A group of Form Seven students who participated in the Student Reporter Programme shared their experience with newcomers. Organised by the San Hilton Education Association (SHEA), the Student Reporter Programme provides Form Six students with work experience and the opportunity to work with students from other secondary schools. The older students had worked as student reporters for the SHEA e-newsletter, as well as the Hong Kong Studies and Career Guide. For the Studies and Career Guide, the reporters listed out the different paths that Form Five students can take after they have taken their HKCEE. They also interviewed professionals from various sectors about their career. This is the fourth year that the organisation is holding this sharing event. At the opening ceremony for the Student Reporter Programme 2007, student reporters from previous years shared their interview tips with the current participants. Carly Chan, who was responsible for the retail business and catering trade sections of the career guide, said thorough researches on a company's background must be carried out prior to conducting the interview. During her time as a reporter, Chan interviewed officers from Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, Giordano International Limited, McDonald's Corporation and convenience store 7-Eleven. 'Before I had the interview with officers from 7-Eleven, my friends and I carefully looked into how the shops are run,' she said. 'This gave me a fuller understanding of the company's logistics, and also initiated more questions for the interview.' She also added that bringing a camera and a tape recorder to interviews is a must for reporters. Another student reporter, Cheng Hiu-lung, worked on the modelling industry section of the same guide. He had experience in interviewing people from the modelling agency, Starzpeople. 'Never hand in your stories at the last minute. This not only affects you, but other people's schedules as well,' he said. Cheng said that the experience had not only given him an opportunity to learn about being a reporter, but that the interviewing skills he acquired helped him prepare for university interviews.