School of Science - UG Booklet

CAREER PROSPECTS HIGH-ACHIEVING ALUMNI Commerce and Business Government and Related Organizations Education Engineering and Industry Community and Social Services 2.9% 7.1% 22.5% 31.2% 36.3% Students pursuing further studies are not included in this survey. (Source: Graduate Employment Survey 2022, Career Center, HKUST) Rigil YEUNG BSc in Biochemistry, Class of 2013 PhD in Life Science, HKUST, Class of 2018 Senior Medical Science Liaison at MSD Determined to devote my career to the biotech & pharma industry, I decided to study the Biochemistry program at HKUST. The undergraduate curriculum has equipped me with a strong foundation of scientific knowledge and allowed me to participate in world-class research projects. Besides, I had the privilege to participate in co-curricular programs offered by the School of Science, which added significant values to my growth. Graduated with a first-class honor, I pursued my PhD degree at HKUST. At that time, I gained a better understanding of drug development and later joined the pharmaceutical industry smoothly. I am pleased to say, my years at HKUST are memorable and rewarding. Tommy LEE BSc in Chemistry, Class of 2014 MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management, HKUST, Class of 2019 Generation Chemist at HK Electric My three years of undergraduate studies have shaped my career path. HKUST had provided me with plenty of opportunities, such as research, service learning, internship, and mentorship. I have tried many of these and found the area that I want to endeavor the most. The staff and professors here are always resourceful and ready to help. Nothing is unachievable as my classmates share the same value and work together towards the goals. I would say full of memories and grown-up here! Our programs not only nurture students to become scientists who generate academic knowledge for the betterment of humankind, but also train students to excel in their future professions including industrial research and development, education, manufacturing, logistics, and business and finance. Each year, however, apart from entering the job market upon graduation, about 25-30% of our science graduates pursue further studies in renowned universities, which include: • California Institute of Technology • Imperial College London • ETH Zurich • University College London • University of Chicago • National University of Singapore • Yale University • Columbia University • King’s College London • The University of Sydney • New York University • Université PSL • University of British Columbia • The University of Queensland • University of California, San Diego • Technical University of Munich 34 35

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