08 Nov, 2019
10 : 00
Hovin Wong is a staunch Scorpion. After having joined Yew Chung International School of Beijing at just six years old, his dedication to the network has remained sturdy. Now working as the Alumni Relations Officer at the Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF), he is using his experience to connect alumni in the network.
We spoke to him about his schooling career and how the Holistic Approach to learning at YCIS Beijing guided him when making his decision about his post-secondary school life.
Please introduce yourself.
My name is Hovin Wong, currently working with the Yew Chung Education Foundation. I've spent 16 years with YCIS and still counting!
How long did you study at YCIS? When did you graduate?My entire school life was with YCIS. I remember clearly I got transferred from YCIS Hong Kong to YCIS Beijing when I was six, and since then I remained with YCIS Beijing until I graduated in 2012.
What did you move on to do?Like most classmates of mine, with the help from our University Guidance Officers, I got accepted at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and finished my four year Degree in Anthropology, this was in 2016.
Share your experience attending an IB Diploma Programme. How did it help you with your career/study choice? What was your favourite subject? Is it something you were able to pursue?The IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) was tough, especially when you are taking three High-Level classes along with all the other essays and Theory of Knowledge (ToK) for the diploma. As an IB graduate, I would say I'm glad I took the IB diploma. Not only because the programme provided opportunities for us to be exposed to different classes and became all-rounders, but also with the help of Extended Essay, TOK and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), it got us well prepared for the society and life after we graduate.
What are your career goals? What skills and values learned at YCIS you think will help/have helped you achieve them?I am the type of person who likes to try out different things before I settle down and decide on one career goal. But YCIS certainly did provide me a good character and also the opportunity to become an all-rounded person. It is very important to keep balance and have a good character throughout your life.
Have you kept contact with your YCIS classmates? How do you do it?I do occasionally speak to them either on Facebook or on WeChat, and if time allows we do get a chance to meet. Thanks to technology, keeping in touch with classmates is probably one of the easiest things you can do. All you have to do is move a few fingers!
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