Three IPO students joined The Hong Kong Airport Authority Summer Internship Program 2020. On 14 August 2020, together with respective teammates on assigned projects, they were presented with certificates at the Internship Completion Ceremony.
Edward TAM and Kelly YIU, both are Year 4 students of Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management (T&M-DDP), and Yvonne SO, Year 4 student of Environmental Management & Technology Program (EVMT) were attached to the Project Delivery Office of the Third Runway Division, Capital Works Department and Environmental Team in Sustainability Department respectively.
Edward supported tender management of the Third Runway Concourse during his internship. He enjoyed meeting and working with peers from different backgrounds and was able to witness and contribute to expansion of the airport. As part of the internship, Edward and his teammates were assigned with a human resources project. That was challenging as all the groupmates including himself had little exposure in the area of human resources management. Having spent extra efforts in learning and researching over the assigned topic, his group finally made an interesting video to be shown in the project presentation.
Working on the Sky Bridge Project, Kelly assisted in construction contract management. She enjoyed going on-site to observe the many different types of works being performed, and gaining more understanding through interactions with friendly colleagues. Work-from-home arrangement in the middle of the internship period posed challenges to her but after developed a standard work procedure for herself, she managed to embrace the working life in the "new normal" with self-discipline.
Yvonne gained wide exposure to the projects and tasks in the Environmental Team of Sustainability Department. She was grateful to have friendly colleagues who were willing to provide her with many opportunities to participate in site visits, environmental and carbon audits and also various working meetings. Yvonne has become even more interested in learning and exploring the field of sustainability. Yvonne also found communication very important yet a challenge, especially during work-from-home arrangement. Now she has grasped the skills in asking the right questions at right time and will continue to hone the communication skills in future.