Adventures in Hong Kong at Kellogg-HKUST
Kellogg-HKUST Global Elective – Reconnect with Global Network
Kellogg-HKUST (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology) was not part of my original EMBA Global Elective plans. However, after meeting the Global Network during the Kellogg Live-in week in August, I realized that HKUST was the first opportunity to re-connect with my favorite people from the program. Not to mention, the 2016 Financial Times also ranked Kellogg-HKUST the #1 EMBA program globally, I knew I HAD to be there! So, in the interest of managing my FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and ensuring I had no regrets, I set out to make room for HKUST to be part of my EMBA experience. This was also a conscious effort to stay open to new opportunities, while balancing them with my original objectives going into the program.
So, when 185 of your global-network friends descended upon Hong Kong, not even jet lag could stop the adventures that were about to take place with lots of higher learning in and out of the classroom. Admittedly, the HKUST global elective was truly all about the network and further developing those lifetime bonds. The School organized a number of events that enabled those opportunities, including a traditional banquet seafood dinner, Jockey Club dinner, local business executive speakers, etc. But the most memorable experiences were the events hosted by KH19 students, who were committed to showing us Hong Kong including a private boat ride, Gala in Repulse Bay, and small group dinners.
There was never a “lost in translation” moment since we were with 185 of our like-minded, Type-A friends. With the global network you never feel really lost or alone since someone is always around to ensure that you find your way.
Now we’re off to our next Global Elective adventure and classes, continuing back to Schulich for the New Year. I feel thankful and very fortunate to close out 2016 by successfully completing my first year with the very best EMBA program in Canada at Kellogg-Schulich.