Hello everyone, I’m Hui Ka Yiu (Andy), a current student on the MSc Risk Management &Financial Engineering (RMFE) programme. I studied in risk management and finance at The University of Hong Kong and worked at HSBC Commercial Banking as well as HKSARG Statistics Department as a summer intern. After my graduation, I joined a local fund house in Hong Kong as an analyst in the asset management team. Thus, my experiences in commercial banking, government unit and asset management enabled me to have a comprehensive understanding of financial industry as well as global economic developments.
I decided to pursue further study because I wanted to cherish a more quantitative job in back office, equip myself with more advanced knowledge and widen my horizons through studying aboard. After carrying out intense due diligence, I chose Imperial College Business School due to its unparalleled reputation, strong career supports and world-wide alumni networks. Unsurprisingly, I haven’t been let down.
First, Imperial College London is such a strong brand name that it will upgrade your CV instantly, especially in Europe. Second, the career support teams are always ready to help. They provide comprehensive services including CV consultations, mock interviews, career fairs……. You name it. They have got it. Third, the alumni network provides a decent short cut for us to get much closer to the business world. For example, I’m completely new to London and had little or even zero connections in the UK. Through joining the alumni networking sections, I gained a more in-depth understanding of business environments in London and got some tips on job hunting too.
My first month here was not very intense, but fairly busy. The foundation courses could be easily managed. Yet, I, as well as my classmates, had to prepare a lot in order to achieve our career goals. For example, we attended 3 to 4 employer presentations per week, participated in various workshops and modified our CVs continuously. But, of course, we never forget our spirit, ‘Word hard, play hard’. There are lots of clubs and society at Imperial, which offer you a great platform to meet new friends and pursue your interests. Also, student committees from different programmes organise social events and gatherings from time to time. So, I am prepared for a busy, yet balanced, life in the coming year!
Andy is studying our MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering programme.