HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
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The Internship Programme

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 Benefits to Students

There is no better training than obtaining solid hands-on experience in the real workplace. Our Internship Programme serves precisely this purpose. As an intern, the student will gain insight into the challenging world and daily activities of an Actuary/Statistician while strengthening his/her technical, analytical and communication skills.

Under the Internship Programme, BSc(ActuarSc) students, students who declare Decision Analytics/ Risk Management/ Statistics as their First Major, and our postgraduate students are eligible to use the Department's Internship / Job Online-Application System, where related internships and other job openings including graduate positions will be posted.

Our alumni may wish to know that normally they will still be eligible to use the System after graduation from our Department.

 

 Benefits to Employers

Actuarial Science and Decision Analytics/Risk Management/Statistics students at The University of Hong Kong are equipped with a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills:

  • data management, data analysis, statistical modelling;
  • loss modelling, actuarial modelling; and
  • ability to use software packages: word processing, spreadsheets, VBA, database management, SAS, graphics, PowerPoint presentation.
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    Actuarial Science and Decision Analytics/Risk Management/Statistics students can contribute to the employer's company in many areas:

    Skills and Areas of Knowledge Typical Job Areas
  • financial services and banking
  • insurance pricing and analysis
  • actuarial consulting
  • pension and benefit programme evaluation
  • financial reporting
  • risk analysis
  • data mining
  • opinion and market surveys
  • forecasting
  • quality control
  • biostatistics
  • data analysis for evaluation of programmes
  • end-user computer support
  • designing worksheets and graphs
  • using PC spreadsheet software
  • financial analysis using actuarial and statistical techniques
  • software development and programming
  • valuation of pension plans
  • preparation of employee statements

  • The Internship Programme assists the employer by promoting its full-time/part-time/summer positions among eligible students, sending the employer resumes of interested candidates, and arranging interviews with the students selected by the employer. Recruitment activities normally begin two months or more prior to the expected start date for a position and students are placed on an ongoing basis, as offers of employment are made and accepted. It is recommended that the employer begins recruitment activities as early as possible to ensure a good selection of candidates.

     

     List of Some Participating Companies

  • ABN AMRO Asset Management
  • ACE Life
  • Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, HKSAR
  • American International Assurance (AIA)
  • Aon Hewitt
  • AXA
  • BOC Group Life Assurance
  • Census and Statistics Department, HKSAR
  • Citibank
  • Dah Sing Life
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Environment Protection Department, HKSAR
  • Ernst & Young
  • FTSE Group
  • FWD Life Insurance Company (Bermuda) Ltd.
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hang Seng Bank
  • Hospital Authority
  • HSBC Investment (HK) Ltd.
  • KPMG
  • Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR
  • Manulife (International) Ltd.
  • Marine Department, HKSAR
  • Munich Reinsurance Co.
  • Nielsen
  • Planning Department, HKSAR
  • Police Licensing Office, HKSAR
  • Prudential Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Rabobank
  • SAS Institute Ltd.
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Swiss Re
  • Towers Watson
  • Transport Department, HKSAR
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     Leave of Absence

    Students who desire leave of absence on non-medical grounds should WRITE to the Dean of Science at the earliest opportunity, stating the reasons for which the leave of absence is sought. Supporting documents such as contracts should be enclosed in your letter, and submitted to the Faculty of Science office. Please refer to University General Regulations G8 for details.

    This implies that those who will take full-time internships MUST apply for leave of absence and obtain approval from the Faculty BEFORE working full-time.

    Students interested in part-time internships must ensure that the internship arrangement does not interfere with the regular study programme. The Department will not approve changes in course selection requirements to cater for time conflicts with part-time internship arrangements.

     

     Notes for Actuarial Science Students

    You may wish to refer to the link of STAT4767 Actuarial Science Internship (4-year curriculum) for course information.

     

     Notes for Decision Analytics/Risk Management/Statistics Students

    You may wish to refer to the link of STAT4766 Statistics Internship (4-year curriculum) for course information.

     

     Notes for Students Holding Visa

    Mainland students may wish to refer to the website of the Universityˇ¦s China Affairs Office for details of applying a valid "No Objection Letter", if necessary, for taking up internships in Hong Kong.

    For non-Mainland students who hold visa, kindly consult CEDARS for assistance in applying a valid "No Objection Letter", if necessary, for taking up internships in Hong Kong.

     

     Contacts

    Interested employers and students, please contact:

    Dr. Louis F.K. Ng, FSA; FCIA; CFA
    Lecturer
    Dept. of Statistics & Actuarial Science
    The University of Hong Kong
    Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

    Tel: (852) 3917 8314
    Fax: (852) 2858 9041
    Email: flouisng@hku.hk

     

    Mr. K.L. Ng
    Executive Assistant
    Dept. of Statistics & Actuarial Science
    The University of Hong Kong
    Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

    Tel: (852) 3917 8147
    Fax: (852) 2858 9041
    Email: ngkl@hku.hk

    Dr. K.P. Wat, FRM
    Lecturer
    Dept. of Statistics & Actuarial Science
    The University of Hong Kong
    Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

    Tel: (852) 3917 1989
    Fax: (852) 2858 9041
    Email: watkp@hku.hk

     


    For login enquiries, please feel free to contact Mr. Lawrence K.K. Tsui.

     

    Updated on August 20, 2015.