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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 trend of globalization, 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

  • Around 200 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 7 weeks, with 6-week work experience and 3-5 days of orientation.

Destinations

  • Berlin and Munich
  • Chicago
  • London
  • Melbourne and Sydney
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Taipei 
  • Toronto

Berlin and Munich
Programme Coordinator: Miss Karen Li
T: +85234115678
E: karenkwli@hkbu.edu.hk
 

Chicago
Programme Coordinator: Miss Alice Yau
T: +85234118041
E: lfyau@hkbu.edu.hk
 

London
Programme Coordinator: Miss Yvonne Ho
T: +85234115385
E: yvonneho@hkbu.edu.hk
 

Melbourne and Sydney
Programme Coordinator: Ms Angelina Chan
T: +85234115277
E: angelina@hkbu.edu.hk
 

Seoul
Programme Coordinator: Miss Shirley Lui
T: +85234118043
E: shirleylui@hkbu.edu.hk
 

Shanghai
Programme Coordinator: Miss Penny Lo
T: +85234115278
E: pennylo@hkbu.edu.hk
 

Singapore
Programme Coordinator: Miss Vicky Lo
T: +85234115790
E: vickylo@hkbu.edu.hk
 

Taipei
Programme Coordinator: Ms Angelina Chan
T: +85234115277
E: angelina@hkbu.edu.hk
 

Toronto
Programme Coordinator: Ms Sharon Lee
T: +85234115724
E: leesharon@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.

Accommodation

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

Flights, Living Expenses, Local Transportation & Meals

  • Students will take care of their own flight arrangements and living expenses including local transportation and meals.

Want to Join Us

Coming in Oct 2018!