Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Wednesday, August 5, 2015   




Don't lose hope
The results for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education have been released and disappointment is still, inevitably, the overriding emotion for thousands of students who have missed out on their first-choice courses and universities - or any course at all.

The world's your stage
Very few people working in Hollywood today started at the top. Not James Bond star Daniel Craig, not Homeland star Damian Lewis, or composer Harry Gregson-Williams, who has won numerous awards for the music he wrote for films such as Shrek and the Chronicles of Narnia.

What does it take to work in banking?
What does it take to get a job at Goldman Sachs - or any other large investment bank come to that?

Different yardstick
If you were to mark the success of a school by how many of its students go on to attend university, then Christian Zheng Sheng College can be considered a failure.

The big interview: finance
Do you dream of one day being a financial analyst or working in a similar role? This week we'll be looking at some of the questions posed at interviews by some of the world's biggest banks.

Building the right foundation
Hong Kong students who hold the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination and want to study in the UK need not despair as the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service tariff recommendations do exist for up to 23 HKDSE subjects.

Scent of innovation
Don't fret over that persistent smell left in your home by redecoration work, a group of senior school students say, for there is a solution close at hand: plants.

Myth of work-life balance
Ah, summer! time to pack the kids off to educative camps around the world, lay on extra tutoring or get a head start on next year's university syllabus.

Golden choice
Many Hong Kong students thinking about studying in the United States tend to narrow their choice of schools down to those in California.

A healthy dose of ethics
Imagine if you, as a doctor, have a patient, a bus driver, who comes to you for a routine checkup and you find he is 50 times more likely to have a disease that will cause him to be a danger to his passengers.



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