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June 24, 2020
Careers Program 2020: Critical Thinking Workshop
ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) was delighted to host a skills training workshop for the 2020 cohort of the Careers Program on 14 June, at ARCH Education. Mr. Albert Ma, Associate Director of Education Services at ARCH Education, delivered a Critical Thinking Skills Workshop and practiced several group interviews with the students. They were amazed by his presentation and the skills he taught. One of the students, Miffy Mok, said that it was “such a comprehensive workshop.”
The students found the workshop inspirational and practical. Sapphire Wong learnt how to “think broader from different perspectives” while Anthony So discovered “the ways to answer an abstract question.” Apart from applying these new communication strategies in school discussions, Marco Lee expressed that he was “going to apply them in real life.”
June 21, 2020
Global Aspiring Medic Conference (GAMC) 2020
The Global Aspiring Medic Conference (GAMC) is the largest student medical conference in Asia which aims at showcasing innovations that are transforming the healthcare industry. ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) has invited professionals to share their expertise in the fields of Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, Biomedical Science and Medical Technology - reflecting the multidisciplinary nature in clinical practice and research.
GAMC strives to give students the opportunity to learn about the evolving topics of how AI impacts healthcare. This year, the conference will be conducted virtually by leading academics from highly ranked research institutes and admissions experts. Students will discover requirements and strategies for putting together successful medical school applications. Additionally, there will be a Q&A session for students to gain insights and practical advice from our guest speakers on how to begin their path towards a future career in medicine.
Through interactive e-lectures, GAMC provides a platform for students to explore the potential and challenges of AI in the healthcare industry. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements and our line-up of incredible speakers for GAMC 2020!
For more information and registration: https://www.gamchk.com/
June 15, 2020
CAREERS PROGRAM 2020 - ORIENTATION DAY AND CV WORKSHOP
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has swept across the world, our determination to strive for a better future has not been affected. Instead of a usual in-person meetup, ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) successfully held the Orientation Day for Careers Program 2020 online on 31 May.
In this hard time, the executive committee of ACO Alumni Association is pleased to have connected ACO’s previous cohorts and industry guests for Alumni sharing. They were here to share with the students about their experience in the Careers Program, their journey to university and career paths.
During the session of UK & US Sharing, Jeff Cheung (2016 Cohort), studying at Wesleyan University in the US, told students to be brave and seize every opportunity as it might be a life-changing decision. Shannon Chau (2018 Cohort), studying at the London School of Economics in the UK, gave practical advice to those who would like to study abroad. Christine Kun, one of the 2020 cohorts, said this session was her favourite, as the ‘informative sharing is definitely useful’ to her because she is considering applying to overseas universities.
A CV workshop delivered by Mr Albert Ma, Associate Director of Education Services, ARCH Education, was held to kick-start the program. This CV workshop helped students to ‘have a clear mind on how to write a simple, concise but detailed CV’, as described by Tiffany Mak, another student of this year's cohort.
ACO would like to take this opportunity to thank ARCH Education, ACO’s alumni and corporate guests for their continuous support to our program. Also, we appreciate our students for their patience and the flexibility they have shown, and we admire their willingness to learn about ways to continue working towards their goals even in such a difficult time.
Be safe and be well! We look forward to meeting again soon!
June 5, 2020
INFORMATION SESSION: UK/US UNIVERSITIES APPLICATIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) hosted 2 online information sessions on the 3rd and 4th of June, 2020. We are deeply hounoured to have ARCH Education’s UK/US Admissions Consultants sharing their insights with our participants online. They talked about the recognition of HKDSE and the application and preparation of UK/US universities at the beginning of the live webinars.
During the session of the UK/US scholarships, our guest speakers from The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholarship (University of Oxford, UK), Prince Philip Scholarship (University of Cambridge, UK) and Freeman Asian Scholarship (Wesleyan University, US) gave a brief introduction about the scholarships and reminded what should the participants prepare before applying.
ACO aims to provide assistance to the students with financial burdens to realize their potentials through our University Application Support Program. You are able to dream big too. Submit your application now: https://bit.ly/35NcaDe
May 4, 2020
Announcement on Careers Program 2020
ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) has completed the Super Day Interview Online event for Careers Program 2020. We are delighted to meet all the brilliant candidates. Hope they enjoyed this interview experience, engaging with your interviewer one-on-one or in a small group format, and found the feedback useful.
Despite all the inconvenience the pandemic is putting us through, we just witnessed a record-breaking number in participating schools joining the Program. For that, we sincerely thank the schools for their continuous support and involvement.
Special thanks to our volunteers and the Executive Committee of ACO Alumni Association (AAA) who tirelessly screened applications and conducted interviews with the candidates.
Results will be announced by 7 May, 2020. Once again, thank you very much to everyone who had contributed and participated in this event.
March 20, 2020
Super Day Interview 2020
First part of the Super Day Interview 2020 had successfully completed on 14th of March. In response to the recent public health situation, ARCH Community Outreach (ACO) conducted the individual interviews online this year. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the students and schools for their participation.
Special thanks to the Board of Directors of ACO, the ACO Alumni Association (AAA) and our industry partners for being our voluntary interviewers. Without their continuous support, this interview would not have been successful.
The second part of the interview will take place soon, so please stay tune. In the meantime, stay healthy everyone!