Listen to others why we are good.
“I had an amazing time at Eco Engineering Ltd where the week spent in job shadowing professional people gave me insights into the engineering industry. ACO’s Job Shadowing program has provided me with many chances to widen my horizons in different industries, and also supported me generously in my application process for the UK university admissions. I can still remember the comprehensive guidance at different stages where I was given clear instructions on what to do. Without ACO’s help, the whole process could have been so much more troublesome and difficult. So, if you want to gain more exposure in real-life industry and seek support in your career path, ACO is definitely your first choice.”
- Sam Li; 2018 Cohort; HKSES Scholar; SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School | University of Manchester (Architecture)
“With the enormous support from the Careers Program of ACO, not only did I expose myself to a wide array of job shadowing experiences, which all cultivated to my most precious delight in gaining confidence in my field of interest, but also empowered me to go of my own volition. The tailored internship opportunity encouraged me to understand both of my virtue and drawbacks while also challenged my perspectives towards career and life. I am more than thankful to ACO by connecting me to like-minded people and it is a valuable experience not to be missed.”
Conner Yim; 2018 Cohort; Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College | Imperial College, UK (Aeronautical Engineering)
"My story with ACO is a unique one since I didn’t join the Careers Program but a scholarship talk that they held. Jennifer Ma and Jennifer Yu shared on the admissions to overseas schools and successful stories of Thomas and Shirley which inspired me a lot. I was offered the best guidance on the SAT test prep, personal statements and financial aid applications later on. Without the generous support from ACO, I would never dare to dream big! ACO has empowered my whole life, and I aspire to become a person who can empower others’ lives!"
- Jeff Cheung, Sing Yin Secondary School
"ACO is the best programme I have joined as a secondary school student. It offers experience, opportunities and networks few students can gain access to. It is a programme that never ends, as the skills acquired, the experience gained and the friends made will only expand through the years."
- Herman Wan, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
“Without ACO, I certainly would not have gone so far in terms of both my university education and career aspiration. Not only has ACO opened up my eyes as to the splendid array of career opportunities in my desired field - law, but it has, more importantly, tailored an all-in-one programme to assist with my overseas university application, with which I manage to start my year one at the LSE this September. After all, something would always be a turning point at some stages of your life. And to me, ACO is doubtlessly the one!”
- Thomas Yau, SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
"I'll definitely recommend this program to my friends, mainly because it let me see for myself what career I might want to pursue in the future, not to mention how the workshops have equipped me with skills to achieve those goals. My sister desperately wants to join this year!"
- Rosemarie Ho, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
"I can get to know more about the career I am interested at and I acknowledge that being a doctor is full of obstacles, but the program has prepared me for that. I learnt a lot of things out of the school, many practical and useful career-related skills. I already had a presentation about this career program to the whole F.5 in my school, and many friends were impressed!"
- Kimmi Kei, SKH Chan Young Secondary School
“It was an invaluable opportunity for me to be one of the participants in ACO. Not only did I broaden my social network, but also gained insight in a variety of industries. It was an unforgettable experience to communicate with different professionals such as lawyers and bankers. What they share was not only the work experience, but also some values such as the attitude towards work and their aspirations.”
- Nicole Sham, St. Paul (Lam Tin) Secondary School
“The careers program was truly an eye-opener to me, since rarely do I have the opportunity to gain insight into so many prominent firms. The interview workshops offered by ACO were very useful which sharpened my communication skills. The program on the whole was well planned in that everything ran smoothly.”
- Gabrielle Wong, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School
- Anthony Chui, SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
We also received encouraging words from principals and vice principals of participating schools:
"We always encourage our students to start their career planning as early as possible. The reality is that secondary schools and teachers have very limited resources to help the students with the whole process. We are extremely fortunate to have the support from ACO. Throughout these years, those lucky students who participated in ACO Career Program had broadened their horizon with a wide variety of activities, like mentorship and career exposure through which they gained a better understanding of their future career development"
- Mr Chan Ka Yun, Principal - SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
"On behalf of our school, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to ACO for providing our students with the opportunity to join the summer program. The invaluable internship experience and mentorship scheme reinforce our students’ career aspiration, and the workshops empower them with the skills in pursuing their dreams."
- Mr YY Pang, Vice Principal - SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School
"Careers Program has provided multi-pronged support focusing in academic and career aspects. It’s worthwhile since I have received first-hand experience in some industries and have also built social networks with my peers."
- Katie Mok, 2019 Cohort; SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School