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Making Good Choices Career Preparation Workshops and Job Shadowing 2015

Learn how to confidently apply for jobs and succeed in the workplace with industry mentors!

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The series of four workshops in the Making Good Choices Career Preparation Workshops help students advance the last mile between having an education and having a job.

Participating students are given the opportunity to obtain expert advice on CV preparation, learn about meeting etiquette, customer service and other practical job preparation and workplace skills.

Led by Charitable Choice Founder & CEO, Ms Cheryl Wilson, the workshop is run by experienced management executives and HR professionals, supported by volunteers from a diverse range of professional backgrounds.

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Workshops are conducted in English and on Saturday mornings from April to July 2015. There are altogether 15 CityU SCOPE students participating across three cycles of the workshop. The students are from a range of study disciplines, including Aviation, Computer Science & IT, Language & Communication, Social Sciences, Accounting, Business Studies, and Hospitality & Tourism.

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Students completing the Making Good Choices workshops will have the chance to apply for a range of job shadowing and short-term internship opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the real world.

Making Good Choices is an initiative of Charitable Choice, a registered not-for-profit charity organization promoting charitable gifting for a better Hong Kong. Funds raised by Charitable Choice also support the Making Good Choices workshops for the youth in Hong Kong.

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CityU SCOPE is supportive of the workshops because it is a self-financed institution in continuing and professional education with limited resources in providing quality career planning, internship and mentorship opportunities. We are grateful to have Charitable Choice's support in providing a comprehensive career preparation workshops along with short-term internship or job shadowing opportunities for our full-time Top-up Degree students.

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“Our experience working with the youth since Charitable Choice’s inception in 2011 and the desire to help students prepare better for interviews and job opportunities is the driving force behind our Making Good Choices initiative. If our small intervention can positively influence an individual’s chance of gainful employment through which to contribute to our society, we’ve made a positive impact,” said Cheryl Wilson, Founder & CEO of Charitable Choice.

Student Sharing

Tammy TSANG, BSc (Hons) Aviation Management
The Making Good Choices workshops provided an invaluable experience for me to learn more about preparing for my future career. All of the expert advice from the workshop leaders was useful and professional – especially the detailed guidance on preparing a CV and cover letter. In addition to this they were helpful in preparing us for job interviews by conducting mock interviews and sharing job interview preparation tips from recent graduates who are now Management Trainees in large corporations. After completing this workshop I have clearly established my career goals and enhanced by interview skills.
Marco YUEN, BSc (Hons) Aviation Management
I am glad that I participated in the Making Good Choices Career Preparation workshops. Cheryl, the programme leader, shared many of her personal experiences and explained the different interview scenarios we may encounter. Most impressively, we were provided two mock interview opportunities to help improve our interview techniques.
Melody WONG, BA (Hons) International Business Management
The Career Preparation Workshops are helpful for my future career path, I hope the provision of these practical workshops would be continued for the coming students.
Kelly LUI, BA (Hons) Marketing Management
I find the Workshops useful for me, especially the parts of CV writing and job interview, which are very beneficial to my career development.
Catherine MUNG, BA (Hons) International Business Communication with Chinese
Mock interviews make me feel more confident in looking for a job afterwards.
Jammy WOO, BA (Hons) Hospitality and Service Management
The instructors are friendly and helpful, and they often encourage us to participate in the discussion. They welcome our questions on career and job-related issues. I enjoy the activities and highly recommend it to other students.