The School of Accounting and Finance provides different kinds of activities to facilitate the personal development of our undergraduate students.
“AF Academy” is an elite group of year 2 students modeled on the Beta Alpha Psi organization in North America. “Industry Interest Groups” are formulated to allow our students to have more realistic view on a typical career path in a particular industry, and to enable our staff to better incorporate the latest industrial trends into their classroom teaching. “Professional Mentoring Programme” is a coaching and counseling programme provided to students who will proceed to their final year of study in the University.
PolyU's AF Academy is an exclusive and highly selective programme designed to groom our top students into top-of-the-list graduate candidates. The programme is comprised of a series of workshops conducted by professional trainers to improve the students' employment readiness skills. Through the AF Academy, students will be able to participate and organise business or academic related events, giving students ample opportunities to develop their own industry networks. The Academy's goal is to provide capable and committed AF students with the skills essential to impress potential employers with their suitability for an internship and post-graduation employment position.
In order to let our students to know more about the prospect of the future career in various disciplines, our School organzies the “Industry Interest Groups” which include:
|Group 3||Financial Management|
|Group 7||Banking and Financial Services|
Each group shall consist of teaching staff, industry people, student representatives and student members. The role and benefit for being a student member or student representative are as follows:
|A) Student Member||B) Student Representative|
To be successful in the business world, knowledge and techniques are not enough. Soft skills, vision, courage, global views coupled with a proactive attitude are essential.
The Professional Mentoring Programme (PMP) is a coaching and counseling programme organized by the School of Accounting and Finance for accounting and finance undergraduate students who will proceed to their final year of study in next year. It is designed to embrace the building up of a mentor-protégé relationship between students and individual working professionals and industry leaders. Its goal is to enhance the future professional and career development of students under the guidance and advice of their mentors.
PMP is recognized as one of the School’s many co-curricular activities. The specific objectives of the Programme are:
The mentors are appointed on an honorary basis. They are experienced alumni and professional members working in CPA firms, banks, commerce, industries and government organizations. A mentor normally takes care of one to two mentees. The mentoring period of the PMP lasts for one and a half years. During the mentoring period, mentor and mentees shall meet on dates, times and places which are convenient to both parties. The meetings can be lunch or dinner meetings, workplace visits in the mentor’s office, and University campus visits and meetings. Mentees can also invite mentors to attend University functions, which are conducive to the development of an effective mentor-mentee relationship. The primary objective is to establish and maintain a close relationship between the mentor and the mentees.
The mentor-mentee meetings provide opportunities for the mentors to share their working experience and visions in career and professional development with their mentees. It is hoped that through this mentoring programme, the mentees will widen their horizon and be more prepared to work in the real world before graduation.