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Dec 21, 2018
New ACO Partner Schools
ARCH Community Outreach (“ACO”) is delighted to announce that we have expanded to a total of 13 partner schools. We warmly welcome Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College and Wong Shiu Chi Secondary School to join this alliance, and sincerely look forward to broaden Hong Kong youth’s international education experiences.
ACO is currently exploring collaboration with different schools and educational institutions with an aim to serve more students. For information about the partnership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 1, 2018
Careers Program 2019 is now open for enrollment
Careers Program is one of our highlight programs in supporting academically high-achieving students from under-resourced backgrounds for FREE. Students will be involved in writing personal statements, attending admission interviews / corporate workshops, taking part in buddy system / mentorship, as well as job shadowing.
Oct 15, 2018
Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship 2019
Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship 2019 is now open for registration. Win an opportunity to compete in the US! For details and registration: https://www.hongkongmocktrial.org/
Aug 29, 2018
Evaluation Day of Careers Program 2018
The Careers Program 2018 comes to a fruitful end with a Program evaluation, followed by the first alumni networking event on 29 August 2018.
Students bided farewell to this summer by presenting their breakthroughs, achievements and experience gained from the job shadowing. They also expressed their deepest gratitude by writing thank you cards to their mentors and corporate sponsors who offered unfailing support to the ACO Careers Program, including but not limited to: Allen & Overy LLP, Barclays Capital Asia Ltd, Bank of East Asia, Eco Engineering Limited, FDM Group, G2000HK, 港怡醫院 Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital, Goldman Sachs, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Ho & Partners Architects - hpa 何設計, K11, Queen Mary Hospital, South China Morning Post and 位元堂 Wai Yuen Tong .
A group of student mentors also joined us on the day to share about life as university students. We always enjoy seeing our alumni at ACO events, and learning that they continue to grow in knowledge and with confidence.
We thank you once again for all the participating parties who joined us in making a difference in the lives of young people!
July 20, 2018
Global Aspiring Medic Conference 2018
With more than 360 participants, ARCH Community Outreach organized the largest Global Aspiring Medic Conference to date! Top researchers and practitioners from Harvard, Exeter and Hospital Authority shared their experience in transforming medical care through technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. During the “Clinical Workshops” and “Problem Based Learning “ session, students learnt from current medical practitioners with professional background from Ophthalmology, Robotics, Respiratory ENT, Psychology and Chinese Medicine. Students also gained the latest admission insights for top medical schools in the UK, US and Hong Kong.
Special thanks to The University of Hong Kong - HKU - 香港大學 for the successful collaboration! We look forward to organizing next year's GAMC and hope many of you will be able to join us again!
July 19, 2018
The Bank of East Asia Workshop 2018
The workshop at The Bank of East Asia (BEA) marked a perfect closing of the corporate workshop week. “I've learnt loads of skills in using the high-tech gadgets or apps that BEA has invented to make different banking processes less complicated. I do find their products useful and I'll introduce them to my family and friends.” Daisy, one of the students said.
The tour at BEA innovation center as well as living out “A day of Teller” brought our students eye-opening and memorable experience.
Thank you BEA and the team for your continuous support.
July 18, 2018
Allen & Overy Workshop 2018
Many thanks to Ms. Yvonne Siew, the partner of Allen & Overy LLP in leading her 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 aspiring sharing by the professional lawyers and the interns after an office tour.
We are particularly thrilled to see one of the ACO Alumni, Thomas Yau (2015 cohort) serving as one of the panelists. Thomas demonstrated the importance of networking and making good use of the experience gained from the Careers Program a few years ago. He is currently a summer student at A&O and is possible to gain a 2 year contract with the firm right after his graduation! His story encourages everyone who works hard in providing students with mentorship and career exposure to bridge the gap between academic and future career success and to always strive for excellence.
July 17, 2018
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital Workshop 2018
More than a half of our Careers Program students this year would like to pursue their careers in medical industry, and therefore, this makes the corporate workshop at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) a much anticipated one for all. Students were offered an invaluable experience through visiting and learning about all the different departments such as Private Ward, Pediatrics Ward, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Radiotherapy and Laboratory on the day.
“Thank you for giving us an opportunity to visit HKSH even when everyone is so busy with their work. We are grateful that we could get a picture of how colleagues from different departments collaborate and further develop our interests in different operation in a hospital.” Naomi, an ACO student said.
Thank you HKSH again for giving our students a unique and educational experience.
July 16, 2018
Barclays Corporate Workshop Day 2018
Thank you to Barclays for volunteering with ACO for the seventh consecutive year. The corporate workshop began with a welcome speech by the Chief Executive of its Hong Kong Branch, Mr. Anthony Davies. The workshop also included a panel discussion on career paths in investment banking, a fun-filled ice-breaking game and mentoring circles. All the students were encouraged to equip themselves for work and pursue their dreams.
Shannon, one of the students recalled, “Thank you Barclays for your arrangement. You have no idea what it means to us. I am very grateful for such wonderful opportunity as I knew only a smattering of investment bank beforehand. Thanks everyone for sharing your inspiring experience, including how you made up your mind to work here.”
July 16, 2018
Goldman Sachs Workshop 2018
The Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks Day kick-started the corporate workshop week of our Careers Program 2018. Volunteers from Goldman Sachs shared their individual careers paths and knowledge of the investment banking industry through group discussions and networking sessions.
The résumé, interview coaching and mock interview session which followed enlightened students the most. As reflected by Janet, one of the participants, “I learnt how to improve the structure of my CV, I should keep updating the information and checking the format regularly. From now on, I will certainly do so!” Thank you Goldman Sachs for your invaluable support.
July 3, 2018
Everyone is ready in their smart business attire for a series of corporate workshops and job shadowing roles which start today! We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to G2000HK for sponsoring our 21 students with professional outfits. “Thank you for sponsoring such a beautiful suit top. I will use it in every workshop and also for my future university interviews.” Cindy Lai, one of our Careers Program students.
We sincerely wish our students a fruitful and rewarding summer, sparking lots of aspirations to help set their pathway.
Critical Thinking Skills and Group Interview Practice Workshop
June 30, 2018
21 Careers Program students got together over the weekend at ARCH for a Critical Thinking Skills and Group Interview Practice Workshop, which was taught by Ms. Alexandra Wiseman, instructor at ARCH Education.
Students were being exposed to quirky interview questions in order to develop their critical thinking skills and tackle such problems. They also had an opportunity to practice group interview and presentation using the critical thinking skills they had just learnt.
“I have never had similar experience before. The mode of group practice is very useful and I will recommend this to my school teacher as well.” Cindy Lai, one of the students said.
Keynote Forums, Clinical Workshops, Medical School Admissions & more!
GAMC is the largest student medic conference in Asia, with more than 400 participants and speakers including medical professors, researchers and practitioners from top global institutes.
This year, we are taking a “futuristic” and alternative” view towards medical healthcare. We have top researchers and practitioners from Harvard, Exeter and Hospital Authority sharing their experience at the "Keynote Forums", an impressive speaker series which students will have the opportunity to participate in “Clinical Workshops”. Students will also be challenged to a "Problem Based Learning" task! There will also be the popular session on Medical School Admissions hosted by representatives from professional medic consultants.
Details and Registration: https://www.gamchk.com/
INVITED: Global Aspiring Medic Conference (GAMC) 2018
May 28, 2018
Orientation for the Careers Program 2018
May 20, 2018
We hosted our new cohort of the Careers Program on 20 May at ARCH Education Center. Apart from the fun-filled ice breaking games and orientation, students gained valuable insights at the “Making the First Impression: Writing CV / Cover Letter” Workshop delivered by ARCH co-founder Ms. Jennifer Ma. We would also like to express our gratitude to Parmeet and Angel, Chairladies of the ACO Alumni Association (AAA), for extending their warmest welcome to the new members of the ACO family. Special thanks to our alumni, Wilson, Eunice and Jessie for sharing their past experiences in joining this and the University Application Support Programs. Their sharing was indeed very enthusiastic and insightful to our students. We truly look forward to having another fruitful and rewarding summer with our students.
Thank you for SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School’s kind invitation, where ACO had the pleasure of conducting an Interview Skills Workshop at the school on 11 May 2018. Ms. Alexandra Wiseman, UK Admissions Consultant of ARCH Education shared her insights about successful interview skills and practices with close to 130 form 5 students. H.Y. Chung said, “the speaker is very clear and make me easy to understand the content in the workshop. She also gave us lots of samples and introduction which I think will be very helpful.”
We are delighted to hear all students found these new skills very useful for the future university and career interviews, and wish them the best of luck.
University Preparation Workshop at SKH BMSTSS
May 11, 2018
We would like to thank all the judges, especially the Honourable Mr. Justice Jonathan Harris and Mr. Ian Grenville Cross SBS, QC, SC , two luminaries in the legal field who kindly agreed to act as Chief Adjudicators. We greatly appreciate Ms. Victoria Lloyd and Ms. Secy Cheung for their participation in this year’s pre-awards panel.
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Thank you for supporting the HKISMTC 2018
Apr 21-22, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Alumni Day of Finance at Morgan Stanley
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Morgan Stanley for hosting our students at our Alumni Day of Finance on 16 March 2018. 16 participants including our alumni and students from universities have gained insight into Finance industry and understood more about relevant career path and preparation. We would also like to thank Morgan Stanley business representative for giving advice to our students.
Shane Traders from HKUST said, “The speakers from its diverse business units shared many of their personal experiences in the bank and offered many advices regarding a career in an investment bank – including interview tips and how to decide on which business unit to enter. I want to thank ACO Alumni Association (AAA) for organizing this highly beneficial event for university students like me and I hope to join more of such events in the future.”
Mar 15, 2018
Overseas Scholarship Talk at St. Paul's School (Lam Tin)
ACO is delighted to co-host an overseas education seminar with St. Paul's School (Lam Tin) on 15 Mar 2018, with a mission to help local students to strive to explore study opportunities abroad. The seminar was opened to all ACO partnering and neighboring schools.
Thank you to the consultants of ARCH Education, Ms. Alexandra Wiseman and Ms. Margeaux Perkins for giving detailed information on UK and US universities applications respectively. We were also very honored to have invited Ms. Ruby Yong, Ms. Chan Lai-wan and Ms. Carmen Cheung to introduce applications of the D.H. Chen Foundation, the Prince Philip Scholarship, and the Freeman Scholarship accordingly. It was a very fruitful evening and we hope to have inspired more students to DREAM BIG and GET PREPARED.
Mar 10, 2018
Super Day Interview 2018
Guess all of ACO alumni and shortlisted candidates of Careers Program 2018 still have this scene fresh in their memory – the Super Day Interview! We want to take this opportunity here to thank all the students, schools and volunteers for their participation in making this event successful.
Approximately 50 students were selected to take part in individual and group interviews on 10th March 2018. We hope they found the interviewing experiences and feedbacks useful. The results have been released, please check your email inbox / postbox now!
We look forward to having another rewarding summer with the 2018 cohorts.
Feb 5, 2018
University Application Support Program is Now Open for Enrollment
Watch the story of Thomas Yau, the alumni of ACO Careers Program 2015, and see how our Careers Program and University Application Support Program has given him international education experiences and exposed him to diverse careers networks. Successful applications by academically high-achieving students from under-resourced backgrounds will be offered various workshops, job shadowing and tailored admissions counseling guidance for FREE. It maximizes students’ potential and gives them the chance of success in applying to top UK and US universities.
Feb 1, 2018
ACO is seeking various legal professionals to join the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship 2018 (HKISMTC) on April 21 (Sat) or April 22 (Sun) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) as a volunteer judges. We welcome barristers, lawyers, solicitors, attorneys and law students to be our JUDGES!
We have a total of 4 rounds of competitions, taking approximately four hours to complete. We sincerely hope that you will accept our invitation and participate in the entire or partial duration that fits into your schedule.
Register now: https://www.judgehongkongmocktrial.org
Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2018
A new and exciting mission has recently been set up within the education landscape for under-resourced students in Hong Kong. ACO is being invited as an exclusive partner of Radley College, a prestigious all boys boarding school in the UK, to promote the Hong Kong Scholarship Program, as well as to host future events in Hong Kong. Beginning in September 2019, Radley will admit from our partner schools one to two students annually for five years of education at Radley with full scholarship. Two scholarship briefing sessions were held at ACO’s partner schools - Ho Fung College and SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School on 31st January and 1st February 2018, respectively. We look forward to receiving the students’ applications soon.
Jan 13, 2018
Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship (HKISMTC) 2018 hits a record high of hosting 26 school teams this year. Team representatives concluded their first meeting at the Orientation Workshop last Saturday, 13 January at ARCH Education. By meeting with Mr. Viran Weerasekera, representative of our Partner Organizer - Empire Mock Trial, students gained a deeper understanding of HKISMTC, its methodologies, tactics and best practices.
We warmly welcome and thank each one of you for participating in HKISMTC 2018. Please visit our website and social media from time to time to stay abreast of the latest event updates. Participating students can access the Case File, Rule Book and Evidence Ordinance online now, and please note that more supplementary materials will be added in due time.
Jan 9, 2018
The beginning of a New Year is always the best time to set goals for what you would like to achieve during the year.
Are you in a doubt to identify your careers path? Watch the video and see how ACO Careers Program helped Rachel explore her career opportunities and discovered her own potential and passion over last summer.
Thank you G2000HK for being ACO’s honorable sponsor over the years. Your generosity is not limited to offering students' outfits sponsorships, but also organizing business attire workshops for our students as well as producing the video "Choice of Rachel". We look forward to another year of successful collaborations with your team!
Careers Program is now open for enrollment – find your direction with us and be the next "Rachel"!
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