Alumni Testimonials

FUCHS Alexander, Alex
2019-20 Intake (Full-time)
Company: Amazon
Current Position: Graduate Software Development Engineer

My education at HKUST was highly focused on the practical application of the material covered in the course. The different projects allowed me to explore the class topics in more detail and form better connections with my classmates.  The MScFinTech program has equipped me well for the professional career I strive to achieve. Because I am looking to work for a FinTech company or established financial institution as a product owner, it was very important to me to gain domain knowledge in finance as well as technical knowledge. The program offered exactly this, in addition to highlighting the current market trends. I also took advantage of the many extracurricular activities offered by the Career Center, Entrepreneurship Center, and program office to further explore my career opportunities and extend my professional network.
 

 

SUN Yiying, Yiying
2019-20 Intake (Full-time)
Company: Unilever
Current Position: Intern

The FinTech program comprises finance-related and tech-related courses. The finance-related courses allow students to build a solid theoretical foundation, while the tech-related courses equip us with programming skills. My favorite courses were Optimization in FinTech and Statistical Machine Learning. The MSc Career Centre provides various kinds of support in career development, including one-on-one coaching, mock interviews, assessment practice, and enrichment activities. I recommend that every student attend a compulsory one-on-one coaching session at the beginning of the first semester. A team of experienced career coaches will help you revise your resume and provide useful suggestions on career paths and interview tips, which can help you ace the job application process. 

 

 

WANG Xiaolin, Clara
2019-20 Intake (Full-time)
Company: MinSheng Securities
Current Position: Intern

Academically, this program equips students with both solid fundamental knowledge and the latest bold ideas in this cutting-edge FinTech field. Some professors have attained academic excellence, while others have the latest practical industry experience. Professionally, the career services offered by the MScFinTech program are very useful. The MSc Career Center hosts specific recruitment events for FinTech related jobs and intern opportunities. I personally benefited a lot from the workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions. The career consulting, resume editing, and mock interview sessions are also very useful. I am also grateful for the opportunities I had to learn with other students from different cultures and backgrounds. They shared their fascinating experiences and ideas with me and offered help and encouragement in my study, career, and life. 

 

 

LEE Chun Man, Vincent
2019-20 Intake (Part-time)
Company: Aozora Asia Pacific Finance Ltd
Current Position: Senior Vice President

The MScFinTech program was a challenging but rewarding experience for me. It combines the faculty members and resources of three main schools of HKUST—the School of Business, School of Engineering, and School of Science—and offers a wide range of core and elective courses ranging from finance to technology and the theories behind them. The highly practical program provides an intellectually stimulating environment in which students can innovate and endeavor to solve real world finance problems through adapting technology. The guest talks and site visits also enabled me to meet leading industry experts and practitioners, which helped me keep updated on the FinTech community and broaden my networking platforms. I recommend this program to people who would like to pursue career advancement or acquire the latest knowledge related to FinTech.