HKU HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU

Summary of CAP events for 2017-20

 1) Career/Recruitment Talk

To enlarge students' network and employability, the Department has from time to time provided students with opportunities to take part in different career-related events of various natures under the Career Advising Programme. Career/Recruitment Talk is one of the very means of preparing students to transition successfully towards their future career.

  • An Introduction to the Actuarial Profession by Casualty Actuarial Society

  • Mr. Michael Chou, International Relations Manager of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) has come to share his experience and insights into the actuarial industry with our students. His talk has enlightened our students about how to plan ahead for the career path.

  • EY Recruitment Talk

  • EY Actuarial & Insurance Advisory is very supportive of our career-related events. It was delightful to see our graduates (Florence, Koopa and Kermit in particular) coming home in the capacity of E&Y representatives!

  • IFoA Talk

  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) invited some of their fellows/members to deliver presentation sessions in respect of IFoA - Actuarial Career. They have shared the thoughts and insights about IFoA qualifications and the career prospects that the IFoA qualification could offer.

  • Prelude to Actuarial Internship Programme and Workplace Etiquette Workshop

  • Career development and guidance is an essential part of schooling in preparing young talents for their future which supports them to make informed decisions about the career pathways. Therefore, “Prelude to Actuarial Internship Programme” is held every semester specifically for Actuarial Science students as a basic industry information training to keep themselves updated about the recent market trend of actuarial role, in addition, the “Workplace Etiquette Workshop” could help students to understand what is the proper behavior in the workplace so as to be well equipped to be a strong candidate.


 2) Company visits (2017-19)

We are grateful to the companies below for organising the company visits for our students. This is a great opportunity in engaging students through the connection with professionals, not only enabling them to know more about their area of interest but also enhancing their interpersonal skills. With regular industrial visits, students are able to identify their prospective area of work like consulting, finance, insurance, marketing, etc.

Acknowledgment: (in alphabetical order)

  • AIA
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • HKEX
  • HSBC
  • PCCW
  • Swiss Re
  • Willis Towers Watson

     3) Alumni Sharing

    The Alumni Sharing sessions are held frequently for students. We believe that current students could be of great benefits from graduates’ sharing of learning, work placements hunting, career-launching, etc. The information exchanging and relationship-building platform offer students the opportunity to discuss specific careers, as well as explore various options in greater depth.

    Our Alumni’s support and dedication to students is much appreciated. We are very pleased to keep strengthening the ties with alumni, and staying connected with the industry.