Outstanding Student Mentor 2020 - Ms. Yvonne Ma
Ms Yvonne Ma is Managing Director of Eighty20 Marketing Agency. Her proposer, Ms Lee Hiu Wai, Jenna, a final year tourism and event management student stated in her nomination:
“… Yvonne has become my boss, mentor and friend of my life. She gave me an opportunity to become an intern in her company. I did grow up and learn a lot after working with Yvonne and her team. For example, Yvonne has given me numerous advice on how to communicate wisely with clients and colleagues as well as my presentation skills. The one-month internship in Eighty 20 Marketing Agency allowed me to work far from home in Finland where I was undertaking my exchange programme. That was a wonderful experience being my first step to understand the real life marketing industry and explore the real world before graduation.
At the beginning of the mentorship programme, I was in Finland. Hence, we tried to meet up online every two weeks. After online meetings, Yvonne gave me some special tasks to understand myself more by ,for example, setting short/ long term goals for my future career and conducting SWOT analysis etc. Yvonne is a calm and attentive mentor who can always point out my weakness. Not forget to mention with, she always gives me chance to learn from mistakes such as helping her make reports, marketing proposals or even planning small events for her clients.
I have had different mentorship experiences, which’re really nice. However, Yvonne is the one who has influenced me the most in my life and I definitely want to spend time to thank for her help. I am so glad to have Yvonne to be my mentor who gives me life changing learning experience, thus, becoming more mature in the future working environment.”