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UTM Career Day facilitates student-industry engagement as well as job opportunities

中文摘要 / Summary in Chinese
The annual Career Day aims to equip the University’s students with insights into the labour market, and connect them with potential employers across various sectors

UTM hosted the 2024 edition of its Career Day on 16 April on the Taipa Campus. A total of 65 organisations, including three from Guangdong Province and one from Hong Kong, had booths at the event. Collectively the participating entities offered more than 1,500 job opportunities.

The annual Career Day aims to provide graduating students with a thorough understanding of the labour market, enabling them to plan their career paths effectively.

During the opening ceremony for the event, UTM Rector Dr. Fanny Vong Chuk Kwan highlighted that the Career Day served as a platform for connecting university students with a variety of employers. By engaging with representatives from various organisations that were actively recruiting, students could explore potential career paths, discover current job opportunities, gain insights into hiring processes, and expand their professional networks, she said.

Dr. Vong noted that jobs available at this year’s event spanned the hospitality, tourism, travel, retailing, and food and beverage sectors, as well as fields such as financial services and information technology. This diversity, she noted, underscored industry’s recognition of the quality of UTM graduates.

On the sidelines of the Career Day, UTM invited two alumni for an experience-sharing session aimed at current students. The former students were Ms. Fifi Wong, Vice President of HR Business Partner at integrated resort operator Galaxy Entertainment Group, and Mr. Ricky Chan, Director of Housekeeping at The St. Regis Macao hotel. They talked about their past student life, and provided insights into their subsequent career path, also offering tips on how to transition from student life to working life.

Among the Year 4 UTM undergraduate students visiting the Career Day booths were Oscar Chan Meng Fong and Hailey Lao Hang Lam. They noted that – having completed a six-month curricular internship as part of their studies – they felt that the University had provided them with a competitive advantage compared to fresh graduates from other higher education institutions also seeking their first job.

Oscar, a student on the Tourism Event Management programme, said he was using the Career Day for direct communication with some prospective employers that were present. His purpose was twofold: to learn more about current trends in the tourism and hospitality industry, and eventually to secure a job offer.

“UTM has provided us with a very good platform,” he said. “As well as having a strong reputation and a high academic standing among educational institutions in terms of tourism and hospitality studies, UTM also offers opportunities for students to learn how to carry out business projects, not only in a theoretical way but also in practical ways.”

Hailey, for her part, expects to graduate later this year from UTM with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Retail and Marketing Management. Her plan is immediately to pursue further studies for a master’s degree. Nonetheless, she opted to attend the Career Day to learn more about the current labour market. “The Career Day is a great chance for me to stay abreast of Macao’s employment trends,” she explained.

She praised the “practical” opportunities made available to students by the University, such as practicums, curricular internships, and hands-on course projects. “UTM is absolutely providing us with opportunities to accumulate experience. For instance, from my internship, I’ve been able to understand more about the operational model of big companies,” Hailey added.

UTM’s 2024 Career Day Exhibiting Companies
  • AIA (International) Limited
  • Air Macau
  • Alibaba Cloud (Macau) Limited
  • Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau
  • AXA China Region Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited
  • Banco Delta Asia S.A.
  • Banco Nacional Ultrmarino S.A.
  • BOC Macau
  • Centaline Macau Enterprise Limited
  • Chanel Limitada
  • China Macau & Portugal (Macau) Tourism and Commodity Exchange Promotion Association
  • Christian Dior Macau Single Shareholder Company Limited
  • Crowne Plaza Macau
  • Curio Consultancy Ltd
  • Directel Macau Ltd
  • EF Education First
  • EvolutionHR Consultancy Limited
  • FB Group Enterprises Management Company Limited
  • Four Seasons Hotel Macao
  • Galaxy Entertainment Group
  • Grand Coloane Resort
  • Grand Hyatt Macau
  • Hermès Asia Pacific Limited
  • Hotel Lisboa
  • Hotel Royal Macau
  • Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong,
  • Jardine Restaurant Group
  • JC Human Resources Consulting (Macau) Company Limited
  • JW Marriott Hotel Macau
  • Kingdee Software (China) Co. Ltd.
  • L’Arc Macau
  • Lisboeta Macau
  • Macau Fisherman’s Wharf International Investment Limited
  • Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM)
  • Manulife (International) Limited
  • Melco Resorts & Entertainment
  • MGM
  • MSS Recruitment
  • Ponte 16 Management Limited
  • Prudential Hong Kong Limited (Macau Branch)
  • Regency Art Hotel, RLG Macau Limited
  • Sa Sa Cosmetic Company Limited
  • Saint Tiago Hotel
  • Sands China Ltd.
  • Seer Entertainment Production Ltd.
  • Sheraton Grand Macao
  • Shun Tak Holdings (Macau) Limited
  • SJM Resorts, S.A.
  • Social Security Fund
  • Starbucks (Macau)
  • TalentGroup Asia
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited – Macau Branch
  • The Mumian Hotel
  • The Nuance Group (Macao) Limited
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Macau
  • The St. Regis Macao
  • W Macau – Studio City
  • Wynn Resorts (Macau) Limited
  • YF Life Insurance International Ltd.
  • Zhongshan Hot Spring Resort

Editor: UTM Public Relations Team