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Smart Start Hong Kong

06 January 2021

In June 2018, students from Hong Kong’s Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College and Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School spent two days attending a training programme run by volunteers from A&O and J.P. Morgan to help improve their business and soft skills.
Conference room of pupils during a presentation by peers
The programme included workshops on preparing a CV, handling a job interview, persuasive writing, and effective networking. Much like Smart Start in London, South Africa and India, the Hong Kong programme was aimed at providing necessary career-building skills to students from under-represented backgrounds. Students also took part in a presentation skills workshop, at the end of which they delivered a presentation to a local NGO, HandsOn Hong Kong, on how young people can use their time and skills to volunteer in the community. The most impactful idea from the Smart Start students will be implemented within the charity, which will also be shared with other NGOs.

It was a meaningful program which will help me tackle my future in the upcoming years

Smart Start student from 2018 cohort

I thought that going for an interview was going for an interrogation but it’s actually just a conversation. I had the best experience

Smart Start student from 2018 cohort

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