AsBAA to collaborate with Hong Kong University on recruitment support


The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) has entered a new collaboration with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) MBA program to offer AsBAA members internship recruitment support.

The initiative is being offered with a view of providing AsBAA members with additional resources, a new potential talent pipeline, brand exposure and corporate social responsibility (CSR) opportunities.

For the first time, business and general aviation will be formally introduced to HKUST MBA students under the new partnership between the program and AsBAA Discovery. The initiative forms part of the HKUST MBA career enrichment program in which students will finish a consulting project at a Hong Kong business. The exact nature of the project is to be defined by the hiring/hosting company which – in this instance – is an AsBAA member.

In order to participate, the company needs to submit a request to AsBAA for a project or multiple projects for which it would benefit from the help or one of more MBA level interns. The interns will be available from February 2019 and can remain at the hiring/hosting company for a period of up to three months to complete the requested project.

Sarah Kalmeta, member of the board of governors and head of the AsBAA Discovery program, said, “The sky is the limit on what format these projects could take. We have engaged Vinna Tsang of The V Executive Search to manage the screening and recruitment process for our members.

“This means that the internship candidates will be pre-screened and effectively matched to the company that best suits them and vice versa. We hope that our members leverage this opportunity to introduce their companies to these outstanding young professionals.”

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