Alumni in Conversation
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Young alumni share how CityU shaped their career goals.

Hugo Chan
陳子龍

BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering
Co-founder, Albacastor Technology Limited
機電一體化工程學榮譽工學士
艾柏輪科技有限公司聯合創辦人

Reaching out with robotics

Following graduation from the Department of Mechatronic Engineering in 2018, Mr Hugo Chan has pursued his goal to use innovation to assist people, a life direction inspired after participation in the Enhancing Youth Empathy Project through Immersive Visualisation, led by CityU and sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Along with four other classmates, he designed a multifunctional, transformable wheelchair as part of the project, being well aware of the need as his own grandfather had been immobilised since the amputation of one leg. The innovative machine that resulted not only raises the height of the wheelchair seat but can also extend horizontally to ease transfers to a bed or vehicle. The team’s invention won the Romanian Inventors Forum Special Award in the finals of the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN) in 2018.

Now Hugo, together with fellow alumni Mr Peter Cheung and Mr Henry Lam, have founded Albacastor Technology Limited to extend their award-winning technology design to broader applications. The company’s first product is HORIZON, a cutting-edge resident transfer robot for care homes to assist with bed moves and reduce manpower needs.

Hugo is particularly grateful for the advice provided by CityU’s Centre for Robotics and Automation as well as sponsorship from the University’s Student Early Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (SEEDS), with both significantly accelerating the product development process.

HORIZON, a smart patient transfer robot based on concepts conceived for a transformable wheelchair that extends horizontally.
以「變形輪椅」設計概念為基礎成功研發的「智能過床機械人HORIZON」。

Advanced robotics offer an innovative way to meet the needs of an ageing society by assisting healthcare systems and residential institutions improve the quality of nursing services.

變形輪椅獻祖父 憑獲獎設計創業

陳子龍2018年畢業於城大機電一體化工程學,為了實現夢想,當年跟四位同學參加了由城大領導、香港賽馬會慈善信託基金資助的「賽馬會『見.同理』計劃」,為與他年幼同住、因糖尿病截肢而行動不便的祖父,成功設計了一張多功能的「變形輪椅」,並於2018年加拿大 i CAN國際創新發明大賽總決賽中贏得「羅馬尼亞投資者論壇特別獎」。現時他跟曾參與研發的兩位校友張永康及林華盛,成立了初創團隊「艾柏輪科技有限公司」,研發嶄新的「智能過床機械人HORIZON」,把獲獎的技術原理運用到更廣闊的應用層面。

回顧大學歲月,陳子龍曾獲安排到北京大學學術交流,又曾在香港一間自動化設備生產公司及另一間負責港鐵主控制系統的企業實習培訓,將課堂所學知識應用於職場崗位之中,為畢業後踏上創業之路奠下穩固基石。陳子龍特別感謝母校的「機器人與自動化研究中心」,透過提供專業知識意見,並在母校設立的「創意種子計劃」(SEEDS)的資助下,令產品研發過程得以顯著加速,矢志為建立無障礙智能城市盡一份力。

Entrepreneur Hugo (centre) and alumni business partners Peter (right) and Henry (left).
陳子龍(中)與兩位創業拍檔張永康(右)林華盛(左)期望把「變形輪椅」的獲獎技術原理運用到更廣闊的應用層面。

「去年持續的嚴峻疫情,為本地的醫療及護老服務行業帶來前所未見的考驗,醫護及護理人員的工作負擔相當沉重。先進的自動化機械人技術能迎合未來社會人口老化的需要,協助醫療系統以至院舍機構提供高質護理服務,我們正努力朝著這個目標進發,期望不久的將來能以豐碩的科研成果回饋母校和社會。」

Christina Koshy

BSocSc Psychology
香港城市大學社會科學學士(心理學)

Helping others through clinical psychology

New psychology graduate Ms Christina Koshy recently completed a challenging joint bachelor’s degree at CityU's Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Columbia University in the US. The programme requires students to study for two years at each institution, with Christina receiving a series of scholarships in recognition of her academic excellence.

During her student days at CityU, Christina also served as an ambassador on the City-Youth Empowerment Project, where she helped to organise events for disadvantaged sectors of the community, such as low-income families and students with special needs. In her first year with the project, Christina took part in an international service learning programme to a monastic school in Myanmar, where she met a group of local volunteers who were dedicated to helping the poor.

This life-changing experience inspired her to use psychology to give back to society in the future.

Christina also interned at United Christian Nethersole Community Health Service in her third year, where she learned about providing essential healthcare for local minorities and migrants, and observed mental healthcare for children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), all of which she found profoundly enriching. Her mind is now set on pursuing further study in clinical psychology so that she can apply her professional knowledge to help other people and give back to society.

Christina Koshy (third right) received several scholarships at CityU, alleviating financial concerns and enabling her to concentrate on her studies.
成績優異的Christina(右三)曾獲頒授多項獎學金,減輕她的財務負擔,全心全意專注學習。

CityU gave me the opportunity to study psychology from a variety of perspectives. At the same time, it provided important inspiration in planning my career.

奮發攻讀心理學 矢志成為臨床專家

主修心理學的Christina Koshy修讀由城大社會及行為科學系與美國哥倫比亞大學合辦的雙聯學士心理學學位課程,在課程的設計及要求下,分別在兩所大學修讀了兩年,並憑著優異的學業成績,獲頒授多項獎學金。剛畢業的她期望日後成為一位臨床心理學家。

Christina曾擔任「城青優權計劃」的學生大使,與來自不同學系的年輕領袖,以義工身份為有需要的社群籌劃活動方案,為大學歲月留下美好回憶。大學一年級時,Christina曾到緬甸的修道院學校交流,認識當地一群致力協助貧苦大眾的志願者,這次難忘的經驗令她下定決心繼續修讀臨床心理學,日後運用學到的專業知識回饋社會。除此之外,學系亦特別為心理學三年級學生提供心理學實習計劃,Christina憶述,當時她獲派到基督教那打素聯合社區衛生服務處實習,了解為本地少數族裔提供基本衛生保健服務的要旨,並從在職醫護團隊身上學到許多有關患有過度活躍症幼兒的心理保健方法,充實的實習經歷令她獲益良多。

Christina was invited to join the School of General Studies’ Honor Society at Columbia University in recognition of her exceptional academic achievements.
Christina獲邀加入美國哥倫比亞大學通識教育學院的榮譽協會。

「入讀城大讓我有機會從不同角度研習心理學,同時為我的職業生涯規劃帶來重要發。我的目標是成為一位臨床心理學家,運用專業知識回饋社會,為有需要的對象提供輔導和情緒支援。」

Wong Chun-shen
黃俊升

BSc Computational Finance
Quantitative Trader, XY Capital Limited
理學士(計算金融學)
XY Capital Limited量化交易員

Dynamic route to the world of fintech

To Malaysian alumnus Mr Wong Chun-shen, who graduated in 2020 from the College of Business, the rigorous nature of his Computational Finance degree provided just the right combination of knowledge and skills in finance, mathematics, and statistics to lay a solid foundation for his future fintech career and professional development.

In addition to his studies, Chun-shen represented CityU for two consecutive years at the University of Toronto's Rotman International Trading Competition, which features over 50 of the world's top universities. Under his leadership, the team went on to win second prize in the contest in 2019. He also took the opportunity to network with business elites, other outstanding students, and professors from across the globe.

Chun-shen’s exchange programme to Italy’s Bocconi University in Milan proved a further eye-opener. There, he attended lectures hosted by the London Stock Exchange and Goldman Sachs, among others. On graduation, the young high flyer received job offers from local and international firms, ultimately deciding to become a quantitative trader at Hong Kong-based XY Capital, the company where he had previously interned.

Since joining the firm, he has quickly adapted to his role, and has now been assigned the important task of using innovative trading strategies to provide appropriate risk management for long-term capital investments – an indication of the value he and his experiences at CityU are bringing to the fintech world.

Wong Chun-shen speaking at the 2020 graduation ceremony.
黃俊升在畢業典禮上以商學院畢業生代表身份致辭。

CityU provided me with a good learning environment and encouraged me to actively pursue my dream career. I was also equipped with a comprehensive set of financial expertise, and leadership and communication skills, and this has enabled me to manage various tasks and challenges.

投身量化交易 回謝化雨栽培

來自馬來西亞的黃俊升於城大修讀計算金融學課程。他認為該課程結構設計相當嚴謹,為學生提供涵蓋金融、數學及統計學等多個學科的實用知識和技能,不但切合他的興趣,更為日後職場規劃和事業發展,奠下了穩固基礎。

大學期間黃俊升曾連續兩年代表城大,出戰由加拿大多倫多大學主辦的Rotman International Trading Competition,成功帶領城大在兩屆賽事中擊敗多支勁旅,贏得「全球50所最負盛名大學」亞軍殊榮。在比賽過程中,黃俊升更把握機會,與來自世界各地的商界精英、優秀學生和教授廣結脈絡,至今仍然保持緊密聯繫。

除此之外,黃俊升更曾透過城大的海外交流計劃,到訪意大利米蘭的博科尼大學,參加由倫敦證券交易、高盛集團公司等國際機構主持的講座。這次難忘的交流經驗,令他有機會親身感受歐洲的商業氛圍,並應用於現時的崗位上,迅速適應工作環境和節奏。

2020年畢業後,黃俊升旋即獲多間本地及海外企業招手,最終選擇加入曾聘請他當實習生的公司 XY Capital,擔任量化交易員一職,並獲公司委以重任,運用創新的交易策略為長期資本投資進行妥善的風險管理。

「城大為我提供了良好的學習環境,鼓勵我積極追尋自己的夢想職業,同時為我裝備了全方位的金融專業知識,還有領導才能和溝通技巧等,令我得以駕馭工作上的各種任務和挑戰。」

Yang Lujia
楊璐嘉

BSc Computational Finance
Data Analyst, Societe Generale
理學士(計算金融學)
法國興業銀行數據分析師

Outstanding opportunities for outstanding graduate

When 2020 College of Business graduate Ms Yang Lujia initially enrolled at CityU, her remarkable academic capabilities were recognised with a full-tuition undergraduate scholarship under the University’s Mainland Student Scholarship Scheme. She in turn recognised the numerous and diverse opportunities that CityU provided and was determined to make the most of them.

During her studies at CityU, she undertook a fruitful semester-long internship at a bank. In her fourth year, she also attended the College of Business's career fair, where she made contact with Societe Generale, a major French bank in Hong Kong. She now serves as a data analyst at the bank, where she is responsible for assisting different business teams to increase profit and control risk through data analysis and model-building.

Lujia had aspired to study in Hong Kong since her high school days in Shenzhen. After joining CityU, she met people from across the globe. Meanwhile, the fun of dormitory life, volunteering together with roommates, and befriending sick children were among many other experiences that will always remain with Lujia following her unforgettable four years at CityU.

Yang Lujia (first right) during her study tour to Japan.
楊璐嘉(右一)於城大修讀期間,獲寶貴機會到日本海外交流,為大學生活添上難忘回憶。

I am very grateful to CityU for training me to become a finance professional. My Computational Finance courses gave me the skills I needed for my future, and the development of practical communicative and collaborative abilities are exactly what I need in my job.

計算金融菁英 躋數據分析行列

楊璐嘉2020年畢業於城大商學院計算金融學課程,入學時憑著優異成績獲得內地學生獎學金計劃的全額學費獎學金,並曾獲派到銀行實習大半年。大學四年級時,她透過商學院舉辦的職業博覽會,與來自法國興業銀行的人力資源部初次接觸,並對加入這些國際知名的商業銀行深感興趣,其後經過數輪密集面試,最終以出色表現獲得取錄,現時擔任該行的數據分析師,負責協助銀行裡不同的業務團隊,利用數據分析和建立模型來增加利潤及控制風險。

楊璐嘉坦言,早在深圳就讀高中時,經已定下來港求學的志向。入讀城大後,更發覺這間年輕大學擁有國際化的校園及視野,讓她有機會認識來自世界各地、擁有不同文化背景的師生,最難忘的是學生宿舍的快樂時光,包括跟宿友一起做義工、陪伴患有疾病的小朋友等,為大學歲月留下美好回憶。

Yang Lujia’s internship at a bank helped her join the finance industry after graduation.
楊璐嘉入學時獲得學費全免獎學金,並曾獲安排到銀行實習大半年,成為畢業後順利加入本地金融界的關鍵。

「很感謝城大將我培育成為金融業的專才,計算金融學課程的教學內容相當廣泛和深入,配合跨學科的教學模式,為我日後投身社會作出充足裝備。此外,城大亦著重培訓學生的溝通和協作能力,這些實用技能正好讓我在現時的工作崗位之中大派用場。」


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