Sherry Xiao Yi
Engineering is just so cool! You get to develop your own ideas to tackle real-world problems and create a better world. To me, engineering is a multidisciplinary program with limitless opportunities and no boundaries for invention and innovation. Since young, I have been interested in different kinds of technological devices. I vividly remember my excitement when my parents let me disassemble a broken CCD camera. I remember rushing into the storeroom, searching for the screwdrivers, unscrewing the parts, and taking out each component. Even though I had no idea how to fix the device, I felt so amazed and astonished by the things these tiny parts could do.
Studying at HKUST has been an eye-opening experience. One great thing about HKUST is the flexible course structure that allows us to take different introductory courses and have a taste of various major programs. This was extremely beneficial for me as I was clueless about the major I should study prior to entering university. Apart from academics, HKUST has a lot of teams and student societies for students to participate in and develop their passion. At HKUST, I am blessed to make friends with people from various cultural backgrounds, who have the same constant thirst for knowledge and constantly striving for excellence in everything they do.
I have had a very rewarding first year studying at HKUST, and I look forward to my growth over the next few years of my university life.