“As a person who is passionate about physics, studying this subject at HKUST was very enjoyable. At HKUST, I met a lot of talented schoolmates and seniors with a strong passion for scientific research. It was very inspiring to discuss academic matters and career paths with them. I participated in the UROP, which piqued my interest in doing research. The guided research courses for IRE students also gave me a valuable opportunity to learn more about my professors and their research interests. Apart from studying, I took part in various extra-curricular activities. For example, I was a peer mentor for the School of Science last year. As part of this program, I met some friendly group members and mentees, which improved my soft skills and expanded my social network."