Apart from achieving excellent academic results at PolyU as well as during the exchange studies in the UK and summer studies in Canada, I was actively involved in co-curricular activities, for example, member of PolyU's AF Academy, organizing committee of Dough Figurine Workshop, and also the alto singer of the PolyU Choir at the PolyU 80th Anniversary Launch Ceremony where I can demonstrate leadership, commitment, professional and social competence. I tried my best to devote time and effort to serving my peers and caring for the needy in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Ms. TAO Shiyu Anna
BBA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Business
Outstanding Student of the Faculty of Business Award 2019
Anna studied Accounting and Finance at PolyU, which introduced her to various aspects of accounting, including financial reporting, auditing, and financial analysis.
Alongside accounting, Anna's studies also covered finance, which includes topics like investment analysis, portfolio management, and valuation techniques.
Anna took courses in business management, giving her knowledge of how organizations operate, make decisions, and achieve their goals.
Although not explicitly mentioned, finance and accounting are closely related to economics, as they involve understanding economic principles and their impact on financial markets and decision-making.
Lifelong Learning Excellence:
Networking and Collaboration
Through her involvement in the AF Academy and other co-curricular activities, Anna learned the importance of networking and developing industry connections. These experiences provided her with opportunities to meet professors, professionals, and students from different backgrounds, which helped her fit into university life and gain insights into various industries.
Critical Thinking and Problem-solving
Anna's participation as a committee member in university clubs and activities cultivated her problem-solving and resilient mindset. Dealing with different challenges and conflicts among teammates taught her how to listen, understand others' ideas, and find solutions. This skill set is valuable in both personal and professional life.
Balancing internship, study, and club activities, Anna improved her time management skills. She created timetables with clear priorities and deadlines, enabling her to stay on track and efficiently manage her commitments.
Communication and Presentation Skills
Engaging with classmates from diverse backgrounds improved Anna's communication skills. She learned to deliver her ideas effectively by using simple and clear language, which is essential for effective communication in any discipline or industry.
Adaptability and Flexibility
Anna's exchange study in Manchester taught her valuable life skills, such as adaptability and open-mindedness. Being in a foreign country alone, she learned to be strong and embrace new experiences, enhancing her ability to handle challenges in different situations.