My time at HKUST has been an eye-opening experience. I have come across countless opportunities and seizing them has shaped me into the person that I am today.

Cindy Tanaka

BEng in Chemical and
Environmental Engineering,
Class of 2022

Roles at HKUST outside her studies:

  • Vice President of Women in Business
  • Organizing Committee of HKUST Women in Science and Engineering Club
  • Internal Vice President of HKUST Southeast Asian Students’ Association
  • Undergraduate Student Researcher

EMPOWERING WOMEN

Cindy has often been encouraged by women faculty members whose advice she has found to be insightful for aspiring scientists and engineers like her. She has also drawn inspiration from her classmates and loves their energy and willingness to share the things they are passionate about.

“HKUST students are very active about taking part in competitions and trying out new things, even when we were just first-year students still figuring out how things work.”

When Cindy is able to take time off, she enjoys participating in activities that help her develop as a person, such as the Women in Science and Engineering Club — “a supportive community for empowering women.” She also serves as the internal vice president of the Southeast Asian Students’ Association (SEASA) and the Women in Business Society.

Outside of these pursuits, Cindy keeps her personal interests alive by taking advantage of the excellent recreational facilities at HKUST, including the music room and swimming pools, as well as hiking in the spectacular countryside encircling the campus.

FRIENDS FOR LIFE

HANNAH CHENG

BSc in Data Science and Technology,
Class of 2021

Hannah has gained much more than a solid education at HKUST. An active member in both hall and student societies, she discovered myriad opportunities to meet new people and get out of her comfort zone. Her term-time exchange experiences in Denmark and Singapore, as well as internships at startups and investment banks, allowed Hannah to expand her horizons and build lasting relationships at work and in life.

Students come here from all around the world as HKUST has the highest ratio of international students among all the universities in Hong Kong. This diversification has broadened my social networks and understanding of different cultures.