Klaus Chau - Yr 1, BEng in Computer Science, HKUST
Web Development, summer 2019
The summer that I worked as an intern in WeMine is possibly the most fruitful summer of my life. I am grateful for being a part of the WeMine developer team. If I had had a chance to choose again, I would have still preferred to work in WeMine.
I remember back when I heard that I had to create a website by myself, I was so stressed. I had no experience in writing back-end and other stuff at all. I got into a panic that I would not be capable of finishing the project and leave my colleagues disappointed. Fortunately, my kind colleagues just offered as much help as they could to help me build the internal management system from scratch. Even though the final product is not flawless, I would never forget the skills I have acquired as they are academically and professionally beneficial to me. For instance, I learned to collaborate with designers and managers. This is something you would never learn by self-teaching yourselves watching those YouTube tutorials.
Starting as a programming beginner who only had a little programming experience and courses before, I managed to learn the most that I can, from designing and prototyping, to implementing and deploying, through this 3-month internship. Without the help of my generous and knowledgeable colleagues, those above would have never happened. Therefore, I sincerely appreciate the time you guys took out of your busy schedule to teach me how to build my internal management system correctly. Also, I would like to thank WeMine for giving me such a precious opportunity to work here. For those who are looking for an internship opportunity with hands-on experience and company with an excellent atmosphere, I would highly recommend you to apply for a position in WeMine!
Tracy Hui - Yr 1, Business Management, CityU
Marketing and Business Strategy, spring 2019
People say the world is getting smaller day by day, and the time I spent with WeMine couldn’t have made me agree more.
I applied for an internship experience at WeMine last year, hoping that I could somehow challenge myself to apply what I have learned in my Business major into real-world work settings. But what the WeMine experience had in offer had greatly exceeded my expectations. Instead of being the amateur whose job was to “help out”, I was given the greatest learning opportunities that one could experience- no matter in terms of research, business tactics, or networking. What sets WeMine apart from others in my mind is that WeMine genuinely believes that every single member carries potential. Here in WeMine, I feel like my opinion is being heard, and no work ever goes unseen or unvalued.
Perhaps what I’ve learned most from the experience is the importance of insight. Entrepreneurship, in its most authentic form, is about identifying loopholes. When paired with the correct business strategies, that gap is filled and people benefit from it. WeMine taught me how to look at things through multiple perspectives: from the big picture to the nuts and bolts of things, including anything in between that helps fill in the many gaps that our world has today.
I leave WeMine with an enriching and valuable experience that I believe preps me for the many challenges ahead of me, as well as the confidence I need to strive in the real world. And for this, I cannot thank the supportive colleagues here at WeMine enough, who all have so much talent, passion and expertise in what they do.
If you are a person who is always up for a challenge or a breakthrough, WeMine should definitely be on top of your list.
Jimmy Li - Yr 2, Risk Management and Business Intelligence, HKUST
Business Development and Marketing, summer 2018
My story with WeMine can be traced back to the fall of 2017, when I was organizing an internship scheme where several startups are invited. Until now, I still remember what they said back then—we are looking for someone who would like to build a lasting connection with WeMine, but not only an intern. It was this value proposition that really touched me and made my mind of starting my first intern with WeMine, which has been proved to be a wise decision.
I always get the feeling that two months can never be enough to understand a business thoroughly, but could help a green hand grow a lot. Being granted to various challenges and opportunities, I am super grateful for the past two months that I spent with WeMine. Not being regarded as an intern, but rather a team member, it was an inspiring journey for me to work with this great team full of passionate entrepreneurs. I was involved in different kinds of work, from marketing to business development, from design to product analysis. Since a stage to practice and improve my all-round skills is what I’m looking for, working with WeMine was definitely a fit.
For ordinary interns, they may only be assigned to help with repetitive and tedious work, but here in WeMine, they do care about my interest and strength so that I can be blessed with opportunities to facilitate my personal development and improvement of different skills. Colleagues and even the founders would adopt my opinions if they agree with me, which is the part I treasured most since nothing is more pleasant than my work is being admitted valuable. The other great part here under startup atmosphere is that I can communicate with different professionals directly anytime, and learning from others’ strength is definitely the quickest way to equip yourself.
What’s more, people here are not only supportive colleagues, but nice friends as well. We would go for lunch together every day and share interesting stories to each other. I sometimes had the feeling that I was not working as an intern anymore, but rather working on various interesting projects with a group of friends. All in all, I would like to thank WeMine for blessing me a memorable and fruitful summer, and I do hope this connection between WeMine and me will be a precious friendship forever.
Kinson Leung - Yr 3, Major in Computer Science and Engineering, Minor in Big Data Technology, Minor in Entrepreneurship, HKUST
Web Development, summer 2017
Working at WeMine was a fruitful and extraordinary internship experience throughout my undergraduate studies. As a Computer Science student, working at a start-up company focusing on digital marketing is a perfect match for me to explore beyond the limits of the coding world.
As a Developer, I had been given a lot of opportunities to work with different projects. For instance, making a game that introduces WeChat features to users during an event, creating a booking form system for a clinic, and even re-constructing a generic online shop. Such challenges not only give me the chance to “get my hands dirty”, but also pave the way for me to learn the most cutting-edge tools and frameworks in the modern world.
As a Learner, working at WeMine makes me learn things that are not taught in school, especially the methodology of how a team works together. At WeMine, I learnt how to efficiently develop a project from different stages and tried to work with the Scrum lifecycle. Senior developers are always willing to give me a helping hand when I got lost, as well as guiding me to learn new technologies.
As a Colleague, I enjoy working at WeMine. My teammates are very friendly and encouraging. The work environment is pleasant which boosts productivity, but at the same time rather relaxing. WeMine also regularly organises workshops and events that enhance the capability of employees. I was surprised that I could participate in a mini-hackathon with an engineer from Google and developed a project together.
All in all, I am glad to have spent my summer at WeMine. I would suggest people to join the internship programme if they want a rewarding experience as I do.
Serena Lim - Junior, BA. Economics, University of Maryland – College Park
Marketing & Business Strategy, summer 2017
Every success begins with your first try. After traveling and studying in multiplies cities, I realized never did I truly experienced the typical Hong Kong work life that I’ve always been looking for. This was how I chose to work for WeMine this summer.
As the first intern at WeMine, I am glad that I was given the opportunity to explore the greater China market, especially on doing projects that have to deal with WeChat and understanding the current business situations and rules in Hong Kong and mainland China. Throughout my internship, I was given the responsibility to make decisions, work on clients from different industries, and present my work to client while fulfilling my expected work performances and meeting deadlines. Such responsibilities consistently challenge my ability and push my limits.
At WeMine, they mentor you by constantly checking in with you and your peers to reflect on your previous progress and set goals for your internship and career planning. Here, everyone is also encouraged to make suggestions and ask questions all the time. This allowed me to constantly reflect myself and upgrade my communication, presentation, and problem solving skills. Also significant during my internship is that I realized skills such as critical thinking and critical reading that I’ve learned from school can actually apply and help me in the real business world.
Nevertheless, WeMine is nowhere like many other traditional companies where there would always be a distance between the junior and senior team members. Here, you will never feel like you are alone as a “newbie”. Everyone is like your family where you work together and eat together everyday. It is also a place where you can meet people with different perspectives and perhaps forming a long term relationship with. I would say interning at WeMine was the best decision that I’ve ever made this summer which I will never regret.