MEET THE MENTORS SUPPER IN THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB
On 1st November, the Hong Kong Society in collaboration with Mandarin Consulting hosted a dinner for thirty-four young Chinese professionals and students, and four expert career mentors within the banking, financial services and legal services industries at the National Liberal Club, London.
The Meet the Mentors evening began with a discussion chaired by Mark Patterson, financial services consultant and Carrie Waley, CEO of Mandarin Consulting. The four expert mentors then all shared their views about careers in finance and the legal services industries. They discussed the challenges and opportunities of working in international companies. Tom Burn, Partner of Brunswick Group, explained the importance of public relationships and communications for international companies. James Inglis, Partner of Linklaters, shared his experience working with colleagues and clients from different backgrounds. Mark Winterflood, Global Head of Pricing and Corporate Collaboration in HSBC Global Private Banking, demonstrated the current banking structure. Suwin Lee, Partner of EY discussed the graduate selection recruitment process at EY.
The floor opened for questions, after which the evening continued with conversations over a two-course dinner and drinks in the National Liberal Club’s elegant dining room.
“I have to say it was a really precious experience to meet the mentors and have dinner with them. They broke my stereotypes of many professions and encouraged me to be more confident in my career. During the dinner, we had many meaningful conversations with the mentors. They did not only describe the duty of their jobs but also shared lots of their own experiences to us which I found would be useful when I apply for a job.
It’s a really good and worthy chance to learn and socialize with these cool people”
—— Z. Ou
“I really enjoyed the meet the mentor’s supper. It’s an incredible experience for me to attend such an event!”
—— S. Liu