward to organizing next year's GAMC and hope many of you will be able to join us again!
Jul 21, 2017
ARCH Community Outreach is honored to have Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, JP, Secretary for Food and Health and other guests joining us at the kick-off dinner tonight for the Global Aspiring Medic Conference 2017 (GAMC), which will take place tomorrow at the University of Hong Kong.
It is a valuable occasion for the Hong Kong’s medical professionals and the GAMC speakers who are international experts in the field of medicine to discuss and exchange ideas on global health care trends and challenges.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the New World Development Company Limited for sponsoring the dinner event; Prof. Chan, all GAMC speakers and guests for attending the dinner. We look forward to having another successful event tomorrow!
Jul 21, 2017
ACO students were having their last corporate workshop of the Careers Program at Allen & Overy. Many thanks to Ms. Yvonne Siew, the partner of A&O in leading various team members to give students an insight on the legal industry during the panel discussion. They all enjoyed the casual mentoring lunch along with the enlightening sharing by the professional lawyers and the interns after an office tour.
“It was an unforgettable moment visiting the largest law firm that I have known. I can tell the staff are very friendly and considerate as they prepare breakfast for us!” Isaac said. It was a very fruitful workshop for everyone!
Jul 20, 2017
Many thanks to Mr. Ray Chan, Co-founder of 9GAG and Mr. Gene Soo, Co-founder & Director of Start-Ups Hong Kong & General Manager of Citymapper for hosting our students with inspirational sharing sessions. Ms. Catherine Tan, Co-founder of Notey and one of ACO's board of directors started off the day by checking the 3 most popular mobile apps with the students along with welcome remarks. This was followed by Ray who shared his own personal success story and drilled down to the key of “H2O” as an employee. Gene rounded up the last sharing session with an introduction of big data analysis and various business development trends.
The workshop ended up with an office tour at Mustard Seed, Emperor Group's first co-working space in Wan Chai. We deeply appreciate they served as a venue sponsor of the event today.
Alike other ACO students, Eunice found today’s workshop was immensely insightful and rewarding for her, and she gained better understanding about technologies and entrepreneurship.
Jul 18, 2017
Thank you to Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital for offering such an invaluable experience for the ACO students this year again. The students had a great time visiting and learning about all the different departments ranging from radiology to pharmacy to ward facilities and so on.
“I really feel grateful about having a chance to glimpse at the advanced equipment in the hospital. They are all passionate and put their effort in serving and giving their patients the best treatments, for which I deeply appreciate.” Jessie, ACO student said. Thank you again for giving our student a unique and educational experience.
Jul 17, 2017
Thank you to Barclays Capital Asia Ltd for supporting ACO for the sixth consecutive year. The corporate workshop began with a welcome speech by the Chief Executive of its Hong Kong Branch, Mr. Anthony Davies. Followed by a panel discussion on career paths in investment, a fun-filling ice-breaking game and mentoring circles, students were deeply encouraged to pursue their dreams and equip themselves.
Nila, one of the students recalled, “Their words reminded me that actually there are lots of possibilities and probabilities in the world. I remembered Anthony has mentioned that sometimes it is better not knowing what you want to do in the future so that this will only push you to explore more, feel more, and try more instead of limiting your horizon to certain areas.”
Jul 17, 2017
Thank you to The Bank of East Asia for supporting ACO this year again by offering our students a half day workshop.
“Having been exposed to the latest technology of banking system, my horizon was broadened by learning about what a commercial bank does and how they can survive in this competitive region.” Elaine, one of the students said.
The tour at BEA innovation center and experience of “A day of Teller” brought our students an eye-opening and memorable experience. Thank you BEA and the team.
Jul 15, 2017
Thank you to Goldman Sachs for organizing a Community TeamWorks employee volunteering day with us. It was definitely an eventful and fun day for our students at their office. The group discussion and networking sessions enhanced our students with a better understanding of the investment banking industry. The résumé, interview coaching and mock interview sessions were very enlightening and useful to the students.
Jul 10, 2017
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to G2000HK for sponsoring our students with professional outfits. 25 ACO students have received their suits today and are prepared for a series of corporate workshops under the careers program. These will be starting this weekend.
Jul 8, 2017
ACO Careers Program students get together over the last weekend 8th Jul again for their 3rd training workshop at ARCH Education. Apart from learning how to write an impressive personal statement, they were delighted to meet the members of the Oxford University Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Services Society and ACO alumni who shared their experience of studying abroad and advice on university and scholarship applications.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to OxPass Committee and ACO alumni for their contributions.
Jun 24, 2017
25 Careers Program students get together over the weekend at ARCH for a Critical Thinking Skills and Group Interview Practice Workshop, which taught by Ms. Margeaux Perkins and Mr. Taylor Coplen, instructors at ARCH Education as volunteers.
Students were being exposed to quirky interview questions to develop their critical thinking skills and how to tackle such problems. They also had an opportunity to practice group interview and presentation using the critical thinking skills they have just learnt. “The critical thinking part of today's activity was really funny and important. The questions asked were selected from the top university interviews or very contradictory topics. We could learnt how to organize our thoughts and present them to the interviewers even if the questions were out of our expectations.” Kaydence, one of the students said.
May 16, 2017
With increasing number of students applying to overseas universities, ACO had co-hosted an overseas education seminar with Ho Fung College on 16 May 2017. The seminar opened to ACO partnering and neighboring schools.
Thank you to the consultants of ARCH Education, Mr. Michael Chi On Wong and Ms. Yena Kim in giving details information on UK and US universities application respectively. We were also very honored to have invited Ms. Ruby Yong, Ms. Chan Lai-wan and Ms. Catherine Leung to introduce applications of the D.H. Chen Foundation, the Prince Philip Scholarship, the Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation Scholarship and the Greater China Scholarship accordingly. It was a very fruitful evening and we hope we have inspired more students to DREAM BIG and GET PREPARED.
May 11, 2017
On 11th May, ACO had conducted another university preparation workshop at our partner school, SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School. Ms. Lucy Garner, tutor of the ARCH Education has shared her tips and tactics about successful interview skills and practices with close to 140 students. We thank you for the school invitation.
May 7, 2017
First Training Day of ACO Careers Program ~ Orientation and CV Workshop. Welcome all new ACO Students and special thanks to our alumni, Nydia and Galen for sharing their past experiences in joining this Program.
We would also like to express our deepest thanks to Mr. Ronald Chan, Mr. Paul Curley and Ms. Ellen Ho for their wonderful participation in our first inaugural “Speaker Series” on the same day. Their sharing was indeed very enthusiastic and insightful for our students.
Apr 29-30, 2017
We sincerely thank you Empire Mock Trial for professionally co-organizing the Championship, HKU for the full support. Our Platinum Sponsor Tanner De Witt, and Delta Air Lines, Mr. Juicy and 759 Store for their generous sponsorship.
We would like to thank all the judges, especially the Honourable Miss Elsie Leung Oi Sie, GBM, JP and Mrs. Justice Audrey Campbell-Moffat; two luminaries in the legal field who kindly agreed to act as Chief Adjudicators. We also want to thank Mr. Harry Tilis ESQ. and Mr. Jose Maurellet for their participation in this year’s pre-awards panel.
Apr 29-30, 2017
ARCH Community Outreach successfully hosted the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship (HKISMTC) 2017 on April 29 & 30 at The University of Hong Kong (HKU).
This year's participants performed brilliantly, with many of our rounds being determined by the narrowest of margins! Students' dedication to contribute to the bye-buster team is deeply-appreciated too! Congratulations to all of our students on their performance this weekend, with a special congratulations extended to our award winning teams and students. The competition would not be successful without their devoted work and outstanding efforts.
Mar 18, 2017
With the support of various schools and organizations, a highest number of application for the Careers Program 2017 has been recorded since it’s pilot program in 2012. Approximately 50 students were selected for the Super Day Interview, which includes both individual and group interview on 18 March 2017. We hope the students find the experience of the interview and feedback comments useful. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students and volunteers for their participation.
ACO is seeking for various legal professionals to join the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship 2017 (HKISMTC) on April 29 (Sat) or April 30 (Sun) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) as a volunteer judge. No matter you are a barrister, lawyer, solicitor, attorney or a law student, you take JUDGE!
Register now: http://judgehongkongmocktrial.org/
Feb 28, 2017
Feb 8, 2017
On 8th February, ACO had conducted a university preparation workshop at Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College. Mr. Taylor Coplen, tutor of the ARCH Education has shared his insights about successful interview skills and practices voluntarily with around 200 students. We also introduced the “Careers Program 2017” to the students and the feedback were very positive.
Ms. Cynthia Mok, Careers Mistress of the College said, “we are so happy to let you know that the principal, all English teachers and students were very impressed by the engaging workshop of Taylor.”
Thank you very much for the invitation and support from the ARCH Education, we look forward to seeing these students again in our Program in near future.
Jan 20, 2017
Collaboration with YMCAHK's Boundless Student Development Program
We would like to proudly announce that ARCH Community Outreach ("ACO") and YMCA of Hong Kong ("YMCAHK") are now in official partnership.
With similar vision regarding the education landscape for under-resourced students in Hong Kong, both parties agreed with a mutual support between ACO’s Widening Access Program and YMCAHK's Boundless Student Development Program ("Boundless"). We look forward to serving more students with our close collaboration with YMCA of Hong Kong.
Jan 14, 2017
Many thanks for the overwhelming responses for the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship (HKISMTC) 2017, we proudly announce that the 24 participating quotas had been all filled.
Representatives of these 24 school teams had their first meet-up at the orientation workshop last Saturday, 14 January at ARCH Center. Through the direct conversation with Mr. Justin Matarrese, representative of our Partner Organizer - Empire Mock Trial, students can have a deeper understanding of the HKISMTC and the methodologies, tactics and best practices.
We warmly welcome and thank each one of you for participating the HKISMTC 2017. Please be reminded to stay tuned with us on our website and social media for the latest event updates. Soft copy of the Case File, Rule Book, Evidence Ordinance & Procedural Guide will be realized online by end of this week.