17

Co-creation projects created

60

Fellows

40

CEOs joined

32

Unique exchanges of young people & CEOs

Our Flagship Program

There are two main tracks under the Melo Fellowship program.

Joint Discovery

Closed-door authentic exchange on hot topics with CEOs and social leaders

Co-creation

Work with CEOs to co-create impact for the society

Joint Discovery

Throughout the past years, we have created more than 40 dialogues exchange and experiences for our Fellows.

Co-creation

Throughout the past years, our Fellows and CEOs have created different initiatives to impact various stakeholders in the society. More to come!

OUR FELLOWS

Vincent Lam
Class of 2023 Fellow
Tiffany Yang
Class of 2023 Fellow
Telia Mak
Class of 2023 Fellow
Hugo Leung
Class of 2023 Fellow
Stephanie Lo
Class of 2023 Fellow
Ryan Ng
Former Fellows Community OC Class of 2023 Fellow
Manya Khanduri
Class of 2023 Fellow
Leon Cheng
Patronage OC Class of 2023 Fellow
Khalil Mahmood
Class of 2023 Fellow
Keila Juganda
Class of 2023 Fellow
Justin Cai
Class of 2023 Fellow
Julius Choy
Class of 2023 Fellow
Joy Hsiang
Melofest OC Class of 2023 Fellow
Jovy Yu
Class of 2023 Fellow
Jamie Parng
Class of 2023 Fellow
Chan Choi
Class of 2023 Fellow
Beatrice Chan
Class of 2023 Fellow
Angus Loh
Class of 2023 Fellow
Aditya Mangla
Class of 2023 Fellow
Samson Ng
Curated Projects OC Class of 2023 Fellow
Vincent Lam
Class of 2023 Fellow
Tiffany Yang
Class of 2023 Fellow
Telia Mak
Class of 2023 Fellow
Hugo Leung
Class of 2023 Fellow
Stephanie Lo
Class of 2023 Fellow
Ryan Ng
Former Fellows Community OC Class of 2023 Fellow
Manya Khanduri
Class of 2023 Fellow
Leon Cheng
Patronage OC Class of 2023 Fellow
Khalil Mahmood
Class of 2023 Fellow
Keila Juganda
Class of 2023 Fellow
Justin Cai
Class of 2023 Fellow
Julius Choy
Class of 2023 Fellow
Joy Hsiang
Melofest OC Class of 2023 Fellow
Jovy Yu
Class of 2023 Fellow
Jamie Parng
Class of 2023 Fellow
Chan Choi
Class of 2023 Fellow
Beatrice Chan
Class of 2023 Fellow
Angus Loh
Class of 2023 Fellow
Aditya Mangla
Class of 2023 Fellow
Samson Ng
Curated Projects OC Class of 2023 Fellow
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Thoughts of Fellows & CEOs

Always be yourself and feel with your heart.

I didn't expect that we could have such sincere and truthful interaction with all our CEOs, founders and fellows during our Melo journey. And all these valuable memories will always stay in my heart . I am really glad that we inspire and learn from each other!

Before joining Melo, I was actually a bit worried and scared about the future as a year 3 student. But then, I tried to find my passion back through the journey and become more confident in myself. Will say that it's okay to feel lost but remember to find ourselves again and get back on track!

Jasper Leung

Class of 2021 Fellow

The Melo Summit stands out as my most exhilarating experience. We had the chance to present our discussions to CEOs who really care about and prioritize the well being of youths in Hong Kong. Feel empowered by the simple act of being heard!Reflecting on my journey, I was surprised to see how much I grow in communicating ideas, both as a listener and as a speaker. This journey illuminated the value of empathy, care, and active listening. It was through this process that I learned to respect the perspectives of others and came to appreciate and respect my own ideas instead of self-slighting.

Vic Wu

Class of 2022 Fellow

The most exciting part of my Melo journey is truly around the people that I've met who share the same passion for bringing positive impact to society. From the Melo team, my fellow peers and the CEOs, it's enlightening to witness so many great minds all excited to bring more hope to Hong Kong. Through authentic conversations and the co-creation process of trying to solve real problems in society, I feel empowered to continue my own path in social entrepreneurship and make a difference. Reflecting back, realizing the importance of my voice has been a major part of my growth in Melo.  With this platform, I've not only met humble and engaging leaders but also felt uplifted to voice out my opinions and exchange insights with them.

Jovy Yu

Class of 2023 Fellow

Thank you Project Melo for bringing me valuable opportunities to meet and connect with our futuremakers through reverse mentoring. As the perfect wrap-up for everyone’s effort, I’m eagerly anticipating the launch of our Fellows’ “21-Day Challenge Climate Change” Happy Meal book this June! Looking ahead, I cannot wait to connect with more young friends and be inspired by their new ideas and creativity. Together, we can drive positive change for Hong Kong and envision a brighter future for all!

Randy Lai

CEO of McDonald's Hong Kong

“This is truly a community effort....And I’m honored to be part of this new initiative.Yes, there are challenges ahead, for both our students and corporates... but I remain confident that our Melo Fellows and Peers together with the CEOs can learn from each other how best to weather the uncharted journey ahead.”

Bernard Chan

Chairman of M+

"Really well organised conference. Superb contents, articulate speakers, fantastic venue, noble aim. Well done. Congratulations."

John Tsang

Former Financial Secretary of HKSAR and Founder of Esperanza
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What's the difference

Joint Discovery
Unique experience and conversation with CEOs

Fellowship

Social

Impact Action
Creat impact to society through

Co-creation
CEOs will co-creat projects with students for the good of society
Experimental Learning
Unique experience and conversation with CEOs

Our Selection Process for Melo Fellows

Who can join?

We look for any HKUST undergraduate students of any background with:

  • Passion for positive impact on our society
  • Open-mindedness and intellectual curiosity
  • Thought leadership and willingness to share your own authentic stories
What you need to do in the program?

Commitment

  • We expect that the 20 Melo Fellows selected will each spend about 3-4 hours per week on this program - either on the co-creation work with the CEOs or participating in joint discovery events
  • We aim to provide the best experience of any youth empowerment program. As such, we hope our selected Fellows will also treasure this opportunity and devote their hearts and minds to fully experience our journeys together

What this program gives you:

  • Experiential growth journey and direct relationship with 10-15 leading CEOs of Hong Kong
  • Being part of a growing CEO-student network passionate about positive social change
How can I apply?

1. Background details
Your name, mobile number, email contact and your year and degree in HKUST.

2. Choose a topic

Choose from one of the five themes we listed as your preferred topic of interest or you can write to us what one other topic you are interested in

3. Tell us your story

Share why you want to join this program and why you are passionate about the topic you choose in one of three formats (A 500-word essay, a 90-second video, or a PowerPoint of fewer than 10 slides). We care a lot about authenticity. We would love to hear stories that come from your personal experience.