Career and Further Studies
All our students have a bachelor degree in various fields. After finishing MAEPA, they can continue to pursue their original fields but now they are better equipped. First, they get a further qualification. Second, they will have a broader and deeper knowledge about the society and many public issues. Third, they will have an enhanced capacity for critical thinking and careful analysis. These three aspects of improvement will be quite helpful for basically all professions. Moreover, if the original field is related to social policy or philosophy (e.g. social work, law), a further training in the ethics of public affairs will strengthen the student’s area of expertise and open up new directions in career like working in the government and the NGOs, teaching, further study and so on. Most students came from Mainland China.
Most of the graduates went back to China, and started working in areas like government, banking and secretarial work. Some of them stayed behind and found jobs in various areas, e.g. education (teaching assistant for Liberal Studies), media (editorial for newspaper), marketing, accounting, administration and secretarial work. On the other hand, the local graduates worked as teachers in secondary schools. According to the results of Graduate Employment Survey for Taught Postgraduate Programmes which was conducted by the Career Centre of Office of Student Affairs, four students found jobs in administration/ management and three found jobs in public relations & advertising, others in various areas, e.g. editorial/ journalism, human resources, insurance services and others. On the other hand, the local graduates worked as teachers and teaching assistants in schools, editors in mass media and officers in government.