Nurturing the next generation of impact leaders

Meet the Impact Interns

Through the course, I’ve learned how to communicate and collaborate effectively across cultures. I’ve also tasted a glimpse of the expectations of corporates through the sessions Soap Cycling organises. Overall, this course has helped me to gain exposure, network with corporates as well as to give me a real chance to run a business

Jeremy Chia, Singapore

The skills I gained at Soap Cycling prepared me for my future career and I don’t think I would be in the position I am in today without it.

Jasmine Aragon, USA

Creative Project Manager, Nickelodeon

Being part of Soap Cycling is an extraordinary experience for me. Not only did it allow me to acquire hands-on experience in a working environment, it also gave me a platform to showcase my abilities.

Jessica Lin, Taiwan

Soap Cycling gave me the opportunity to build my confidence, communication skills, and my work ethic. It motivated me to continue to apply for internships in the NGO sector both locally and internationally.”

Michaela Forte, Hong Kong

IBD Compliance Associate, Goldman Sachs

Empowering students for over 10 years

Soap Cycling has its roots in empowering students. Started in 2012 by David Bishop, a Principal Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong together with a group of his HKU students, till date, Soap Cycling has always included students from HKU on its management and operations teams, allowing them to gain hands-on experience in facilitating the growth and development of the charity/social enterprise. Student interns are divided into teams for Hotel Relationship Management, Operations, Human Resources, Marketing, Compliance, and Distribution and oversee the operations of Soap Cycling’s local and external outreach programs.

The students run weekly volunteer sessions at the warehouse, introducing volunteers to the importance and effectiveness of soap, as well as the practices of preparing soap for distribution.

This hands-on working experience allows students to learn what it takes to run a successful impact business, develop new skills in people management and systems and understand the big impact of small actions.