After securing a place in the Co-op programme, you will participate in a series of bespoke courses and lectures that equip you with the professional skills you need to excel in the workplace, starting with building a compelling personal brand. Experiential workshops and information sessions take place throughout the Co-op Programme to support your continuous development.
During the second stage, you will compete for jobs as you would in the real world. You will attend firm interviews in order to be matched with our broad network of Co-op Partners.
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Your Co-op placements are a formal and accredited part of your degree, and a great opportunity for you to jumpstart your career exploration. Your first Co-op placement occurs between May – August 2022, and your second Co-op occurs between September – December 2022. During this period, you will be treated as a regular employee, assigned responsibilities and evaluated just like a regular staff at the company.
To consolidate your work experiences, you will also be asked to undertake continuous reflection exercises upon your key takeaways both personally and professionally, culminating in an actionable self-development plan.
Apply to Co-op@CUHK through application portal. Click here to find out how to apply.
The Co-op Team screens your application.
The Co-op Team will invite potential Co-op@CUHK candidates for interview. Around 100 will be selected to represent the first cohort of Co-op@CUHK students.
Students may complete all units of graduation in 4 years, subject to their study plan.
Students may complete all units of graduation in 5 years, subject to their study plan.
The flexible and diversified preparatory and work-term courses give students a wider exposure to knowledge about different fields of professionalism and help them identify and organise career aspirations, and advance their employment competitiveness.
Appreciate a diversity of career possibilities
Exhibit confidence and poise during job interviews
Pinpoint passions, strengths and areas of growth
Harness esprit de corps
Master the skills of dynamic leadership
Understand workplace laws and regulations
Learn through introspection and feedback
Set clear, actionable goals for self-improvement
Develop mentoring relationships with professionals
Find out how you can join Co-op@CUHK, embarking on a memorable and rewarding journey.
Discover the winning set of skills that sets you apart from the crowd.
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