Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Thursday, October 2, 2014   

Hostess without the mostest
Whenever I return to Hong Kong, a lot of people ask me about living with a host family. Is it good? Are they nice? What is the food like?

Catching up with the legal eagle
A year ago we met Alex Chan, who was then preparing to begin his Bachelor of Laws at University College London. We decided to catch up with this coffee- loving aspiring photographer to see how he has settled in.

Hot new ideas on tap
When you stand there shivering as the cold water sprays out of the showerhead, did you ever think that a new invention could help you avoid the big chill? Such an innovation was featured at the 47th Joint School Science Exhibition - which provided a platform for young talents to bring their imagination to life.

What employers want
What are employers looking for in fresh college graduates? Those from the top colleges? Those with the highest GPA? Those who have taken an appropriate selection of courses?

Electrifyingly green idea
Addictive smartphone applications always drain your battery, but this helps you save energy. Two new graduates have nabbed Hong Kong's first victory for Go Green in the City - a business case challenge organized by global energy management specialist Schneider Electric.

The IB according to students
As an increasing number of schools in Hong Kong follow either the IB or A-Level curriculum to some extent, it is perhaps becoming harder for parents who want to guide their children when selecting an international syllabus to follow between the ages of 16 and 18.

The best in business
An MBA is one of the most expensive qualifications to obtain and there is some debate over the fact that one MBA is worth as much as any other.

Drawing up a life path
Students unsure about what path to take in life could try to clarify their thoughts - through art. Targeted at secondary school graduates, "Summer Camp: Art Challenge" was introduced by Asia Art Archive during the summer holidays to supplement and support mainstream education.

Increase your productivity
It's not only working adults who have to worry about productivity. Students are now so busy that getting the most out of the day is essential.

Portfolio building
Starting next month, local International Baccalaureate students can choose to study less at school, but do more art. Renaissance College, as part of the English Schools Foundation and Savannah College of Art and Design, is organizing a certificate program under the umbrella of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

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