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Ian Fong, Graduate of 1999
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Alumni Turns Personal Interest into Career with Passion

 
What does life long career mean to our students and graduates? Is it a well paid job in a big corporation? Is it something that suits the personality and interests of the person, Ian Fong, a Sha Tin College graduate of 1999 shared his experience and views on these issues with Senior School students as guest of honor on the occasion of the Year 12 Celebration Evening held on 11 September 2012. He strongly believes that to succeed, one must have the interests and passion on what one is doing.
He has chosen to be a small entrepreneur, and had ventured into a variety of businesses. The common denominators in all these ventures are his personal interests in them and his strong passion to make them succeed. With vivid descriptions, he quoted examples of how he actually promoted his products to clients he served with passion on the strong belief that in doing so, he is sharing his interests and happiness with his clients.

As with all young persons in the pursuit of a career, he finds money, prestige, parents are all factors affecting his decision making. Of all these, he finds passion the key factor. He also advises students that, "even if you dont love what you are studying or that your results are merely OK, find other ways to pursue your passion on the side... if you enjoy writing join the student paper....one thing might lead to another and you might end up starting a content company or become a well known blogger" . Probably, he had never thought about making shirts in his student days, let alone making dream shirts in CUFFS, his own company in Causeway Bay.