The University of Macau (UM) Honours College (HC) recently held an opening ceremony for the 2018/2019 academic year to welcome 186 new academically accomplished students, all of whom are student leaders drawn from 28 academic programmes. According to HC Dean Mok Kai Meng, the college has launched new programmes to admit more outstanding students with leadership skills.
At the ceremony, UM Vice Rectors Lionel Ni, Rui Martins, and Kou Mei presented admission certificates to the students. In his speech, HC Dean Prof Mok Kai Meng noted that most graduates of the HC in the past seven years have found jobs at international companies such as Deloitte, Jardine Matheson etc… or pursued further education at top universities in the world such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, etc…. The seventh graduates in Jun 2018 have been employed by the well-known companies or organizations such as Bank of China (Macau), PricewaterhouseCoopers (Macau), KPMG (Macau), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Macau), Tencent (Shenzhen), Sacred Heart Canossian College English Section, MIL Law Office, China Construction Engineering (Macau) Company Limited, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, MGM Macau, etc… or admitted by top universities in the world such as Columbia University, University of Michigan, The University of Queensland, University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, etc…. Moreover, one graduate has been admitted by INSEAD which is ranked among the best business schools in the world and will pursue the PhD study directly with the full funding scholarships.
He encouraged the new cohort of students to grasp the opportunities to work hard and try different things. He pointed out the necessity of developing leaderships skills through participating in student activities and expressed hope that the students would give back to society.
Established in 2009, the HC is dedicated to nurturing outstanding undergraduate students into future leaders of society. Students have the opportunity to study abroad at esteemed universities to gain an international perspective on the disciplines they study. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their potential and leadership skills through various research programmes, meetings with experts and leaders, and community services.
Source: Communications Office, University of Macau