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離別校園後的哲學人生— 張兆高校友的分享|A Philosophy Major's Life after Graduation - Sharing by Alumni Mr. Ringo Cheung

26 Oct 2023
Student Achievement

Mr. Ringo Cheung Siu Ko, who graduated from the HKBU Department of Religion and Philosophy in 2009, established a social media management and multimedia production company with friends a few years ago, and is now an executive producer and a part-time lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Communication of Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Mr. Cheung happily shares his thoughts, experiences and suggestions about study and careers.


Some people think philosophy is useless, but Mr. Cheung says philosophy has taught him to adjust his mindset when facing highs and lows. Recalling his days as a production assistant at Now News, he says that the producer needed him to be meticulous and methodical in compiling information and preparing material for guest interviews. Training at the Department of Religion and Philosophy helped him to absorb and analyse new information in a logical way. Reading closely and widely as a philosophy major has also helped him become skilful in his production role for international news.

Mr. Cheung suggests several reasons that a philosophy major can be a perfect candidate for a career in the media industry. First, you must be creative and up to date, and philosophy majors are always on the lookout for new ideas. He thinks university life will just be boring if you are not interested in new ideas. Second, as a philosophy major you are aware of our ignorance. This is especially important when dealing with international news — you must verify sources of information. Third, you must be articulate and able to process information extremely fast. As a philosophy major you must read and think about complicated issues. Whichever career you are going to take, he says, you should learn to ask important questions and never assume you know all there is to know about a subject.

Mr. Cheung suggests that fresh graduates should feel confident about ttheir learning experiences and continue to sharpen their basic skills, particularly in speaking and other forms of linguistic expression. He also suggests that they should find a job they feel passionate about, connecting their interests to the world and utilising their professional knowledge in a suitable position.


Text by :

LO Yi Ching Victoria  (Department of Religion and Philosophy)

English Translation by :

CHEUNG Oi Lam Kelly (Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies)

Extracted from <Arts Fanfare> Issue No. 11