Journalism student awarded enterprise scholarship
Rondo Mak (Broadcast Journalism, Year 4) won the Uniqlo Scholarship with an article he wrote followed by a short film about the pursuit of his dream. Apart from providing financial support, the Scholarship also offered him a valuable opportunity to visit the headquarters and flagship shops of Uniqlo in Japan where he learnt the operations and structure of an international company.
Rondo feels honoured and exited to be awarded and believes that his hard work in producing the short film and excellent performance in the interview were the factors that determined his success in winning the scholarship. “In the three-minute short film, I explained how I pursue my dream in the media industry. Besides writing the voice over, I paid much effort in editing the film and designing various scenes to make the film meaningful,” he said.
During the five-day Japan trip, Rondo visited flagship stores and the headquarters of Uniqlo. He participated in a sharing meeting with the company's top management in which he learnt the operations of a large-scale company. He also had a valuable opportunity to talk with its founder Mr Yanai Tadashi who inspired him to make his dream come true.
“As his small clothing retail shop developed into an international top four clothing retail chain, Mr Yanai Tadashi persisted in pursuing his dream. Apart from having a healthy self-confidence intact to achieve his goal, he sets an annual theme for the company’s development after discussion with management; this has taught me that I should review myself and adjust development direction in a timely fashion when necessary.”
Rondo (right) wins the Uniqlo Scholarship
Rondo (second from right) visits flagship stores and headquarters of Uniqlo during a trip to Japan with other scholarship recipients