Class of 2021, BSc in Biotechnology and Business
"The diverse exchange programs provided by HKUST have given me the chance to experience various educational systems and cultures all around the world. My exchange experiences in France, Sweden, and Korea not only left me with unforgettable memories and life-long friends, but also helped me to choose what I want to do and where I want to live in the future."
Class of 2021, BEng Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
"The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) threw me into a world of ideas at the cutting edge of engineering. With the guidance of world-class professors, the program was an opportunity not only to witness the innovation process of engineering researchers, but also to rise to the challenges of pushing myself beyond my limits and contributing meaningfully."
Class of 2024, BEng in Computer Science and Engineering and BBA in General Business Management
"Being a member of the ROV Robotics Team has given me exposure to software, hardware, and mechanics. Thankfully, with the guidance of friendly, sharp-witted professors and senior students, I have new-found passion for software development, and especially a skill much in demand in the tech industry: image processing."
Class of 2021, BSc Integrative Systems and Design
"Student Innovation for Global Health Technology (SIGHT) takes human-centered designs from makers to users through solutions that are carefully implemented in real-life settings. Not only do we get to solve problems, but we also try to create sustainable processes that can have long-term impacts in different parts of the world."
Class of 2022, BEng in Civil Engineering
"HackUST is a 24-hour competition in which I participated with my friends at HKUST during my first year. We came up with innovative ideas to solve real-life problems faced by the sponsoring company, and presented them to the company's executives. Fortunately, we managed to grab a spot in the top 10, and once again had to present our ideas. I could never have imagined having an experience like this in my very first year. Having opportunities like these with my friends is amazing, and I will definitely participate in similar events in the future. Hopefully you will also give it a shot."
Class of 2022, BSc in Biotechnology and Business
"With my major, it has been possible to learn both the technical, scientific skills and the business side of things. My outlook, and the advice I give to others, is to be open to different opportunities and get involved in everything."
The high world rankings of the University’s programs and curricula are mirrored in the success of its graduates.
HR Consultancy Emerging and Times Higher Education 2021
Although HKUST is a young university, its reputation and outstanding alumni have already left a lasting impression on employers at home and afar. With our strong support for entrepreneurship, many HKUST students also start their own businesses.
Class of 2020, BBA in Information Systems (Business Analytics)
"HKUST’s career center provided strong support for my efforts to land a job at McKinsey & Co. The various activities that the center provides, including CV workshops, recruitment talks, and career fairs, allow us to examine our options and prepare for our careers from an early stage. Ultimately, this equipped me with the well-rounded skills I need to work in management consulting."
Class of 2020, BSc in Biotechnology and Business
"My startup journey started when I met an excellent professor and mentor in ENTR1001 of the Entrepreneurship Minor. With HKUST's continuous support and guidance for my efforts to start up companies since Year 2 of my undergraduate degree, I am now running a social enterprise in Myanmar. I seek to empower youth with essential skills for Industry 4.0, and ultimately to change the future of the nation."
Class of 2019, Dual Degree in Technology & Management
"You can always ask for advice from the Career Center or alumni. They offer guidance, list out pros and cons, but you make your own decisions. All that has helped me achieve my goals."
Class of 2022, BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence
"The Student Ambassador (SA) Program offers me the opportunity to share my HKUST experience with prospective students. I have honed my public speaking skills and met other SAs from other schools and cultural backgrounds. Redbird Leadership Community allowed me to develop essential leadership skills and a focused leadership mentality during my two-year journey. I now have more confidence in facilitating events and starting new projects."
Class of 2022, BEng in Computer Engineering
"One of the prime reasons I opted for HKUST was to explore unknown possibilities. I wanted to get out and see what other people were doing."
Class of 2022, BBA in Economics
"Getting involved in student societies such as the HKUST Indonesian Student Association (MUSTI), Southeast Asian Students’ Association (SEASA), and Indonesian Students’ Association of Hong Kong (PPI) has shown me the importance of being a good representative of my home country. The experience has made me appreciate my culture more and shown me the importance of respecting diversity."
Class of 2021, BEng in Computer Science and BBA in Business Management
"I have always sought to polish my leadership skills, and I had the opportunity to do just that as President of the International Students Association (ISA) at HKUST. Organizing events such as boat party, futsal tournament, and open-mic events with turnouts of over 100 enabled me to meet individuals from across the globe. This not only expanded my network but also enabled me to learn invaluable lessons from their experiences."
Class of 2023, BBA in Global Business
Ice Hockey Athlete
"The HKUST Student Athletes Admissions Scheme (SAAS) is tailormade to support athletes to excel both academically and in sports. For me, a unique feature of SAAS is its dedicated advisory team that supports me along the way, from giving me advice on course selection to motivating me when I face academic difficulties."
Year 1, BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence
Table Tennis Athlete
"You have to make yourself learn out of scope. You have to do it because if you want to achieve something that others can’t achieve, you have to sacrifice something."
Living in a student hall of residence is never boring. You will make friends from all around the world, an celebrate festive moments within a cozy and supportive community.
Class of 2021, BSc in Data Science and Technology
"Living in a residential hall is one of the best experiences of university life, which you shouldn't miss. I have made friends from different years and majors in my hall, and we are like a family - studying, cooking, playing games, and celebrating together all of the time. My hall community is like my second home!"
Class of 2022, BBA in Global Business
"You mustn't miss out on hall life at HKUST! My hall offers loads of activities, such as night market, an escape room event, and an orientation dinner. Of all of these, the times when hallmates did their makeup and turned the hall into a haunted house to celebrate Halloween were the most memorable experiences for me."
Class of 2022, BBA in Information Systems and Marketing
"The best thing about HKUST halls is the natural surroundings. After a day of hustle and bustle, I can nestle in the expensive views of sea and greenery. Staying at hall is just like staying at home. The place is spotless and its facilities are abundant. Cooking with friends in the common area is how I chill out at my hall."
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BSc in Environmental Management and Technology
Class of 2020
"From someone who didn’t even know which major to study, to (then) acquiring so many experiences and exposure… it completely changed me."