CUHK-Citibank University Banking Course Concludes SuccessfullySix Students Selected to Join Citi Internship Program in June
(Hong Kong) Citi and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School jointly announced today the successful completion of the CUHK-Citibank University Banking Course 2016-2017.
At the graduation ceremony held today, 31 students from the CUHK Business School were presented with their certificates for completing the three-month program, which consists of a series of lectures taught by senior bankers at Citi Hong Kong.
Among the participants, six were selected to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award and they will have the opportunity to join Citi Kong Kong’s 2017 internship program in June. The selection criteria for the Outstanding Achievement Award were based on the students’ overall performance, taking into account their attendance record, class participation, term-end test results, and final project scores.
During the ten-week Citi internship program, the six students from CUHK Business School will continue their learning journey as they join more than 100 undergraduates of 15 nationalities in gaining on-the-job experience as well as training on important soft skills.
Angel Ng, Country Business Manager, Hong Kong, Citibank Global Consumer Banking, said, “Helping our young generation better prepare for their future careers by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills is a key part of Citi’s commitment to enabling progress in the communities where we serve. We were deeply encouraged by how engaged the students were throughout the banking course. Their enthusiasm and constant strive for new and better ways to do things, as evident in their work, are precisely what our society needs. We hope that the students will make full use of their skills and experience to go on and become progress-making leaders in their chosen professions.”
Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean of CUHK Business School and Wei Lun Professor of Finance of CUHK, said, “We are pleased that both CUHK and Citi share a strong commitment and enthusiasm in nurturing the next generation for the banking and financial services industry. The banking course is an eye-opening opportunity for our students to strengthen their knowledge and soft skills for future career development.”
“My heartfelt gratitude goes to the course lecturers from Citi for their hard work and tremendous effort in preparing our students with real-life knowledge in banking operations and invaluable hands-on experience. We look forward to continuing the shared mission of grooming future business leaders through our partnership with Citi,” Prof. Chan added.
During the three-month program that commenced in January, students attended a series of classroom lectures covering a range of topics related to the banking industry. All participants were required to complete a term-end test and a final group project.
Established in 2004, the Citibank University Banking Course was developed with the aim of introducing university students to the banking industry and nurturing future business leaders. Since launch, more than 600 university students in Hong Kong have attended the banking course and received in total over 350 hours of teaching on the fundamentals of banking and finance.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
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About CUHK Business School
CUHK Business School comprises two schools – Accountancy and Hotel and Tourism Management – and four departments – Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing. Established in Hong Kong in 1963, it is the first business school to offer BBA, MBA and Executive MBA programs in the region. Today, the School offers 8 undergraduate programs and 13 graduate programs including MBA, EMBA, Master, MSc, MPhil and PhD.
In the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016, CUHK MBA is ranked 26th. In FT’s 2016 EMBA ranking, CUHK EMBA is ranked 37th in the world. CUHK Business School has about 4,400 full-time and part-time students and has the largest business school alumni network in Hong Kong, with over 32,000 alumni worldwide. Professor Kalok Chan is the Dean of CUHK Business School.