CHANDRA, Sonal 社會科學學士課程經濟學三年級學生
國際銀行與金融理學碩士課程 (MIBF) 及國際與發展經濟學理學碩士課程 (MIDE) 全額奬學金（2019-20學年）
由2014-15學年起，經濟學系每年透過暑期實習計劃提供兩個名額的實習機會予同學，對象為主修社會科學（榮譽）學士課程經濟學或國際經濟與政治學科 / 社會及公共政策研究學科的同學。他們可藉著參與及支援由經濟學系教授直接領導的經濟研究項目，在兩個月的實習期裡接受紥實的訓練，為進行研究打好基礎。有關實習計劃的申請期為每年的三至四月。
The internship offers me a good chance to practice how to understand real-world activities with economic perspectives. As a student majoring in economics, it is important to apply the knowledge learnt from the classrooms and develop economics analysis practically. At the same time, I gained a deeper understanding of academic research. My research skills were improved within this period, such as preparing reports and data processing. Furthermore, this internship benefits me when I develop my future career plan. I wish I could equip with advanced analytical skills in the future study. Apart from my growth during this period, I was very glad to build friendships with many members of the Department of Economics. In general, I am grateful I could have this precious opportunity to improve myself.
My overall research skills have been enhanced. Under the guidance of Prof. Lin, I conducted a literature review for basic information about government outsourcing in Hong Kong. To be able to submit my work on time, I read them quickly and accurately. As a result, my speed of reading becomes faster. Furthermore, with all the relevant information, I needed to draft a report on the current situation of government procurement in Hong Kong. To present it in an objective manner, I needed to take the citations frequently and carefully.
Due to the time conflict with my exchange program, I have only worked for a month in this internship program. However, what I have learnt is very useful for me to boost my research skills. Having understood these skills, I am sure that they will be conducive to my further studies. All in all, this research has made me a fruitful experience in this summer holiday.
Apart from the technical knowledge I had from the internship experience, I also built up valuable friendships with teachers and other research assistants. From interactions with all these amazing people, I received a lot of useful information and it helped me to navigate my life better.