Career Talk: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
Date: 16 July, 2022 (Saturday) Time: 10:30am-11:30am (HK time) Venue: Online (zoom) Medium: Cantonese Registration: required, free Aiming to inspire and encourage students to find their own unique career path, this online event was actually a rather fun sharing among current and past students. The host, Nicole, had invited a group of five guest speakers, all being alumni (and alumni-to-be), who went through an art history training, similar to what our current students is under, and now contributing to different parts of the local art industry. Their roles vary from curating, underwriting, sales management, researching, and painting. They generously shared their individual stories. Time went by so quickly, and there were so much to talk about, that all our speakers could only hope this annual event may become a face-to-face gathering next year! Feedback "Thank you for organising this event, a very meaningful morning!" "Thanks for the sharing and all the advice!" "I think it might be better if the QnA session could be longer, but overall it's great. I learnt a lot about the industry through the talk :)"
Into the Unknown: Young Alumni Sharing on Career
Date: 3 July 2021 Time: 10:30am-12noon Venue: Online (zoom) Registration: required, free Host: Ms. Nicole Fung and Mr. Mike Wong Alumni speakers: Dr. Chan Chunwa (Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, HKU) Ms. Madeline Lai (Project Coordinator, Art Museum CUHK) Ms. Carman Lau (MAAH Administrator, Department of Art History, HKU) Ms. Erin Li (Assistant Curator, Tai Kwun) Ms. Angel Yip (Assistant Curator II Chinese Antiquities, Hong Kong Museum of Art) Graduation is exciting but it may also be daunting. We understand the possible difficulties in getting the very first job in the art field, because we have been through it. Young alumni were invited to share with current and graduating Fine Arts students their unique career path. It was fascinating to listen to all their "complicated stories" as each had explored many different parts of the industry (eg. commercial, non-profit, archival, curatorial, educational, people-based, programme-based, object-based etc). Volunteering, internships, and part-time jobs might not come with fancy titles or promising contract terms at first, but to our speakers, these experiences opened one door after another, and enabled them to figure out who they wanted to be, and eventually added up to make them who they are now. Feedback "All the speakers were packed with information. I especially appreciated the detailed sharings about their daily tasks and their thought processes behind changing from one job to another. Thanks again for organizing this." "Thank you for holding the session today! It was nice to see so many people in the industry sharing their experiences