Citi and CUHK Business School jointly announced today the successful completion of the CUHK-Citibank University Banking Course 2016-2017. At the graduation ceremony held, 31 CUHK Business School students were presented with their certificates for completing the course.
Citi and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School jointly announced today the successful completion of the CUHK–Citibank University Banking Course 2016-2017.
At the graduation ceremony held today, 31 students from the CUHK Business School were presented with their certificates for completing the three-month programme, which consists of a series of lectures taught by senior bankers at Citi Hong Kong.
Among the participants, six were selected to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award and they will have the opportunity to join Citi Hong Kong’s 2017 internship programme in June. The selection criteria for the Outstanding Achievement Award were based on the students’ overall performance, taking into account their attendance record, class participation, term-end test results, and final project scores.
During the ten-week Citi internship programme, the six students from CUHK Business School will continue their learning journey as they join more than 100 undergraduates of 15 nationalities in gaining on-the-job experience as well as training on important soft skills.
Angel Ng, Country Business Manager, Hong Kong, Citibank Global Consumer Banking, said, “Helping our young generation better prepare for their future careers by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills is a key part of Citi’s commitment to enabling progress in the communities where we serve. We were deeply encouraged by how engaged the students were throughout the banking course. Their enthusiasm and constant strive for new and better ways to do things, as evident in their work, are precisely what our society needs. We hope that the students will make full use of their skills and experience to go on and become progress-making leaders in their chosen professions.”
Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean of CUHK Business School and Wei Lun Professor of Finance, said, “We are pleased that both CUHK and Citi share a strong commitment and enthusiasm in nurturing the next generation for the banking and financial services industry. The banking course is an eye-opening opportunity for our students to strengthen their knowledge and soft skills for future career development.”
“My heartfelt gratitude goes to the course lecturers from Citi for their hard work and tremendous effort in preparing our students with real-life knowledge in banking operations and invaluable hands-on experience. We look forward to continuing the shared mission of grooming future business leaders through our partnership with Citi,” Prof. Chan added.
During the three-month programme that commenced in January, students attended a series of classroom lectures covering a range of topics related to the banking industry. All participants were required to complete a term-end test and a final group project.
Established in 2004, the Citibank University Banking Course was developed with the aim of introducing university students to the banking industry and nurturing future business leaders. Since launch, more than 600 university students in Hong Kong have attended the banking course and received in total over 350 hours of teaching on the fundamentals of banking and finance.
Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean of CUHK Business School (fourth from left) and Wei Lun Professor of Finance; Prof. Wong Suk-ying, Associate Vice-President of CUHK (middle); Ms Angel Ng, Country Business Manager, Hong Kong, Citibank Global Consumer Banking (sixth from left); And six students who won this year’s Outstanding Achievement Award posed for a group photo. From left to right, the students are: Chuen Ga-hou (Quantitative Finance [QFN], Year 3), Christie Leung Sik-yin (Global Economics and Finance, Year 2), Wallace Lee Siu-fung (QFN, Year 2), Helen Chung Tsz-shan (Professional Accountancy [PACC], Year 4), Chloris Yeung Ho-ching (PACC, Year 3) and Sebastien Yang Chih-chun (Global Business Studies, Year 3).