AmCham believes that education truly makes a difference to the outcome of our future. In a fast-changing, globalized and closely-connected world today, we require leaders with a global mindset and a multi-talented work force with high IT literacy. As a Chamber with leading professionals based in Hong Kong, AmCham opens our doors to all who want to learn and is committed to sharing the best practices and facilitating cultural exchanges.
A Conversation with an AmCham Leader
This is AmCham's outreach initiative that seeks to connect students with experienced global business leaders, allowing them to gain insights, develop a network, and access opportunities. Led by Former Governor Frank Wong, President, Asia of Scholastic, the programme arranges for high school students to meet with a pool of successful professionals. The format of the program is flexible, which is designed to allow each student to maximize the value of the conversation. Acting as mentors, the leaders are able to share career development advice or personal industry takeaways.
The program follows AmCham's mission in cultivating and supporting a vibrant international business community in cooperation with the local community because as members of the chamber, the business professionals who participate in this program are completing the circle of opportunity. The business world is rapidly changing to become more and more globalized, and Hong Kong has changed with it.
Recognizing Hong Kong's need to stay relevant and competitive, AmCham believes that this initiative is a fantastic way to invest in a thriving future generation of employees, entrepreneurs, and global business leaders.
As a platform with an extensive network and deep knowledge about Hong Kong and the surrounding region, AmCham maintains frequent engagement with institutions of higher education from the U.S. by welcoming academic delegations and hosting university briefings throughout the year. AmCham Leaders appreciates the opportunities to provide insights for upcoming and practicing international professionals about the unique business and cultural environment in Hong Kong and China. Additionally, AmCham often brings in guest speakers from various sectors and industries to fit the delegation’s specific background and interests. These briefings provide visiting scholars a genuine first glance at the business opportunities and challenges in this region, as well as a connecting point for them to explore their interests with other local sectors and stakeholders.
In the past three years, AmCham has received more than 20 delegations, many of which have transitioned into long-term relationships between AmCham and the university.
Internship at AmCham
AmCham welcomes interns who are passionate about current/world affairs and aspire to be an agent of change. The Chamber’s events and advocacy topics cover an extremely wide range of issues, offering students great exposure and a chance to experience work life in a fun and dynamic environment. In the past 3 years AmCham has been hosting internship from local and overseas universities. These young and smart individuals add great energy to the office and provide valuable support to our work.
What our interns say...
"AmCham is a terrific place to maximize my exposure, not only boosting work experience but also enriching social and cultural competencies."
"Working in AmCham provides me with chances to broaden my horizons and be intellectually stimulated all the time."
" Interning at AmCham has been an exciting and eye-opening experience for me. It offers me numerous opportunities of engaging closely in the dynamic business environment."
"Interning at AmCham is a great way to gain experience with the intersection between the public and private sectors. As a business student who previously intended to major in public policy, I find AmCham to be a place of interesting and meaningful work that I would recommend to any student with similar interests."
"I really enjoyed working at the Chamber where my research on smart cities allowed me to explore some of the best practices implemented around the globe and see how they could benefit Hong Kong as well. I feel that I provided a small input to make the city of Hong Kong better for future generations. The working environment allowed me to develop and learn something new everyday."