The Chamber launched its Pitch Perfect Programme for university students on 15 September. The programme, initiated by the Chamber’s Young Executives Club (YEC), includes training sessions, company visits, mentoring meetings, and a competition where participants will have the opportunity to impress the judging panel with a two-minute pitch.
“Going from school to work is a major step, and Pitch Perfect is designed to help Hong Kong’s students prepare for the transition,” said Chamber Chairman Peter Wong at the launch. “The programme leverages the Chamber’s diverse business network to give participants a better understanding of how business works and help them develop the skills needed to land a fulfilling job.”
YEC Co-Chairman Eric Fok and Vice Chairman Olivia Kung introduced the details of the programme, and said that it would provide students with essential skills as they prepare to embark on their careers. It will also connect participants with young executives and other businesspeople, helping them to understand the wide range of career options that are available after they graduate.
Stage One of the programme starts next month, with four training sessions taking place every Wednesday in November. These cover crucial topics including making a good impression at interviews and in your first days at work.
The training sessions will be followed by mentoring with YEC members, and company visits. Then in the competition stage, all participants will have the opportunity to present a two-minute pitch. Students that reach the semi-final will then be grilled in a group-interview format to see who gets through to the Grand Final.
This Pitch Perfect Programme is a new strand in the Chamber’s efforts to serve as a bridge between businesses and young people in the city, that will help prepare participants for the world of work and get their careers off to a flying start.
More details can be found on the programme website here.
The Pitch Perfect Programme is supported by the Home Affairs Bureau, and seven HKGCC member companies: Cathay Pacific Airways, Chevalier International Holdings, Lan Kwai Fong Holdings, Megasoft, MTR Corporation, NEC Hong Kong and Pan Asian Mortgage Co.