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Why Korean Students Choose The University of Hong Kong
- 3rd most international university in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)
- 25th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)
- Nearly 100% graduate employment rate for 12 consecutive years.
Nearly 40% of HKU's graduates are able to secure a job offer even before they graduate. Therefore, it is not surprising that a majority of our graduates from around the world choose to stay in Hong Kong and work. This bustling metropolis is full of opportunities and graduates can easily get a work visa. HKU has helped several students launch their careers in Hong Kong and rest of the world.
Many of our students also say that taking up internships during semester breaks is how they narrowed down their interests, gained experience, travelled and even secured jobs. HKU has a culture that actively encourages students to take up internships; our student advisory body, CEDARS has several resources which students can use to find internships that match their interests.
Hear From Our Students
I was the Managing Director of Eureka Consulting Group (ECG) – a student-led pro bono consulting group and a registered social enterprise – from 2016 to 2017. As a final year student yet to graduate from university, my team and I was negotiating with local businesses on client engagement contracts, spearheading professional interviews with 200+ students a year and essentially running an organization of nearly 50 people. What is more, we were making impact in the businesses of our clients in measurable ways, from designing marketing campaigns to pricing strategies. None of this would have been possible if it were not for the community of dedicated and talented students at HKU and the access HKU allowed to some of our key mentors. I was later able to leverage on my leadership experiences at ECG for success in future graduate program and job search process.
I grew up in Seoul and Oklahoma without being exposed to other parts of the world before coming to Hong Kong. Coming to HKU was an adventure itself for me but I soon realized that it was the best decision I could make as an aspiring journalist. As I majored in Journalism, Politics and Public Administration, I was constantly encouraged to gain hands on experience and venture into the outside world.
I gained practical experience by interning at different places like Associated Press, Google, Bloomberg, and Channel News Asia. The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum really helped me cover different beats from politics in South Korea, economy and markets in Singapore, and now blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in Hong Kong
HKU Open House in Seoul
|Date:||January 12, 2019 (Saturday)|
10:00 am - 12:30 pm (South Korea Time)
Undergraduate Interviews for Main Round Applicants
|Date:||Jan 12 - 13, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)|
January 12, 2019: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (South Korea Time)
January 13, 2019: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (South Korea Time)
Interview invitations will be made on a selective basis to those who have already submitted applications to HKU. Shortlisted candidates for an interview will receive confirmation through their registered e-mail nearer the time of the interview.
COEX Convention Exhibition Center
513 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul