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As an IMCSP graduate, you have a wide choice of career options. There are 20+ professions in the public, private and related third sector open to you in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

Default professions and the related sector

The IMCSP programme will train you to become a social policy researcher possibly employed by the government as a civil servant, a think tank, a local or international NGO, a political party, or university research centre.

After completing the IMCSP programme, your acquired expertise will also enable you to become a journalist, a film producer or school teacher. Careers in social work or further study in an MPhil or PhD programme are also high-quality options.

I chose the IMCSP programme because I wanted to pursue my dream to drive a positive change in society without compromising any career options. The IMCSP programme allowed me to keep abreast of the latest developments in social policy-making. Being taught by leading international experts and building international networks through field trips has allowed me to fine tune my understanding of social policy and draw the best lessons from both East and West. Ms CHAN, Wai Chu (IMSCP Graduate)

Professions in sectors related to your focused social policy

The knowledge and insights you develop on the IMCSP programme will give you an advantage in industries directly-related to your concentrated policy area. The five critical areas of interest offered by the IMCSP programme and the corresponding employment sectors are:

Employment HR consulting firms, outsourcing firms, etc.
Education universities, community colleges, secondary and primary schools, special needs schools, etc.
Housing property developers, contractors, property management agencies, etc.
Social security nursing homes, medical services providers, etc.
Health public and private hospitals, clinics, speech clinics, Chinese medicine practitioners, etc.

Employment opportunities in professions among these sectors also include public relations (PR), market research, marketing communications, sales support, human resources (HR), employee communication, administrative support, etc.

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Professions open to all social science majors including IMCSP

Besides occupations directly related to Social Policy, you will also be qualified to apply for those professions open to all Social Science majors: management consultant, MTs of a property developer, hotel management, retailer, merchandisers, etc.

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Exclusive career support for IMCPS students

The IMCSP programme provides personalised career support to help you win the job you desire. This career support includes:

Background information on the job nature and outlook of all the professions as mentioned above.

Details of the corresponding employers for these professions in Hong Kong.

Meetings with a seasoned career consultant to identify employers that best fit your passion and ability.

Support in compiling a compelling CV and cover letter.

Arrangements for you to proactively approach and network with your potential future employer.