Master of Science in Applied Economics (MScAEcon)
2017 - 2018
As a student from the Applied Economics programme, Thomas continued to stay engaged in the related field. “I joined Model United Nations (MUN), the International Office’s Student Ambassador Scheme, various sports, and many organisations,” he explains. The connections he made along the way continue to serve him well to this day. “I’m actually planning to meet a fellow graduate from a different programme of HKBU in Washington, D.C. tomorrow (the day after the interview),” he adds.
Thomas currently continues vouching for his alma mater by conducting career-related seminars and sharing sessions with its international students. As the Co-Founder and COO of Happyer.io, Thomas’s input is invaluable to budding entrepreneurs. He credits his education for helping him understand labour economics, supply and demand, research and data, agility, resilience, and the art of interacting, managing, and catering to international staff and customers –– all of which he practises on a daily basis.
Thomas Huang has experienced life in Cambodia, the US, Mainland China, Taiwan, France, and Germany. However, nothing came close to the impact Hong Kong had on him as a visiting teen. When it was time to pursue a master’s degree, he knew this was where he needed to be. Being awarded an International Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) from the HKBU School of Business further convinced him.
With tuition and monthly expenses covered, Thomas had the freedom to explore. He initially planned on pursuing finance and consultancy, but his focus quickly shifted to be an entrepreneur after he participated in the two mega events focusing on entrepreneurship –– “UC Berkeley x HKBU Entrepreneurship Bootcamp” and the “Cyberport University Partnership Programme” while studying at HKBU. During the latter, Thomas and his team were successful in landing funding for their project.
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