Alumni

Division of Social Sciences

Applied Social Service
I felt lost after the A-level examination, and it was APSS that encouraged me to reflect on myself, so that I could positively explore my talents and my goals in life. In the two years’ time of enjoyable learning in CIE, my passion for social work grew rapidly. Although I am not a registered social worker right now, what I have seen and learnt from the people and society in these few years will benefit me for life.
Siu Yuen Man, Karen   ’07
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Master of Education in Liberal Studies, HKBU 2015
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) major in Liberal Studies, HKBU 2013
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology, HKBU 2009
  • Associate of Arts (Applied Social Service), HKBU 2007
APSS encouraged me to reflect on myself, so that I could positively explore my talents and my goals in life.
Siu Yuen Man, Karen   ’07
  • Secondary School Teacher
I met a lot of wholehearted lecturers no matter when I was taking Chinese, English or Physical Education courses. My concentration studies helped me explore the social issues and the things happening around me including the rise in tuition fees, caring for the minorities and the political reform. The programme prepared me for setting my own direction.
Chan Chun Yue  ’13
  • Currently working in an NGO
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Social Policy, HKBU 2015
  • Associate of Arts (Applied Social Service), HKBU 2013
The programme prepared me for setting my own direction.
Chan Chun Yue  ’13
  • Currently working in an NGO
At CIE, I have learnt not only the knowledge from the textbooks, but also the positive attitude at working. During my study at CIE, I was a student ambassador and class representative. It is a fruitful study experience for me and I have built up self-confidence as well.
Wong Yuen Ching, Happy  ’13
  • District Councilor’s Assistant
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Social Policy, HKBU 2015
  • Associate of Arts (Applied Social Service), HKBU 2013
  • Associate Degree Foundation, HKBU 2011
I have learnt not only the knowledge from the textbooks, but also the positive attitude at working.
Wong Yuen Ching, Happy  ’13
  • District Councilor’s Assistant
The 2-year study provided me with the solid ground of judgment for social issues in society. This eventually drove me to pursue my career goal in becoming a social worker and to uphold the mission to fight for the welfare of the minorities. The studies widened my horizons, which helped me view issues from different perspectives. I gradually developed my skills in critical thinking and discernment through the influence of classmates and lecturers.
Wong Shun Wai  ’11
  • Social Worker in NGO
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), HKBU 2014
  • Associate of Arts (Applied Social Service), HKBU 2011
The 2-year study provided me with the solid ground for judgement for fairness and justice in the society.
Wong Shun Wai  ’11
  • Social Worker in NGO
Psychology
It is not exaggerating to say that CIE has laid a solid foundation for my dreams. CIE programme and the experiential learning opportunities have built up my confidence and redefined my goals. The lecturers there are so kind and are always ready to give me support. These experiences helped me enroll in the criminology degree programme.
Ng Hoi Ching, Verna  ’15
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Criminology, CityU
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2015
It is not exaggerating to say that CIE has laid a solid foundation for my dreams.
Ng Hoi Ching, Verna  ’15
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Criminology, CityU
I worked at the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) as an intern. My job was to assist and coordinate the volunteer activities such as visiting and flag day. And this experience helped me identify my interest and career path, which is psychology instead of gerontology. Though it was a meaningful experience working for the elderly, I feel more comfortable serving the youth community as we share common topics, which is helpful for me to study and communicate with them.
Ng Yuk Shan, Charlie  ’15
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, HKU 2016
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2015
Internship helped me identify my interest and career path.
Ng Yuk Shan, Charlie  ’15
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, HKU 2016
I worked as an intern in Senior Citizen Home Safety Association. The six-week internship enhanced my communication skills and I have become more confident. I have also learnt about the operation of a social enterprise. This first-hand experience was rewarding and I am more certain that I want to work in this profession when I graduated.
Yuen Kok Shu, Michael  ’15
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), HKBU
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2015
The six-week internship enhanced my communication skills and I have learned to be more confident.
Yuen Kok Shu, Michael  ’15
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), HKBU
I joined various experiential learning programmes in CIE. One of them was working in Autism Partnership Foundation in the CIE internship programme. It was a precious experience. I learnt how to teach and communicate with autistic children. These skills are still beneficial as my current study in gerontology requires the similar skills in training the elderly with dementia.
Ng Yee Sum, Edith  ’14
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, CUHK
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2014
The skills I gained in internship programmes are beneficial to my current study in gerontology.
Ng Yee Sum, Edith  ’14
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, CUHK
I joined a summer internship at Autism Partnership Foundation. It enriched my knowledge about autism spectrum disorder and the treatment technique of “applied behavior analysis”. I was also responsible for preparing the teaching materials, such as creating different scenarios to represent emotions, and making videos and designing props. Through the internship, not only have my time management skills improved, my problem-solving skills were also greatly enhanced.
Ho Pui Shan, Sarah  ’13
  • Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, CUHK 2015
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2013
Through the internship, not only have my time management skills improved, my problem-solving skills were also greatly enhanced.
Ho Pui Shan, Sarah  ’13
  • Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, CUHK 2015
I am so lucky to have found the pathway in CIE to help achieve my dream of becoming a clinical psychologist! Back in CIE, I was exposed to numerous experiential learning opportunities such as the summer programme offered by Hospital Authority and student representative of the Academic Panel Visit. With the encouragement and support from my teachers and classmates, my school life was fruitful and enjoyable!
Lee Tsz Kei, Francium  ’12
  • Civil Servant
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology, CityU 2014
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2012
I am so lucky to have found the pathway in CIE to achieve my dream.
Lee Tsz Kei, Francium  ’12
  • Civil Servant
CIE provided students with professional career guidance to find out our own talents. Besides, seminars being hosted by professionals from different fields also widened my career horizons.
Ng Cho Him  ’10
  • Assistant Officer II at HK Correctional Services Department
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Psychology, HKBU 2012
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2010
Professional career guidance help us to find out our own talents.
Ng Cho Him  ’10
  • Assistant Officer II at HK Correctional Services Department
The two years at CIE was the best time I had in my life. I am so grateful that I could study the subjects that I enjoyed. During my school life, I had found my goals through different learning opportunities and interaction with people. The things I cherish most of course are my lecturers and fellow students.
Lam Chiu Yin  ’06
  • Project Manager in an NGO
  • Studying Master of Social Sciences in Counselling, HKU
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology, HKBU 2008
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2006
The two years at CIE was the best time I had in my life.
Lam Chiu Yin  ’06
  • Project Manager in an NGO
CIE has led me to my dream of becoming a psychologist. The AD programme in psychology has provided me with a solid foundation to further study and at the same time helped me identify and acquire the essential qualities of a psychologist. With a clear vision, I went to Australia to further my education. I am a qualified clinical psychologist now. My motto is “dare to dream. To reach your dream, you should never give up.
Cheng Chi Fung  ’05
  • Australian Psychological Society Registered Clinical Psychologist (private practice) and Seasonal Lecturer at Central Queensland University
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical), Deakin University 2009
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology (Hons), Bond University 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Southern Queensland 2006
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2005
CIE has led me to my dream of becoming a psychologist.
Cheng Chi Fung  ’05
  • Australian Psychological Society Registered Clinical Psychologist (private practice) and Seasonal Lecturer at Central Queensland University
The study at CIE equipped me with a solid foundation for my current profession through the delivery of quality training and psychological knowledge. Guidance from lecturers also raised my interest in counseling psychology. Owing to close articulation partnership between CIE and overseas universities, I was glad to obtain an opportunity to complete my Bachelor degree at a well-known university in Australia. The articulation opportunity vitally led me to the way of my profession.
Chin Fung  ’04
  • Family Psychologist
  • Part time Lecturer & Clinical Supervisor, Department of Special Education & Counseling, HK Institute of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy (Child and Adolescent) Northcentral University (U.S.A) 2016
  • Master of Arts in Social Work (Family-Centered Practice and Family Therapy), HK Polytechnic University 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, double major in Psychology and Philosophy, Monash University (Australia) 2006
  • Associate of Science (Psychology), HKBU 2004
The articulation opportunity vitally led me to the way of my profession.
Chin Fung  ’04
  • Family Psychologist
Sport and Recreation Studies
I have equipped with practical knowledge and skills through various professional training, internship and community service experiences. The Associate Degree Programme provides different articulation opportunities which were very reassuring.
Lam Chun Man  ’12
  • Assistant Programme Secretary at Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sport and Recreation Leadership, HKBU 2014
  • Associate of Science in Sport and Recreation Studies, HKBU 2012
  • Associate Degree Foundation Programme, HKBU 2010
The AD programme provides different articulation opportunities which were very reassuring.
Lam Chun Man  ’12
  • Assistant Programme Secretary at Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
I chose to study Sport and Recreation Studies because of my interest. Through taking a variety of courses, my knowledge in different areas has also been enriched. I found the theories learnt in Healthy Living and Coaching Individual Sports very practical. They provided me with a very good foundation for preparing myself as a professional athlete. Meanwhile, studying with students from different concentration studies enabled me to communicate and interact with the others, hence expanding my social circle.
Joyce Cheung  ’10
  • Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Physical Education and Recreation Management, HKBU 2012
  • Associate of Science (Sport and Recreation Studies), HKBU 2010
CIE prepared myself as a professional athlete.
Joyce Cheung  ’10
  • Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Physical Education and Recreation Management, HKBU 2012
CIE provides a good study environment to learn at any time. I have broadened my horizons through the ample learning experiences and most importantly through the CIE teachers. I have obtained lots of valuable guidance and advice from my teachers. Their enthusiasm impressed me and they are always my ‘role models’.
Ho Cheong Hang, Billy  ’09
  • Lecturer at HKBU
  • Master of Social Sciences in Sport Management, Loughborough University
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sport and Recreation Leadership, HKBU
  • Associate of Science (Sport and Recreation Studies), HKBU 2009
  • Associate Degree Foundation, HKBU 2007
Teachers are always my role models.
Ho Cheong Hang, Billy  ’09
  • Lecturer at HKBU