Graduates of CUHK have always enjoyed excellent career prospects. Our critical, globally-minded and culturally-sophisticated graduates are highly welcomed by prospective employers. In 2016, about 88% of respondents to our annual Graduate Employment Survey were given their first job offers by the end of September in the year they graduated.
The Career Planning & Development Centre of the Office of Student Affairs prepares our students for the workplace by developing and initiating job opportunities for students; providing full-time, part-time and summer job information through job-matching systems; organising internship programmes; conducting individual and group career counselling; and co-ordinating career guidance programmes. The Centre also helps employers in their recruitment of our graduates by organising recruitment talks and on-campus aptitude tests and interviews.
Our graduates are employed in diversified sectors and career destinations. About 65% of our graduates join the Commerce and Industry sector, followed by Social and Public Organisations, Education, and Government.
In terms of career fields, in the employment survey of CUHK graduates conducted at the end of 2016, the top five fields engaged in by our graduates were medical and health services, Information Technology, teaching, administration/management, and accounting/auditing.