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Sharpening the Senses at the Master’s Degree (2016-17) Graduation Ceremony

On the morning of 18 November, over 2,000 people, including 1,320 guests and 729 graduating students from various postgraduate programs, gathered at the University Mall to create delightful memories of the Master's Degree (2016-17) Graduation Ceremony

6 December, 2017 

On the morning of Saturday, 18 November, over 2,000 people, including 1,320 guests and 729 graduating students from various postgraduate programs, gathered at the University Mall to create delightful memories of the Master's Degree (2016-17) Graduation Ceremony.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Fanny Cheung opened proceedings with an address to the attendees. This was followed by a keynote speech delivered by Mr. Albert Ng, Chairman, China and Managing Partner, Greater China, Ernst & Young. Mr. Ng is a dedicated alumnus who graduated with a BBA in Accounting in 1981. In his inspirational speech, he discussed the five "senses" which we all need to hone in order to overcome challenges and make a positive change to the world.

A sense of purpose:
A sense of purpose is the feeling that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, that we are valued, and that we have something better ahead to work for. It motivates us to create a lasting legacy.

A sense of urgency:
In business, customers won't wait and competitors won't stop gaining on you. Those who set themselves apart from the rest always maintain a sense of urgency in order to be the best they can be.

A sense of pride:
When you come to know yourself, and be proud of yourself, you will find happiness. Strive to do your best for a better community, a better CUHK, a better Hong Kong, a better China, and a better world.

A sense of community:
When we share an emotional connection, it inspires us to contribute and take on challenges. CUHK Business School has prepared for us to make the world more sustainable, more inclusive, and more beautiful.

A sense of empathy:
To make a bigger impact on the world, we need to work together and collaborate with people who may not be the same as us. This builds trust and helps strengthen connections.

At the end of the ceremony, Ms. Amanda Xu, a full-time graduating student from the MSc in Finance Program, delivered the closing remarks: "I am thankful to my alma mater for providing a fulfilling learning environment defined by diversity. This has allowed me to explore the values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect and, most importantly, to develop the courage to defend the value of truth."

CUHK Business School offers its congratulations to all the new graduates and looks forward to building a stronger alumni network together.

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This article was first published in the website of Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office, CUHK Business School on 6 December 2017.