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August 27, 2019 

Evaluation Day of Careers Program 2019

The Careers Program 2019 came to a fruitful end on the 27th August 2019 with a program evaluation session and immediately followed by our Annual ACO Alumni Networking Event. 

 

During the program evaluation segment, students shared their breakthroughs, achievements and experience gained from the job shadowing this summer.  They also expressed their deepest gratitude to their mentors and corporate sponsors.  Over 20 mentors and alumni met the newly-graduated ACO 2019 cohorts in the AAA Networking Event, which began with keynote speeches by Ms. Claire Tsui, one of the ACO Board of Directors, Ms. Kelly Ching, 2012 ACO alumni, and Mr. Ethan Chan, 2019 ACO student.  Every participant enjoyed the free-flow mingling session where old friends caught up with each other, and new friendships forged.

 

“I am grateful to have attended the networking event and have seen a lot of positive experiences from ACO students. I truly believe that it’s a reciprocal learning process. I am totally astonished by how motivated and driven these students are: to strive for their passions and contribute to the community. ACO has allowed the students to bloom in their own ways, not only to reassure their visions and dreams but also to equip them with the practical tools to realise their true potential. It’s life-changing as it will ever be,”  remarked Ms. Clementine Cheung of Ho and Partners Architects, one of our industry partners.

 

Careers Program 2020 will be open for enrollment soon, please stay tuned for more information.

July 20, 2019 

Great Success at Global Aspiring Medic Conference (GAMC) 2019

ARCH Community Outreach successfully organized the largest GAMC on July 20, 2019 in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong (HKU)! This year, with more than 400 participants, the conference was led by top professors and doctors from all around the world. Specialized in different fields, our guest speakers shared their professional medical knowledge and deepened students' understanding of a doctor's life. Students also thoroughly enjoyed the interactive Clinical Workshops and Problem Based Learning session.

We look forward to organizing next year's GAMC and hope many of you will be able to join us again!

More event photos available on: www.gamchk.com

July 19, 2019 

The Equal Opportunities Commission Workshop 2019

Our first collaboration with the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) marked a perfect end to our Corporate Workshop Week. Through engaging in human library and group games, students were able to delve into the EOC’s missions and commitments. Most importantly, they learn to be open-minded and embrace diversity in order to build an inclusive society.

One of the students, Wendy Wan, said, “It is hard to choose a single thing that I like most because everything is great. If I really have to choose, it would be the topic on introducing unconscious bias because it is something that can be useful to everyone and it helps us to be less judgmental and be aware of what we’re thinking in a logical way.”

Special thanks to EOC for organizing this insightful and rewarding event!

July 18, 2019 

The South China Morning Post Workshop 2019

Thank you very much to South China Morning Post (SCMP) and the SCMP Serve Team for hosting an interactive and eye-opening workshop for ACO students. Through the office tour, industry exposure and mentoring circle, our students found today’s workshop immensely insightful and rewarding, and everyone gained insights into the media and / or information technology industries.

James Olano, one of the ACO students said excitedly, “The workshop has exceeded my expectation. I learnt how to read a teleprompter today and I can now use this at school as I am part of the Campus TV team.” “I am truly amazed to know how fun it is to work at SCMP. I would love to serve as an intern there next summer!” he continued to say.

July 18, 2019 

The UBS Private Bank Hong Kong (UBS) Workshop 2019

The testimonial of ACO student, Katie Mok, best illustrates our first collaboration with UBS Private Bank Hong Kong (UBS). She said, “The term of ‘Private banking’ is a term quite new to me and I didn’t try to explore more about it since I was not really interested in finance earlier. However, after the sharing from the staff who work in different departments of this well-known private bank, and as I learn more about it, I become more enthusiastic about this industry. Private banking is totally different from corporate banking and hence piquing my interest and curiosity because this is a brand new field to me. I enjoyed the mentoring part a lot.”

Thanks a bunch to UBS for organizing this corporate workshop for ACO. Volunteers shared their individual career paths and knowledge of the private banking industry through group discussions and networking sessions. The exposure have definitely broadened our students’ horizons.

June 17, 2019 

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital Workshop 2019

Medicine is always one of the top subjects in the university for high-achieving students, 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 Semi-Private Ward, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Radiotherapy and Laboratory.

 

“The workshop went beyond my expectation as I didn't expect to be able to visit so many departments in a day, and I really enjoyed the chance to gain insights into each department. The hospital was very generous to let us visit the departments and allowed us to travel from buildings to buildings” Jethro Tse, an ACO student mentioned.

Thank you HKSH again for giving our students a unique and educational experience.

June 17, 2019 

Allen & Overy Workshop 2019

Pursuing a legal career is a dream for many Hong Kong students. In sight of that, ACO and Allen & Overy coordinated a firm visit for our students. The panel discussion addressed students’ queries on commercial laws, and the office tour before the casual mentoring lunch also deepened their understanding of the legal industry.

Shannon Chau (2018 cohort) served as one of the panelists alongside with the current summer students of A&O. They shared about their journeys to university, as well as their unforgettable and rewarding experiences at A&O. Jerry Ma, one of the students, said, “I like the chance to hear what motivates everyone at the firm to continue practicing law, and how the motivation behind each of them actually applies outside of work.”

Special thanks to Allen & Overy for offering such a precious opportunity to our students!

June 16, 2019 

The Bank of East Asia Workshop 2019

Our appreciation also goes to the Bank of East Asia.  BEA supported ACO this year by offering our students a half day workshop. Our students gained a deeper understanding of the banking system and obtain hands-on knowledge in writing cheques. “I am grateful to attend this fantastic workshop where speakers involved us in interactive discussions. We have acquired many transferrable skills and knowledge under their guidance.” Grace Fong expressed.

Thank you BEA and the team.

June 15, 2019 

Barclays Corporate Workshop Day 2019

This year, our Corporate Workshop at Barclays marked the eighth year of our partnership. During the panel discussion, the staff of Barclays shared their career journeys and encouraged students to welcome and explore different industries. The exciting ice-breaking game brought laughter to the room and built closer ties among the participants. The mentoring circles allowed students to interact with Barclays staff from different departments and ask in-depth questions related to their jobs.

Katie Mok, one of the students, said, “I gained a better understanding of investment banking. This workshop has enabled me to consider a career in the finance field!”

We would like to thank Barclays again for a successful mentoring program.

June 15, 2019 

Goldman Sachs Workshop 2018

Following the inspiring Critical Thinking Skills Workshop, the one-week Corporate Workshop of Careers Program 2019 began at Goldman Sachs. Volunteers from Goldman Sachs gathered to help students explore career options. Through group discussions and networking sessions, students were able to gain insights into the financial industry and expanded their vision of their future paths.

The interview coaching and CV modification workshop helped students present themselves in a more professional way. One of the participants, Xandra Sotto, remarked, “The workshop was more fun and enlightening than I have expected. We will remember the advice and passion shared. The experience was just beautiful.”

We thank Goldman Sachs for their continuous support.

June 15, 2019 

Thank you G2000 HK

With utmost sincerity, we would like to send our heartfelt appreciation to G2000HK for sponsoring professional outfits to our 19 students. We are grateful for their continued support in helping our students prepare for a series of corporate workshops under the Careers Program 2019.

Yoyo Tang who just received her first business suit in life said on behalf of the students, “Thank you for sponsoring us with the outfits. It is so nice to be in formal attire when we are job shadowing during the summer holiday and even for the future interviews!”

May 26, 2019 

Careers Program 2019 – Orientation and Writing CV Workshop

A total of 19 Careers Program students had their first meetup at ARCH Education Center on 26 May 2019. The orientation kick started with warm welcome speeches and ice-break games by our alumni, Stanley, Shannon, Daisy and Conner. They also shared their personal university application journeys with ACO. Their words were indeed very enthusiastic, encouraging and insightful to the new cohort.

Next up was the “Making the First Impression: Writing CV / Cover Letter” workshop delivered by Mr. Albert Ma, Co-Head of Educational Services and Assistant Director of Training and Development of ARCH Education. Indeed, the orientation was well received and marked a prefect start of the Program.

Ethan Chan, one of the students commented, "The cheerful atmosphere and constructive environment helped facilitate learning. Besides the meticulous details offered by Albert cannot be found online and are very useful because it is from a recruiter's perspective." We wish to thank Albert and our alumni for their dedicated support, and we look forward to having another rewarding summer with our students.

May 24, 2019 

New ACO Partner Schools 

ARCH Community Outreach (“ACO”) warmly welcomes Delia Memorial School (Glee Path), Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo) and Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo No. 2 College) as our partner schools. This partnership not only expanded our alliances to a total of 18 partner schools, but also allowed us to serve the ethnic minorities students in Hong Kong and open up a diverse career network to them.

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 info@arch-arch-community-outreach.com.

May 15, 2019 

Global Aspiring Medic Conference (GAMC) 2019 

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.

Through illuminating lectures, interactive "Problem Based Learning" workshops and informative medicine application procedure, GAMC positively equips students with the vision in the diverse healthcare discipline. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about GAMC 2019 and our line-up of incredible speakers!

Details and Registration: https://www.gamchk.com/

Interview Skills Workshop at  SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School

We are still excited about our 15 April visit to SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School, where ACO had the pleasure of conducting an Interview Skills Workshop. Mr. Luke Sales, Instructor of ARCH Education shared his insights about successful interview skills and practices with more than 120 Form 5 students. "Mr. Sales’s presentation was interactive and insightful. We received positive responses from students,” Ms. H.P. Ma, Career Mistress said.

We are delighted to hear that all students found these new skills very useful for future university and career interviews, and we wish them the best of luck.
 

Apr 15, 2019 
Apr 13-14, 2019 

The Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship 2019

Congratulations to all the students on their brilliant performance at the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship 2019, with special compliments extended to the award-winning teams and students. The competition would not be successful without their devoted work and outstanding efforts. 


Results:

Championship Trial Team : 
- St. Paul's Convent School

Outstanding Trial Teams :
- Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
- Belilios Public School
- Canadian International School of Hong Kong
- Diocesan Boys' School

The Honorable Mr. Justice Harris Award: 
- Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong

More Results & Event Gallery:
https://www.hongkongmocktrial.org

Mar 9, 2019 

Super Day Interview 2019

The Super Day Interview for the 2019 Cohort of the ARCH Community Outreach Careers Programme was successfully held on the 9th of March! We were delighted to meet and talk to many driven prospective applicants, and hope they found the interviewing experience and feedbacks useful. The results will be released in early April. 


With the continuous growth of ACO and its programs, this year our Alumni Association plays an active role in the selection process. “It is great and inspiring to meet the new cohorts at such an early stage and be able to understand their motivation and ambition,” remarked one of our core members. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the students, schools and volunteers for their participation in making this event successful.

Feb 26, 2019 

The Greater China Scholarship, Radley College, England

Since September 2017, ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) has the honour to be the exclusive partnering agent of UK Radley College, to recruit Hong Kong students as their full scholars as well as the recipients of their Greater China Scholarship (GCS). 


This morning, we held a talk at Ho Fung College, the school of the first full scholar of Radley GCS 2019, Kim Chin. Nearly 130 Form 1 students attended a briefing on the background (or comparison) of traditional, international and boarding schools given by Ms. Kylie Ng, Charity Manager of ACO. Then, Kim shared his joyful experience as the only scholarship awardee from Hong Kong, and his expectation of a new school life and future goals. He also encourages his classmates to value the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and apply for GCS 2020.


Congratulations to Kim to be awarded this 5-year full scholarship; we wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors. We also thank Radley College in the UK for partnering with us and bringing life-changing opportunities to under-resourced students.

For inquiry and application : info@arch-community-outreach.com / call +852 3568 0406
GSC 2020 application deadline: 31 March 2019 

Jan 29, 2019 

New ACO Partner Schools

ARCH Community Outreach  (“ACO”) is delighted to announce that we have expanded to a total of 15 partner schools. We warmly welcome Fanling Kau Yan College and Kau Yan College 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 info@arch-arch-community-outreach.com.

New ACO Partner Schools

Jan 18, 2019

ACO is seeking various legal professionals to join the Hong Kong Inter-School Mock Trial Championship 2019 (HKISMTC) on April 13 (Sat) or April 14 (Sun) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) as volunteer judges. We welcome barristers, lawyers, solicitors, attorneys and law students to be our JUDGES!

There are 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.

Join us to nurture and develop Hong Kong youth’s skills in advocacy, critical thinking and public speaking. 

Register now: https://www.judgehongkongmocktrial.org
For inquiry:    mt@arch-community-outreach.com

Jan 12, 2019

Representatives from twenty-two participating schools were warmly welcomed at ARCH for their first meet-up at the orientation workshop last Saturday, 12 January 2019. Participants met the HKISMTIC committee and were introduced to our Partner Organizer from Empire Mock Trial, Mr. Justin Matarrese, Executive Director, and Mr. Viran Weerasekera, Director of Competition Operations & HK Program Coordinator. Students also gained a deeper understanding of the competition rules, methodologies, tactics and best practices.

Ms Jennifer Yu, Co-founder and Director of ACO expressed her appreciation to each participant on behalf of the HKISMTC Committee. With unfailing support from the schools and students, together we are able to bring this wonderful activity a sustainable growth and many more years of fierce competitions to come!

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