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Metropolitan Attachment Programme

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Sponsored by HKBU Whole Person Development – Mainland and Overseas Expedition Fund
Tel. No.: +852 3411 5385   Email: bucareer@hkbu.edu.hk

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Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is committed to the education of a whole person, hoping that our students will have well-rounded development of their academic studies, personal qualities and professional skills in order to contribute to society after their graduation.

In view of the drastic increase in the number of university graduates in Hong Kong and the fact of globalization, the Career Centre of the Office of Student Affairs has organized the Metropolitan Attachment Programme (MAP) since 1998.

Objectives

  • To enrich students’ living and work experience in different cultural environments;
  • To enhance their language and communication skills;
  • To broaden their vision about the world of work; and
  • To strengthen students’ life and transferable skills such as self-confidence, sense of co-operation, and problem solving ability, which prepare them for potential career opportunities.

Details

  • Highly committed students of high calibre from different disciplines will be placed in different companies all over the world for work attachment.
  • Students will stay in the assigned city for 8 weeks with 7-week work experience and 3-5 days orientation.

Locations

  • Australia (Melbourne and Sydney)
  • Canada (Toronto)
  • China (Shanghai)
  • Germany (Berlin and Munich)
  • Norway (Bergen)
  • South Korea (Seoul)
  • Southern Sweden (Gothenburg and Malmo)
  • Taiwan (Taipei)
  • United Kingdom (London)
  • United States (Chicago)

Australia (Melbourne and Sydney)

Programme Coordinator: Ms. Angelina Chan

Tel. No.: +852 3411 5277

Email: angelina@hkbu.edu.hk

 

Canada (Toronto)

Programme Coordinator: Miss Tammy Chong

Tel. No.: +852 3411 5724

Email: tammychong@hkbu.edu.hk

 

China (Shanghai)

Programme Coordinator: Miss Penny Lo

Tel. No.: +852 3411 5278

Email: pennylo@hkbu.edu.hk

 

Germany (Berlin and Munich)

Programme Coordinator: Miss Karen Li

Tel. No.: +852 3411 5678

Email: karenkwli@hkbu.edu.hk

 

Norway (Bergen)

Programme Coordinator: Miss Yvonne Ho

Tel. No.: +852 3411 5385

Email: yvonneho@hkbu.edu.hk

 

South Korea (Seoul)

Programme Coordinator: Miss Shirley Lui

Tel. No.: +852 3411 8043

Email: shirleylui@hkbu.edu.hk

 

Southern Sweden (Malmo)

Programme Coordinator: Ms. Jade Chan

Tel. No.: +852 3411 2670

Email: jadechan@hkbu.edu.hk

 

Taiwan (Taipei)

Programme Coordinator: Ms. Angelina Chan

Tel. No.: +852 3411 5277

Email: angelina@hkbu.edu.hk

 

United Kingdom (London)

Programme Coordinator: Miss Vicky Lo

Tel. No.: +852 3411 5790

Email: vickylo@hkbu.edu.hk

 

United States (Chicago)

Programme Coordinator: Miss Alice Yau

Tel. No.: +852 3411 2321

Email: lfyau@hkbu.edu.hk

Your Benefits

  • Our highly motivated students can be an additional workforce, in a cost effective manner.
  • Our students are all energetic, committed, hard-working and self-motivated. They have all-round skills and positive work attitude.

Your Responsibilities

  • HKBU would like each company to host one or two students.
  • An English (for overseas cities) or a Putonghua / Mandarin (for Mainland / Taiwan cities) speaking environment is highly preferable as one of the objectives of the programme is to enhance our students’ English or Putonghua communication skills and their understanding of foreign cultures.
  • The only commitment from the companies is to provide a valuable work experience for our students, preferably with a supervisor assigned.
  • All the reporting hours are at the participating companies’ discretion. However, a normal office hour schedule is strongly advised.
  • At the end of the programme, participating companies are required to complete a performance evaluation for the interns.

Salary

  • As this is a non-paid work attachment programme, students will work as volunteers. There is no obligation for host companies to pay salaries or wages. Nevertheless, it is at the companies’ discretion to give stipends to the students.

Insurance Coverage

  • The university will provide insurance coverage for all the students as the programme is classified as a university activity. There is no liability from the host companies.

Confidentiality

  • HKBU will have briefed and asked participants to sign an undertaking after they are accepted to the programme on business ethics and so far there have been no complaints from host companies.

Airfare & Accommodation

  • Students will stay as a group in rented apartments/hotels/hostels. The university will arrange and prepay all the expenses on airfare and accommodation.

Living Expenses, Transportation & Catering Expenses

  • Students will take care of their own living expenses including local transportation and meal expenses.

Want to Join Us

 

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