CKLC Activity Highlight: A Visit to Donor Family and an Educational Tour to Crowne Plaza Hotel

張崑崙書院活動回顧:書院師生拜訪捐贈人及其家族企業皇冠假日酒店

On April 10th, 2019, a group of CKLC students and staff, led by College Master Professor Zhang Meifang, visited CKLC donor family and had an educational tour to Crowne Plaza Hotel, one of the donor family’s companies. The visit aimed to strengthen the connection with the donor’s family and to show appreciation for their support to UM college education. In the meanwhile, the visit provided students with an excellent opportunity to explore the hospitality industry in Macao and broaden their horizon about future development. Altogether 28 CKLC students and staff members participated in this event.

Representatives from Crowne Plaza Hotel kicked off the visit by a briefing session introducing the development of the hotel, prospect of hospitality industry, and career development. After the introduction session, a tour was arranged to visit hotel facilities, back office, staff operational zone, and hotel suites, followed by an interactive buffet lunch with the donor’s family and hotel management team.

The highlight of this visit is the impromptu lecture presented by our donor Mr. Cheong Lok Tin. Mr. Cheong shared his life experience and his wisdom with our students. He encouraged students to seize every opportunity to learn, because all you have learned will be beneficial to your growth at some point in the future. Mr. Cheong emphasized the importance of soft skills, such as communication skills, leadership, which would be crucial for their success in the workplace. Mr. Cheong also tried to inspire the students to set up long-term goals, to think big, and to chase dreams instead of focusing on salary and easy life when entering society. The visit ended with a fruitful discussion and group photo-taking.

Student Lei Man Io reflected that the most impressive part of this visit is Mr. Cheong’s life wisdom sharing, which inspired her “to rethink about myself and my future”. Student Xu Xinzi echoed that Mr.Cheong’s impromptu lecture impressed her most as well. Students agree with Mr Cheong that it is difficult to predict what we are going to do in the future. But we should enrich our knowledge pool and get ourselves prepared, so that we can seize the opportunities when they arrive.

張崑崙書院師生一行28人,在張美芳院長的帶領下,拜訪書院捐贈人及其家族企業之一的皇冠假日酒店。是次參訪旨在增強書院與捐贈人家庭的溝通、感謝他們對書院發展不遺餘力的支持、同時也提供院生一次絕佳的機會深入瞭解澳門酒店業。

皇冠假日酒店的代表首先介紹了酒店的發展歷程、澳門酒店業的前景及個人的職場發展道路。代表們隨後帶領學生參訪酒店各種功能設施、客房、內部的辦公區域及後勤設施。教育參訪結束後,師生們被安排和酒店的代表及捐贈人家族代表一起共進午餐。

午餐的交流未能盡興,本次參訪的高潮是張樂田先生的即興授課。張先生以自己的過去的經歷爲例,爲院生分享他的人生智慧。張先生鼓勵院生務必抓住每個機會學習,所學的知識會在人生道路的某一個時刻給你提供幫助。張先生同時強調發展軟實力的重要性,如溝通能力、領導力,這些往往會是將來事業成功的關鍵。張先生亦啓發院生訂立自己長期的目標,大膽設想,勇於追求夢想。整個活動在富有成效的討論中結束。

學生李敏瑤回顧本次參訪,讓她印象最深的是張樂田先生的人生分享,讓她重新思考自身及自己的未來。學生徐欣子也指出,對張先生的即興授課記憶尤深,其中印象最深的一句話是“没有人可以猜到自己的未来会做什么样的工作。我们只有做好眼前的事情,扩充自己的知识,才有机会接触到更多的东西,从而找到自己的方向。”