Newsletter No. 37

中 — 大 — 通 — 訊 CUHK Newsletter Vol. 3-12 No. 37 December 1992 University News A Walkathon to Mark the Beginning of 30th Anniversary Celebrations The University will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year and the opening event will be a highly symbolic walkathon - a fund-raising walk from the CUHK campus to the Sha Tin Central Park. Proceeds raised will be used to ensure that the Hong Kong Cancer Institute newly established by the Un i ve r s i ty has the most effective diagnostic and treatment facilities for local cancer patients. The event to be held on Sunday, 17th January 1993 will be open to the public and symbolizes the University's mission to walk into the community and serve its needs. The University in turn requires community support for its endeavours. Walkathon posters and fact sheets on the Hong Kong Cancer Institute have already been sent to various departments and units. Members of the University community are called upon to support the project and take part in the walk. Sponsor forms are obtainable from the Information Office (Tel. No. 6097177). As reported in the November issue of the CUHK Newsletter, a series of other academic and community activities have been planned for the 30th anniversary year. Highlights include anniversary lectures by eminent scholars invited by the University's seven faculties, a series of international conferences, a four-day exhibition in March 1993, and an open day in November. Buoyant Job Market for University Graduates Graduates of The Chinese University continued to fare satisfactorily in the job market despite the global economic downturn, said the chairman of the University's Appointments Board, Mr. Tony Fung, at the opening ceremony of the Civil Service Careers Exhibition held at the Sir Run Run Shaw Ha ll on 4th November. According to Mr. Fung, last year's graduates of the University received an average of 2.3 job offers each. Within three months after graduation, he added, 88 per cent had secured job offers, and 61 per cent had actually started work. He also pointed out that in the context of fresh graduate employment worldwide, those were amazing statistics, which served to prove both the buoyancy of the Hong Kong economy and the competitiveness of the University's graduates. Jointly organized by the Civil Service Branch of the Hong Kong Government and the Appointments Service of The Chinese University, the two-day exhibition featured a wide range of career opportunities offered by 26 government departments. 1