Friday 22nd November
CareER (Care in Education and Recruitment) held a highly successful first event for members. This marked its formal launch as an organisation developing a community to support higher education students/graduates with disabilities.
The talent amongst the student body in the room was outstanding and although this was meant to be a discussion meeting only, the professionals who attended could not stop themselves from offering interviews and opportunities for employment to some of the students.
A group of 18 enthusiastic and talented students from Hong Kong’s tertiary education institutions gathered with a handful of experienced professionals to share their thoughts and to discuss the challenges in seeking employment and how to overcome them.
The professionals advised the students/graduates on a range of topics including what types of jobs to try for, how to get a foot in the door and how to use their disability to their advantage.
Graduate member Mavis So told of her experience as an intern at law firm King & Wood Mallesons with such enthusiasm that her excitement was contagious.
Mavis helped to generate such a positive attitude in the room that several students/graduates left with interviews or leads for employment opportunities, a fantastic benefit of being part of our network. The professionals were under no obligation to offer interviews or opportunities, indeed there was no expectation that they would, but they were so impressed by the talent in the room that they couldn’t help themselves.
A huge thank you to King & Wood Mallesons for allowing us to use their accessible venue for the evening.