Fourth Graduation Ceremony for Postgraduate Students Held at CUHK-Shenzhen
The Fourth Graduation Ceremony for Postgraduate Students of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen was held on November 9, 2019 in the University's Central Avenue. It was in celebration of the completion of postgraduate studies of 326 graduate students and the start of a new stage of life. The ceremony was graced by the presence of CUHK-Shenzhen Vice Presidents (Prof. Tom Luo, Prof. Shiping Zhu and Mr. K.C. YUEN), Dean of the Graduate School Prof. S Y Tong, Governing Board representative Prof. Pak-wai Liu, as well as over 600 graduates and their families and friends.
At the fourth graduate graduation ceremony,everyone stood up and sang the National Anthem
The fourth cohort of postgraduate students of CUHK-Shenzhen represents a total of 326 students who major in Accounting, Economics, and Finance in the School of Management and Economics (SME), Data Science and Computer & Information Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering (SSE), Translation & Interpreting Studies and Simultaneous Interpreting in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Financial Engineering in the Institute for Data and Decision Analytics (iDDA), as well as Supply Chain and Logistics Management (EMSc-SCLM), a part-time programme newly launched by the University.
Graduate Representative Qinsheng Lin: Opportunities in the Greater Bay Area
On behalf of the 2019 graduates, Lin Qinsheng expressed his gratitude to the University for providing students opportunities to meet excellent classmates and the best teachers.
"All our professors are learned, experienced and insightful. Their well-structured knowledge, their rich experience with global companies and their unique perspectives of industry help us to develop clear understanding of our business. I want to thank my professors for being not only the teachers that pass down tricks of the trade but also being the friends that inspire and motivate us.”
Lin also shared his great pursuit of future opportunities.
“In the Greater Bay Area, everyone is the dot that forms the very connecting link to the East and West, tradition and modernity. Talent, fortune, ideas and technology flows to this area, and I am one of the many that have benefited from this. Situated among great ideas and talented people in Shenzhen, I have just started my own business. My team is working on projects that aimed at promoting services franchises in the sinking market in third and fourth-tier cities in China. For us, it is the right time and we should be the right persons to shoulder the responsibility, to add new vitality to the sustainable growth and prosperity of China.”
Professor Pak-wai Liu: to explore and discover in the best of times; not to forget the responsibility for society and the motherland
In his speech, Professor Pak-wai Liu extended his heartfelt congratulations to the graduates. In his eyes, they are a lucky generation born in a prosperous China, living in a dynamic and innovative city, and studying at a highly promising university. Prof. Pak-wai Liu said: "As young graduates you are living in the best of times. There are plenty of opportunities ahead of you waiting for you to explore and to seize.” Besides, Prof. Liu detailed the Sino-US trade and currency wars from a professional perspective to motivate the graduates to care for the motherland and the world while living in the best of times.
Professor Luo Zhiquan,Vice president of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), presents a souvenir to Professor Liao Baiwei
Graduate's Careers After CUHK Shenzhen
Most of the graduates chose to work in major banks, securities companies, accounting firms, state-owned enterprises and Internet companies in first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Specifically, employers of Translation & Interpreting Studies and Simultaneous Interpreting graduates include CCTV, China Merchants Shekou Holdings, UNESCO, Shenzhen Municipal Taxation Bureau, and public schools in Shenzhen; Graduates majoring in Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Financial Engineering received offers from internationally renowned financial institutions, companies, and government units such as CITIC Securities, Ping An Fund, Huawei, Tencent, NetEase, JD.com, IDG Asia Incubator, Shenzhen National High-Tech Industry Innovation Center, China Merchants Bank, Bank of China, Sunac, Cinda, OCT East China Investment Corporation, and Baoneng. The first cohort of graduates of Data Science and Computer & Information Engineering was also favored by noted employers such as Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China Merchants Bank, WeBank, OPPO, Bank of Communications Head Office, Ping An Technology, and Ant Financial.
EMSc-SCLM, the part-time master's degree programme launched in 2017, welcomed its first cohort of graduates this year. With rich management experience, over 90% of them are recruited by well-known cross-border logistics and e-commerce platforms in the trade, including Sinotrans, SF Express, CIMC Group, LOSCAM, HK Air Cargo Carrier, INTTRA Inc, and Sunny Field.
The rest of the graduates chose to continue their studies or start their own businesses after graduation. Wei Xiaohan, a 2019 Translation & Interpreting Studies graduate, launched an AI translation service platform in August this year with CUHK-Shenzhen's Center for Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship (CIDE). Relying on the University's computing power, translation data, language materials and human resources, this entrepreneurial project has completed a multi-million-yuan seed round investment.