WBB students will bond as a cohort and be able to explore the full range of extracurricular opportunities at each school. There will be activities designed specifically for the program, and students will be encouraged to get involved on campus and take leadership positions in student organizations. They can try everything from case competitions and consulting work for non-profit organizations to athletics and martial arts. Of course, all three cities have abundant historical and cultural sites to explore.
At each campus, WBB students have been very active joining different student clubs and teams, such as:
Read the WBB Student Blogs here to find out more about their exciting WBB experience around the world.
WBB students are given the unique opportunity to partake in a course called Global Social Impact, a WBB program that gives the students the chance to develop social impact consulting skills through hands-on experience. The course will focus on issues related to social impact. Students work in teams to complete a consulting project for an NGO, social entrepreneurs or government sector located in South America. They will also travel to South America at the end of spring semester to meet and present their findings to the field partners.
Read Rennie’s GSI experience here!
WBB students may also attend the HKUST course "Social Entrepreneurship & Venture Philanthropy" with MBA and other postgraduate students. This practitioner-driven experiential learning course offers a unique student-directed venture philanthropy fund, which will be awarded to one of the social ventures with which the student teams work throughout the course. Students will learn how to use business concepts and strategies to address social and sustainability issues, by thinking outside the box and taking calculated risks.
WBB students are enthusiastic volunteers. All three WBB cities are filled with opportunities for public service, community involvement, and service-learning. Check out the volunteering opportunities at the three universities:
WBB students have been the recipients of the HKUST AEF Community Service Award and HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund Outstanding Performance Scholarship for their work in the community.
Over the past years, WBB students have represented the three universities to participate in the global business competitions in Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Netherland, New Zealand, USA, Macau, Thailand, Australia.
The three universities provide a wide range of entrepreneurship courses for different fields. These courses help WBB students to develop functional, managerial, technical and leadership skills that differentiate the good from the great entrepreneurs, and develop their entrepreneurial mindset and their understanding of entrepreneurship. Below lists some highlight of the entrepreneurship courses at the three universities:
Each university provides resources and guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs through advising sessions, competitions, entrepreneurship funds, internship, mentorship and other enrichment activities. In WBB, these assets are multiplied by three top universities and opportunities for WBB students increase exponentially.
To help students who are interested in entrepreneurship in China, WBB also offers a study tour on entrepreneurship in Year 2 to Shenzhen on Mainland China. Just across the border from Hong Kong, Qianhai in Shenzhen is a pilot district for cooperation between mainland China and Hong Kong to foster innovation and business success. The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (E-hub) brings innovative young people together and provides comprehensive support to about 200 start-up companies from Hong Kong and China. In addition to learning about the resources available to WBB students to launch their start-ups in the region, WBB students also visited some world-renowned Chinese start-ups, such as DJI and Tencent, in the previous tours to learn from these successful entrepreneurial experience.
Please click the school to learn more about the entrepreneurship support at each university:
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