Our life at IPO

Corporate & Professional Development

Besides academic knowledge, professional knowledge and business experience help students understand how the real world works. IPO provides students with career guidance to explore and map out their own unique career path. 



Corporate Projects

Students explore innovative ways to create value and solve real-world business problems for companies. Examples include: “O2O Strategies for Global Buyers” for IBM and HKTDC; “Smart Home for Global Markets in 2017” for HARMAN; “Business Insight from Social Analysis” for IBM; “RFID and Business Applications” for Schmidt & Co (HK) Ltd, and “Technology for Ubiquitous Web 2.0 Business” for Akamai Technologies Hong Kong Ltd.

Latest news: “Growth Hacking for Gillette” – Corporate Project Sponsored by Proctor & Gamble Hong Kong Household Brands Executive



Symposiums, Forums & Seminars

Symposiums, forums & seminars are organized regularly for students to learn from successful executives and obtain first-hand accounts of latest trends and issues from academic and industry leaders.     

Latest news: T&M-DDP Executive Forum Series: The Future of Possible by Ms. Christina Zhang, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy & Communication, DJI



Career Training & Talks

Speakers/ Trainers from different fields share career prospects of diverse industries and working cultures of local and international corporations and equip students with effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills in proper manner and prepare them with innovative mindset plus business sense for better career and professional development. 

Upcoming Events

Latest News: IPO Industrial Fellowship - Career Insider Series: Turbulence Ahead – The Future of Risk Management and Financial Institutions


Career Opportunities

Students are encouraged to take up internship to gain valuable working experience.  Internship and graduate employment opportunities are available from corporate-sponsored projects, mentorship programs and direct hiring by companies via Career Center or program office. Faculty advisors and Career Centre can further provide students with resources and dedicated services in career advising. Real world is competitive but you will have our support and backup on your journey onwards. 

HKUST Career Centre


Career Advising Service

IPO career advisors, Ms Joanne WONG and Ms Vanessa CHAN, support and assist students in understanding themselves and potential career directions throughout their studies.

To view their profiles, please click Ms Vanessa CHAN  and Ms Joanne WONG

To make an appointment, please send an email to Ms Vanessa CHAN  (vanchan@ust.hk)  or Ms Joanne WONG (wongjoanne@ust.hk).